Anthony Dabruzzi, Ed Bremer, and Aaron Kearns welcome you to Stone Tap.
Six years ago we sparked a vision of combining our passion for quality food and craft beer. Our persistence and patience resulted in Stone Tap, a gastropub which opened in June 2013.
Stone Tap resides in a historic Hudson property built in 1875. Known for its 140 year history as a grand hotel and numerous bars/restaurants (most recently the Dibbo’s bar and nightclub), our building has garnered much interest from the community during its renovation. The building’s history has been uncovered layer by layer, from a restored exterior brick façade to resurrected hand-laid limestone and cream city brick walls. Every detail of the renovation was carefully considered within the plans to accommodate a craft beer gastropub, while maintaining and emphasizing the building’s underlying character.
Visit Stone Tap during this first phase of the revitalization, and watch the progress unfold as the renovation extends to the back nightclub and second and third floors. Check out our extensive tap and bottle beer selection, and browse our lunch and dinner menus for fresh farm-to-table seasonal creations from Chef John.
We thank everyone involved:
- Hiawatha National Bank
- Klär Dig Construction
- Elliot Architects
- Sticks and Stone Construction
- Wisconsin Business Development
- Regional Business Fund, Inc.
- Trades and craftsmen involved in revitalizing and restoring the building
- The city of Hudson
- All friends and families for their continued support!
John Bender, Executive Chef, enjoys a good Oktoberfest. Staghorn and Hinterland top his favorites list. John studied hotel and restaurant management, but his real passion is food. He likes to create elegant, simple food using the highest quality ingredients. Chef John enjoys hearing “that was the best….” from guests and thinks food is 80% the ingredients and only 20% what you do with it. Yet the 20% is quite significant and the menu is a reflection of what John enjoys eating. John likes to use various techniques and cooking styles to create an exciting gastronomical experience.
Catherine, previously the General Manager at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul, enjoys a good porter. Catherine’s first porter was Deschutes Black Butte, which she drank every time she visited her sister in Portland, OR. Little did Catherine realize that her experiences drinking craft beer would eventually turn into a career. Catherine was one of the original staff at The Happy Gnome. During Catherine’s time serving, she expanded her love for beer without always appreciating the easy access to so much craft beer. Catherine became General Manager of the Happy Gnome in 2008 and helped drive the craft beer community in the Twin Cities, organizing Firkin Fest, monthly beer dinners, and specialty craft beer tappings. Catherine is excited to learn about the beers available on this side of the MN-WI border.
Bio coming soon.