About Skeleton Key

The brother-sister-husband team of Skeleton Key founded it as a brewery incubator, an immersive experience for new brewers to get hands-on experience running a brewery and tap room. John Szopa, Emily Slayton, and Paul Slayton are Lombard natives with 20 years of homebrewing experience and a passion for great craft beer. They specialize in brewing classic styles with a twist, experimenting with different yeast strains and natural adjuncts, often as variations of our established recipes. Examples include their Trouble Wonโ€™t Trouble You black IPA infused with chanterelle mushrooms, Saudade Belgian wit with chrysanthemum and sage on tart cherries, and a Mexican hot cocoa version of porter.