We sat down with Andrew Castner, owner of MashCraft Brewing, along David Halt, Fishers general manager, to learn more about their brews and food.
MashCraft Brewing was already a popular brewery and dining spot when it made its journey to Fishers, which offers a family-friendly location with a pet-friendly patio off of Allisonville Road. Its first location opened in Greenwood in 2014, and over the years, they’ve expanded to include locations in downtown Indianapolis and Fishers
Being in Fishers has been a great experience so far for Andrew Castner, owner and brewer at MashCraft. The brewery and restaurant has been incredibly supportive and eager to participate in city events like Spark!Fishers and summer concerts, as well as hosting trivia and live music at the restaurant.
“We love the surrounding neighborhood, we love the people, and we thought that (Fishers) was a really viable option for us to open our first full restaurant and bring our beer to the northside,” Castner said.
With beverage and food options galore, kids, adults, and more will love coming to MashCraft for lunch and dinner.
“We are a family-friendly taproom, complete with a great selection of beer, awesome food, and a welcoming environment for everyone,” Castner said.
Fishers is a special location for many reasons, including that it’s the only one that serves burgers. The popular entrée has become somewhat of a MashCraft specialty with their Burger of the Month, which is often inspired by the month itself – May’s featured burger, the Race Day Burger, paid homage to the Indy 500 tradition with a Cajun spiced beef patty, jalapeño relish, fried pickled jalapeños, and BBQ mayo.
“(It’s) kind of whatever moves us,” Halt said in response to how they choose a Burger of the Month flavor. “It really has been a very, very awesome endeavor for us.”
If burgers aren’t your jam, though, no worries – there are plenty of options available for everyone.
“Anybody who walks in the door is going to find something great that they’ll enjoy,” Halt said. “[We have] everything from burgers to sandwiches and wonderful cheese curds and tater tots.”
When it comes to what makes MashCraft special, it really all originates back to the patrons who visit time and time again.
“What makes MashCraft unique is the overall environment,” Castner said. “It’s the people who come and visit us. It’s also the people that welcome you when you walk in.”
In the spirit of Shop Fishers, Castner emphasized why it’s important to eat and drink local. “The importance of supporting a local business is in the community aspect,” Castner said. “We can provide an awesome, welcoming environment as long as people will support us in that environment.”
Ellie Albin is a life-long Fishers resident and graduated from Fishers High School in 2020. She currently attends Indiana University, where she is majoring in Journalism, minoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and getting a certificate in Rock ‘n’ Roll History! She is a summer intern in the City of Fishers PR Department. In her free time, Ellie loves to read, hike, bake, listen to music, watch IndyCar, and cheer for the Colts. She also loves exploring Fishers with friends and family. Some of her favorite things about the city are the local coffee shops, kayaking on Geist, attending the farmers markets, and spending hours on end in the library. Watching her hometown grow into a beautiful city makes Ellie incredibly proud and makes her love Fishers even more.