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hopskeller brewing company


In the Heart of Downtown Waterloo

Hopskeller is located in Downtown Waterloo, Illinois. Waterloo is just minutes from the metro St. Louis area and has a historic and thriving downtown. Hopskeller joins the ranks of popular destination restaurant Gallagher's, our friends at Stubborn German Brewing Company just around the corner, and many other great stops in town.

Hopskeller is a brewery influenced by the beers of Northern England and the Pacific Northwest, currently focused on providing our Pale Mild Ale, Raspberry Ale, "Illinois Common" Ale, Northern Pale Ale, Northern English Brown Ale, and "Across the Pond" Hybrid IPA.

Brewed in a pre-Civil War home remodeled with reclaimed materials, devastated by an after-hours fire, and reopened one year later, Hopskeller is more than a brewery. It is a gathering place for laughter, discussion and the heart-warming joy of beer with friends.


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Great Beer, Food & Company

Our brewers have won over 20 awards at sanctioned homebrewing competitions across the country since the summer of 2015 alone. Our specialties are English-style ales and Northwest Coast American ales. The choice of beers has some sentimental importance; founder Matt Schweizer has lived in northern England and Oregon, and both places were instrumental in helping develop his style and brewing philosophy.

Many of Hopskeller's beers come from recipes that Matt created to relive the greatest moments of traveling in Europe and the American Northwest, and we hope that these beers will create memories for you, too! We offer a wide array of seasonal ales and lagers that test the artistry of our brewing team and will hopefully intrigue even the most experienced beer nerd!

In addition to great beer, we also offer a variety of hand mixed cocktails and a wide wine selection. We also serve wood-fired pizzas, soft baked pretzels, hot dogs, brats, salads and other foods that make great beer pairings. Come try them out!


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Daily Specials *NEW!*

[sampler flights available $9.50]

Tuesdays -           Pizza and a Pitcher for $20 + Trivia Night (free admission 7-8 pm and 8-9 pm)

Wednesdays -  $9.95 Pizza & Salad Buffet + 1/2 Off Growler Refills

Thursdays -       Thank-You Thursdays (50c on select drafts from 5:00-9:00)

seasonal & speciality beers

Clair De Lune Blonde Ale
[2.80% ABV, 11 IBU] 
An ultra-light summer slammer. Lovers of light beers should look here!

Nickel Block English Ordinary
[3.40% ABV, 20 IBU]
A smooth, light English summer ale generously hopped with gentle English varietals.

Do-It Kuit
[5.00% ABV, 13 IBU] 
This easy-drinking ale tastes like a fuller-bodied, slightly more herbal Saison.

There It Is Chili Beer (6.0% ABV, 12 IBU)
[6.00% ABV, 12 IBU]
This American wheat ale features cherry-wood smoked barley, copious amounts of pineapple, and an intriguing blend of Guajillo, Jalapeno, and Habanero chili peppers.


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right in historic

downtown waterloo


where @

116 East 3rd Street
Waterloo, IL, 62298
United States