Brewpubs are usually known for one thing — beer — And rightly so, they are after all pubs that provide freshly brewed beer. However, the Black Swan Brewpub in Plainfield is famed for two things. The first is the freshly and brewed beer perfectly prepared by DJ McCallisters, providing a unique, bold flavor. The second is the delicious culinary delights created by Chef Nick Carter, which boasts freshness, homemade goodness, and creativity. To say that you will not find another meal in Southwest Indianapolis like the one Chef Nick Carter prepares at Black Swan Brewpub would be to state a fact. You literally will not find a similar meal in Southwest Indianapolis as far as uniqueness is concerned.
Black Swan Brewpub in Plainfield offers two beer lineups– the normal lineup and the rotational lineup. The normal lineup comprises cream and dry stout, Amber, Scottish, Potter, IPA, and Double Pale Ale. The restaurant keeps ten to twelve house beers in its 16 rotational taps, as well as a beer on its Angram beer machine, Wyders pear cider, and 2 guest beers from Indiana breweries. Some of the rotational beers include Belgians, Hefeweizen, Maple Oat Ales, milds, Rye IPA, Imperials, Oatmeal Stout, Wit, Old Ale, and Pale Ales. The Tettnanger IPA served is made quite well for the style, and the Maple oat Ale is surprisingly delicious given the hammering maple taste. However, the restaurant does not serve macro beers such as Coors, Bud, and Miller. Black Swan Brewpub’s well-brewed beers, coupled with the fact that they are reasonably priced, make the joint a favorite place to hang out for a couple of beers by locals.
The dishes in the restaurant’s menu are also quite good and reasonably priced. Sliders are one of the popular appetizers, and are priced at $6 and comprise 3 mini sandwiches of one kind. Sliders include buffalo chicken whose three ingredients are crispy buffalo chicken, garlic aioli, and blue cheese. Pulled pork consists of BBQ pork, house-made pickles, and garlic aioli. Chinese BBQ pork sliders consist of Asian slaw and hoisin. Smoke Portobello is specially designed for vegetarians and consists of garlic aioli, onion straws, and Munster. The mini burger consists of mustard, ketchup, and American cheese.
Fried pickles are another popular item on the list of appetizers. It goes for $ 5.50 and is made up of ranch dip and dill pickle spears. The restaurant also offers house fries for $4.75 and various tosses, including pepper sea salt, vinegar, parmesan salt, mixed herb truffle oil. Dips available include bacon aioli, honey-dijon sriracha aioli, sun-dried tomato aioli, as well as habanero ketchup. Other snacks and appetizers offered at Black Swan Brewpub include tots, pies, smothered fries, and grilled corn cakes. The smothered fries are priced at $6.50 and differ from the house-made fries in that they are served with beer gravy and cheese curds.