This Week In Beer Kentuckiana



  • Sadistic Beach IPA | 6.6% ABV | 80 IBU | Available Now | More
  • Nunmoere Black IPA | 6.2% ABV | 78 IBU | Available Now | More
  • Flat Tuesday Hurricane Walkabout | Available February 9 | More
  • Bleeding Heart IPA | 6% ABV | 104 IBU | Available February 10 | More

Full Kentuckiana tap list here


You can still enter to win a chance to brew and name your own Flat12 beer-- no brewing experience necessary! Share selfies on Instagram or Twitter with the newly redesigned Flat12 packaging and the #RevvedUpBeer hashtag for a chance to brew your own small batch beer at the Indianapolis brewery. #WhatWillYouBrew? More here!

We want to say a big Thank You to everyone who came out to the Jeffersonville Anniversary Party! Check out photos from last week's party below! For all of our upcoming events, go here



This Week In Beer Indianapolis



  • Nunmoere Black IPA | 6.2% ABV | 78 IBU | Available NOW | More
  • Deflator Doppelbock | 6.5% ABV | 25 IBU | Available February 6 & 7 for Superbowl!
  • Bleeding Heart IPA | 6% ABV | 104 IBU | Available February 10 | More 

Check out the full Indianapolis tap list here.



We’re opening the taproom for our annual Flat Tuesday celebration, so deck yourself out in purple, green and gold and join us for the Mardi Gras festivities!

Our Beer Wars Brew-Off for the Star Wars premier was so much fun, we're hosting another - a special Mardi Gras Brew-Off competition between the Flat12 production staff. In the spirit of indulgence, the theme is "The 8 Temptations of Man." Each staff member drew one of the 8 Temptations - Gluttony, Lust, Greed, Pride, Wrath, Sloth, Vanity, or Sorrow, and is challenged to create a brew around their theme. You can bet the team is getting creative with this one. Try a flight and vote for your favorite!

Mardi Gras Brews So Far....

Hibiscus Gose - Brewer Will Green


You can still enter to win a chance to brew and name your own Flat12 beer-- no brewing experience necessary! Share selfies on Instagram or Twitter with the newly redesigned Flat12 packaging and the #RevvedUpBeer hashtag for a chance to brew your own small batch beer at the Indianapolis brewery. #WhatWillYouBrew? More here!






12 Unique Recipes Using Pogue's Run Porter

Pogue's Run Porter is delicious all by itself, but it's also a versatile ingredient in all kinds of recipes from stews to cupcakes, beer floats to braised short ribs. Porters pair especially well with beef dishes, barbecue, a variety of desserts, and cheese.

Check out some creative ways to use Pogue's Run Porter while cooking.













This Week In Beer Kentuckiana


Kentuckiana Anniversary Party:

The Kentuckiana Anniversary party is this Saturday, January 30th. You can find more information and the 20+ beer lineup here



Upcoming Beer Releases:

Nunmoere Black | 6.2% ABV | 78 IBU | February 3 | More 

Sadistic Beach | 6.6% ABV | 80 IBU | Available January 30 | More

Hurricane Walkabout | 5.3% ABV | 40 IBU | Available February 9 | More

Bleeding Heart IPA | 6% ABV | 104 IBU | Available February 10 | More


Check out the current Kentuckiana tap list here.


On Monday (1/25), we launched the #WhatWillYouBrew social media contest. Share selfies on Instagram or Twitter with Flat12 packaging and the #RevvedUpBeer hashtag for a chance to brew their own small batch beer at the Indianapolis brewery. More here



This Week In Beer Indianapolis

Upcoming Releases:

  • Sadistic Beach IPA | 6.6% ABV | 80 IBU | Available Now | More
  • Flat Tuesday Brew-Off | The 8 Temptations of Man | Available February 9 | More
  • Bleeding Heart IPA | 6% ABV | 104 IBU | Available February 10 | More 
  • Nunmoere Black ABA | 6.2% ABV | 78 IBU | Available Mid-February

Check out the full Indianapolis tap list here.


