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Barrel aging Vlad II

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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

  • November 22, 2017 - Vlad Fest!

    We will be tapping all of our Bourbon Barrel Aged 2017 Vlads and both Bourbon Barrel Aged Vlad The Conquistadors. Also, our regular tap list will have a few other surprises.

    On tap:
    Bourbon Barrel Aged 2017 Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Regular, Coffee, Vanilla, Raspberry, Maple, & Blueberry.

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Vlad The Conquistador Regular & Coffee.

    Added bonus: we will raffle off a gift certificate every hour that can be redeemed for one of each of the next bottle release, or other Hailstorm items on Saturday, December 16. Next release will be the Bourbon Barrel Aged Vlad w/Coconut and Bourbon Barrel Aged Vlad w/Maple & Coffee. The first raffle will be at 1 PM, and then every hour after that with the exception of the last raffle, which will be at 9:30 PM, not 10 PM. You must be 21 years old to enter. One raffle ticket will be given for each item purchased and it must be a minimum of $5.

    Food Trucks for the day:
    The Hog Wild Express at 12 PM for lunch service.
    The Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery at 4:30 PM for dinner service.
  • November 23, 2017 - Closed for the Holiday.

    Everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 25, 2017 - Tacos & Beer!

    The tasty Toasty Taco Food Truck will be pulling up at 5 PM for dinner service for the evening!
  • December 1, 2017 - Pizza, Music, & Beer!

    Local favorite Wooden Paddle Pizza will be set up inside and ready to go at 5 PM.
    The amazing Joe Orozco Acoustic Rock Show starts at 6:30 PM.
  • December 2, 2017 - Tacos & Beer!

    The famous Ofrenda Food Truck will be pulling up at 5 PM.
  • December 16, 2017 - Bottle Release!

    We will be releasing two different bottles of our Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts. The bottle sales will start at the 8058 address of the brewery. The bottle sales will be CASH ONLY!

    Bottles being released:
    Vlad the Second Order of the Dragon w/Coconut - Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels w/Coconut. $20 a bottle and limit 6 bottles per person.

    Vlad the Second Order of the Dragon w/Maple & Coffee - Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels w/Maple & Coffee. $20 a bottle and limit 6 bottles per person.

  • Every Thursday Night - Open Mic Night  

    Enjoy live local music or bring your guitar and play!


Russian Imperial Stout
11 % 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.

Prairie Madness
7.0% ABV.

2017 G.A.B.F. Gold Medal Winner for American IPA
Brewed with American, German and English malts, duly hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe Hops. This India Pale Ale is our Midwest take on a classic American craft style. Great malt character and hop aroma with a smooth, citrusy flavor, followed by a crisp, clean finish make this a distinctive beer.

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.

Arctic Ale
English Barleywine
14.8% ABV.

This is a recreation of the high gravity beer brewed for the English expidition to find the famed northwest passage led by Sir George Nares in 1875.

Northeast I.P.A.
6.3% ABV.

Northeast Style I.P.A. brewed with Oats and Wheat. A hazy yeast strain and super hop aroma. Hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial and Kohatu hops.

Northeast Session IPA
4.7% ABV.

This Northeast style Session IPA is brewed with Pilsner, Vienna, Wheat and Munich Malts. The yeast strain gives it the hazy affected. Hopped with Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Mosaic and Kohatu.

Northeast Double I.P.A.
8.0% ABV.

This Northeast Style Double I.P.A. is brewed with Optic, Vienna, Asts, Wheat and Honey Malts. The Conan and London Ale III yeast gives it a hazy affected. The hops use are Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial and Cascade.

Drunk Uncle
4.5% ABV.

An old friend of Bavaria, Munich Dunkels are smooth, rich and complex, but without being heady or heavy. They boast brilliant ruby hues from the large amounts of Munich malts used, and these malts also lend a fuller-bodied beer. The decoction brewing process also lends much depth and richness. Bitterness is often moderate, with just enough to balance out any sweetness.

Northeast Oat IPA
6.5% ABV.

Cirrus is a Northeast Style Oat IPA. It is brewed with Golden Promise, Oats, Munich and Honey Malts. The yeast strain gives it a hazy affected. The hops used are Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Huell Melon.

West Coast Double IPA
8.0% ABV.
The Story Of Boing!

Banaba is a West Coast Style Double IPA. This Double IPA is going to be dry and very hop forward. Hops use are Columbus, Centennial, and Simcoe.

Bourbon B.A. Vlad The Conquistador
Russian Imperial Stout
14.1% ABV.

This is a Bourbon Barrel Aged version of Vlad The Conquistador. It is a Russian Imperial Stout with Cocoa, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Agave and Chili Peppers.

2017 Harvest Ale
5.5% ABV.

This year Harvest Ale is brewed with fresh wet Triple Pearl Hops. Triple Pearl Hops have a classic orange note with a blend of lime and honeydew in the aroma. Sweet orange peel, line zest, pepper, and pine are the dominant flavor.

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.

Bourbon B.A. Vlad The Conquistador w/Coffee
Russian Imperial Stout
14.1% ABV.

This is a Bourbon Barrel Aged version of Vlad The Conquistador. It is a Russian Imperial Stout with Cocoa, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Agave and Chili Peppers. Then we added coffee beans in the barrels.


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.