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SoIN’s Craft Beer Scene is Hopping at These 19 Eateries & Breweries

Craft beer has been brewing in the Southern Indiana area since the New Albanian began production in 2002. Since then, Floyd and Clark counties have grown to support a number of breweries – serving an array of styles for both the veteran craft beer nerd and the craft beer curious. If you’re looking for a place to spend your next weekend, take a look at these recommendations!

Here’s a round-up of some must-visit Southern Indiana breweries, along with some hopping SoIN restaurants that make the ideal spot to kick back and quench your thirst with a cold craft brew.

7 Must-Try Breweries in SoIN

New Albanian, Craft Beer

New Albanian Brewing Co. 

Address: 3312 Plaza Dr, New Albany, IN 47150

One of the region’s longest-running breweries, NABC was most likely the first brewery for both beer drinkers and both brewers in our area. This brewery and pizzeria has served families, college students, and visitors for nearly two decades.

Must-Try: Hoptimus, Imperial IPA – 10.7% ABV
Must-Try: Elector, Imperial Red Ale – 7.5% ABV

Red Foot Brewing Co, Craft Beer

The Red Foot Brewing Co. @ Red Yeti

Address: 256 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Exploring downtown Jeffersonville on foot? Try a beer from Red Foot! Paired with a Kentucky Hot Brown, a Brewhouse Burger, or, really, any of their delicious mains, this is a great stop for when you’re out and about after a bike ride or a walk downtown.

Must-Try: Jeffersonville Sunshine, Belgian Pale – 5.1% ABV
Must-Try: Jazz, Amber – 6.4% ABV

Donum Dei, Craft Beer

Donum Dei Brewery

Address: 3211 Grant Line Rd #3, New Albany, IN 47150

Beer. Spirits. Sandwiches. Taking its name from the Latin phrase for Gift of God, this “brewstillery” is a must-try for beer, cocktails, and paninis.

Must-Try: Unicorn, Scotch Ale – 9% ABV
Must-Try: Amarus IPA, IPA – 6.3% ABV

Floyd County Brewing Company, Craft Beer

Floyd County Brewing Co.

Address: 129 W. Main St, New Albany, IN 47150

Ready to get medieval? Floyd County Brewing Company is a great spot for Monty Python enthusiasts and for concert-goers. Visit the restaurant and grab a turkey leg and a beer before walking down to the beer garden for a weekend show at the Enchanted Forest, an intimate outdoor area for bands to play.

Must-Try: Arthur of the Britons, Red Ale – 5.7% ABV
Must-Try: Braun Jovi, Porter – 6% ABV

Our Lady, Craft Beer

Our Lady of Perpetual Hops

Address: 300 Foundation Ct, New Albany, IN 47150

Cornhole leagues, music, trivia, pop-up shopping. This New Albany brewery has entertainment for your whole crew. Bring your friends or the family and enjoy a Sunday Funday.

Must-Try: Big Daddy Dunkle, Dunkelweizen – 6% ABV
Must-Try: 5 Foot Somethin’, Blonde Ale – 5.2% ABV

Fistful of Ale, Craft Beer

Fistful of Ale

Address: 2708 Paoli Pike, New Albany, IN 47150

Celebrating Taco Tuesday? Head over to Fistful of Ale at Fistful of Tacos. This nano-brewery opened during COVID and boasts great craft beer, guest taps, cocktails…and tacos!

Must-Try: Quarantine Coffee Stout, Coffee Stout – 8.6% ABV
Must-Try: Belgian Candy Quad, Belgian Quadrupel – 8.5% ABV

Monnik Beer Co., Craft Beer

Monnik Beer Co.

Address: 415 Bank St, New Albany, IN 47150

One of the area’s newest breweries, Louisville’s Monnik Beer Co. is now calling New Albany home now, too. Known for great food and cocktails, this brewery on Bank Street is a must-visit on a night out with friends. Fun fact: this is where all of Monnik’s canning is done.

Must-Try: Monnik IPA, IPA – 7.5% ABV
Must-Try: His Dark Materials, Milk Stout – 5.6% ABV

As you can see, Southern Indiana breweries have beer, entertainment and food for a variety of tastes! Whether you’re looking for a new craft beer to sample, a night out with friends, a Sunday fun day with the family, or a good show, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at any of our area’s breweries.

Best SoIN Restaurants to Grab Unique Craft Brews

While SoIN is home to many breweries with a great food menu, we’d like to highlight some of our recommendations for restaurants in our area that are known for having an extensive beer list from breweries in our backyard and from all over the world.

