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

  • August 24, 2019 - Food & Live Music

    Food Truck to be announced. Stoned Bluez Band will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • August 30, 2019 - Food & Live Music

    Azteca will be pulling up at 5 PM.
    Pete Stillwell will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • August 31, 2019 - VLAD RELEASE

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Vlad Maple Coffee Release
    Doors open at noon. $20 per Bottle. 4 Bottle Limit.
    More details on our Facebook page.
  • August 31, 2019 - Food & Live Music

    Hog Wild will be pulling up at 5 PM.
    Hail Mary will be playing from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • September 14, 2019 - 5th Annual Oktoberfest

    Make sure you wear your dirndls & lederhosen!
    Be ready for classic German music, sing alongs,
    stein holding competitions, pretzels, classic German food and MUCH MORE!
  • Every Thursday Night - Open Mic Night  

    Enjoy live local music or bring your guitar and play!


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

Big Beautiful Wheat
Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
5.2% ABV.

A smooth and crisp wheat ale with subtle notes of banana, clove, coriander, and orange.

Strawberry Summer
5.2% ABV.

Refreshing, Strawberry Puree, Lemon Zing

Rock Out With Maibock Out
6.6% ABV.

Rich, Smooth, Bready
2017 & 2015 G.A.B.F.© Silver Medal Winner
With Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts.

Gose with Mango, Orange & Lime
4.5% ABV.

Sweet, Citrus, Sour
Collaboration with Imperial Oak Brewing

Honey Seeker
American Barleywine
10% ABV.

Honey Seeker is Blonde American Style Barleywine brewed with Honey.

Hotel Life
American Lager
4.7% ABV.

Mild Hop, Crisp, Highly Carbonated

České Pilsner
Czech Style Pilsner
4.4% ABV.

Spicy, Floral, Crisp

Peda Con Leche
Imperial Golden Ale
10% ABV.

Cinnamon, Vanilla, Milk Sugar
Collab with Arrowhead Ales

Vlads Day Off
Imperial Dark Lager
10 % ABV.

Sweet Honey, Spicey Rye
Collab with Listermann Brewing

Imperial Stout
10.3 % ABV.

Roasty, Chocolatey, Smooth
Collab W/ B.O.S.S. member Dick Van Dyke

Vinyl Lawnchair
Pale Ale
5.5 % ABV.

Light, Malty, Hoppy

Tiki Shack
Hazy Milkeshake Pale Ale
5.0 % ABV.

Cherry, Banana, Coconut


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.