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 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

5.50

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

Hill Top Weizenbock (Gold Medal, 2016 FoBAB)

6.00

Wood-aged German wheat beer with hints of banana, clove, and coconut ~ 7.75% ABV, 28 IBU. 12 oz snifter.

Margarita Gose

7.00

German-style sour ale infused with citrus and salt and aged in tequila barrels ~ 6.25% ABV, N/A IBU. 12 oz Snifter.

This Alt House

5.50

Düsseldorf-style German Alt brewed with local Wild Blossom Honey ~ 6.3% ABV, 40 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Kitchen Sink

5.50

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

Annexation Ale

6.00

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

Ridge Rider

6.00

American Pale Ale with tropical hop notes ~ 5.8% ABV, 78 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Relative Waters

6.00

Smooth Belgian IPA brewed with New Zealand Motueka hops that impart tropical citrus notes ~ 6.0% ABV, 58 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Otter Town

5.00

Porter featuring Marris Otter malts and malted wheat with a chocolate finish ~ 4.86% ABV, 19 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Hollow Grounds

5.50

Oatmeal Coffee Stout featuring our in-house roasted coffee ~ 3.8% ABV, 28 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Northeast by Southwest

7.00

Juicy, New England-style IPA brewed with plenty of oats ~ 6.75% ABV, 100 IBU. 16 oz pint.