Enjoy a Flight in our Taproom

Barrel aging Vlad II

Fermentation Row

Enjoy a beer by the fermentor!

Plenty of room for an event

Our weekend space opens up

16 taps of constantly changing heaven


Craft Beer, Music and Food Trucks

We believe in focusing on the key aspects of the brewing process that most affect quality and stability. We believe in big bold flavors. When we say something has a unique ingredient in it, you can bet you will taste it. We are growing our barrel aging program as fast as possible and exploring new tecniques with wood fermentation, wild ales and exotic ingredients. We regularly host live music and food trucks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Brewmaster / Owner


Finance / IT / Owner


Assistant Brewer


Taproom / Owner





Upcoming Events at the Brewery

  • January 31, 2020 - Live Music

    Joe Orozco will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • February 1, 2020 - Live Music

    Lythberg Brothers will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • February 7, 2020 - Live Music

    Will Buccelato will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • February 8, 2020 - Live Music

    Jay Vanna will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • February 15, 2020 - Live Music

    Smiley Tillmon will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • February 21, 2020 - Live Music

    Steve Haberichter Duo will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • February 22, 2020 - Mardi Gras Party

    Chucks Southern Comfort Cafe will be serving food from 4 PM to 8 PM
    Sole City Juke Band will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Russian Imperial Stout
10.6% ABV.

Chocolate, Roast Coffee, Malty

Prairie Madness
7.0% ABV.

Citrus, Crisp, Smooth
2017 G.A.B.F.© Gold Medal Winner
With Mosaic and Simcoe Hops

South Side Irish Red
Irish Red
5.6% ABV.

Malty, Smooth, Light Hop

Crash Test Dummy
Belgian Style Tripel
9.0% ABV.

Mild Hop, Spice Aroma

Northeast I.P.A.
6.3% ABV.

Pils, Oats, and Honey Malt
With Citra and Mosaic hops

Lumberjack Breakfast
Imperial Milk Stout
13% ABV.

Coffee, Malty, Maple

Take Me To Your Liter!
German Style Lager
5.6 ABV.

Toasty malt, Light hop, Clean finish

Night Of The Undead
4.8% ABV.

Smooth, Malty, Bready

Santa's Cookies & Milk Stout
Imperial Milk Stout
11% ABV.

Hot Chocolate, Marshmallow, Vanilla

Hotel Life
American Lager
4.7% ABV.

Mild Hop, Crisp, Highly Carbonated

Boat Drinks
New England Double I.P.A.
8.5% ABV.

Coconut, Orange, Pineapple
With Vic Secret and Amarillo Hops.

Shake Things Up
Strawberry Milkshake IPA
7 % ABV.

Hazy, Juicy, Strawberry


Taproom hours:
         Mon: Closed
         Tues-Wed: 12 noon - 8 PM
         Thurs: 12 noon - 9 PM
         Fri-Sat: 12 noon - 10 PM
         Sunday: 12 noon - 8 PM


× Brandon

Brandon Banbury

Brandon came from a background as an accomplished home brewer who has specialized in beligian, sours, and barrel aged beer. Brewing at his home in the south suburbs, his beers have gained regional recognition and won many national awards. Brandon also brings 8 years experience in food and beverage plant systems and civil engineering. Professionally with Hailstorm Brandon has won a gold, silver and bronze medal in the indiana beer cup, as well as a silver medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival. He is a BJCP recognized beer judge and frequently judges in both professional and home brewing competitions.

× Chris

Chris Schiller

Chris was a homebrewer for over 5 years and had wanted to scale up to commercial brewing since the start. Specializing in porters, stouts, belgian trippels, and bavarian wheats, he rounds out some of the offerings at Hailstorm. He designs the labels, and coming from a career in consulting and software engineering, Chris supports the accounting/finance/IT operations of the busines.

× Steve

Steve Miller

Steve brings a wealth of brewing experience to our team. Former owner of Slapshot Brewing, Steve has been brewing for over 10 years keeps our process running smoothly.

× Gene

Gene Wabiszczewicz

One of our founding owners, Gene was instrumental in helping us get opened. He was our first delivery driver, then warehouse manager, providing mechanical, maintenance, and brewing assistance in the brewery. Gene spins rare and vintage vinyl on Tuesday nights bartending in the taproom.

× Brian

Brian Miglin

Brian is our taproom chef with 22 years of culinary experiance, from country clubs to corporate kitchens. He brings a culinary degree from Joliet Junior College and fantastic personal and kitchen skills. His creativity has brought us fantastic selections from candied bacon waffles to authentic Miami cubano's. He brings a constantly evolving menu to keep things exciting.