There is a new brewer in town…well sort of, David Oldenburg commutes form Green Bay, WI where he lives with his wife, dog and two young boys. David started as an interim brewer in May at H.H. HINDER Brewing Co. but he loves it at HINDER so much he decided to stay! He has used his award-winning talent and has concocted all the recipes for the HINDERS you are grabbing these days. If you haven’t stopped in lately make sure you do because you’ll REALLY enjoying the brews, even if it didn’t tickle your fancy before.
David comes to us from Titletown Brewing Company where he was hired to muck out the lauter tun in 2004 and worked his way up proving his talent as Brewmaster from 2006 - 2019. David grew Titletown from a 1,000 bbl brewpub to a 5,000 bbl packaging brewery with statewide distribution. He has participated in numerous certified beer judging events between the years of 2007-2015. In 2009, he competed in the Associate Program in Brewing Technology at the World Brewing Academy. David is a national-ranked BJCP beer judge and judges the Great American Beer Festival. You’ll see him in the brewery wearing shorts all year (including an occasional Lederhosen sighting).
David’s beers have won numerous awards over the years; in 2015, he was named Great American Beer Festival Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year!
When David is not brewing and judging, he participates in the Master Brewers Association as a technical presenter and podcast guest. It’s amazing he has time for anything else, but in his free time David also plays the violin in two symphonies, the Manitowoc Symphony and the Weidner Philharmonic. David has a fun, shy humor which is starting to shine through his crazy brewing stories from the past, in naming those HINDER beers and all throughout the “Brewing Lab”. We are enjoying David’s understated, humble approach as Brewmaster and hope you enjoy the palette-pleasing HINDERS he continues to brew up for all to enjoy!
Introducing our Namesake Beers:
Foundry Water Lager
IBU 45 ABV 6.2%
I named this for my Dad, Howard.
Howard was a foundry man at Pelton Steel, Milwaukee, then moved to Waupaca Foundry. Like all foundry men he was a loyal, hardworking and dedicated man, always putting in a full days work to earn that nice cold pilsner. To honor him and all hardworking people, we offer our Foundry Water. This unfiltered pre-prohibition style American Lager goes down easy, exhibits a light malty sweetness and finishes with a firm, yet balanced, hoppiness.
Roofer’s Delight Red Lager
IBU 30 ABV 6.4%
I named this one for my father-in-law, Harold. Harold was a roofer by trade first at Langer Roofing in Milwaukee until he started his own roofing company, Krebs Roofing Inc. He has always been on top of things and a dedicated, hardworking man who enjoys ending many a long day with a cold red lager. His daughters recall him reciting his roofer’s creed, “Red sky in the morning - roofer’s warning, red sky at night - Roofer’s Delight!” Little did we know that works for sailors too! This HINDER has aromas of caramelized malt and roasted grain with a smooth medium to light body and a slightly hoppy finish.
Wee Heavy HINDER Scotch Ale
IBU 29 ABV 10.0%
This deeply malty, red-brown, Scotch-style strong ale ("wee heavy") features intermingling flavors of rich malt, dark caramel, and ripe fruit with a hint of roasted grain balancing its semi-sweet finish. This Scotch Ale brew was created to commemorate our first year as a brewery and taproom. As we sip this wonderful “Wee Heavy HINDER” on this crisp October day, we reflect on a complex year in which we rose above the bitter beginning and emerge strong and running smooth! Raise a glass, Slainte Mhaith (sla-cha vah)...translates to good health!
Peach Bum Blonde Ale
IBU 13 ABV 4.6%
We’re a little fuzzy on this story but a couple of things are for sure, our brewmaster wanted to do something fruity and we want to hold on to those sun-kissed summer memories at the beach. The result? A hazy blonde brew with peach and a hint of apricot...sandy cheeks and tan lines optional! Enjoy this refreshing blonde ale, brewed with barley and wheat malts, whose malty sweetness balances a tart, fruity finish.
HINDERfest 2019 Amber Lager
IBU 21 ABV 6.5%
As Mike always said, “Who wouldn’t want to go to HINDERfest?!” So to do it right the first time we loaded this HINDER with German hops and so much flavor you’ll rip right out of your lederhosen. So raise your glass and Prost with this brew - HINDERfest 2019, a malty amber lager with the rich malt of a Bavarian-style Märzen, like a pale ale with plenty of woody, pine-like German hops.
Swift Kick Red IPA
IBU 60 ABV 6.8%
“What you really need is a Swift Kick in the HINDER!” -popular in the 70’s and so appropriate for this brew. Deep red in color, this IPA matches crisp pine-like hop flavor with a firm, but creamy malty backbone and a fleet-footed final snap of hops in the finish.
IBU 20.1 ABV 5.3%
The home of H.H. HINDER Brewing Co. – Waupaca: a city positioned right in the middle of Wisconsin, surrounded by beauty, good people and the simple life. This blonde ale is perfect for a day out on the Chain O’ Lakes, whether it’s on a boat or on the ice. Get your HINDER to Waupaca, WI now for a pint of perfectly light and simple 715!
IBU 40.8 ABV 5.2%
A nickname for the old stomping grounds in Amherst, this porter will have you happily reminiscing on those gold old days. Rich in both flavor and body with every sip, this HINDER will have you grinning from ear to ear.
I Pledge my Assets IPA
IBU 66.5 ABV 6.2%
It all began with the love of a good IPA…and then before we knew it, we’ve got ourselves a brewery and the Head HINDER has successfully forked it all (well more than expected) over! Cheers to a dream, and a journey worth every penny. Not overly bitter or offensive, rather complex and refreshing, it’s definitely worth pledging an asset or maybe two.
IBU 11.9 ABV 5.7%
Just like a HINDER is critical to the human body, a Weissbier is a staple in our lineup. Beautifully cloudy, with slightly sweet notes of banana and wheat, es schmeckt sehr gut!
Red Tail Ale Amber Ale
IBU 25.9 ABV 5.6%
Just a guy, his shed and a few ingredients…what could go wrong? Luckily it all came together perfectly: a hint of sweetness, crimson in color and pleasantly hoppy and crisp…after a taste of this HINDER you might find yourself shaking your tail feather down Red Tail Lane.
IBU 62.3 ABV 7.7%
Don’t worry there aren’t any beads of sweat in here, but our Master Brewer sure put his back into this one. As you enjoy this dark, delicious brew send a toast to him for the long, dark nights that made this one extra delicious!
Pale Moon Pale Ale
IBU 40.0 ABV 7.0%
Fifty years ago Apollo 11 landed on the moon, so to celebrate we asked our brewer David to shoot for the moon. What he blessed us with is his very own “Pale Moon” - A golden, light-bodied Pale Ale brewed with 100% Wisconsin-grown hops, which lend tropical fruit character and just enough snappy bitterness for all to enjoy. So, whether you are taking your first steps onto the scene of craft beers or a seasoned geek, come on in and grab a “Pale Moon” in honor of Neil and Buzz - cheers!
Craggy HINDER New England IPA
IBU 41.2 ABV 7.89%
Unlike its American IPA counterpart, this New England IPA embraces cragginess, which creates its intensity. This beer finds clarity in all the haziness of a craggy life - here to smooth it all over for you. And who knows a couple sips might make you or the person next to you appear ruggedly handsome. It’s mild hop bitterness is complimented by tropical flavors of passion fruit, papaya and citrus. Don’t be fooled...those flavors don’t come from fruit, rather, a direct result of the hops mingling with our proprietary blend of multiple different yeast strains.