Brewery

Daredevil Brewing Co

Daredevil Brewing is a production brewery located in the Speedway neighborhood of Indianapolis. We started the brewery with one year round beer, Lift Off IPA, which quickly grew to become one of the best selling craft beers across Indiana. Due to market demand we reached capacity at our original production-only brewery on the southeast side of Indianapolis in mid-2013. To expand we purchased a 2.0-acre site on Main Street, Speedway in February 2014, and after building the brewery, we relocated all of our operations there in May 2015. We had a vision for how we could help make Main Street become a year-round vibrant destination and we are proud to call Speedway our home.

 

While we are most known for our flagship Lift Off IPA we also have one of the most diverse German-style lager programs in the United States. We have a huge love for traditional German-style lagers. This affection comes from the good fortune of our German family heritage and having the opportunity to travel to Germany to enjoy these lager beer styles at the source. Our Head Brewer, Michael Pearson, has leveraged these travels and his formal education as both a Brewer and Engineer to source the best traditional German ingredients for our lager program. The end goal is always to provide the same traditional, authentic lager experience enjoyed when visiting a local brewery in Germany.

 

Visit us at our Production Brewery and Taproom and Daredevil Hall

The Daredevil Brewery and Taproom represents the first newly constructed production brewery purpose built in Indianapolis since Prohibition 100+ years ago. The brewery is located a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis in the historic Speedway area. The Taproom at Daredevil Brewing Co provides a unique open atmosphere for guests to visit and take in the smells and sights of a production brewery and enjoy a hand crafted beer. All guests at the Brewery Taproom must be 21+ years of age unless we are hosting an outside all ages event.

 

Daredevil Hall, opened in 2019, is located at the Ironworks Hotel in the Nora neighborhood of Indianapolis, is a 21+ Taproom and all ages Restaurant that provides a community gathering place for any occasion that celebrates craft beer inspired foods and cultures from around the world. 

 

Brewery Contacts

Michael Pearson, Head Brewer, Brewery Operations @IndyDaredevil

Shane Pearson, Sales, Marketing, Retail Operations @shanepearson  

Trade & Media Inquiries: [email protected]

 

Recent Awards & Recognition

2019 Indiana Brewers Cup

    Gold Medal: Vacation Kölsch

    Gold Medal: Beautiful Dreams Dark Mild  

    Bronze: Daredevil Bock 

 

2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship

    Bronze Medal: Rip Cord DIPA

    Bronze Medal: Race Day Lager

 

2018 Copa Cervezas de América

   Best Strong American Ale: Rip Cord DIPA

   Gold Medal: Rip Cord DIPA

   Bronze Medal: Best Brewery of United States   

 

2018 Indiana Brewers Cup

    Grand Champion Brewery

    Indiana Brewery of the Year

    Gold Medal: NEX IPA: Experiment #6

    Gold Medal: Daredevil Maibock

    Gold Medal: Daredevil Oktoberfest

    Silver Medal: Daredevil Dunkel

 

2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship

    Gold Medal: Rip Cord DIPA

    Gold Medal: Daredevil Maibock

 

2018 Can Can Awards

    Silver Medal: Vacation Kölsch

    Bronze Medal: Daredevil Pils

    Bronze Medal: Daredevil Märzen

 

2017 Copa Cervezas de América

    Gold Medal: NEX IPA: Experiment #3 

    Gold Medal: Daredevil Pils

    Bronze Medal: Slip Stream APA

 

2017 Indiana Brewers Cup

    Grand Champion Brewery

    Indiana Brewery of the Year

    Best in Show: Daredevil Pils

    Gold Medal: Daredevil Pils

    Gold Medal: Daredevil Bock

    Gold Medal: Slip Stream APA

    Silver Medal: Daredevil Oktoberfest

    Bronze Medal: Rip Cord DIPA

    Bronze Medal: Muse Belgian Golden Ale

 

2017 Can Can Awards

    Gold Medal: Brett Project IPA

    Silver Medal: Vacation Kölsch

 

2016 Great American Beer Festival®

    Silver Medal: Vacation Kölsch

 

2016 Indiana Brewers Cup

    Gold Medal: Rip Cord DIPA

    Gold Medal: Vacation Kölsch

    Silver Medal: Daredevil Dunkel

    Silver Medal: Muse Belgian Golden Ale

    Bronze Medal: Daredevil Maibock

    Bronze Medal: Daredevil Oktoberfest

 

2015 Burning Can Festival

    King of the Can, People’s Choice Award: Lift Off IPA