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

  • July 20, 2018 - Rockin' Blues, Tacos, & Beer!

    The Stoned Bluez Band will be rockin' the blues starting at 6:30 PM.
    Azteca Catering will be ready to go at 5 PM.
  • July 21, 2018 - Bottle Release!

    Bottle Release:
    Bottle Release will be at the 8058 address of the brewery. Bottle sales will be CASH ONLY. We do not have an ATM. All other sales in the tap room will be cash or credit.

    Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon w/Blueberry- Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout. The bottles will be $20 a bottle with a four bottle limit per person. Bottles will be for The Vlad 22oz bomber bottles.

    Food Trucks:
    Arnold's Tacos
    Big Mama's Kitchen
  • July 27, 2018 - Pizza Puffs, Live Music, & Beer!

    Puff Truck the amazing pizza puff food truck will be pulling up at 5 PM.
    Live music by Pete Stillwell starts at 6:30 PM.
  • July 28, 2018 - Blue Grass, BBQ, & Beer!

    Blue Grass Band, Strings Beyond Description will be starting at 6:30 PM.
    Smokin' BBQ Kitchen will be here at 5 PM with their famous BBQ!
  • Every Thursday Night - Open Mic Night  

    Enjoy live local music or bring your guitar and play!


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.

Big Beautiful Wheat
Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
5.2% ABV.

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

Alabama Hot Tub
American Wheat Ale
5.5% ABV.

Alabama Hot Tub is a Hoppy American Wheat Ale. It is brewed and dry hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe Hops.

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.

Gose with Passion Fruit

LMFAgOse is a collaboration brew with Imperial Oak Brewing. This Gose style ale is kettle soured and fermented with passion fruit. We then finish the beer off with a dose of Himalayan Sea Salt to bring the sweet, sour and salty flavors together in this party rockin' brew.

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 Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Huell Melon.

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.

Guava Gose
Gose w/Guava & Sea Salt
4% ABV

This refreshing German-Style Sour Wheat Ale was brewed with a guava and sea salt. Then the beer is soured with Lactobacillus after the beer was fermented. Low alcohol content with the salinity and acidity of this beer makes it a nice summer session ale.

Awesome Brownie
Stout w/chocolate and vanilla
5.6% ABV.

Awesome Brownie is a delicious chocolate vanilla stout brewed in collaboration with Flesk Brewing.

Köl$ch Mön€y
5.5% ABV.

Brewed with German Pilsner malt and Hallertau Mittlefrüh hops, this traditional style Kölsch has a light, crisp finish.

Brut I.P.A.
7.3% ABV.

Hoppsecco is a collaboration with Arrowhead Ales Brewing Company. This ultra-dry, super drinkable Double Dry Hopped IPA is low on bitterness, with tons of white wine-like hop character from the Hallertau Blanc, Callista, and Vic Secret hops. We took it a step further and added a massive amount of Sauvignon Blanc grape juice.

New England Pale Ale
5.0% ABV.

Summer is not over without another collaboration beer with our friends at The Open Bottle! Introducing Blast!, a crushable NE style pale ale with Mosaic & Citra hops, lactose, vanilla, & blueberries! Pairs perfectly with patriotism, Merica, bald eagles, barbecues, fireworks, and FREEDOM!


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.