Evansville has a rich brewing history, starting in 1837 when Jacob Rice and his brother-in-law Fred Kroener founded the Old Brewery at the corner of Fulton and Indiana streets. This partnership would start a foundation on which multiple breweries would find their footing. Between 1837 and today, there have been 20-some breweries within Evansville. The brewing history of Evansville is long and complicated, with Evansville having one of the oldest brewing histories in Indiana AND breweries changing hands and names multiple times. With almost 200 years to cover, here is a timeline of Evansville’s brewing history.
If you want to learn more about brewing history currently being made, be sure to visit Carson’s Brewery, Haynie’s Corner Brewing Company, Damsel Brew Pub, Myriad Brewing Company, and Turoni’s Pizzery and Brewery. They all have excellent beer and even better stories of how they came to be!
Jennifer lives every week like it's shark week. She loves going on adventures, hanging out with her cat Holden Pawfield, quoting 30 Rock, and working at EVPL.
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Evansville, Indiana 47713