We Are Hydra Beer Company

The brain child of two metal rockers

Founded in 2015

Our Beers

Our Team

Sheldon Swan

Sheldon Swan

/ Beertender /

Title: Beertender

Nick Name: Sheldon

Favorite Hydra Beer: Immortal

When I converted to craft beer: Probably Sam Adams Boston Lager

Favorite part of my job at Hydra: Learning more about beer while listening to Metal!!

Other talents: Mediocre guitar player, I can clap really loud.

Guilty pleasure/s: I don’t feel guilty about any of my pleasures

What’s in my fridge: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Alaskan Summer and severed heads….of lettuce.

If I was a beer: I’d be Pale Horse because it’s always a good choice.

If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: I’ll hug any brewer that needs a hug.

Tony DePaolo

Tony DePaolo

/ Beertender /

Title: Beertender

Nick Name: “the guy with the beard and the hat”

Favorite Hydra Beer: Tie: Unholy Vanilla / Immortal

When I converted to craft beer: 2009ish

Favorite part of my job at Hydra: supporting a local business that was started by my friends.

Other talents: playing guitar / bass

Guilty pleasure/s: Canadian lagers: Moosehead, Molson, Labatt Blue… So good.

What’s in my fridge: Zip Line Copper Alt, West O Cocoa Stout, Hydra Pale Horse, and a can of Grain Belt that no one seems to want

If I was a beer: Which one? Hydra Unholy Vanilla. Why? Tall, dark, and handsome with a touch of evil…just like me.

If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: David Gottlob Jüngling (D.G. Yuengling) – founder of Yuengling beer and Americas oldest brewery. Yuengling is taste of home for me. Every time I head back east it’s all I drink. Anything that has that sort of impact is monumental. Plus, it embodies the attitude of the area it comes from. It’s a working class beer for a working class area.

Krista Juhlin

Krista Juhlin

/ Beertender /

Title: Beertender

Nick Name: (open to suggestions)

Favorite Hydra Beer: Always the one I get to try next. But on a standing basis? Brewmortal. It’s a combination of both my downfalls.

When I converted to craft beer: After art beer. (But seriously, as soon as I was old enough to procure it for myself. I’ve always loved trying new stuff.)

Favorite part of my job at Hydra: I get to work with beer, and talk about beer, and be a part of an amazing group of people. So..all of it. (Except, obviously, cleaning the bathrooms.)

Other talents: I’m a linguist. I speak English, French and Spanish and I can read Cyrillic and Arabic, but my mother-tongue is sarcasm. Also I play the violin.

Guilty pleasure/s: Drinking a lot of beer and watching baseball. And coffee. And cheese.

What’s in my fridge: Surly Furious, Hydra Death Breath Mango growler, Ommegang Shadow Brewer Russian imperial stout, Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose and a lot of hot sauces. Maybe some milk and an egg?

If I was a beer: Which one? Why? I’m a Belgian quad. Small and nice-looking like the chalice I’m served in, a lot of bold favors without too much bite, but not to be underestimated.. I pack a punch!!!

If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: Hands down, Arthur Guiness. I love his beer. Plus, that dude signed a 9,000 year lease on his brewery! He couldn’t even imagine what the world might become in that time frame, but he was that certain there would still be a place for his beer in it. That’s the kind of confidence I want us to embody!


The Brew House

The Brew House

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Hydra Hype

Hydra Hype

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Our Taproom

Our Taproom

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Another Brew Day at Hydra


Sunday Growler Fills
30 June 2015

20% off growler fills all day Sunday!
Hydra Beers only • Hydra Taproom only • Hydra Growlers only


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Pizza & Pint Night
13 January 2017

All day Tuesdays… get a pizza and a pint of Hydra draft beer for just $12. (more…)

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Donut & Beer Pairing
18 January 2017

Join us March 18th & 19th for this very special donut and beer pairing at the Hydra Taproom where we will be pairing 4 Flyboy Donuts with 4 Hydra Beers for $20. (more…)

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Taproom Hours

Mon – Thurs: 3pm – 10pm

Fri: 1pm – midnight

Sat: 11am – midnight

Sun: 1pm – 7pm

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Food Options

Hydra proudly offers a selection of Roskens pizza!

Complimentary pretzels and popcorn are also provided to our guests.