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 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

Our growlers are available for carryout & free local delivery during the shelter in place order.

Little Wing

6.00; 4-pack 16 oz. cans ~ $10.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 16.00

American Pilsner brewed with 100% malted barley. ~ 5.2% ABV, 22 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Midnight Marauders

6.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 16.00

Black lager with notes of dark roasted coffee and baking chocolate followed by a clean and lightly floral finish. This beer adds a hefty dose of midnight wheat to a pilsner malt base and Saaz hops. ~ 5.1% ABV, 20 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Kitchen Sink

6.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 16.00

American Pale Ale brewed with American and European hops and flaked rye. ~ 5.7% ABV, 45 IBU. 16 oz. pint.


6.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 16.00

German-style Hefeweizen with notes of banana and clove. ~ 5.3% ABV, 10 IBU. 16 oz. Weizen glass.

Dog Walker

7.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 22.00

A pale ale infused with red pomelo, which lends ruby hints and a hazy golden color. Notes of grapefruit, mango, papaya, and lemon rind with a hoppy and subtly tart finish. ~ 6.0% ABV, 25 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Clever Ruse

7.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 22.00

Hazy Pale Ale with Citra, Simcoe, Calypso, and Trident hops. Flavors of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, and lime, with a soft body and medium bitterness. ~ 6.1% ABV, 40 IBU. 16 oz. pint.


7.00; 4-pack 16 oz. cans ~ $16.00

Double dry-hopped Hazy IPA. ~ 6.5% ABV, 100 IBU. 16 oz. pint.


6.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 16.00

West Coast-style IPA. ~ 7.2% ABV, 67 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Delta Hurricane

7.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 22.00

Milk stout with chicory and coffee. Inspired by the New Orleans coffee blend. ~ 6.9% ABV, 27 IBU. 16 oz pint.

Coco Hollow

6.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 30.00

Imperial Brown Ale with toasted coconut. ~ 9.0% ABV, 40 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.

Highway Star Imperial Stout

2-pack 16-oz. cans ~ 15.00

Brewed at Evil Horse Brewing Company as a collaboration beer for the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail, this imperial stout has flavors and aromas of chocolate, with a hint of roast. ~ 11% ABV.