Brewed in Beverly

Steeped in Chicago

Beer

“Brewed in Beverly” is something we take great pride in, and that you can taste in every pint of the beer we make. We offer at least eight handcrafted brews at the Hollow everyday. You can find our beer at a growing number of restaurants, pubs, and retail stores in the Chicagoland area.

On Tap

We offer a rotating selection of craft beers brewed in house by Jake Nelson. You’re welcome to order growlers or cans to go.

Little Wing Pilsner

16 oz. pint ~ 7; 64 oz. growler ~ 16

Our multi-award winning flagship lager. Crisp, clean, refreshing, Little Wing combines American malt with German Tettnang hops to delight your tastebuds. ~ 5.2% ABV

Space Face

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 18

Kolsch inspired, brewed with an exceptionally clean Norwegian yeast strain resulting in a very lager-like ale. A crisp and dry malt profile gives way to delicate notes of peach and raspberry from German Callista hops. ~ 4.8% ABV

Kitchen Sink

16 oz pint ~ 6; 64 oz growler ~ 18

Classic American Pale Ale with a caramel malt backbone featuring a load of hops with Cascade at the forefront. ~ 5.3% ABV

Paddle Head

16 oz pint ~ 8; 64 oz growler ~ 22

Hazy Pale Ale with notes of tropical melons, fruit punch, and pear. Paddle Head features Michigan-grown hops including Vista, Mackinac, and Copper along with PNW-grown Citra hops to round it all out. ~ 5.8% ABV

Spoonful

16 oz. pint ~ 8; 64 oz. growler ~ 22

Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA with Mosaic and Citra Hops ~ 6.5% ABV

Soul Train: Boysenberry & Vanilla

14 oz Teku Glass ~ 8; 64 oz growler ~ 28

This batch of our rotating Kettle Sour Ale is loaded with boysenberry for a tart and jammy delight with a light touch of vanilla to give an impression of slight sweetness. A complex, yet balanced profile with just the right amount of acidity. ~ 5.6% ABV

Cheval Deux

12 oz snifter ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 30

The Cheval Deux starts as French Amber Ale that is blended with Neil's signature sweet potato reduction. The resulting beer has notes of cinnamon and sweet potatoes that give way to flavors of ginger bread, smooth vanilla, sweet caramel, brown sugar, and graham crackers. ~ 5.6% ABV

Annexation

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

West Coast IPA featuring citrus and pine notes with a firm bitterness and semi-dry finish. ~ 7.2% ABV

Cinnamon Girl

12 oz snifter ~ 10; 750 ml bottle ~ 22

Our Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout with Vanilla & Cinnamon makes its triumphant return after 2 years and it's one of our favorite batches yet! Rich, complex, and boozy, Cinnamon Girl boasts flavors of S'mores, chocolate-covered espresso beans, caramel, bourbon, and oak, with a warming cinnamon finish. 11.3% ABV *contains lactose*

To Go

We can our flagship brews and some specialty beers that you can take home to enjoy later.

Little Wing

4-pack 16 oz cans ~ 12

Our award-winning American Pilsner ~ 5.2% ABV

Soul Train: Blackberry, Raspberry, & Sweet Cherry

4-pack 16 oz cans ~ 16

This batch of our rotating Kettle Sour Ale is loaded with raspberry, blackberry, and sweet cherry for a tart and jammy delight. A complex, yet balanced profile with just the right amount of acidity. ~ 5.6% ABV

Spoonful

4-pack 16 oz cans ~ 16

Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA with Mosaic and Citra Hops ~ 6.5% ABV

Annexation

4-pack 16 oz cans ~ 14

West Coast IPA featuring citrus and pine notes with a firm bitterness and semi-dry finish. ~ 7.2% ABV

Cinnamon Girl

750 ml bottle ~ 22

Our Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout with Vanilla & Cinnamon makes its triumphant return after 2 years and it's one of our favorite batches yet! Rich, complex, and boozy, Cinnamon Girl boasts flavors of S'mores, chocolate-covered espresso beans, caramel, bourbon, and oak, with a warming cinnamon finish. 11.3% ABV *contains lactose*

Seasonal Brews

What's brewing at Horse Thief? Here's a guide to our seasonal beers. Be sure to check Our Brews page to see what’s on tap at the Hollow today.

January–February

Cinnamon Girl, Imperial Stout steeped with Ceylon & Cassia cinnamon sticks and Madagascar Vanilla beans

March–April

Pat Mac’s, an Irish Red Ale

May–June

Pink Pom Pom, a Pomegranate and Cherry Wheat Beer

July–August

Summer Swelter, a Lemon Radler

September–October

Wasserwolf Jäger, a Munich-style Dunkel. An earlier iteration of this beer, Prunckle’s Dunkel, won a 2016 Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival.

November–December

Cheval Deux, a French farmhouse style ale brewed with sweet potatoes, vanilla beans, and spices. Winner of the 2014 Silver Medal at the World Beer Cup.

December

Santa’s Secret Stout, a Peppermint Mocha Cream Stout

Brewing Process

Horse Thief Hollow beer starts with the finest fresh milled barley. Our hops are both sourced locally and around the world, and yeasts are delivered specifically for each beer. Extreme detail is given in hand crafting each of our beers, and we never use adjuncts or cheap ingredients. Here’s a quick breakdown of how we make our beer.

Milling

Milling cracks the grains and makes it easier for them to absorb the water that they are mixed with which extracts sugars from the malt.

Mash Tun

Mashing combines the milled grain with water and heats it in a mash tun.

Kettle

Boiling the malt extracts called wort, ensures sterility. During the boil hops are added which contribute bitterness, flavour, and aroma to the beer.

Fermentation

After the wort is cooled and aerated – usually with sterile air – yeast is added. The yeast caused to ferment and create alcohol

Condtioning

At this stage the beer is cooled to around freezing which settles the yeast and causes proteins to coagulate and settle out with the yeast.