Buzz, reviews, & noteworthy newsbites


Chicago Tribune:  Southland now home to ‘world’s best Pilsner,’ second best maibock after area breweries win at World Beer Cup


The Beverly Review: Harry Potter stirs up love of ‘Wizarding’ Chicago’s South Side Is Home to Some Excellent Breweries, Which You Should Visit

Chicago Parent: Family-Friendly Breweries in Chicago and the Suburbs


Illinois Senate Democrats:  “Cunningham plan gives breweries and meaderies more options to reach customers”

The Beverly Review:  “Help a Hero to benefit the Road Home for vets”

Chicago Tribune:  “‘More collaboration than competition’: Dixie Highway Brewery Trail marks 2 years of promotional partnership among 8 businesses” 

EATER Chicago:  “Where to Find Chicago Breweries With Outdoor Seating and Beer Gardens” 


The Beverly Review:  “Team effort sets different Thanksgiving table for seniors”  “Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer Medals Awarded” 

Chicago Tribune:  “Two Southland breweries bring home bronze medals at Great American Beer Festival” 

Chicago Tribune:  “Beverly Art Walk This Year Becomes the Do-It-Yourself Alt Walk, and In Some Ways Is Better Than Ever”

EATER Chicago: “20 Thirst-Quenching Chicago Breweries with Outdoor Seating”

The Beverly Review:  “Outdoor Patios at Restaurants Bring Relief for Owners, Diners”  “4 Chicago Routes for Brewery Curbside Pick-Up”

Chicago Now:  “Brewery & Bar Activity During the COVID-19 Closings: Chicago”

Forbes:  “A Historic Highway Leads to Hidden Illinois Craft Breweries”


The Beverly Review:  “Ag school cattle going farm to table locally”

Chicago Tribune:  “Horse Thief Hollow in Beverly prides itself on handcrafting items from pint to plate”

EATER Chicago:  “The Chicago White Sox Bring in 37 Local Breweries for First-Ever Beer Fest”

Chicago Tribune:  “The art of beer: Chicago artists bring flair to local breweries’ designs”

The Beverly Review:  “Polar Plunge team seeks local support”

Chicago Tribune:  “From free lunches to museum tickets, here’s how Chicago businesses are helping furloughed federal workers”

Fox News: “Amid partial government shutdown, restaurants and breweries aid federal workers, send beer to lawmakers”

Forbes:  “Chicago Restaurant Offers Free Lunch To Furloughed Federal Workers”  “Ryan’s 30 Best Beers of 2018”  “The Hop Reviews v.32: A January Beer Review”


2018  “Music, Art, Food, and Brews at Summer Swelter #5”  “Episode 231: Still Hazy After All These Years”  “Horse Thief Hollow Is Now Canning Beer, Teaming With Papa Hops Softball Tourney For Its First Batch”

Daily Southtown: “Rainbow Cone, Pistachio Abduction among brews tapped for Illinois Craft Beer Week”

Daily Southtown: “Beverly’s Horse Thief Hollow combines ‘Brews, Bags And Art'”

Chicago Tribune:  Chicago breweries Nevin’s, Horse Thief Hollow score gold at World Beer Cup”

The Brewers Association: “2018 World Beer Cup Winners Announced: 8,234 entries from 66 countries compete at the ‘Olympics of Beer'”

The Beverly Review:  “Bags Tourney to Aid Groups” “Your Guide to Craft Breweries on the South Side of Chicago”

Chow Hound: “The Best Chicago Beers You’ve Never Heard of Unless You’re Lucky Enough to Live Here”  



Chicago’s Best TV: “Chicago’s Best Brew Pubs: Horse Thief Hollow” “Horse Thief Hollow Wins Beer Medal Ahead of Being Featured on ‘Chicago’s Best'”

Chicago Tribune:  “Summer Swelter brings hot fun for a good cause, plus beer”

Chicago Tribune:  “MAP: Craft breweries around Chicago”

Chicago Tribune:  “Six New Beer Festivals Coming to Chicago this Summer”

Chicago Tribune:   “New breweries, expansions and festivals on tap for Southland”

Chicago Magazine:  “Chicago’s 50 Best Bars”. Also, see our News section.



Chicago Tribune:  “4 Chicago breweries score gold at Great American Beer Festival”  “A South Side Chicago Guide To Outstanding Breweries With Taprooms”

The Beverly Review:  Beverly Art Walk to Expand Music, Entertainment Exhibits”

WGN-TV’s Leshock Value:  “Checking Out Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co.” 

Crain’s Chicago Business:  “A challenging climate for entrepreneurs”  “THR’S Chicago Brewery Bracket Champion”

WBBM NewsRadio:  “Entrepreneur Friday on Noon Business Hour”


2015  “From Bud Lite Kid to the South Side of Chicago’s Craft Brew Champion”  “How Graham Elliot is helping Horse Thief Hollow’s Gradual Evolution”  “New Locally Sourced Beer, Coffee Brands to Debut at Beverly Art Walk

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce:  Neil Byers, Owner of Horse Thief Hollow, Wins 2015 James Tyree Award”  “Horse Thief Hollow Will Expand Beer Production With $25K Award Proceeds”

Daily Southtown:  “Breweries tap growing interest in craft beer” 

Lindy’s Brews:  “Brewery Profile: Horse Thief Hollow”  ‘Ambiguously Grain Duo’ Beer Unites Horse Thief Hollow and Revolution”


2014  Horse Thief Hollow’s Brew Finishes Strong at Great American Beer Fest”

TimeOut Chicago:  Chicago-area breweries win 8 medals at Great American Beer Festival”

ABV Chicago (podcast):  Episode 32 – Horse Thief Hollow”

Chritiques:  “America’s Best Racing, Horse Thief Hollow & Koval Distillery Collaboration Dinner”

Chicago Tribune:  “Drink This: The Horse’s Neck”  “Chicagoland World Beer Cup Award Winners to Seek Out”

Chicago magazine:  “Where to Drink Now: Best New Bars”



Chicagoist:  One Great Dish: Horse Thief Hollow’s Spent Grain Pretzel Nuggets”

Pourmanbeer:  Horse Thief Hollow delivers refreshing alternative to Chicago’s South Side”  “Beverly Brew Pub Serves Up Moderation On ‘Death March’ Pub Crawl Route



Chicago magazine:  “Horse Thief Hollow, a New Brewpub, Plans for a Fall Opening in Beverly”