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 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.

Cafe Kolsch


Light German-style ale aged with Hard Boiled Coffee's freshly roasted beans ~ 5.0% ABV, 20 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Ridge Rider


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

Northeast by Southwest


New England-style IPA that's heavy on the Citra and Zythos hops, plus oats. It's hazy and has juicy notes of citrus, mango, pineapple, and pine for an arresting nose and finish. ~ 6.5% ABV, 100 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Parallel Universe (Batch 5)


A close relative of Northeast by Southwest (our regular New England-style IPA). This variation features a blend of Bravo, Mosaic, and Cryo-Ekuanot hops ~ 6% ABV, 100 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.


6.00 / 10.00

Bavarian Märzen with caramel malts, biscuit notes, balanced noble hop bitterness, and a clean finish. ~ 5.4% ABV, 21 IBU. .5 liter stein or 1 liter stein.

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.

McCarthy Ale


Seasonal Red Ale with notes of black peppercorns and tequila ~ 5.93% ABV, 20IBU. 16 oz pint.

Cheval Deux


(Silver Medal, 2014 World Beer Cup). A French brown ale infused with sweet potatoes, vanilla beans, brown sugar, and cinnamon ~ 6% ABV, 25 IBU. 12 oz snifter.



Old Ale aged in FEW bourbon barrels for 4 months. This heavy hitter has notes of oak, treacle, dried fruit, and vanilla ~ 10% ABV, 40 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.

Midnight Run Rye Stout


Full-bodied stout brewed with two types of rye. Flavors include dark caramel, roasted malts, and a bittersweet chocolate finish ~ 6.5% ABV, 35 IBU. 16 oz pint.