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


Operations / Owner


Taproom / Owner



Upcoming Events at the Brewery

  • February 16, 2019 - MG Bailey One Man Band Live!

    We will have Azteca Tacos set up inside with a pop-up kitchen at 5 PM.
    Starting at 6:30 PM we will have MG Bailey One Man Band starting at 6:30 PM. No cover.
  • February 23, 2019 - Bottle Release!

    Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon

    Starting at 12 PM we will be releasing our Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout Vlad in 22oz bottles. Details are coming soon!
  • March 30, 2019 - Bottle Release!

    Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon

    Starting at 12 PM we will be releasing our Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout Vlad in 22oz bottles. Details are coming soon!
  • Every Thursday Night - Open Mic Night  

    Enjoy live local music or bring your guitar and play!


Russian Imperial Stout
10.6% ABV.

This huge Russian Imperial stout is as complex as they come. Big hop flavor and aroma that fades to clean malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasty goodness.

South Side Irish Red
Irish Red
5.6% ABV.

This malty Irish style red ale was inspired by the famous red ales from Ireland. It starts with smooth English specialty malts and finishes with a nice continental hop finish to cut the malt and balance this beer out.

Crash Test Dummy
Belgian Style Tripel
9.0% ABV.

Belgian Style Tripel with aromas of spice, pepper and clove phenolics from the Belgian yeast. Just enough hop presence to balance the big malt bill.

Northeast I.P.A.
6.3% ABV.

NE IPA Brewed with Pils, Oats, and Honey Malt. Citra and Mosaic hops.

Lumberjack Breakfast
Imperial Milk Stout
13% ABV.

Lumberjack Breakfast is an Imperial Milk Stout with coffee and maple added. We have 2017, and 2018 Lumberjack Breakfast is on tap.

Hop Farm
Dry Hopped Brett Saison
5.5% ABV.

Hop Farm is a brett saison dry hopped with Mosaic Hops.

Honey Seeker
American Barleywine
10% ABV.

Honey Seeker is Blonde American Style Barleywine brewed with Honey.

Hotel Life
American Lager
4.7% ABV.

Hotel Life is very mild on the hop and malt character. A straw to gold, very clean and crisp, highly carbonated lager.

Northeast Oat I.P.A.
6.5% ABV.

Cirrus is a Northeast Style Oat IPA. The hops used are Simcoe, Mosaic, and Citra.

American Strong Lager
7.4% ABV.

A strong, malt forward American lager. Easy to drink, with a touch of sweetness from the corn used to lighten the body of this beer.

Son of Lupulone
West Coast Pale Ale
4.8% ABV.

This session west coast pale is crisp and dry. Loaded with Amarillo, Apollo, and Citra Hops. We brewed this beer with Kyle Nordquist for the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am category.

České Pilsner
Czech Style Pilsner
4.4% ABV.

Our Czech Style Pilsner has a beautiful golden color and just the right amount of hops to give it spicy floral flavor, and a crisp refreshing finish.

Santa's Cookies & Milk Stout 2018
Imperial Milk Stout
11% ABV.

Tiss the season for 2018 Santa's Cookies & Milk Stout. This stout is our seasonal collaboration with The Open Bottle. This year's version is a samoas cookie inspired imperial milk stout brewed with coconut, caramel, vanilla, and cocoa nibs.

Black Cat Porter
6.2% ABV.

Robust American Porter with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of roast malt. English hops and English Yeast.

České Temný
Czech Style Dark Lager
4.4% ABV.

A traditional Czech style dark lager; malty and bready, with a touch of coffee and roast. Subtle Saaz hop flavor.


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.

× Gene

Gene Wabiszczewicz

Gene brings a wealth of construction and operations experience to our team. He helped design our taproom and brewery layout and function. He maintains our taproom and brewery as well as organizing and coordinating special events.

× Josh

Josh Wabiszczewicz

Josh has years of experience in the hospitality industry and brings his excellent people skills and professionalism to our tap room and keeps everything running smoothly. He manages all of our special and weekly events, and our wonderful team of taproom experts.