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Our Story

Wasser Brewing Company is a craft brewery and brewpub in Greencastle, Indiana. We have a unique dining room and bar with over 100 seats as well as outdoor seating for your enjoyment. We focus on beer that abides by traditional styles and freestyle beers that art artistic innovations. Our menu features locally sourced items prepared with careful attention to detail. Our building is conveniently located a block from the square and within walking distance of DePauw University.

more than water

Wasser is German for water. While beer is 95% water, it is more than that. Likewise, the Wasser Brewing Co. is a brewery, but more than that. We are an independently owned craft brewery and brewpub in Greencastle, Indiana and intend to donate a portion of our profits to the 2% for Teachers program.

The Journey

Chris Weeks, founder and head brewer, worked as a teacher in diverse and challenging environments. He also experienced a great deal of job insecurity teaching in the Department of Correction and Indianapolis Public Schools. As a homebrewer, he saw the growth of the craft beer market and began exploring a career change in 2012. He interned at the Schlafly Brewery in St. Louis and completed training with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the oldest brewing university in America. He was also mentored by the Indiana Small Business Development Center and Hometown Visions, spending several years to transition from teaching to entrepreneurship and commercial brewing.

In the summer of 2016, we began selling growlers outside of the garage door of the brewery during the Farmer's Market. By August we had established the core of our kitchen crew with Chef John and our kitchen manager JoAnn. Early supporters and family members were crucial for our initial success. We are a local, family-owned brewery. We are Greencastle's Brew Pub for the Authentic. 

We've continued to grow and the support of the community and our team has been the heart of the Wasser Brewing Company. We relish the opportunity to make our friends and neighbors happy with good food and fresh beer.

Eating An Elephant

We purchased what was known as the Old Napa Building in 2015. Prior to Napa, the building was a Packard dealership. We have restored the building to its original roofline and installed a commercial brewery with a 5 bbl brewhouse. We have also completely renovated the inside of the building with new mechanical systems. In the process, we exposed the trusses that span the interior. The trusses and our wooden tables are two features of our interior. The Pingleton sawmill made our tables from native oak and poplar. The renovation of the building has been extensive.

We began serving food with a grill outside and have since added specialized kitchen equipment to chargrill steaks and expand our menu. Initially, we served from kegs in troughs and now we have a proper twelve tap draft system. We continue to make improvements and have been focusing on improving the stage and sound for our amazing local musicians. But.....one bite at a time!