International Beer Day is celebrated Aug. 7 – but really, you can make any day beer day. With so many places to eat and drink in Fishers, it can be hard to figure out where to go. Never fear – we’ve compiled a list of five places you should consider visiting for local beer!
101 Beer Kitchen
Located at the Fishers District, 101 Beer Kitchen specializes in a chef-driven, rustic food menu with a wide selection of beer. Choose from 20 taps that rotate seasonally, so you can try something new each time you visit and discover new-to-you brews. Whether you prefer your beer light, hoppy, malty, darky, fruity or sour, 101 Beer Kitchen has it on tap.
Yelper James N. says “101 Beer Kitchen is my new favorite restaurant in the Indy area. Incredible food at a reasonable price, beautiful décor and fantastic atmosphere, and the service was top notch.”
You’ll find MashCraft tucked away in an unassuming strip mall, but take note: this brewery is popular amongst locals and visitors. The tap list rotates frequently, with brews like Old School, an English Pale Ale; Mariana, an Imperial Stout; Jamaica Joe, a Coffee-Infused Red Ale; and Last Light, a Blood Orange IPA.
Yelper Stephen M. says “Really good beer made on-site. The beer menu has a nice spectrum from malty Irish Reds to sharp pale IPAs, with a few jet-black Imperials thrown in. I’ve been to Mashcraft plenty of times and have never been disappointed with their beer selection.”
Sun King Fishers Tap Room & Small-Batch Brewery
Sun King Brewery is a staple in Central Indiana, and they’ve opened up a tap room at Fishers District. This is a full service and family-friendly tasting room and restaurant, located adjacent to the Fishers Test Kitchen with tasty eats from culinary up-and-comers. Classic Sun King beers include the Pachanga Mexican Lager, Sunlight Cream Ale, Osiris and Wee Mac. Don’t miss rotating seasonal specials, like When the Lights Go Out Coffee Porter and Orange Vanilla Sunlight Cream Ale.
Yelper Michael S. says “Sun King has always been my favorite place for a beer. The Fishers location is very nice with an incredible 2nd floor patio as well as a 1st floor patio. Their selection of beer is terrific as it always has been.”
Four Day Ray Brewing
What’s a Four Day Ray, you say? Why, it’s the nickname for a railroad employee who called off work one day a week, paying homage to the Nickel Plate District heritage. FDR’s core beer list features popular brews like the Blood Orange Blonde, Warring Factions, Track Jumper IPA, Air Raid Pale Ale and Peanut Butter Porter. If all that beer makes you hungry, be sure to order their popular breaded pork tenderloin sandwich.
Yelper Ann C. says “…the Peanut Butter beer is life changing. It is dark which can be intimidating to some but trust it is the best! Smooth and creamy with a soft chocolate finish just like peanut butter!”
Photo by @FourDayRay
Chatham Tap Fishers
If you’re a die-hard soccer fan (or football, as they call it overseas), you likely know about Chatham Tap Fishers. This English-style pub opens early when there’s an international soccer game airing, and they even whip out a brunch menu with dishes like Scotch Eggs. As for the adult beverages, Chatham Tap serves beer from popular Indiana breweries like St. Joseph, Sun King, Black Acre, Upland and more.
Yelper Mike F. says “The pub is much like what you’d find in England, minus the accents. It is (fairly) quaint, they have a great selection of hearty European beers, and great pub food.”
Photo by @kingaltasindy
Katie Utken is the Digital Marketing Manager at Hamilton County Tourism and a resident of Hamilton County. Her favorite thing to do in Fishers is walk around Flat Fork Creek Park or Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, or explore the grounds at Conner Prairie – you can’t miss the sheep and goats at Animal Encounters! Her other hobbies include bike riding, listening to podcasts, and reading. She loves how Fishers is constantly growing and evolving, and to see the Nickel Plate District and Fishers District become community gathering spaces with local restaurants and retailers.
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