We Are Hydra Beer Company

The brain child of two metal rockers

Founded in 2015

Our Beers

Our Team

Nick Murphy

Nick Murphy

/ Owner/Founder /

Title: Owner/Co-Founder

Nick Name: Murph

Favorite Hydra Beer: Unholy vanilla

When I converted to craft beer: I got hooked on the hop flavors of Sierra Nevada Pale ale and there was no looking back.

Favorite part of my job at Hydra: Meeting and hearing people say how much they enjoy our beer and taproom

Other talents: Writer/ Headbanger

Guilty pleasure/s: Anything involving marshmallows,  and Huey Lewis and the News.

What’s in my fridge: Currently Boulevard tropical pale ale and Bells two hearted.

If I was a beer: Probably an IPA with tropical flavors because it reminds me of being close to the ocean which is where I love to be.

If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: Probably Todd Haug from Surly because he’s a fellow head banger and shares my love for cats.

William “Bud” Molyneux

William “Bud” Molyneux

/ Brewer /

Title: Head Brewer

Nick Name: Bud

Favorite Hydra Beer: Morning Star Berliner Wiesse

When I converted to craft beer: When I started home brewing about 13 years ago. I wanted to drink different beers so I started brewing them.

Favorite part of my job at Hydra: Brewing the beer.

Other talents: Drinking the beer.

Guilty pleasure/s: Watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel at Christmas time.

What’s in my fridge: Various beers and left overs.

If I was a beer: Map of the Sun (Rare Barrel) is a golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with apricots. This sour beer is fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and soured with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus bacteria. With 42 lbs. of apricots added to each oak barrel, this sour beer is overflowing with notes of juicy apricots and apricot jam. Tart and complex, this beer has a bright acidity that enhances its fruity aromatics. It is bright, just like my personality!

If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave or Jay Goodwin of the Rare Barrel. Both of these brewers make absolutely great sour and funky beers. And the Sour Hour podcast has really helped my sour beer brewing.

Kelcey Schröder

Kelcey Schröder

/ Beertender /

Title: Beertender

Nick Name: Beer Holster Chick

Favorite Hydra Beer: Morning Star Berliner Weisse

When I converted to craft beer: My first visit to a brewery with my older brother in 2008. We went to Three Floyd’s Brewery in Munster, IN.  They had over 25 taps, incredible food, and Gumballhead blew my tiny beer mind.

Favorite part of my job at Hydra: Talking about beer, nerding out over beer, working with awesome people, drinking beer, but my most favorite part is helping first timers find the beer that they can drink again and again.

Other talents: Photographer, drummer, dog whisperer, I bowled a 266 once and I can make one heck of a charcuterie platter.

Guilty pleasure/s: Cheese, ice cream, naps with my dog, and the Back to the Future trilogies.

What’s in my fridge: Various meats and cheeses, hummus, Odell IPA, Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose, Dark Lord, BCBS, Odell Friek, Hydra Death Breath, Bell’s Two Hearted, Surly Furious and about 100 other beers. It’s a big fridge.

If I was a beer: A Gose, it looks approachable and simple, and then the salt and tartness gets you when you weren’t expecting it, but it’s strangely refreshing and you go back for more…

If you could hug a brewer… who & why?: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery. The Brewmasters Table book opened my mind to so much beer knowledge, he has killer style, and his Instagram account is the best.


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

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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.