by Jun 21, 2020News0 comments

Thank you to everyone who has visited HCB since we began serving on our covered patio and in the beer garden. The past few weekends have been a blast and, I am happy to report, we plan to start seating/serving in the taproom again next Friday, June 26th! Thursday we will be open for outdoor seating 11am-9pm. Friday and Saturday we will open the taproom from 11am-10pm, and Sunday from 11am-8pm. We plan to maintain the Thursday through Sunday schedule, as well as the modified menu, for at least the next few weeks. It has been wonderful seeing many of our friends as well as a lot of new faces. We look forward to a great summer!


Todd McLester is our salty founder. After 25 years of protecting the fine citizens of Rockford, Illinois in a variety of positions with the Rockford Police Department, Todd decided to take it easy and build a little brewpub in Byron. The brewpub is fondly named after Todd’s Scottish Highland Cattle.