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 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. The 2014 World Beer Cup awarded us a Silver Medal for our Cheval Deux, our fall seasonal French brown ale infused with sweet potato. Also in 2014, we took a Bronze with our signature 18th Rebellion Kolsch Ale, a Zwickelbier, at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival.

Our Brews

On Tap at the Hollow

18th Rebellion


(Bronze Medal, 2014 GABF) German Zwickelbier ~ 5.0% ABV, 20 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Kitchen Sink


Pale Ale with a juicy burst of hops, inspired by Neil’s lean home brewing days. ~ 5.7% ABV, 45 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Red, White & Wild


American Wild Ale with Lychee & Raspberry ~ 5.5% ABV, 20 IBU. 12 oz stange.

Relative Waters


A Belgian IPA brewed in partnership with Everything's Relative Salon to support the Alliance for the Great Lakes ~ 5.98% ABV, 63 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Ridge Rider


American Pale Ale with tropical hop notes ~ 5.8% ABV, 73 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Annexation Ale


American IPA with Pine and Citrus ~ 7.2% ABV, 40 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Cheval Deux


French Brown Sweet Potato Ale and Silver Medal winner at the 2014 World Beer Cup. ~ 6% ABV, 25 IBU. 12 oz snifter.

Purple Cow


Milk Stout with black currants ~ 6.25% ABV, 35 IBU. 16 oz pint.