June 3, 2021 Visit Madison

As one of the first brewing cities west of the Alleghenies, Madison’s four breweries crafted great beer from 1823-1918. At that time, the majority of the breweries were operated by Germans who brought their recipes from Europe. The brewing industry was very prosperous in Madison until Prohibition. As a matter of fact, Madison has the oldest standing brewery building in Indiana, the Greiner Brewery, just east of downtown. The Greiner building was also the site of Madison’s first brewery.

2018 marked the 100th Anniversary and the return of this popular craft to Madison. Mad Paddle opened their microbrewery near the end of 2018 and we anticipate the opening of a second brewery, New Madison Brewing Co., located on Madison’s hilltop, in 2019. Mad Paddle, located in a former feed store, has big plans and hopes to eventually become a “brewstillery,” with additional spirits produced on site. New Madison Brewing Co. selected their establishment’s name out of deference to Madison’s last large brewery, Madison Brewing Co. Come for a visit, experience Madison’s newest must see additions and sample great craft beer from not one, but two great breweries. The 100 year drought is over!


Mad Paddle Brewery – One of the region’s top-rated destination microbreweries. 

301 West Street  | 812-274-0595 |

2018 marked the end of the 100-year absence of production brewing in Madison, with Mad Paddle’s debut, bringing craft beer back to Madison. Located in the historic Irwin feed mill, this family and pet friendly microbrewery features 12 taps, offering a combination of their fresh brewed beer, alongside carefully chosen guest beers. The atmosphere is “industrial chic”, with the creative reuse of many building pieces from the feed mill as décor, combined with historic brewing art, that pays tribute to Madison’s rich brewing history. 

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  • Thursday, 4:30 – 9:30
  • Friday, 4:30 – 10:30
  • Saturday, 12:30 – 10:30
  • Sunday, 12:30 – 6:30


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • ADA Handicap Accessible
  • Family Friendly 13+
  • Pets Welcome (Individual policies apply)



New Madison Brewing Company

3463 Shun Pike Road  | 812-274-0479 

Madison’s beer. Made here. 21 & over.

Hours: Friday & Saturday 4:00 – 8:00 pm


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