Woodwerks Bombers

Get to the taproom and try one of our favorite funky, fruity brews known as Celia—a wine barrel-aged Walkabout Pale Ale. Woodwerks bombers are very limited releases, so get yours while they last. For updates from the cellar on other bomber releases and barrel-aged brews, follow @Flat12Woodwerks on Twitter and sign up for the mailing list here.

8th Annual Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest Info and Beer Lineup

Every year, we put on a show for Winterfest, and this year is no different.. Our theme is always a secret, but here's your clue: 

Q. What is Flat12's 2016 Winterfest theme? 

A. Phone a friend and Come on Down! Survey says.. you won't want to miss it. And that's our final answer. Stay tuned, folks!

What are we bringing? Check it out!

  • Dark Corner Pinko! Russian Imperial Stout aged in New Day Imperial Magpie Barrels
  • Saison Trois French Saison with Brett
  • Nunning with the Devil Pin Nunmoere American Black Ale with Chipotles
  • Busta Rye Pale Session Pale ale with Sorachi Ace, Motuka, and Simcoe
  • Sadistic Beach Tropical IPA 6.66% ABV | 80 IBU (new!)
  • EastBrown & Down Oat Brown Ale
  • Deflator Doppelbock This Infamous Brew Makes its Return
  • Half Cycle IPA Revved Up single IPA, hopped like a double
  • Pogue's Run Porter Traditional Porter, roasty, malty, a fan favorite


On Monday (1/25), we launched the exciting #WhatWillYouBrew social media contest. Share selfies on Instagram or Twitter with the newly redesigned Flat12 packaging and the #RevvedUpBeer hashtag for a chance to brew your own small batch beer at the Indianapolis brewery. More here!





Have you ever wanted to be the mad scientist and mastermind behind creating the next great craft beer? As you may be aware, Flat12 Bierwerks recently changed up their look in a big way. With our new bottles and packaging hitting shelves, we’re celebrating the launch with a contest that will give one lucky Flat12 fan the chance to brew and name their very own small batch beer in collaboration with Flat12. This contest is open to ALL, not just home brewers. Flat12 brewer, EZ will show you the way!

All you have to do to enter is post a selfie with any of our newly packaged brews with the hashtag #RevvedUpBeer. Then you will automatically be entered into the contest to create your very own small batch beer in collaboration and under the guidance of Flat12 Gallon Series Brewer, EZ. The contest will start on Monday, January 25th and run until Monday, March 7th. We will pick a winner at random on Tuesday, March 8th, then celebrate your limited small batch beer release with a special tapping party at the Flat12 taproom of your choice - Indianapolis or Kentuckiana.

Rules and Terms:

  • The contest is free to enter, just use the hashtag #revvedupbeer and post a selfie with any of the newly packaged Half Cycle IPA, Upside Down Blonde, Walkabout Pale Ale, or Pogue's Run Porter. 
  • You must follow the Twitter or Instagram account @flat12bierwerks.
  • The contest will run from January 25th-March 7th.
  • The winner will be contacted and announced March 8th.
  • Flat12 will not cover travel costs or accommodations.
  • The final beer recipe must be designed with and approved by the Flat12 brewer.
  • Winner must be 21+ with valid ID and is required to sign a waiver.
  • Winner must coordinate date and time of brew with Flat12 brewers according to Flat12's production schedule.
  • The tapping event date and time will be determined post-production according to Flat12's beer release schedule.
  • Winner will receive a $25 gift card to be used on the day of the tapping event.




We want to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 5th Anniversary last weekend. The taps were flowing with lots of Flat12 favorites, Pinko RIS variations, and barrel aged goodness, Midtown Madmen put on a great show, and Hoagies & Hops provided a tasty menu for the masses.

