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 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

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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

Hefewestern

6.00

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.

6410

6.00

One of our summer seasonals, this German-style Hefeweizen is dry-hopped with Amarillo and Mosaic. Expect big citrus and tropical fruit flavors and a smooth, refreshing body. 5.5% ABV, 55 IBU. 16 oz Weizen glass

Kitchen Sink

6.00

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.

Green Beret

6.50

English-style Brown Ale brewed with pistachios. This malty, auburn-colored ale with notes of biscuit, toffee, and roasted pistachios was brought back for our Craft Beer Week collaboration event with Open Outcry and Rainbow Cone. ~ 5.3% ABV, 28 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Brut Reynolds

6.00

A newer beer style that takes its name from bone-dry sparkling wines, this “Brut” Pale Ale is brewed to be crisp, hoppy, and refreshing. High carbonation delivers the citrus and pineapple hop notes and the dry finish makes this beer incredibly drinkable. 5.5% ABV, 30 IBU. 16 oz pint

Ridge Rider

6.00

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

Spoonful

7.00; 4-pack of 16 oz cans to go, 16.00

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.

Annexation

6.00

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.

Barrel-Aged Gose

6.00

Traditional German-style sour ale, fermented in oak barrels and aged for 12 months. Brewed with salt, this beer is tart and citrusy with a slight, refreshing brininess on the finish. ~ 6.25% ABV, N/A IBU, 12 oz snifter.

Uncorked

8.00

Belgian-style Tripel fermented with Malbec grapes and aged on French Oak. ~ 10.4% ABV, 40 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.

Black Sox

6.00

This Black IPA is double dry hopped with Centennial and Simcoe hops. Notes of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malts balance big pine and citrus hop character. ~ 5.5% ABV, 24 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

A Coffee Two Tree

8.00

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.