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Fort Wayne Breweries

Founded in our significant German heritage, beer and breweries are a big part of Fort Wayne’s history.

If you are looking for Fort Wayne’s best bars, and the best local beers in Indiana, you’ve come to the right place! Fort Wayne’s many unique breweries offer outstanding craft beers in cool venues, alongside farm-to-fork food, games, and fun.

The best bars in Indiana can be found on the Northern Indiana Beer Trail, a creative way to try dozens of local breweries and pick your favorite pour (while earning swag!)

Or, scan the listings below to find the brewery or beer that best speaks to your taste!

Meet Fort Wayne's Brewers


Get a taste of Fort Wayne's breweries and discover how these entrepreneurs are utilizing local products to produce award-winning craft brews. Watch Video

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Northern Indiana Beer Trail

Travel to Northern Indiana's craft breweries, try a beer, collect a stamp, and win cool beer swag! Explore

Ambrosia Orchard Cidery & Meadery

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Offering 11 award-winning signature beers and cider on tap, along with 10 rotating seasonal beers throughout the year. A beer for everyone, and any occasion.

Birdboy Brewing Company

Opening soon at 1801 S. Harrison Street in Fort Wayne


Deer Park Irish Pub

A local favorite for craft beers and food, this neighborhood bar is located just outside downtown near the University of Saint Francis.

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Fortlandia Brewing Company

Fort Wayne's first nano brewery, Fortlandia is tucked away on Spring Street, a short drive from downtown. Their brews include lagers, wheats, sours, IPAs, porters, and stouts.

Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City is a polished casual American restaurant where you will find fresh, high-quality menu items and a full list of hand-crafted beers to match the flavors of their made-from- scratch recipes.

Hop River Brewing Company

Enjoy an authentic family-friendly brewery atmosphere with long community tables and snacks to share with your whole group or come have a seat at our bar and make a new friend!

COVID-19 Precautions include limited groups of 6 or fewer. Call the restaurant when you arrive before entering. (260) 739-3931

Hoppy Gnome & Gnometown Brewing

If you're looking for a unique experience, pull up a seat at Hoppy Gnome where craft beers and unique food meet. Think copious amounts of fun tacos, tortas, and creative dishes, paired with their artisan brews. Or schedule a time to brew your own beer at Gnometown Brewing - Indiana's newest Nano Brewery.

Junk Ditch Brewing Company

The local food truck, affiné, will be bringing handcrafted beers and creative dishes that reflect the season and showcase local farmers to this brick-and-mortar, destination restaurant. Now open on West Main Street.

Kekionga Craft Company

The first hard cidery in Fort Wayne. Kekionga Cider Company has been able to find its home at the Goeglein Mill and has started to produce great tasting and easy drinking hard cider for its northeast Indiana community. Now open on Maysville Road.

The Landing Beer Company

A recent addition to downtown's Landing District, this brewery features lots of local flavor. Build your own flight, or sample savory bites from their pub menu.

Mad Anthony Brewing Company

With four locations around the Fort Wayne area, you can grab a pint of their award-winning hand-crafted ales or lagers, and enjoy a full food menu and weekly live music.

Summit City Brewerks

Summit City Brewerks offers 40 taps - 20 of their own and 20 from other breweries.

Trubble Brewing

Come to this brewery to awaken your taste buds with a selection of local and regional craft beers, and make sure you try some of their delicious, fresh food. 

Trubble Riverside

Enjoy Trubble classics at this new location at Promenade Park


2Toms Brewing Company

Check out Fort Wayne's newest brewery to adventure away from normal brews. Try any one of their specialized beers for an experience full of big aromas and big flavors.

Three Rivers Distilling Company

If you're in the mood for spirits, check out a tour at the newly opened Three Rivers Distilling company. This artisan distillery specializes in vodka, whiskey, rum, and gin grown from Indiana crops. 

Welch's Ale House

This bar, just south of downtown, offers craft beer, cocktails and food. A large patio is available in warmer weather.

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