It's truly been a wonderful 5 years in this great city, one that's grown into a premier craft beer destination, and we are proud to be a part of it. We couldn't have done it without our friends, neighbors, and loyal customers. We're looking forward to sharing a great 2016 with you all!

Check out some photos from the party below. If you share your photos, make sure to tag #Flat12FiveYears!

Check out Nuvo's slideshows of the party here and here.


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5th Anniversary Super Special Bomber Hunt!


It's our birthday, but the Flat12 production crew has a gift for you! A very limited amount of super special wax dipped bombers will be on sale at the Anniversary Party Saturday, January 16, but as usual, there's a twist... Read on to find out how to snag one.

It all started with a Corsair Artisan Triple Smoke Whiskey barrel. Flat12 brewers sent the barrel up to our friends at the Newmun Homestead in Fort Wayne, and they filled it with their famous Indiana maple syrup, "Martha's Maple Madness." Once they emptied and bottled the barrel aged maple syrup, they returned the barrel to Flat12. The crew then filled it with 15 gallons of our Pinko! Russian Imperial Stout, and thus was born клен (pronounced "Klen",) Barrel Aged Indiana Maple Syrup Pinko! Russian Imperial Stout. 

It was too good to keep to ourselves. Because it was such an experiment, the brewers only yielded roughly 12 gallons, which has been broken down into a limited amount of bombers to share with our 5th Anniversary Celebration attendees. 

You won't find #Клен (Klen) on the shelves. To get your rare bomber, here's how it works:

Follow the Flat12 production crew on Twitter. Each one of the crew has a select amount of bottles to sell throughout the event, but pay attention to their special instructions. After they tweet, follow their instructions, find them, then you'll be lead to a hidden location to sample the beer with an opportunity to buy 1 bomber. Bombers of #КленPinko are $25 each, include a sample, a half pint, and the envy of all your friends.

Director of Brewery Ops, Sean Manahan @manahansf

Head Brewer, Sean Lewis @hellobrewery

Brewer, EZ @erik_fox

Head Cellarman, Will @willis_f12

Packaging Manager & Assistant Brewer, Kouch @kristopherbrews

Cellarman, Mike @punchdataint

Also, keep an eye on hashtag #КленPinko

Good luck everyone!

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5th Anniversary Celebration and Beer Fest (Indy) FAQs

We can't wait to see you at our 5th Anniversary Celebration & Beer fest on Saturday, January 16th and share 30+ epic brews and our brand new look!

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you plan your day.

Q. Is the event free? 

A. Yes, the party is FREE to attend. We will have live music from Midtown Madmen from 2-4p, Hoagies & Hops, the new sandwich shop located inside the brewery, will have a special $5 food menu, plus 16 oz pints and half pints of 30+ beers will be available for purchase. Party-goers can choose to purchase a commemorative glassware & sample package for $20 on Eventbrite while supplies last.

Q. Are there free samples of these awesome, limited, super rare beers?

A. 4 oz samples will be included with the purchased glassware & sample package ONLY. Half pints and pints are available for purchase without the package.

Q How does the glassware & sample package work? 

A. If you purchased the glassware & sample package on Eventbrite, you will receive a commemorative 16 oz Flat12 can glass and 4 oz. samples of 30+ beers for the duration of the event. Please bring your ticket and ID with you and check in in the brewery upon arrival. If the package is not purchased, you may purchase half pints and pints of any beer, but beer samples are not included. There are a limited amount of the packages available, so get yours now!

Q. Can I buy the glass & sample package at the door?

A. Based on supply, we can't guarantee there will be packages sold at the door, so we suggest getting them online before they sell out. 

Q. Is the event 21+?

A. Yes, of course. It's a beer festival! Make sure to have your ID for entry.

Q. Is there free parking?

A. We highly recommend taking Lyft or Uber to and from the event. For your designated driver, there is plenty of free street parking around the brewery. See the map to the left!

