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

On Tap at the Hollow

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.


7.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 22.00

Dedicated to Neil's beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, Lily is a crisp and tart Berliner Weisse infused with black currant. Her coloring, heritage, and sheer joy she radiated inspired this beer. A portion of proceeds will benefit Illinois Shorthair Rescue. ~ 4.5% ABV, 5 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.

Ridge Rider

6.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 16.00

New school American Pale Ale with Citra & Mosaic hops ~ 5.8% ABV, 78 IBU. 16 oz. pint.

Polar Plunge (2020)

7.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 22.00

"Icelandic" Hazy IPA brewed with Sultana, Azacca, Mosaic, and Cascade hops, and fermented with Norwegian Hornindal Kveik yeast from Omega Yeast Labs. Dank and juicy. ~ 6.6% ABV, 27 IBU, 16 oz. pint.


7.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 24.00

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

Cheval Deux

6.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 25.00

Bière de Garde, or French Farmhouse Ale. A 2014 World Beer Cup Silver Medalist, this unique ale is infused with sweet potatoes, vanilla, and spices. ~ 5.8% ABV, 25 IBU. 12 oz snifter.

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.


6.00; 64-oz. growler ~ $16

Classic Saison inspired by the Belgian farmhouse brewing tradition. Notes of lemon peel, peppercorn, and juicy fruit with a dry finish that begs for another sip. ~ 7.1% ABV, 29 IBU, 16 oz. pint.


6.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 16.00

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

Wooden Lynx

$8.00; 64 oz. growler ~ 29.00

Barleywine fermented with Norwegian Kviek yeast, aged in Buffalo Trace barrels. ~ 12.5% ABV, 60 IBU. 12 oz. snifter.