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Stubborn German Brewing Company


Mon: 11am - 4pm
Tues - Thurs: 11am - 9pm
Fri - Sat: 11am -10pm
Sun: Closed

brewery with flowers - Chris Rahn
bar for jenny - Chris Rahn
inside brewery - Chris Rahn

About Stubborn German Brewing Company

vStubborn German Brewing Company opened in downtown Waterloo, Illinois in April of 2016 and is owned and operated by Chris and Tammy Rahn. Waterloo is an old, traditional, small town with lots of German influence that can be found all around the city. When we were naming our brewery, the term “Stubborn German” kept sticking with us and the more we thought about the German beers that we wanted to brew that were made the same way in Germany for hundreds of years, our German roots in our families and our town, and also the fact that we don’t exclusively brew German styles, but also have a love for hoppy American styles as well, make us pretty stubborn ourselves.

We also feature the best bourbon selection in the area, and probably one of the best in the state. Patrons are encouraged to bring in food from any of the handful of great restaurants that surround our brewery and eat here if they wish. We use traditional German beer hall tables and bench seating that encourages our always lively and fun atmosphere. We’re located 20 minutes south of the JB Bridge, so we’re easy to find and worth checking out! Like our Facebook page to stay up to date on all things Stubborn German. Prost!

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Stubborn German Brewing Company

119 South Main St.
Waterloo, IL 62298


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