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

Hefewestern

14 oz weizen glass ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 22

Our long-standing seasonal German-style Hefeweizen ale is a refreshing wheat beer with notes of banana and clove from the signature yeast strain. ~ 5.2 % ABV

Pink Pom Pom

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

Hefeweizen with Pomegranate + Cherry Juices! Our beloved spring seasonal is back! ~ 5.1% ABV

Pat Mac's Irish Red

16 oz pint ~ 6; 64 oz growler ~ 18

Irish Red Ale brewed yearly in conjunction with Pat Mac's Pack, a local organization that supports pediatric brain tumor research. ~ 5.0% ABV

Because Of The Brave 2024

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 22

Because Of The Brave is a fundraiser beer that features a new recipe every year. It is made by our own USMC Veteran, Morrison, in conjunction with the Road Home Program to raise money for mental health services for veterans. This American Pale Ale features the latest Veterans Blend Hops, including Citra, HBC 638, Talus, and Sabro Hops for notes of sweet citrus and melon on top of a clean malt base with just a touch of biscuit character from Victory Malt. Because of the Brave 2024 is made to be a summer crusher and goes down almost too easily. $1 per pint goes to the Road Home Program. The Veterans Blend Hops included a donation to Homes For Our Troops. ~ 5% ABV

Boogie Chillen'

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

Grapefruit Pale Ale with Citra & Mosaic hops. Notes of fresh grapefruit zest and tangerine lead the charge on this easy-sipping pale ale. 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

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

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

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 with Citra & Mosaic hops. Notes of fresh grapefruit zest and tangerine lead the charge on this easy-sipping pale ale. 5.5% 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

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.