So the story goes…


“It all started when I was drinking beer with my buddies back in my 20’s and I said I was going to open HINDERS – the opposite of HOOTERS. Over the years, lots of jokes involved my vision of HINDERS. In 2017, I decided to more seriously look at checking that item off my bucket list. I started researching Wisconsin cities that never in history had a brewery. To my surprise Waupaca was one of them. I grew up in Amherst so that even strengthened that possibility more. After exploring several buildings for HINDER to call home, I decided on 804 Churchill Street. I pledged my assets and demolition commenced and renovation followed. Well sort of, except my wife Jackie said I couldn’t use just the name HINDER…I had to class it up a bit. So, I thought more about it, and figured, why not name it after my two favorite guys in the whole world…my dad Howard, and my father-in-law Harold?! And from that H.H. Hinder Brewing Co. was born!

So, as we say, Harold and Howard HINDER are brothers from other mothers. And yes, this story is to be continued…Our beers, merchandise, and taproom will reflect the many, silly puns from Harold, Howard and Hinder, and any other light-hearted names, phrases and jokes that we come up with as we brew, and GRAB HINDERS!

We hope you enjoy grabbing HINDERS as much as we do!”

Mike Stroik

*Disclaimer – No actual hinders were grabbed or harmed in the making of this brewery. Please grab our HINDERS responsibly.


Don’t believe us, hear from those who have already grabbed a few…

“The atmosphere is awesome, and the beer is too!! Highly recommend this establishment!”

“Excellent in every way! Love the style. Love the beer. Love the people. This is definitely the new place to be. Can’t wait to spend more time here!”



MON: Closed
TUE: Closed
WED: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
THU: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FRI: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
SAT: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
SUN: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


804 Churchill St, Waupaca, WI 54981

(715) 942-8018