The Indigo Imp BreweryThe Indigo Imp Brewery is an independent, family-owned and operated microbrewery hand-crafting small batches of the highest quality Real Ales. All beers are produced in open fermentors. These beers are various classic styles as well as some new creations.
July 2015 Press ReleaseAfter months of analysis and discussions, we have decided to close Indigo Imp Brewery manufacturing facility and tasting room. As many fans have noticed, bottles of Indigo Imp have been difficult to find for the last few months. As you may know, Indigo Imp Brewery has been run mainly by us, the sole owners, over its lifetime with some help from part time employees and especially family members. We have determined that the personal effort and investment required to sustain and grow the business is increasingly in conflict with our family life and personal goals.
Planning, starting up and operating Indigo Imp Brewery over the past eight years we have experienced tremendous growth, flexibility, excitement and also disappointment. We don’t regret starting the business and ultimately we achieved what we set out to do, bottle a superb niche product and make it available to the Cleveland area. We felt at the time of planning, and still feel, that a major goal in starting a new brewery should be to provide the public with something that is not already being produced locally. We believe Indigo Imp Brewery accomplished that with its open fermentation process and naturally carbonated bottled and draft beer. We produced beer that could only have the taste it did due to its unique location in Cleveland.
We are, of course, thankful for all the supporters of Indigo Imp Brewery and Cleveland craft beer in general. Despite the state of the economy at the end of 2008 when we opened our doors the interest and support we received was overwhelming. We are grateful for all the people we have met over the years and new friendships formed.
A surprising benefit to starting Indigo Imp Brewery has been learning of all the other small business people and entrepreneurs in the Cleveland area that have been here and will continue to arrive on the scene. At the time it felt like we had discovered another side of Cleveland and recently many of these businesses have been gaining the notoriety they have worked so hard to achieve.
In the near future it will be nice to have some more time to spend with family and friends who graciously understood our crazy schedule and the long hours we needed to dedicate to starting and operating Indigo Imp Brewery. As for future plans, who knows what kind of ideas are fermenting and waiting to be tapped down the road…
P.S. The Indigo Imp Real Ale will remain open through the summer as the assets are liquidated. Regular hours are Friday noon-7 except and noted on the website and occasional FB posts.
LocationThe Indigo Imp Brewery is located at 3615 Superior Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio in Tyler Village. The entrance to the brewery is inside the complex. Please turn into Tyler Village off of E 36th (by the security guard station). Find the orange door past the orange loading dock doors which is on your left after entering the parking lot. Follow the interior signs to Indigo Imp located on the ground floor. Call with questions 216.881.0650.
here for more details. A small merchandise shop is open to buy closed packs of Imp beer, logo pint glasses, logo bottle openers and TShirts. Click here for more details.
Real Ale Room and Imp Store hours are EVERY Friday from 12 pm noon - 7:00 pm. Stop after work!
Featured Comments"Just thought I would drop you a line about your beer. I could give a review on Beer Advocate, but I think a technical review of your beer's qualities would defeat the purpose. You have truly brewed a completely unique beer. I try literally hundreds of micros a year, and I am proud to say that your Blonde Bombshell is one of the most interesting brews I have ever come across. I've been trying to turn everybody I know who enjoys beer onto your product. Keep up the great work, and hopefully someday I might realize my dream of owning a micro and producing a beer that will be as inspired....." -TJ
"Your brews have rejuvenated my taste buds! I'm glad to stock your brew in my 'fridge!" - Carl