From restauranteur Scott Wise, creator of Scotty’s Brewhouse in Indianapolis downtown and Scotty’s Lakehouse in Geist, comes the latest brewery to hit Broad Ripple Village, Thee Wise Men. This Indianapolis restaurant offers house and seasonal brews along with a delicious menu featuring their signature pizzas. Three Wise Men offers thirsty Hoosiers a respite on the Broad Ripple strip, where they can sample locally produced brews and gourmet pub type food. Head to north Indianapolis cultural district for a taste of something new at Three Wise Men Brewing Company.
After fourteen years in the Indianapolis bar business, Scott Wise decided to try his hand as brew-master at his very own brewery. Teaming with master brewer Omar Castrellon, who made a name for himself in the local craft beer scene at Alcatrez Brewery downtown, Wise offers a range of brews all year long and several seasonal selections every few months. In addition, the team release small-batch limited-release beers to challenge the palettes of true beer enthusiasts.
The idea came to fruition in January of 2011, when Three Wise Men Brewing Co. opened their doors for the first time in their Broad Ripple location. The restaurant presents a communal atmosphere in their dining room, which is filled with picnic tables shared by multiple parties. But if you’re in the mood for a more intimate evening with your party, feel free to enjoy any of the two seat or cocktail tables made with in the theme of solid wood decor.
But who cares about decor? Start with the food. Three Wise Men offers a range of gourmet style pub foods including appetizers for as little as $4. Their hot sandwiches include the Spicy Italian, Bar B-Q Chick, Veggie and more. For a lighter option, or a leafy starter, try a table side tossed salad with spinach, mushroom, apple wood smoked bacon, pepperoni, onion, mozzarella and goat cheese. Very shareable, this item comes for two or for four to share.
But the real star of Three Wise Men Brewing is the pizza. Made on a crispy, flaky thin crust you can create your own from a variety of meaty, veggie and cheesy toppings. Split a small between two people, or enjoy an economic night out with friends over a large pizza for just $14. (The menu says up to five people can eat satisfyingly from these mega pizza creations) If you’re still not full, try a range of deserts from elephant ears to homemade carrot and chocolate cake (not together though… eep!).
What’s better than food? Beer, of course. Its in the restaurant name after all! Three Wise Men Brewing Company offers four house drafts on a regular basis. Two Lucy’s Blackberry Wheat is purple in color and made with blackberries from Oregon and cluster hops. The Golden Zoe IPA features centennial hops in an amber to light copper pour. The Centennial Martyr Double IPA offers the highest alcohol content at 8%. Pouring a pale amber color, this quaff features clover honey from Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville, Indiana paired with glacier and falconers flight hops. Lastly, Snow Bunny Blonde is a light gold color and perhaps the easiest to drink featuring spalter hops from Germany.
Also ask about their rotational taps, which feature a seasonal brew and a cask conditioned ale both made by Three Wise Men, as well as a Guest Tap, paying homage to the community of brewers in Indiana. Three Wise Men also has a wine selection. But seriously, who orders wine at a “brewhaus.”
In these tough economic times, Three Wise Men keeps budget conscience diners (and drinkers) in mind. Everyday, this Indianapolis restaurant offers a $20 pizza and growler fill to go. On Mondays and Thursdays, get $1 off all pints. Tuesday and Friday are growler fill days, at only $6 per 64oz of beer. Plus, $4 bottle nights. Wednesday is $3 pint night, making Three Wise Men the perfect place for a mid-week break.
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Host station at Three Wise Men Brewery, where a cheery member of the staff meets and greets all visitors
Brewery tanks at Three Wise Men in Broad Ripple
Picnic Table Seating at Three Wise Men
Patio seating at Three Wise Men Brewery in Broad Ripple
Three Wise Men Brewing Company
1021 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220