04 Feb Hoosier Brewing is Bringing Craft Beer, Spirits, Food and Axe Throwing to Greenwood
For Immediate Release January 30th, 2019:
The founder of Hoosier Brewing Company has partnered with an investment group to develop a location in Greenwood previously known as the ‘Blind Pig’ (147 S Madison Ave Greenwood, IN 46142). The name of the new taproom operation will be Tap & Axe. The team will also allocate space for the Hoosier Brewing lineup, and will operate a small batch distillery in the near future.
Hoosier Brewing Co. was introduced to the Indiana craft beer scene in 2015. Founder & partner Brian Nentrup states, “Distilling has been something we have had on the radar since our inception. Hoosier Whiskey & Hoosier Gin are products that we will be introducing in the near future.”
Founder Brian Nentrup closed the Franklin ‘Hoosier Brewhouse’ operation in early 2018 due to a significant decline in sales and construction related road closures. “It was a hard decision to close our taproom and restaurant in Franklin. We tried hard to have a seamless transition with the incoming brewery who has since taken the space, but could not hold on long enough. Joining the group of partners in Greenwood will allow the Hoosier brand to continue. I have a clear vision for the brewery, and want to see both the brewing operation and new distillery grow to its fullest potential,” stated Nentrup.
Partners Matt Crawford, and Mike Crowder chose the location due to the vision for restoring a historic building, opportunity to grow with Greenwood and surrounding businesses, and because they have strong roots in the community. Partner Matthew Crawford states, “Members of the team have invested greatly in the area with several development projects. It makes sense to focus on this project, and be a part of the revitalization of downtown Greenwood. We believe that it will lend more impact to what other businesses in the area like Revery, Jockamo’s, and Planetary are accomplishing. Bringing the distilling operation to Old Town Greenwood will pull more folks in the area and make it a destination location for craft beverage consumers.”
Partner Mike Crowder states, “The historic value of the building made this a perfect choice. Behind the plaster covered brick walls, and multiple drop ceilings we found a gem of a building. Our goal is to transform this location into a showpiece for craft beverages.”
The team has plans to open the first Southside axe throwing arena in conjunction with the building. A simple food menu will be offered. Partner and operator Mike Rincker will be overseeing taproom and axe throwing operations. “Our goal is to entertain our patrons. The activity of axe throwing has really taken off throughout the United States. We are excited to bring this element to the area and combine it with the atmosphere of a taproom.”
The team plans on opening in spring of 2019 after an extensive renovation to the building including a total remodel focusing of brick restoration, new windows and doors, flooring repairs, new HVAC, and the installation of the distilling & brewing operation.
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