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FAQ's

Where are you located?

1 Union Special Plaza, Suite 113
Huntley, IL 60142

Look for the smokestack on the Southeast corner of the Union Special Building on Route 47.


Do you serve food?

No, we do not have food. We do have snacks available for purchase in the taproom from Ream’s Meat Market and Gnarly Knots Pretzels. We also have a schedule of rotating food trucks and pop-up events, providing you with a variety of different places to choose from. Please see our Events page here for all food truck schedule info.


Can I bring my own food?

When we do not have a truck scheduled, you are more than welcome to bring in your own food, or have food delivered to you at the brewery from a number of local establishments. We have menus available in the taproom.


Do you have anything to drink besides beer?

Why yes, we do. We always have a rotating cider on draft (always gluten free), as well as one red and one white wine. We also carry Coke products and juice boxes for NA options.


Can I bring my own drinks?

No. We do not allow any outside alcohol. Please don’t bring any. 


Do you rent out the taproom for private events?

We do not take table reservations in the taproom, but are happy to discuss possible options for parties/events on a case by case basis. For all party/event inquiries, please send an email to Katie@sewhopd.com


Where can I find your beer?

For right now, the only place to get our beer is right here in our taproom. Stay tuned, more beer is coming.

Why the name Sew Hop’d?

Because we’re punny, and we like it. But really, the brewery is owned by the same folks that own Union Special, with whom we share our building. What then, is Union Special, you ask? As some of you in Huntley may already know, Union Special is an industrial sewing machine factory that has been around since 1881. They moved into this building here in Huntley in 1948, and have been a staple in Huntley’s history ever since. And yes, they are still making sewing machines everyday.


Are kids allowed at the brewery?

Yes, we are a family friendly establishment. We welcome you and your kiddos, but please keep in mind that kids need to remain seated with you to ensure their safety and the safety and comfort of other guests. If they don’t, please expect a kind and gentle reminder from us.

*For your convenience, we do have a changing table in our Family restroom.


Are dogs allowed at the brewery?

We welcome your pups on the patio anytime. Just please don’t forget their leash, and please clean up after them appropriately.


Can you smoke on the patio?

There is no smoking on the patio, or anywhere within 15 feet of the brewery building and/or fenced area. 


Do you fill Growlers?

No, we do not fill growlers. We do, however, have 32 oz. crowlers that are available to go. Why crowlers, not growlers? Unlike crowlers, glass growlers allow for light to contact beer creating light-struck, skunky flavors. Growlers are also often not cleaned properly, and we like clean beer. We promise, your beer will stay fresh longer this way. Ask your bartender for which crowlers are available.