Meet the Team: Nathan Grosse

Meet the Team: Nathan Grosse

What is your official title at Hop & Barrel? Full-time taproom dude. What does a typical day look like for you? I show up in the morning, get the place ready to open, make sure the tap list is updated, design some artwork for new beers on the...

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...

Meet the Team: Joe Elkin

Meet the Team: Joe Elkin

What is your official title at Hop & Barrel?   Sales Rep/ Ambassador of Fun   What does a typical day look like for you?  I cover two different ends of the state.  I start some mornings in Hudson and hit the road for the Madison &...

All About That Beer: Big Mik’s

All About That Beer: Big Mik’s

We love Mike so much we decided to name a brew after him! This delicious blend of beer and coffee is sure to please the crowd. We wanted to create a beer that many people would like, and that would go with pretty much anything. Our main...

All About That Beer: Milkshake

All About That Beer: Milkshake

We know that milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard so, we got thinking. What if we bring a Milkshake Kettle Sour Double Dry Hop IPA to the brewery? And that is just what we did! Come to the brewery today to try one for yourself! Where does...