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

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

Our award-winning American Pilsner ~ 5.2% ABV

Wasserwolf Jäger

0.5 L mug ~ 7; 1.0 L mug ~ 12

Munich-style Dunkel Lager brewed yearly to celebrate the Oktoberfest season. Munich malts contribute a rich, bready character that is balanced by the German noble hops. Our house lager yeast keeps it crisp and drinkable. ~ 5.3% ABV

Boogie Chillen'

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

American Pale Ale with grapefruit and Citra & Mosaic Hops ~ 5.5% ABV

Kitchen Sink

16 oz pint ~ 6; 64 oz growler ~ 18

Pale Ale with American and European hops. ~ 5.6% ABV

Balin' Straw

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 21

Belgian-style Saison. Dry, floral, and hoppy with notes of white wine, gooseberry, and lychee from a healthy dose of New Zealand Nelson Sauvin Hops. 6.1% ABV

Cheval Deux

12 oz snifter ~7; 64 oz growler ~ 28

Bier De Garde (a French farmhouse style), brewed with sweet potatoes, vanilla beans, and spices. A warming dark amber colored beer, Cheval is perfect for the cold weather months. ~ 6.% ABV

Mojo Working

14 oz teku/tulip ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 23

This hazy magenta colored sour ale is bursting with jammy dark fruit flavors from hefty additions of raspberry, blackberry, and sweet cherry purées. Sweet fruits balance the moderate acidity of the kettle sour ale and make for an incredibly drinkable beer that doesn’t easily overwhelm the taste buds. 6.4% ABV

Front Flips (2022)

14 oz tulip ~ 8; 64 oz growler ~ 28

American Farmhouse Ale brewed with a blend of saison and brett strains and aged for 11 months in our resident french oak barrels. Lemon, tangerine, black pepper, and hay funk notes lead to a dry and refreshing finish with just a slight acidity. 6.9% ABV

Spoonful

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

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

Annexation

16oz pint ~ 7; 64oz growler ~ 18

West-coast IPA featuring loads of piney and citrusy hop notes with an aggressive bitterness. ~ 7.2% ABV

Delta Hurricane

12 oz snifter ~ 6; 64 oz growler ~ 22

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

Life By The Drop

12 oz snifter ~ 9; 750 ml bottle ~20; no growlers

Life By The Drop is a Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale aged in Journeyman Rye Whiskey barrels. Dark brown, rich, and full of depth, this beer is a flavor powerhouse. Look for notes of raisins, dates, plums, brown sugar, and honey, thanks to the fruity Belgian yeast. ~ 11% 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

Spoonful

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

Wrenly Rose

750 ml bottle ~ 19

Belgian-style Tripel Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels ~ 10% ABV

Life By The Drop

750 ml bottle ~ 20

Belgian-style Quad Ale aged in Journeyman Rye Barrels. 11% 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.

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.