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Meet the Team – Anna Langer

Meet the Team – Anna Langer

Meet Anna, beertender for the Hop & Barrel team and we are stoked to have her aboard! Her friend helps the guys brew, so she popped in one day and was chatting them up. She just happened to randomly ask if they were hiring, even though she...

Meet the Team – Ethan Mollet

Meet the Team – Ethan Mollet

What do Costa Rica and Hudson, Wisconsin have in common? Ethan Mollet, that’s what. Ethan started out at Hop & Barrel as a cellarman and has quickly worked his way into Assistant Brewer. He is original from the Green Bay area, and currently...

Meet the Team – Katie Eells

Meet the Team – Katie Eells

Katie brings a chill and down to earth vibe to the Hop & Barrel team. Her unique dose of curiosity is refreshing. Although Katie is now a mad scientist, she originally had aspirations to be a veterinarian. With an insatiable appetite for...

Meet the Team – Rebecca Lutz

Meet the Team – Rebecca Lutz

Meet Rebecca Lutz – Beertender at Hop & Barrel Brewery. We are excited to have her on our team. She loves connecting with people in the environment that a brewery creates, and enjoys meeting the cool people who stop into our taproom...

Meet the Team – Jeremy Ries

Meet the Team – Jeremy Ries

We sat down with Jeremy Ries, the new Director of First Impressions for Hop & Barrel Brewery, aka Beer Sales. We are very excited to have him on board! He is a home-brewer who just recently won the Osceola Wisconsin Homebrew Competition...

Join the Hop & Barrel Drinking Team

Join the Hop & Barrel Drinking Team

Join the Hop & Barrel drinking team! We want YOU to be a part of our team, bring your buddies and cheer each other on. It’s no coincidence beer rhymes with cheer. Our drinking team offers two different levels, the Hop Level and the...

Drinking with your eyes

Drinking with your eyes

Fads are no stronger to craft beer. Some fads have grown into cornerstones of craft beer, IIPA and barrel aging are prime examples. While others haven’t obtained such longevity… looking at you Black IPA. Yet few of these trends seemed to...

The “Rule of Two”

The “Rule of Two”

The “Rule of Two” is a term you may have heard us drop or seen us use on social media. The Rule of Two is going to be an ongoing series of beers available exclusively at our taproom. Rule of Two can best be defined as one or more of the...

Our Approach to Recipes

Our Approach to Recipes

Ask any brewer how they approach crafting their recipes and you’ll likely receive as many answers as brewers you ask. Likewise, it is rarely constructive, or even appropriate, to comment on what is “good” or “bad” when it comes to...

Five Things

Five Things

For everyone following us online, or if you’ve driven through downtown Hudson lately, it’s pretty obvious we’ve been hard at work in the brewery and taproom. In just a few months we’ll be ready to welcome the beer-drinking public to enjoy...

The Story of the Founders

The Story of the Founders

The story of Brian and Justin began in the Fall of 2014. At that tine, Brian was working at American Sky Brewing Company in Hudson, WI, and Justin recently joined the Hudson Homebrewer’s Club, which frequented the brewery. Brian was always...

The Journey So Far

The Journey So Far

While we haven’t reached the opening, we have reached a point where looking back we can appreciate living through a plan that’s been years in the making.  It has been an awesome experience. While the idea of opening a brewery, and...