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

  • December 14, 2018 - Live Music, Lucky Hot Dog, & Beer!

    We will have The Joe Orozco Acoustic Rock Show starting at 6:30 PM.
    Pulling up at 5 PM we will have local food truck The Lucky Hot Dog!
  • December 15, 2018 - Rockin' Blues, BBQ, & Beer

    We will have The Stoned Bluez Band starting at 6:30 PM.
    Pulling up at 5 PM we will have Smokin' BBQ Kitchen Food Truck.
  • December 24, 2018 - Christmas Eve Hours
    12 PM - 4 PM

    We are not usually open on Monday, but making an exception for the holidays. We will be open 12 PM - 4 PM for any last minute gifts or beer for Christmas.
  • December 25, 2018 - Closed for Christmas!

  • 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.

Howdy Neighbor

It is time for our favorite collaboration with our neighbors 350 Brewing Co. Howdy Neighbor is a strawberry lemon kolsh and is a wonderfully refreshing beer. It has a huge strawberry taste with a little lemon zing. Howdy Neighbor is a great session beer for the summer and should be enjoyed with your neighbors.

Rock Out With Maibock Out
6.6% ABV.

2017 & 2015 G.A.B.F. Silver Medal Winner for Bock
This Maibock is brewed with Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts, hopped with German Northern Brewer. Rich and smooth with toasty and bready malts flavors.

Lumberjack Breakfast
Imperial Milk Stout
13% ABV.

Lumberjack Breakfast is an Imperial Milk Stout with coffee and maple.

Night Of The Undead
4.8% ABV.

Schwarzbier, is simply German for black beer. Unlike other dark beers, like porters or stouts, they are not overly bitter with burnt and roasted malt characteristics that the others tend to depend on. Very refreshing and soul lifting beers, they also make a great alternative for the Winter. Especially when you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth, color, and taste.

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.

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.

Triple IPA
11% ABV.

This huge Triple IPA is finely balanced with caramel 60 and wheat malt. Then massive amounts of Centennial, Cascade, and Citra hops produce a citrusy hop juice character.

Czech Pils

Czech Style Pilsner

4.8% ABV.

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

Surrounded By Idiots
Imperial Stout
9.5% ABV.

Surrounded By Idiots is an Imperial Stout with Chocolate and Macadamia Nuts. Surrounded By Idiots was brewed at one brewery, with seven different breweries, and nine idiot brewers. This mega collaboration is with Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Transient Artisan Ales, Flesk Brewing, Werk Force Brewing, BrickStone Brewery, More Brewing Co.. and Hailstorm Brewing Co.

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.


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 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 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 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 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.