Brewed in Beverly

Steeped in Chicago


“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

16 oz. pint ~ 6; 64 oz. growler ~ 16

Our award-winning American Pilsner ~ 5.2% ABV


14 oz Weizen glass ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

Hefeweizen, a German wheat beer brewed with a distinct yeast to give notes of banana and clove on a medium bodied beer that is perfect for spring! ~ 5.2% ABV

Pink Pom Pom

14 oz weizen glass ~ 8; 64 oz growler ~ 23

Our spring seasonal Hefeweizen with pomegranate juice added to make this a lightly sweet and and highly refreshing wheat beer. 5.1 % ABV

Space Face

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

Our Kolsch-inspired ale. This batch features a light dry-hop with Loral hops leading a subtle citrus and floral note on top of the crisp kolsch base beer. ~ 5.3% ABV

Green Beret

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

English Brown Ale with Pistachio flavor. Malty and biscuity flavors are the foundation that gets layered with nutty and sweet notes of pistachio, combining to make flavors reminiscent of pistachio cake, toasted almonds, and toffee. 5.1% ABV

Boogie Chillen'

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

Grapefruit Pale Ale with Citra and Mosaic hops ~ 5.5% 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


16 oz. pint ~ 7; 64 oz. growler ~ 22

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

Front Flips

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

Mixed-culture Farmhouse Ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels ~ 6.9% ABV

Delta Hurricane

12 oz snifter ~ 6; 64 oz growler ~ 22

Chicory Coffee Milk Stout inspired by the New Orleans tradition. ~ 8% ABV

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

Boogie Chillen'

4-pack 16 oz cans ~ 14

Grapefruit Pale Ale, an extremely refreshing, crisp beer that's perfect for sipping under clear skies. 5.5% ABV


4-pack 16 oz cans ~ 17

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

Delta Hurricane

4-pack 16 oz cans ~ 16

Inspired by the New Orleans Coffee blend, our imperial milk stout uses a blend of chicory and single-origin coffee beans roasted locally by 4 Letter Word Coffee. 8% ABV

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.


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


Pat Mac’s, an Irish Red Ale


Pink Pom Pom, a Pomegranate and Cherry Wheat Beer


Summer Swelter, a Lemon Radler


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.


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.


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 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.


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


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


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.