Our Beers, Our History.
Hi! For those of you who don't know us, we are Snapper and Kim Verbsky...yes, that is his name, and yes, it is on his birth certificate. Snapper is from Hillsboro and his family have been in Hillsboro for 5 generations. I am a transplant, but have been able to call Hillsboro my home for 16 years. We are raising our 3 children here and are grateful for them that this is the only place that they'll ever know as home.
Snapper's dad, Joe, was a very skilled craftman with an Artist's talent. Snapper watched his dad turn his craft into a successful trim carpentry business that eventually led to Snap forgoing a college wrestling career and taking up a father and son partnership in the business.
Snap has always had pride in his hometown and has been purchasing buildings as they became available and restoring them to their original glory. Such was the case with 815 Water Avenue. The goal was to offer something that wouldn't compete with other successful businesses in town and to create jobs. The idea of a pizzeria was born. That idea evolved to include a brewery too because Joe had a keen interest in making his own wine and beer. Joe had been working on one recipe for about a year and put the batch to brew when he told Snap, "well, I think this is it, I think I got it!" That was October 15, 2012. Thursday, October 17, 2012, we got the unbelievable news that Joe had died in a fatal car accident. Our world, as we knew it, had been turned upside down.
The following Wednesday, Joe Beer was brewed and ready, so we raised a glass and took a drink. It was Good! He was right, it is the one... this is Joe Beer...simple...no nonsense, just like Joe was. Snapper has now taken on the role of brewing Joe Beer and Hillsboro Pale Ale. both are unique and excellent brews. Our state of the art CO2 and Nitrogen mixing system featers 8 tappers that deliver a variety of Wisconsin microbrews at an icy 35 Degrees. We also serve top shelf liquors and wines. But that's not all...
From American Bistro lunch specials to specialty pizzas, sandwiches, and appetizers, everything we offer is homemade. Our bakery is from an amazing local artisan baker, that bakes fresh buns, breads, hand rolled breadsticks, incredible desserts and our own signature pizza crusts.
We are currently open Tuesday - Sunday. We open at 7 am offering coffee and wifi, the kitchen serves 11 am til 10 pm with our lunch menu and lunch specials served 11 pm - 4 pm, and our pizzas and appetizers are served 4 pm - 10 pm and all day on weekends. Think of us for your next catered event! We are able to work with any budget and we can host up to 150 people in our event room located adjacent to our pub.
So Come on down for a relaxing lunch and dinner, or just stop in for a taste of Joe Beer and Hillsboro Pale Ale...
- Kim and Snapper Verbsky