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“Enjoying Craft Beer in a Historic Rivertown on the Ohio River” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Great Crescent Brewery

Great Crescent Brewery
315 Importing Street, Aurora, IN 47001
+(1)812-655-9079
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Aurora
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch
Indianapolis Indiana
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83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Enjoying Craft Beer in a Historic Rivertown on the Ohio River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Delightful Saturday afternoon lunch and craft beer in Historic Aurora, Indiana. Brewery is easy to find just off US 50 with lots of parking. Located in a former distillery wharehouse with character and charm. Owners are friendly, easy going, proud of their establishment and love to talk beer. Check out the bar as it is a 1930's art deco piece that has many interesting features. Beer was terrific--especially the Cherry Stout and Coconut Porter. Small food menu but sandwiches were very good. Prices were extremely reasonable and very good value. Well worth the drive to check this place out!! Looking foward to my next visit even though a couple of hours away.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fun, Different, and Good Beer.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

First of all I enjoyed the Cherry Stout and Shandy beers best of all. The building is cool as it used to be a distillery before Prohibition and the brewery opened up in it about 6 years ago. The food menu is limited, but I loved the sandwich, chips, and slaw that I got. The nice thing about a brewery in a small town is they become a community center of sorts. Great Crescent has a movie night, a music night, and I came in on a Thursday for Pints and Pencils night were a model made poses for the audience and they drew what they saw. Some of the audience were pretty good artists. The trivia questions were good too.

The public area is a bit of a hodge podge where art is for sale on one side, another side had brewery related items such as tees, glasses, coozies and sweatshirts for sale, along with some other stuff. The bartenders were knowledgeable about their beers and I enjoyed speaking with the owner/brewmaster for a bit.

If you want beer and food Great Crescent has you covered. If you want a tour call a week in advance and they have you covered. If you want to be part of a festival atmosphere come in on the right night and they have you covered too.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Harrison, Ohio
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“Nice experience & LOCAL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Very friendly and great atmosphere. Tasted a few of their beers which are made on site. Lunch was very good. The building is very interesting in itself. There is an area where you can purchase local art, and they have a display of the history of the brewery.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This brewery has a very limited menu but the food they have and the beer are worth the trip - A great atmosphere! I would have rated it higher, except I wish they had later hours on the weekends. Can't wait to go back!

Visited October 2013
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