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

Little Wing


American Pilsner brewed with 100% malted barley that hearkens back to lagers brewed before Prohibition. Biscuit maltiness and balanced hop bitterness make this beer refreshing and drinkable. ~ 5.2% ABV, 22 IBU. 16. oz. pint.



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.

Ridge Rider


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

Summer in SoHa


Milkshake Pale Ale brewed with vanilla, lactose, and over 60lbs of fresh picked raspberries from South Haven, Michigan. Neil and Annie hand-picked the raspberries. ~ 5.3% ABV, 85 IBU. 16 oz. pint

Southside Jorts Party


Collaboration with fellow southsiders at Whiner Beer Company. This brew blends pineapple and funky flavors from a 100% brett fermentation in stainless with tangy lemon notes from HTH’s house lactobacillus barrels. We then kicked it up with aggressive dry hopping to create a Sour IPA that will blow the bottom half of your jeans off. Pairs well with denim. ~ 6.2% ABV, 100 IBU. 16 oz. pint


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A hazy IPA brewed with oats and hopped Centennial and Zythos hops and dry-hopped with a tremendous amount of Citra and Cryo-Mosaic hops. 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.



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

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.

Wasserwolf Jager


Munich-style lager with a dark copper body and notes of biscuit and toast. Bronze Medal winner at 2016 Great American Beer Festival. ~ 5.5% ABV, 18 IBU. 1/2 liter stein



Strong, rich and malty Doppelbock that is sure to keep you warm as the nights get cooler. ~ 7.5% ABV, 20 IBU. 12 oz. snifter

A Couple Two Tree


This beer is 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, 45 IBU, 12 oz. snifter.

A Coffee Two Tree


A strong Dark Ale that is a blend of barrel-aged Barleywine, barrel-aged Weizenbock, and Old Ale, briefly aged on Guatemalan coffee roasted in house by Hardboiled Coffee Company. ~ 9.25% ABV, 45 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.