New craft brewery slated for Capitol Avenue downtown

January 2, 2014
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A microbrewery is coming to Capitol Avenue downtown, in an area near the Cultural Trail that’s experiencing robust residential building activity.

Brewery twodeep 225pxOwners of the upstart TwoDeep Brewing Co. have signed a long-term lease to occupy the 7,000-square-foot ground level at 714 N. Capitol Ave. They hope to have the brewery and tap room operating by mid-May.

Indianapolis native Andy Meyer, 34, quit his job at NCM Media Networks to launch the operation after he “fell in love” with craft beer while living in Chicago, he said. He enrolled in the Siebel Institute of Technology, a brewing school in the Windy City, to help hone his skills. Two other partners also are involved in the business.

“We’re right on top of the Cultural Trail, which is a huge asset for us,” Meyer said. “[The area] is unserviced, in terms of what we’re doing. We’re truly creating a destination for people.”

Meyer and his two partners first had sought space for their brewery in the Cadillac Building at the northwest corner of Capitol Avenue and Michigan Street. But they ultimately couldn’t come to terms on a lease with the building’s owner, Cincinnati-based The Stough Group.

The building on Capitol Avenue that they plan to occupy sits just north of where Rowland Design Inc. relocated in late December. The interior design and architecture firm partnered with local developer Loftus Robinson to renovate the property at 702 N. Capitol Ave., which included the addition of a second story.

To the north, a trio of multi-family housing developments could add more vibrancy to the corridor.

TWG Development LLC and Ambrose Property Group are nearing completion of 800 N. Capitol, a 111-unit mixed-income project. And Valparaiso-based Investment Property Advisors is building a 10-story tower including 293 units along the Central Canal.

In addition, owners of the ill-fated Di Rimini apartment project are in the process of presenting design plans to the city for revamping that building at 733 N. Capitol Ave. Restaurateur Mike Cunningham and contractor Patrick Heitz in March bought the vacant 31-unit complex that had been in foreclosure.

Stacia Yeager of the local office of Encore Sotheby’s International Realty represented both TwoDeep Brewing and the landlord in lease negotiations.
 

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  • Excited!
    I have known these guys since the beginning and have been waiting for them to finally have a place to call home. If any of you have met Andy, you will know that this will be far from just another craft brewery. I can't wait for this place to open. They have tasty brews, a great story, and a passion to do everything the right way. I fully expect big things out of TwoDeep Brewing Co.
  • Long Time Coming
    Met these guys a few years back after finding them on Kickstarter and donating $25. They opened there house to random strangers in the beginning to pick up the Kickstarter gifts and try out there line of beers! They truly know the HISTORY of beer and I believe that's what helps set them apart as well as make some awesome brews! Good Luck Guys and Congrats - Can't wait to visit for that tour!
  • Yes!!
    EEE this is so exciting! I'm so glad this place will be filling a void of restaurants/bars in this area.
  • Will you deliver?
    Work two blocks down at Exact Target - Any chance we can get Growler Delivery on Friday afternoons from TwoDeep!?!?!?! This is awesome, can't wait to walk down after work this summer and check this place out!
  • YES!
    FINALLY! So glad to hear this and can't wait to visit the location and taste their brews.
  • Finally a NW Quad Brewery!
    I'm really happy to hear this. This quadrant of downtown is poorly served by any sort of restaurant or drinking establishment, and a microbrewery right there is great. I admit it would have been great to have them one block away at Michigan and Capitol, but two blocks isn't too bad!
  • Oh lord, not another one
    OMG LOCAL CRAFT ARTISINAL ORGANIC FAIR TRADE MICRO DOUBLE-HOPPED HONEST BEER! LOCAL!!!!! I won't be satisfied until Indianapolis has one bushleague microbrewery for every resident.
  • Dear Consumer of Breakfast
    You don't know about Breakfast or Beer (see Market Grille buffet comment), so you need to become an "expert" in something else...this guy is the deal when it comes to beer, he knows it all...and most of the other "bush leaguers" in Indy have a good idea what they are doing as well...I realize that some people think Sun King in particular has overhyped and over sold itself (I am not one of those people by the way, I say good for them), and that their beer is just good, not great ...Indiana has a few of the best breweries in the country...3 Floyds anyone?...Indiana isn't bush league when it comes to beer...and by the way, in places where beer is king, like Germany and Belgium, there is a brewery in every small town, and every neighborhood in big cities, and in the Abbeys as well...it's a good thing, not a bad thing. I'd sooner see you over an Alpha King or an Osiris than a lukewarm Eggs Benedict from the buffet...
  • Corporate delivery
    Love the idea of corporate delivery. We're @ 9th & Senate - just a couple blocks away. We have monthly "Beer Fridays" which usually involves someone picking up about 6-8 growlers for our staff. We'd be loyal customers if it could be delivered!
  • Night out
    Great location for this type of business. I can drop my BMW for service, leave my dog at daycare, get a steam at the bath house, cruise for culture on the trail and top it all off with a pint! Perfect!

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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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