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

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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

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We brew great beer and have the bling to prove it. We brought home a Bronze Medal from the 2016 Great American Beer Festival for our Prunckle’s Dunkel, a dark German lager with nutty malted sweetness. The 2014 World Beer Cup awarded us a Silver Medal for our The 2014 World Beer Cup awarded us a Silver Medal for our Cheval Deux, our 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

18th Rebellion

6.00

(Bronze Medal, 2014 GABF). This crisp, balanced, and refreshing Zwickelbier has a light golden body and low hop bitterness. ~ 5.0% ABV, 20 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Raspberry Rebellion

6.00

Light, easy-drinking ale in the German Zwickelbier tradition, but aged on raspberries. ~ 5.2% ABV, 20 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Ridge Rider

6.00

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.

Northeast by Southwest

7.00

New England-style IPA brewed with a tremendous amount of Citra and Zythos hops and a generous amount of oats. This IPA pours hazy and has big, juicy citrus, mango, pineapple and pines notes that dominate the nose and finish. ~ 6.5% ABV, 100 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Annexation

6.00

Strong, bold, American IPA with a piney and citrusy hop profile and a medium copper body. ~ 7.2% ABV, 67 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Chicago Common

6.00

Our take on a California Common, this light, yet flavorful lager showcases a balance of pale, toasted, and caramel malts with a touch of American hops. ~ 4.8% ABV, 18 IBU. 16 oz pint.

De Bossen

6.00

Belgian Pale Ale with caramel malt sweetness, fruity and spicy Belgian yeast character, and balanced hop bitterness. ~ 5.8% ABV, 22 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Kitchen Sink

6.00

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.

Toasted French Oak Cinnamon Girl

9.00 snifter / 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.

Hugh Jass

7.00

American Barleywine with notes of caramel, stone fruit, and melon. This big beer finishes with a gentle warming due to its higher alcohol strength. ~ 11% ABV, 50 IBU. 12 oz snifter.

Hollow and Oats

6.00

A full-bodied Oatmeal Stout with notes of coffee and chocolate. ~ 5.4% ABV, 35 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

5th Anniversary Belgian Sour ~ Kriek

8.50 snifter / 15.00 bottle

Belgian-style sour ale cask aged for 4+ years. This anniversary beer is a blend of barrels, each containing a different culture. Aged on cherries. ~ 4.6% ABV, N/A IBU. 12 oz. snifter or 16.9 oz. bottle.

5th Anniversary Belgian Sour ~ Pêche ~

8.50 snifter / 15.00 bottle

Belgian-style sour ale cask aged for 4+ years. This anniversary beer is a blend of barrels, each containing a different culture. Aged on peaches. ~ 4.6% ABV, N/A IBU. 12 oz. snifter or 16.9 oz. bottle.