Brewery Profile: Horse Thief Hollow

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Built in 2013, Horse Thief Hollow is one of the only breweries to be located on Chicago’s South Side. Located in the Beverly neighborhood on famous Western Ave, Horse Thief Hollow brews eight beers in house and features a full service gastro pub.

Current beer list as of 2/26/15

Current beer list as of 2/26/15

Four main beers are brewed permanently: 18th Rebellion (Kolsch), Kitchen Sink (Pale Ale), Annexation Ale (IPA) and 773 Stout (Nitro Stout). Horse Thief Hollow also crafts 12 seasonal brews, one a month, as well as specialty collaboration beers with breweries like Revolution. If you’re looking for a relaxed, low key atmosphere to sample great, affordable craft beer, HTH is the place.

Beers I’ve Had: Green Beret Pistachio (Specialty Brown Ale, Growler), Annexation Ale (4 oz), Kitchen Sink (4 oz), 773 Stout (4 oz), De Lorean (Specialty Scottish Ale with Charred Oranges, 4 oz), Hopwellion (Double IPA, 4 oz) Ambiguously Grain Duo (Collaboration with Revolution Brewing, 4 oz)

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Delorean, Duo, Hopwellian, Sink, Annex, Stout, from left to right

All the above beers listed as 4 oz I sampled in a flight, six 4 oz samples for $8. This folks, is the cheapest flight you will find in the city. Go out and sample! You will not be disappointed. Each beer was really well done and had a unique flavor profile to it. My favorite of the bunch was the Green Beret Pistachio Brown Ale, but unfortunately it was only brewed for the month of January as a specialty brew. The sweet pistachio finish was unreal. This month’s specialty brew, De Lorean, is excellent as well. The charred orange flavor really stands out. As for the four main beers, you cant go wrong with Kitchen Sink, an easy drinking pale ale with great hop flavor. With my flight, I ordered a Cuban sandwich and fries, both of which were excellent. HTH is open everyday from 11 am-10 pm (Midnight on Fri and Sat). Get out and enjoy the South Sides best craft beer!

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