Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bibles traded for beers at new Indianapolis brewery

By Howard Monroe
Saint Joseph's Brewery is a former Roman Catholic church
INDIANA---Old is meeting new at a just-opened bar in downtown Indianapolis. A group of restaurateurs recently renovated St Joseph’s Church and converted it into a brewery. “Looking around and seeing that I’m in a church, but it’s turned into a brewery, it’s pretty cool,” said Mariana Luna while sitting at the bar. It was she and her friends’ first time walking into the 136-year-old converted building. That’s the feeling co-owner Karl Mann says he was going for. When Mann and his business partners purchased the building in 2014, the former Catholic church was crumbling. He says the key to renovating the 12,000 square foot space was keeping its character. [link]