We Are Hydra Beer Company

The brain child of two metal rockers

Founded in 2015

Our Beers

Our Team

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.

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.


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.