We Are Hydra Beer Company
The brain child of two metal rockers
Founded in 2015
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 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
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.
Hydra proudly offers a selection of Roskens pizza!
Complimentary pretzels and popcorn are also provided to our guests.