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Black Acre Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 61
Beer Avg: 4.09
Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
5632 E Washinton St.
phone: (317) 207-6266
(Place added by: jisom123 on 10-12-2011)
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| Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Yetiman420:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stop #376 on my world brewery tour.
Along with Three Floyds and New Albanian, this is one of the top three brewpubs in the state.
I grew up in Indianapolis when Irvington was a declining blue color area of the city. What a surprise to find this gem in the historic gentrified heart of a city within a city.
Plenty of parking around back. No food but they have a food truck out front with printed menus at the tables. About a third full during my visit on a Monday early evening. Mare sure to check hours before visiting.
Can see a tank or two from the back outside and across the bar. Probably qualifies as a nano brewery as the boil tank looked no bigger than 2 or 3 barrels.
Had a flight of all their beers plus 8 oz of the DIPA.
Blond, amber, 2 browns, porter, holiday spiced, and Russian imperial stout.
The amber, RIS, and DIPA were outstanding. I've been avoiding DIPA's lately as they're usually cloying, muddy, and too sweet. This was one of the best, well-attenuated DIPA's I've had - on level with Pliny from Russian River. Yeah, I said that.
The RIS was creamy, roasty, and delicious. Both of these high alcohol beers had no fermentation flaws in terms of detecting the alcohol or off flavors.
The only drawbacks I came up with was their guest tap list, while good, could have benefited from other great Indiana or regional beers. The server was friendly but when I asked a question or two about the beer, she didn't know and didn't bother asking one of the guys who kept coming around from the brewing area.
Highly recommended and they're on my Indy brewery rotation.
12-18-2012 16:59:52 |
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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A: Located in the Irvington section of Indy's east side, right off Washington St. Irvington is a very historic area of Indy, but over the last 40 years or so had fallen in to decline. Over the past 10 years this area has really come back, and it is great to see establishments such as Black Acre aiding in the economic resurgence. Neighborhood where Black Acre is has really been renovated and is a fine place during business hours.
Bar is modern and has a very metro/up-scale look, without the pretentious clientele or staff.
Q: Beer is of great quality and always fresh. Food is also of very good quality.
S: Service is excellent.
S: House and guest beers. Great variety.
F: Excellent sandwiches.
V: Everything is reasonably priced.
10-13-2013 21:44:20 |
More by tsauce2
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
Probably my favorite place in Indy to have a beer or 3 with some friends(might be biased though since it's a 5 minute walk from my house. They always have about 10-12 quality guest taps with some harder to find stuff sprinkled in with regular favorites(like Old Rasputin on nitro, which they always seem to have). And their own brews have been some of the best locally that I've found. Food menu is limited, but really good sandwiches and brewery fries(especially the sweet potato). Highly recommend if you're in the Indianapolis area.
09-01-2013 18:24:09 |
More by MSandahl23
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Wanted to warn people: NOBODY UNDER 21 IS ALLOWED IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT. So if you have kids, don't bring them.
I was traveling across this fine country with my two sons and decided to meet my Indianapolis friend and his family for lunch at Black Acre. Unfortunately I found out upon arrival that only adults are allowed here. Not sure what law is involved, because Three Floyds is in Indiana and has no such age limit. The real problem is that this is not prominently mentioned, if it is mentioned at all, on the Black Acre website. There is a great pizza place, Jockamo, a couple of shops down that has excellent beer choices, so it wasn't a total debacle. I was able to get a growler from Black Acre and take it on the road. Bitter Life, a very good IPA. The decor inside was a bit stark for my tastes, but I can see how some would consider it upscale. The bartender was friendly. Certainly a worthwhile place to stop, but just don't bring children.
08-30-2013 22:45:10 |
More by Gatordaddy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was up from VA visiting family and popped in for a visit. Sat at the bar. Bartender was kind enough to pour a flight of all 7 of their offerings. Wine selection was decent for my girlfriend too. I particularly liked the Bitter Life IPA coffee-infused version and also the Saucy Intruder rye IPA. The only beer I didn't like was the Nit Wit. Wasn't bad, just not a style I love. Really really wish we had a place like this in DC. I overheard someone say there are 15 breweries in the metro Indy area. In jealous, esp if any of the others are as good as Black Acre. Will def visit again next time I'm in town.
08-11-2013 22:08:54 |
More by zeebonic
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Probably one of the better ones in Indy, IMHO. Very small location, but good food and very friendly staff. They serve a Sunday brunch, and now offer growlers. They offer up selections from other local/regional breweries, and they also offer a small selection of white and red wines.
04-13-2013 19:01:19 |
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