We Are Hydra Beer Company

The brain child of two metal rockers

Founded in 2015

Our Beers

Our Team

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.

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!

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.

Gallery

The Brew House

The Brew House

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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

Events

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.