February 15th, 2015
Bent Rail Opens


Bent Rail Brewery

5301 Winthrop Avenue 

What began as an idea in 2012 is now becoming a reality in Meridian-Kessler. 

MK Spark caught up with Bent Rail Brewery Director of Sales Cari Crowe to ask a few questions about upcoming plans for the brewery and what our neighborhood can expect from its new neighbor. 

“When we open, we will feature a solid section of beers,” Crowe said, “including locally produced and national craft brands. A priority of ours is to bring in beers that compliment what we will produce in-house.  As our in-house beers come on-line, we will continue to bring in styles that we currently are not producing.”

While the first in-house beers are in the works right now, Crowe is optimistic that batches will be ready for our tasting in the spring. In the meantime, beer isn’t the only item on the menu at Bent Rail. 

The brewery will specialize in deli-style sandwiches and soups that should be familiar to fans of other establishments owned by Craig Baker and Derek Means (Local Eatery & Pub in Westfield, Plow & Anchor, located in Downtown Indy). 

Bent Rail will feature deli meats from Smoking Goose with plans to eventually serve their own cured meats. 

The brewery is family friendly until 9:00pm, at which point you must be 21 years of age.

“This is a residential neighborhood and we want everyone to feel welcome. We do hope to expand to include a beer garden in the spring, but for now, we want to settle in and see where the wind takes us, so to speak,” said Crowe.

Visit their Facebook page for all of the latest details. 

Photographs by Casey Cronin

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