Beer Buzz: MashCraft opens 

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Greenwood's gain

Greenwood's craft beer lure increases threefold with the opening of MashCraft Brewing & Taproom's opening at 1140 State Route 135 (just over the line in Johnson County). Co-owner/head brewer Andrew Castner is serving up an American style trio — MashCraft Gold, Red and IPA — along with Imperial IPA, Java Stout and Scottish Session. It's a coming home for Castner, who started his brewing career at Oaken Barrel.

Laughlin on the move

Brewmaster Liz Laughlin is segueing into organic farming from a storied gold-silver-medal craft brewing career. Laughlin, who is apprenticing at Growing Places Indy, started her career with award-winning homebrewing and beer judging certification, and then spent time in a winery before moving up the ranks into the position of Rock Bottom College Park head brewer since 2006. Liz's legacy brews remain on tap, including Tripel Trouble, a complex Belgian Tripel. Liz. Brewmaster Eric Sorensen is now at the helm at Rock Bottom College Park.

Sundry notes

Bloomington Brewing's award-winning Rooftop IPA in 22-ounce bottles makes its debut across Indiana on June 16. It's named for the Bloomington quarry featured in Breaking Away.

Crown Brewing, Crown Point, celebrates its 6th anniversary June 13 with Crown Brown aged in a repurposed red wine barrel with raspberries added.

Twenty Tap has Twenty Below's full-bodied, multi-layered sessionable Maibok and Plum Stout; Taxman/Cutters' collaboration Tax Cut, a Belgian Black and Taxman's Qualified—a 10.2 ABV Quad; Quaff On! Hairtrigger IPA; and six Three Floyds specials.

Flat 12 Bierwerks' Cucumber Kölsch combines with Hoosier Momma's original Bloody Mary Mixer for Michelada, aka "Cuke Momma."

Union Jack is pouring Scarlet Lane's full-bodied, smooth, clean-finish Dorian Coconut Stout and Sun King's luscious Cara Mia.

Tow Yard's house brews, City IPA, Hook Up Shandler and Goldie Hops now are on along with guest craft.

Oaken Barrel assistant brewer Sara Turner debuts with Taste the Grainbow Weizenbock, a full bodied German style wheat ale with rich malt flavor and hints of clove and banana.

Half Moon's K-Town English-style Brown Ale is rich, malty, nutty, chocolaty.


Indy Wine & Brew Fest at Big Red Liquors (1067 Broad Ripple Ave.), June 13, 7-10 p.m. $35 ,

Fishers on Tap fundraiser at Fishers Ampitheater, June 14; $40 GA 5-8 p.m., $60 VIP 4 p.m. entry, DD $20.

Drink Indiana tastings at Crown Liquors at SR 32 and River Road, every June Saturday, 2-4 p.m.



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