We Are Hydra Beer Company

The brain child of two metal rockers

Founded in 2015

Our Beers

Our Team

Chad Petit

Chad Petit

/ Owner/Founder /

Title: Owner/Co-Founder

Nick Name: That one guy who plays in all the Death Metal bands

Favorite Hydra Beer: Hades and Immortal

When I converted to craft beer: After I found the Dark Lord of Malt. Being evil isn’t all bad. 1998 when we lived in Boulder,CO a smelly hippy introduced me to New Belgium.

Favorite part of my job at Hydra: Building a brand around a direct reflection of who we are. No mercy or compromise in vision. Nick and I sit outside the typical market, and we are well aware of it and embrace it. We have built Hydra as a mirror of who we are as individuals, what we like both in taste and in vision. We do what we know best and try to do it the best we can. We are not out to win someone over by giving them what they hope to see. I just wouldn’t feel right in doing so. Getting to be me daily is the best part of my job….and so is the beer….and the metals. Those are good parts too.

Other talents: Playing in metal bands. Tho, not sure it is really a talent since I have been doing it fruitlessly for over 25 years.

Guilty pleasure/s: I put myself out there pretty openly…I don’t hold much back so I don’t have any really. My one true pleasure is my family, my wife and my two beautiful little girls. They drive me daily to better myself.

What’s in my fridge: Bank Sour Bomb and test batches.

If I was a beer: Our experimental Yogurt Sour cuz it punches everyone in the mouth. That or our Unholy…cuz, well…duh.

If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: Nick Nunns. Metal.

Ryan Below

Ryan Below

/ Beertender /

Title: Beertender

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.

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

A look into the process…

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Hydra Hype

Hydra Hype

A few things we’ve been involved in…

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Our Taproom

Our Taproom

Standing out from the crowd…

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Watch How It's Done!

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.