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

JamesTyreeAwardlogo
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

bronze
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

5th Anniversary Belgian Sour ~ Kriek

15.00 bottle

Belgian-style sour ale cask aged for 4+ years. This anniversary beer is a blend of barrels, each containing a different culture. Aged on cherries. ~ 4.6% ABV, N/A IBU. 12 oz. snifter or 16.9 oz. bottle.

5th Anniversary Belgian Sour ~ Pêche

15.00 bottle

Belgian-style sour ale cask aged for 4+ years. This anniversary beer is a blend of barrels, each containing a different culture. Aged on peaches. ~ 4.6% ABV, N/A IBU. 12 oz. snifter or 16.9 oz. bottle.

Chicago Common

6.00

Our take on a California Common, this light, yet flavorful lager showcases a balance of pale, toasted, and caramel malts with a touch of American hops. ~ 4.8% ABV, 18 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Pat Mac's Irish Ale

6.00

Smooth, malty Irish Red brewed in conjunction with Pat Mac's Pack, which supports pediatric brian tumor research. ~ 5.0% ABV, 18 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Zwickel Lager

6.00

A pale, unfiltered lager brewed to be light, crisp and refreshing. ~ 5.5% ABV, 24 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

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.

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.

Bière de Voleurs

6.00

An amber French-style farmhouse ale with toasty biscuit aroma and a toffee-like malt sweetness rounded out with mildly fruity and spicy yeast esters. ~ 7.75% ABV, 18 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.

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.

Parallel Universe (Batch 8)

7.00

For this batch of our rotating New England style IPA, we brought back one of our favorite hop combinations: Centennial, Citra, and Zythos! ~ 6.5% ABV, 100 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Annexation

6.00

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

Hopwellian

7.00

Double IPA with Simcoe and Bravo hops that impart heavy citrus and pine flavors and aromas. ~ 9% ABV, 108 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.

Golden Ratio

8.00

Golden Strong Ale delivering Fuji Apple and Citrus undertones, a slightly dry body, high carbonation and pleasant Belgian yeast notes. ~ 9% ABV, 12 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.

Toasted French Oak Cinnamon Girl

17.00 bomber

Imperial Milk Stout brewed with Cinnamon and Vanilla and aged on toasted French oak. ~ 9.8% ABV, 65 IBU. 12 oz. snifter or 22 oz. bomber.