Q. What food is available?

A. It's a beer fest with lots of high gravity beers to enjoy, so please plan on eating! Hoagies & Hops is the new east coast style hoagie shop located inside the taproom. They're providing a special $5 food menu for the event. Another note: Please stay hydrated. There will be water stations located at each beer station around the brewery and taproom.

Q. What's on the beer lineup?

A. See the epic beer list and choose your own adventure here!

Q. Can I fill my growler?

A. We will have growler fills of the following:

  • Lacto-matic Milk Stout
  • Langton’s Irish Red
  • Busta Rye Pale
  • Pogue’s Run Porter
  • Naptown Ninja American Wheat
  • EastBrown and Down
  • Upside Down Blonde
  • Sadistic Beach IPA
  • Rye Cow Tipper Barrel Aged Milk Stout
  • Wine Barrel Walkabout Pale
  • Walkabout Pale Ale
  • Half Cycle IPA

Q. What time does the band play? 

A. Midtown Madmen will rock from 2-4p

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. Though we are very dog-friendly at Flat12, our Anniversary Party is one of our biggest events of the year and highly attended, so it's not the best environment for pooches. We suggest leaving furry friends at home for this one. (The four-legged kind, your bearded friend is welcome.)

Need more info? Contact Valerie and she's happy to help!

Cheers to 5 years!




Flat12 Bierwerks is a production craft brewery located in the fast-growing Holy Cross neighborhood— just east of downtown. The brewery features a variety of rotating seasonal and innovative specialty beers, as well as the flagship line-up of Upside Down Blonde, Pogue's Run Porter, Walkabout Pale Ale and Half Cycle IPA. Since it’s founding in 2010, Flat12 was known for it’s quirky cartoon caricatures and tag lines, but over the past five years Flat12 has matured and evolved. To celebrate our upcoming 5 year anniversary, we've updated our look to better communicate our identity, core values and culture through a redesign of our packaging, website and logo.

Over the last several months Sean O’Connor, president and founder of Flat12, and his team have been working with Jeff Brown of Vision Concepts on their new image. The new design is sleek, catching, and consistent— and it reflects their product. “Our new branding is more representative of us as company. It continues the legacy of our namesake —a classic game-changing engine— as we take it back to a more refined design and move towards a more revved up beer,” says Directory of Brewery Operations, Sean Manahan. With the new artwork, they’ve created visual identities that are both retro and modern, embracing their heritage, community involvement and Indianapolis roots, while changing the game up with a fresh new look. “The continuity of the new packaging represents Flat12 and who we are as a brewery, but each beer also has an individual message that ties back into our core values. For example, Pogue's Run is the brewery’s backyard creek, so we wanted the new Pogue’s Run Porter design to incorporate water to reflect our commitment to cleaning up Indianapolis waterways. Whether it’s buying from local hop farmers, hosting fundraisers, or helping educate the public on organizations that share our values, we are an active participant in supporting our community, and that’s a big part of who we are as a company,” says Marketing Director, Valerie Green. 

Flat12’s success wasn’t hinged on creating one great flagship beer, they strike a good balance between having four consistent flagship beers to choose from, while still having several new and innovative beers constantly added to the lineup. Director of Brewing Operations, Sean Manahan, brews for the pursuit of creative expression in a pint. “There’s not a lot of allegiance to traditional styles, we brew what we like. There’s a lot of innovation, youth and passion in the brewery,” says Manahan. Producing high-quality craft beer is Manahan’s top priority. “There are definitely challenges in running a fast-growing company, but we now have the perfect Flat12 team, and we’re making great, consistent beer from the top down. The sleek new can designs reflect the quality of the beer they contain,” says O’Connor.

Flat12 is currently distributing across Indiana, Louisville, the Greater Cincinnati area, and recently opened a second location on the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Indiana, just across from downtown Louisville. As they continue to expand, they wanted to approach new markets with a clearer message that reflects them as a company and their product.

To kick off the rebranding, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for chances to win great prizes like gift cards, new branded pint glasses, t-shirts and more!