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Bitcoin cryptocurrency will be accepted at Switchyard Brewing Co.

Josh Casey pours a beer on Wednesday while working at Switchyard Brewing Co. On Monday, the North Walnut Street bar will add Bitcoin cryptocurrency to its accepted payment methods.

From Monday, Switchyard Brewing Co. will accept a new payment method — Bitcoin Cryptocurrency — for its beer and its food.

While Kurtis Cummings, general manager of the bar at 419 N. Walnut St., doesn’t expect many people to pay using cryptocurrency, he’s thrilled to be Indiana’s first brewery to offer the option of bitcoin transactions.

Cummings and his new “head of crypto” Michael McClung have been working to add cryptocurrency to the brewery’s list of payment options. McClung started using cryptocurrency shortly after its introduction and helped develop the master plan to add it to payment options at Switchyard Brewing.

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The addition of cryptocurrency is just the latest unconventional and innovative addition to the brewery, which also no longer accepts tips for its employees. Instead, it raised prices last summer to cover paying employees a living wage.