We Are Hydra Beer Company
The brain child of two metal rockers
Founded in 2015
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.
Nick Name: Wally
Favorite Hydra Beer: The one that’s in front of me! I don’t really have a favorite… it depends what I’m in the mood for and whether or not I’m pairing it with food. Pale Horse is a beer I can drink any day.
When I converted to craft beer: My first taste of craft beer was in the early 90’s when Jeff Lebesch of New Belgium was still brewing & bottling in his basement. I tasted a Fat Tire and loved the Belgian flavors that I’d never tasted before in a beer.
Favorite part of my job at Hydra: Meeting people and developing friendships over a beer!
Other talents: Brewer, Teacher, Web developer, photographer & repurposer.
Guilty pleasure/s: BelVita Crackers every morning with coffee & hazelnut creamer. Old country (Johnny, Willie, Merle), single malt scotch & a good cigar.
What’s in my fridge: Lagunitas Waldos, Bent Paddle Pils, Funkwerks Tropic King & home brew. Down in the cellar… a collection of aging sours & bourbon stouts.
If I was a beer: Arrogant Bastard… haha, maybe! I don’t know, maybe a pils or a hefe. They’re two great summer-time styles that are enjoyable on a hot day… and I do enjoy warm summer days!
If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: John Palmer… thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge! I’ve read your book, “How to Brew” cover-to-cover.
Nick Name: Ryno
Favorite Hydra Beer: Brewmortal
When I converted to craft beer: I was given a 1-year subscription to a “Beer of the Month Club” as a birthday present back in 2006. Twelve craft beers from all over the country were delivered to my door one a month. Each package came with detailed descriptions of every beer including hop varieties, malt types & flavor notes. Some beers even came with food pairing suggestions. Since then, all I drink is craft beer.
Favorite part of my job at Hydra: I learn a lot, I taste new beers, & the people I work with & meet on a regular basis are great! What’s not to like?
Other talents: Master of the oil rig.
Guilty pleasure/s: Peanut butter filled pretzels, The Cranberries, shower beers & Jameson.
What’s in my fridge: Dogfish 90 minute, Pliny the Elder, Bell’s Hopsolution & Oberon, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Grain Belt Lock & Dam, old sandwich meat, ring bologna, coconut oil, leftover baked beans & a couple expired romaine heads.
If I was a beer: A dirty, cloudy, sticky dank Double IPA. Why? I’m unfiltered. I don’t care what people think of me. I prefer to share company with those who possess a well-rounded palate. Too much of me will give you a headache.
If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: I don’t hub people other than in consolation situations. Sorry. I prefer my space.
Hydra proudly offers a selection of Roskens pizza!
Complimentary pretzels and popcorn are also provided to our guests.