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

Soul Train: Mango & Guava

14 oz Teku ~ 8; 64 oz growler ~ 28

The second release in our new Soul Train Sour Series. This time we are featuring juicy mango and guava. ~ 5.3% ABV

Wasserwolf Jäger

0.5 L stein ~ 7; 1 L stein ~ 12; 64 oz growler ~ 20

Wasserwolf Jäger is our Munich-style Dunkel (dark lager) brewed yearly to celebrate the Oktoberfest season. Munich malts are at the heart of the beer, adding a rich bready character with light toasty notes, followed by a hint of raisin and chocolate. Fermented cold with our house lager yeast strain and lightly hopped with classic German noble hop varieties, Wasserwolf Jäger is clean and refreshing while still carrying a nice malty sweetness that goes so well with this time of year. ~ 5.3% ABV

Mannish Boy

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

Made to be a fully sessionable stout, this is a smaller beer that still packs a lot of flavor. Roasted Barley and Dark Chocolate malt lend notes of freshly roasted coffee and chocolate that are balanced by a sticky resin hop character from late-addition Cascade and Simcoe hops. Overall, Mannish Boy a lighter bodied and moderately hopped stout that does not fatigue the palate with sweetness. ~ 5.0% ABV

Boogie Chillen'

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

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

The Ringer

16 oz pint ~ 8; 64 oz growler ~ 22

White IPA. A hybrid style that crosses a Belgian-style Witbier with an American IPA. This wheat beer is lightly dosed with coriander and orange peel before being loaded with hops including Citra, Amarillo. Azacca, and Motueka for notes of grapefruit, orange, peach, and lime zest with a lightly yeasty and bitter finish. ~ 6.1% ABV


16 oz pint ~ 8; 64 oz growler ~ 22

Hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with The Beverly Area Arts Alliance to celebrate the 10th Annual Beverly Art Walk. BAX is a lighter-bodied Hazy IPA heavily hopped with Citra, Ekuanot, Vista, & Grüngeist for notes of white peach, clementine, ripe honeydew, passion fruit, and raspberries. ~ 6.3% ABV


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

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


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


12 oz snifter ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 30

Belgian-style Tripel Ale. Golden colored with notes of honey, pear, apple, spice, and a hint of banana with a warming and slightly sweet finish. ~ 9.0% 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

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.