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. 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


(Bronze Medal, 2014 GABF) German Zwickelbier brewed to pay homage to Chicago's brewing heritage and the rebellion against the 18th Amendment ~ 5.0% ABV, 20 IBU. 16 oz pint.



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

Ridge Rider


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

Parallel Universe


A close relative of our NE by SW, this batch of New England style IPA features a blend of hops including Citra, Ella & Amarillo. ~ 6.0% ABV, 100 IBU. 16 oz pint.



Traditional German Hefeweizen with mild clove and banana notes ~ 5.5% ABV, 15 IBU. 16 oz Weizen glass.

Olde Hollow Premium Malt Liquor


High-gravity lager brewed for HTH's 4th Anniversary ~ 7.0% ABV, 25 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Dry Hopped Gose


Barrel-fermented sour ale brewed with salt and dry hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo. 6.25% ABV, N/A IBU. 12 oz snifter.

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.

Mild Ale


Light, malty English-style ale with notes of toffee and raisin ~ 3.7% ABV, 10 IBU. 16 oz. pint.



Brewed in memory of Jon O’Connor, this coffee stout with notes of chocolate and marshmallow features house-roasted 100% single-origin African Burundi coffee beans. 7.7% ABV, 40 IBU. 12 oz snifter.