The Brewery

Hop River is a 15-barrel production micro-brewery and taproom in downtown Fort Wayne, IN, just north of the Riverfront development area.

Our brewery creates high quality craft beer in an authentic brewery taproom atmosphere and engages with its customers outside of the brewery through local production.

 We won two Gold medals and placed second overall for Best in Show at the distinguished 2018 Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup Professional Division. Maestro Vienna Lager won gold in the European Amber Lager Division and earned Runner-Up for Best in Show.  Harrison St. Wheat took home a gold medal in the German Wheat and Rye Division.  Craft brewers from across the country entered 661 beers for competition in the 20th anniversary Brewer’s Cup.

The IN Brewers’ Cup is considered one of the largest home and professional statewide craft beer competitions with entries this year from California, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana. Professional judges evaluate beers based on aroma, flavors, and appearance.

“We’re a brewery staffed by beer drinkers and enthusiasts,” said Head Brewer Kevin Debs. “Everyone works to make each new batch a little better than the batch before, because that’s the beer we want to drink ourselves—and the beer we want to share.”


Where's Our Beer?

Find all of our current tapped beer in our taproom at 1515 N. Harrison St. in downtown Fort Wayne, IN.  

Also, we have taps either coming soon or currently at the following local watering holes in and around Fort Wayne.  Don't see your neighborhood spot?  Invite them email us at

Interested in purchasing a keg for personal use?  Stop by our Taproom for our current offerings or contact us at


'07 Pub

3516 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46807

ACME Bar & Grill

1105 E. State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Buffalo Wings & Ribs

4636 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

6439 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Calhoun Soups, Salads, and Spirits

1915 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


814 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802

Deer Park Irish Pub

1530 Leesburg Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Dicky's 21 Taps

2910 Maplecrest Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Fort Wayne Sport Club

3102 Ardmore Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The Green Frog

820 Spring St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

The Hoppy Gnome

203 E Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802



JK O'Donnell's

121 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Junk Ditch Brewing Company

1825 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Kopacetic Beer Factory

12195 US-421, Monticello, IN 47960

Oley's Pizza

10910 Us Highway 24 W, Fort Wayne

Oyster Bar

1830 S. Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


409 W Brackenridge St, Fort Wayne


6282 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Sweet Lou's Pizza

1235 E. State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Ted's Market

12628 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Tincaps Parkview Field

1301 Ewing Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


614 S. Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Trion Tavern

503 Broadway Street, New Haven, Indiana 46774