Dan and Lani Valas started Great Crescent Brewery in November 2008 in a small storefront on 2nd Street in Aurora, IN. Since these humble beginnings they have expanded into a historic building built in 1843 which served as the warehouse for the Thomas and JW Gaff Distillery. Dan brews the beer and Lani creates all of the food served in the taproom. Their son Joe joined them in 2014 to produce their graphic design, social media and website and they all contribute to running the taproom. Great Crescent Brewery is a proud member of Indiana Grown.
Great Crescent Brewery is located in historic Aurora, IN along the banks of the Ohio River. Great Crescent Brewery beers are made with fresh malt, fresh hops and whole ingredients. Every beer is hand-crafted in small batches using traditional brewing methods. Beer is sold by the glass in our taproom and carry-out in 32oz bottles. All food is made in-house from fresh ingredients.
People deserve to know where their food is coming from and how it is prepared. All beer and food offered at Great Crescent Brewery is prepared in-house, except for one item - kettle chips. All of our beers and every other menu item is prepared from fresh, whole foods, made without added preservatives, chemicals or flavor enhancers. We do it this way because we believe that you deserve fresh, healthy food and drink.
We don’t filter our beers or use chemical clarifiers, we give them time to clear without interference. This extra time provides the beer a chance to condition properly; come to it’s full flavor potential naturally. Some of our beers, like IPA’s and Pale Ales will exhibit haze due to the amount of hops, but that’s a good thing as far as we are concerned.
We don’t chase fads. We’re here because we want to be here - creating beer, cooking fresh food, living responsibly and sharing our unique brewery experience.
Come visit us to experience what we have to offer.
Dan, Lani and Joe Valas