Sad news here….
From a press release by Cutters founder Monte Speicher.
March 6, 2015– Avon, IN – On behalf of the owners and operators of the Cutters Brewing Company, Avon IN,
it’s with tremendous regret that we must announce that all brewing operations will cease immediately.
We would like to thank the Indiana craft beer community—its fans, festival goers, suppliers and retailers—for
their support over the last four years. We were very proud of the southern Indiana heritage and values
represented in our brand and our recipes. It was an interesting, challenging and educational ride while it lasted.
Launching a small business demands certain sacrifices. We knew that competing in the exploding craft beer
business would not be easy. It not only takes sellable products but a tightrope of location, distribution, marketing
and operations must be walked.
We knew we would make our share of missteps and hoped that none of those miscues would be fatal. However,
ultimately, it was our inability come to a reasonable resolution with the Avon Sewage Company, whom we
believe was simply extorting us for exorbitant sums, that precipitated the decision to close.
While our remaining inventory will likely be in market for a period of time, we will be winding down operations
effective immediately, which includes participation in upcoming Indiana craft beer events and the operation of
our tasting room.
Thanks again to all who worked hard and supported our efforts, we couldn’t grown from a tiny nano brewery
operation to a full-scale production brewery without you!
We remain ardent supporters of the craft beer industry in general. The men and women who make up this calling
are by and large a most genuine, selfless, hardworking, inventive and caring group. We were proud to name
ourselves among their number.
About Cutters Brewing Company
Cutters Brewing Co. was founded in late 2010 as a smallnano-brewery located in Bloomington, IN. In 2012, the
operation was expanded and relocated to Avon, IN as a production brewery with capacity to produce as much as
16,000 bbls per year.
Cutters was founded by long time friends and accomplished homebrewers Monte Speicher, Chris Inman and
Amanda Speicher and was expanded in 2012 by a significant investment from a silent partner.
Gus here again: The press release names the Avon Sewage Company and Cutters inability to come to terms with it. There is no Avon Sewage Company. Avon has no utilities. According to officials, the sewage is regulated by the Hendricks Regional Sewage District.