Starting as a wheat mill in the late XVI century, El Colorado mill became a textile factory.
Established back in 1846 by Cayetano Rubio, an important pioneer of the Mexican textile industry, Hercules is the second most antique factory in Mexico.
Located in Queretaro, in one of the most historical neighborhoods from the city, the suburb gained its name from the iconic factory, employing 10% of Queretaro population.
150 years later and since 2011, Hercules became a microbrewery, focusing on crafting fresh beer using the best local ingredients.
At the heart of former industrial units, the now landmark holds a cultural center for the city with a beer garden where concerts, outdoor movie projections and beer festivals take place.
Now for the new addition to the complex, the antique mansion of the former factory is being transformed into a forty-room hotel, preserving the antique vibe from the original house.
A spa, a pool, and a new restaurant, are all gathered around the iconic marble statue of Hercules, brought by Cayetano Rubio back in the XIX century to crown the factory.
Constantly evolving, Hercules is full of its own vibe and esthetics thanks to the community inside and outside the factory.