FAQ

How many breweries will I visit?
Are the breweries the same for each tour?
How long will the tour last?
What does the tour include?
Do I have to be 21 to buy a ticket?
I have a group including 14 people or less, can I rent the bus for a private party?
Will I receive actual tickets? Do I need to print my confirmation?
Can I select a pick up location outside of Downtown Indianapolis for the Downtown Tour?
If I buy a growler, can I bring it on the bus?
Can I bring my empty growler from home to refill?
What is this growler you speak of?
Can I bring my own alcohol on board?
What is the food situation?
Is there water available on the bus?
Do you have a phone number I can call?
What is your return policy?
What if I’m the only one who books a ticket?
What is your weather policy?
How can I contact Indy Brew Bus?
Is Indy Brew Bus wheelchair accessible?

How many breweries will I visit?

Each of our tours will visit (4) Indianapolis breweries. All stops are subject to change based on hours of operation and special events at the breweries. To see the most likely routes for each tour, select the tour you are interested in under Buy Tickets.

Are the breweries the same for each tour?

No. Due to the different hours of operation for each brewery, the tours will adjust accordingly. But don’t worry – all the breweries we visit are unique and delicious. We’ve taste-tested them all! To see the most likely routes for each tour, select the tour you are interested in under Buy Tickets. All stops are subject to change based on hours of operation and special events at the breweries.

How long will the tour last?

Each tour will last approximately three hours, 15 minutes.

What does the tour include?

The tour includes transportation to and from your downtown, Broad Ripple or Greenwood  pick up location to 4 local breweries on a three-hour tour, approximately 3 samples of beer at each brewery, bottles of water on the bus, coolers on board to keep your purchased growlers cold,  a Personal Sampling Scorecard to help you keep track of the all the beers you like and the unforgettable experience of drinking with friends on a bright green school bus. Also, a number of our breweries offer merchandise and/or beer container discounts for Indy Brew Bus passengers.

Do I have to be 21 to buy a ticket?

Due to Indiana State Law, persons must be 21 or older to enter the breweries; therefore, you must be 21 to take a tour on Indy Brew Bus.

I have a group including 14 people or less, can I rent the bus for a private party?

If you are interested in renting the entire bus for a private party, please purchase all 14 seats on the tour. In efforts to keep our everyday price low, no group discounts are available. Please contact info@indybrewbus.com with any questions.

Will I receive actual tickets? Do I need to print my confirmation?

You will receive a confirmation email when your payment is received. You will not receive actual tickets. Please either print your confirmation email or have it handy on your smart phone when you board the bus.

Can I select a pick up location outside of Downtown Indianapolis for the Downtown Tour?

We want to ensure you spend the maximum amount of time at each brewery. Due to limits on time and resources, we do not offer pick-ups and drop offs from locations outside the Downtown Indianapolis area. You may choose a hotel, restaurant, bar or other location for pick up, within this pick-up zone. We do, however, offer separate tours that depart from Broad Ripple, Greenwood and Carmel.

If I buy a growler, can I bring it on the bus?

Yes! We will have coolers available for you on the bus to keep your growlers cold and cups for you to use.

Can I bring my empty growler from home to refill?

Absolutely- we encourage it!

What is this growler you speak of?

A growler is a glass jug that typically carries a half-gallon of fresh beer. Growlers are filled straight from the tap and sealed with a twist-cap. Once you purchase your initial glass growler, refills cost significantly less. Most breweries will fill growlers from other establishments; however, due to Indiana state law they may place a sticker from the brewery on the glass. Most breweries offer a smaller container, called a bullet, as well. Beer typically stays fresh one week after the fill date.

Can I bring my own alcohol on board?

The only alcohol that is permitted on the bus is beer purchased at the breweries.

What is the food situation?

You are welcome to bring your own snacks on board. Most breweries are paired with a local restaurant that you can order food from and eat at the brewery. Also, often there are a number of food trucks parked around the breweries. Due to space limitations on the bus, we ask that customers do not bring outside coolers on the bus. There are two coolers available on the bus for your use.

Is there water available on the bus?

Yes, bottled water is available and is included in the tour price.

Do you have a phone number I can call?

The best way to contact us is via email at info@indybrewbus.com. We promise we’ll get back with you as soon as we can. “What if I am a Google Guru and find a phone number online somewhere” you ask, please do not call that number as it is a personal phone number. Email is truly the best way to contact us.

What is your return policy?

All cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of your scheduled tour. Please contact us at info@indybrewbus.com to cancel. If you notify us with at least a 72 hour notice, you will be given a full refund, or you can select an alternate date.

What if I’m the only one who books a ticket?

We reserve the right to cancel a tour if less than four (4) people have booked 24 hours prior to your tour. At that time, you will be refunded your money, or you can select an alternate tour date.

What is your weather policy?

The Indy Brew Bus will run rain/snow or shine. The only reason a tour may be cancelled is if Marion County is under a Weather Warning or at the discretion of the owners if conditions are deemed unsafe. Either way you will be contacted prior to your tour for rescheduling.

How can I contact Indy Brew Bus?

Please contact Indy Brew bus via email at info@indybrewbus.com.

Is Indy Brew Bus wheelchair accessible?

We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs on the bus.