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Meet the Team: Karen Schwarz

Meet the Team: Karen Schwarz

What is your official title at Hop & Barrel?   Well my business cards say “Director of Shenanigans” but you can just call me the Taproom and Event Manager  What does a typical day look like for you?  My typical day starts off with...

All About That Beer: Scaredy Pie

All About That Beer: Scaredy Pie

Beer #2 in our Kettle Sour Series is officially here! Scaredy Pie is a Kettle Sour Ale with key limes…seriously, so many key limes. Read on to learn more! Where does the name Scaredy Pie come from? Justin: Where all the best ideas come...

All About That Beer: Hudson Haze

All About That Beer: Hudson Haze

Full of incredibly juicy flavor, Hudson Haze is a Hop & Barrel favorite. In fact, you like it so much, we’ve decided to make it available all year. Read on to learn more from its creators! Where does the name Hudson Haze come from? Justin...

Brew Like a Girl: Lady of the Woods

Brew Like a Girl: Lady of the Woods

The Brew Like A Girl (BLAG) series has been going great! We’ve now released three beers in the series and already have a fourth in the plans to be released in April or May. We brewed the third BLAG beer in collaboration with Witch Hunt, Mpls, an...

All About That Beer: Space Force

All About That Beer: Space Force

A beer that is out of this world! If you are looking for an adventure to another planet then you should join the Space Force. A myriad of classified hops make this beer taste like it’s from another galaxy. Malty sweet, but bitter enough to know...

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 recipe...

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 our...

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...