Pints&union, Craft Beer

Pints&union

Address: 114 E. Market St, New Albany, IN 47150

Progressively old-world Public House with classic cocktails, small plates, and comfort beers.

Must-Try Beer: Fuller’s London Pride

Must-Try Food: Union Burger

The Exchange, Craft Beer

The Exchange

Address: 118 W. Main St, New Albany, IN 47150

Delicious, seasonal food, hand-crafted cocktails, and 12 rotating craft beers on tap.

Must-Try Beer: Rhingeist Nax

Must-Try Food: Exchange Ramen

1894 Lodge, Craft Beer

1894 Lodge

Address: 409 E. Main St, New Washington, IN 47162

Fresh local cut steaks! We grow our own produce and herbs to make sure all dishes specialize in quality. We support local farmers and the local community.

Must-Try Beer: Any rotating cans of craft that they have on hand!

Must-Try FoodHand-cut Rib-eye

The Earl, Craft Beer

The Earl

Address: 109 E. Market Street, New Albany, IN, 47150

The Earl is your cure for boredom and one of the coolest places to hang out in New Albany. We turned an old ice cream shop into a beautiful bar with a patio.

Must-Try Beer: Bell’s Two Hearted

Must-Try Food: Charcuterie Board

Pearl Street Taphouse, Craft Beer

Pearl Street TapHouse

Address: 407 Pearl Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Serving lunch and dinner along with the largest selection of locally-brewed craft beer in Southern Indiana.

Must-Try Beer: Toppling Goliath King Sue

Must-Try Food: Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

Upland Brewing Jeffersonville, Craft Beer

Upland Jeffersonville

Address: 707 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Upland Jeffersonville is located right on the Ohio River with a tri-level patio overlooking the Louisville skyline. 20 taps feature Upland classics, seasonals, sour ales, small-batch innovations, and Naked Barrel Hard Seltzer.

Must-Try Beer: Upland Brewing Champagne Velvet

Must-Try Food: Three Little Twigs

Parlour Jeffersonville Craft Beer

Parlour – Jeffersonville

Address: 131 W. Chestnut St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Parlour in Jeffersonville sits in the heart of downtown Jeffersonville at the foot of the Big Four Walking Bridge and is Kentuckiana’s best destination for craft pizza, smoked wings, cocktails and beer! Reconstructing a home that was built in 1836, Parlour serves up 13 artisan pizzas in a showpiece oven brought directly from Italy.

Must-Try Beer: Fat Head’s Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale

Must-Try Food: The DR Pizza

Parlour New Albany, Craft Beer

Parlour – New Albany

Address: 225 State St, New Albany, IN 47150

Located in a historic building in the heart of New Albany, it’s the restaurant’s largest location and features an upstairs event venue that houses weekly live music.

Must-Try Beer: Fat Head’s Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale

Must-Try Food: The DR Pizza

Harry's Taphouse, Craft Beer

Harry’s Tap House

Address: 130 W. Riverside Dr, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

If you want to have a good time with people who know how to relax, come to Harry’s. Experience the best Jeffersonville has to offer on the beautiful riverfront with a pour of your favorite bourbon or a pint of your favorite beer.

Must-Try Beer: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Must-Try Food: Chef Dale’s Salad (+Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing)

The Alcove, Craft Beer

The Alcove

Address: 246 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

A late-night bar in downtown Jeffersonville with loads of personality.

Must-Try Beer: Ask for a Mystery Beer

Must-Try Food: Snack on some Cajun Style Nuts

Union Gameyard, Craft Beer

Union Game Yard

Address: 115 W. Chestnut St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Union Restaurant and GameYard is four seasons of food, drink, fun and games. Our restaurant and GameYard offer fun for all ages. Food, drink and games for kids and adults alike.

Must-Try Beer: Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale

Must-Try Food: Pubtots

Harbor and Hops, Craft Beer

Harbor & Hops

Address: 3010 Gottbrath Pkwy, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Chef-driven menu of casual and plated entrees in a family-friendly environment. Great for celebrations, catching a game, or rallying with the office after work. Huge selection of craft and import beers.

Must-Try Beer: Reissdorf Kölsch

Must-Try Food: Bleu Voodoo

The Barrelhouse, Craft Beer

Barrelhouse on Market

Address: 1005 W. Market St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

We strive to be everyone’s neighborhood bar. We always have great drink specials. DJs five nights a week. Food served until 3 a.m. Must be 21 and over to enter.

Must-Try Beer: Any rotating cans of craft that they have on hand!

Must-Try Food: Bavarian Pretzel Sticks

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