St. Joseph Brewery & Public House, Indianapolis, Indiana
True beer lovers have been saying that drinking is a spiritual experience. St. Joseph Brewery & Public House takes that proclamation to the ultimate level. Housed in a church building still owned by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, St. Joseph Brewery’s ambiance and architecture is steeped in the highest commitment to awakening your palate with the finest food and drink this side of heaven.
The Smoked Beef and Buffalo Chicken Poutine is a fry-and-topping paradise. The Smoked Beef is caressed in flavorful Porter beer gravy; the Buffalo Chicken is gently bathed in bleu cheese cream sauce. Both appetizers are otherworldly. And be sure to make room for the Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup, a sweet and spicy bouquet of warmth topped with candied bacon.
Salads at St. Joseph are supreme as well! Any of the choices – Grilled Vegetable and Orzo, Crispy Capriole Goat Cheese, the Greek, or St. Joseph namesake – are hearty and filling and pair well with any of the dressings: The Pale Ale or Lemon-Herb Vinaigrettes, Smoked Balsamic, or Sriracha Ranch.
Every entrée on the menu is thoughtfully crafted, especially Claus’ German Sausage Plate. It’s a selection of 4 sausages served with sauerkraut and German potato salad with a spicy mustard dipping sauce. The Pan Seared Diver Scallops are served with Bacon, apple and pumpkin hash, sautéed spinach and vanilla bean beurre blanc.
The late-night menu, served from 10 PM until close, is perfect after two vigorous, brain-stimulating games of Sporcle Live Trivia every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 PM. You can enjoy Chicken Fingers & Fries, Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Sliders, or the very popular Crispy Portobello Mushroom Fries.
Come for the food, stay for the beer! All of the St. Joseph House, Seasonal and Limited Edition Draughts are tasty and satisfying and offer a rainbow of flavors from pale to dark ales, wheats, and stouts.
Take Hozier’s advice and head to church for one of the best times you’ll have in Indianapolis!