The name of Guggman Haus comes from Guggenberger and Gorman, two twin sisters and their husbands revising history. Gugg(enberger; Gor)man gives us the brewery name. Haus gives us the cool little 1916 house that currently holds the brewery next to the site of the historic Boyle Racing headquarters, home of famous Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw. The Boyle Racing building is being reconstructed for the future brewery, a racing memorabilia spot, and event space.
You can find all of this at 1701 Gent Avenue, a few minutes west of I.U. Methodist hospital and a few minutes east of the Stadium Lofts or former home of Victory Field/Bush Stadium.
On a recent visit we found Wilber’s Prize Pils (5.2%), Winner’s Milk Jug Stout (6.2%), Great Day IPA (6.7%, Brown Ale (6.4%), Riverside New England IPA (6.9%), and Guggenweizen (hefe of course) (5.7%). They also released a Milkshake IPA with more coming on August 17. They won THREE Gold Medals from the Indiana Brewers Cup this year (2019) for the Winner’s Milk Jug, the Great Day, and the Guggenweizen! Great start for being open since June 15, 2019! See our winners post.
The Guggenweizen reminded us of hefeweizens we’ve had in Germany. Notes of banana, clove, on a wonderful wheat base. The Riverside NEIPA had appropriate haze with a citrus and fruit background and, of course, lower bite or bitterness to make it very drinkable. The milkshake IPA was a strawberry milkshake at 7%.
They open Wednesday through Friday at 3, until 9 on W, TH, and until 10 on F. Weekends they open at noon, until 10 on Saturday and until just 6 on Sunday. Still, with limited hours, this is a great addition to the near-downtown brewery scene!
Leesaloo and GregKitz contributed to this story!