We’re about quality

pure and simple

What matters to us: authenticity, attention to detail, and craftsmanship. These values are ingrained into Horse Thief Hollow. The award-winning beers we brew, the Southern-inspired food we make from scratch, our knowledgeable staff. Every inch of the old Beverly carpet store that we converted into a brewpub represents these values.

Yep, he did that

Neil Byers Wins 2015 James Tyree Award

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce selected Horse Thief Hollow owner Neil Byers from a field of more than 70 entrepreneurs, singling him out for his community involvement at the innovative craft brewery and restaurant. The James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership award is presented annually to a fast-growing small business in Chicagoland.

Feathers in our cap

Horse Thief Hollow captures medals in prestigious beer competitions

We brew great beer and have the bling to prove it. We brought home a Gold Medal in the 2018 World Beer Cup and a Silver in the 2017 Great American Beer Festival for our French farmhouse ale Bière de Voleur, or Thief’s Beer. In 2016, we earned Bronze in the Great American Beer Festival for our Prunckle’s Dunkel, a dark German lager with nutty malted sweetness. We also snagged first place in the 2016 Festival of Barrel Aged Beers for a Bavarian wheat beer called Hilltop Weizenbock. The 2014 World Beer Cup awarded us a Silver Medal for our Cheval Deux, a fall seasonal French brown ale infused with sweet potato. And we earned a Bronze for our signature 18th Rebellion Kolsch Ale, a Zwickelbier, at the 2014 GABF.

Our Brews

On Tap at the Hollow



Traditional German Hefeweizen with mild clove and banana notes from the traditional German yeast. Smooth, bubbly, and naturally cloudy. ~ 5.0% ABV, 15 IBU. 16 oz. Weizen glass.

Pink Pom Pom


Traditional German Hefeweizen brewed with pomegranate and cherry especially for Mother’s Day. A portion of proceeds goes to the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk! ~ 4.8% ABV, 15 IBU. 16 oz. Weizen glass.

Kitchen Sink


This Pale Ale dates back to Neil’s home brewing days, a time when money was short to come by, but adventure was not. A juicy burst of hops gathered from around the world balances with a select grain bill and a touch of flaked rye. ~ 5.7% ABV, 45 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Bière de Voleur


Silver Medal, 2017 GABF + Gold Medal, 2018 World Beer Cup! This amber French-style farmhouse ale has a toasty biscuit aroma and a toffee-like malt sweetness rounded out with mildly fruity and spicy yeast esters. ~ 7.75% ABV, 18 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.

Ridge Rider


An American Pale Ale brewed with late additions of Citra and Mosaic hops for refreshing and juicy flavor. ~ 5.8% ABV, 78 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Relative Waters


Brewed to support the Alliance for the Great Lakes, which works to clean and protect our lakes, this Belgian-style IPA pairs a traditional Belgian ale yeast with tropical and citrus notes from Motueka hops. ~ 6.8% ABV, 51 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Parallel Universe (Batch 9)


For this batch of our rotating New England style IPA, we brought back one of our favorite hop combinations: Centennial, Citra, Zythos, and Cryo Mosaic hops! ~ 6.5% ABV, 100 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Golden Ratio


Belgian Golden Strong Ale delivering Fuji Apple and Citrus undertones, a slightly dry body, high carbonation and pleasant Belgian yeast notes. ~ 9% ABV, 12 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.



Belgian-style Tripel fermented with Malbec grapes and aged on French Oak. ~ 10.4% ABV, 40 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.

Black Sox


This Black IPA is double dry hopped with Centennial and Simcoe hops. Notes of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malts balance big pine and citrus hop character. ~ 5.5% ABV, 24 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Toasted French Oak Cinnamon Girl

17.00 bomber

Imperial Milk Stout brewed with Cinnamon and Vanilla and aged on toasted French oak. ~ 9.8% ABV, 65 IBU. 12 oz. snifter or 22 oz. bomber.

Couple Two Tree


A blend of three different beers: a Barleywine and Weizenbock that were aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels, and a touch of non-barrel aged old ale. ~ 9.25% ABV, 65 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.

Orange Sherbet by Horse Thief Hollow - A Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA brewed with lactose, vanilla, and oranges. 6.5% ABV; Pistachio by Horse Thief Hollow - Our Green Beret English Brown Ale brewed with pistachios. 5.3% ABV; Strawberry by Open Outcry - A Russian Imperial Stout with infused strawberries. 11% ABV; Palmer House by Open Outcry - APA infused with cherries, vanilla and walnuts. 4.5% ABV. 5 oz. pours of all 4 beers