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

  • September 23, 2017 - Hailstorm Oktoberfest!

  • September 24, 2017 - Craft and Brew!

    Showgals Events have gotten together once again to bring you an awesome afternoon of fun! Join us at 1 pm for some beer, Bears, and shopping!! This event will be a little different than the ones in the past as we gather local crafters and handmade artists to bring you everything unique. This event is completely free and open to the public and all ages (furry friends too). There will also be a raffle of numerous donated prizes from our crafters and local businesses.

    Watch the Bears game on the big screen while drinking a cold one and browsing some unique crafters.

    Vendor List
    Bungalow Bias (Baskets and Totes)
    Superhero Chainmail (Unique Jewelry and more)
    Flat Bottom Pretzels (Edible Art)
    InSpirit Adornments (Jewelry)
    Designs for YiaYia (Jewelry & Sports Memorabilia)
    Spoon River Soap Co. (Handcrafted Soaps)
    Run Amok Design (Home Decor)
    Drinkin With Sammy (Custom Mugs, Glasses, Ect.)
    R2 Creative Designs (Beer Bottle and Can Art)
    Kolyde-A-Scope (Mixed Media/T-shirts)
    Kreative Kreations (Candles, Candies, Sweets)
    Bead Streetz (Bead Art)
  • September 29, 2017 - Going Wild with Hog Wild!

    We will have The Hog Wild Food Truck pulling up around 5 PM. Yes, Hog Wild the famous BBQ restaurant from Midlothian, IL now has a food truck!
  • September 30, 2017 - Going Wild Again with Hog Wild!

    We will have The Hog Wild Food Truck pulling up around 5 PM. Yes, Hog Wild the famous BBQ restaurant from Midlothian, IL now has a food truck!
  • October 6, 2017 - Tacos & Beer!

    The amazing Ofrenda will be pulling up around 5 PM with their famous menu!
  • October 7, 2017 - SIU Alumni Association Social

    The Chicagoland Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association invites you to join alumni at the Hailstorm Brewing Company for a social gathering and craft beer tasting. Visit with former classmates and chat with Association staff about the latest happenings on campus. Everyone is invited to an afternoon of networking and fun. $15 per person (Price includes two craft beers) SIU Alumni Association members can receive one souvenir glass at check-in while supplies last. Food from Smokin' BBQ Kitchen will be available for purchase. Please register by Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

    Click here for ticket(s) for the event.

  • October 20, 2017 - Toasty Taco & Beer!

    First time at Hailstorm is The Toasty Taco! Toasty Taco is part of the Toasty Cheese Food Truck Family.
  • October 27, 2017 - Tacos & Beer!

    The amazing Ofrenda will be pulling up around 5 PM with their famous menu!
  • October 28, 2017 - BBQ & Beer!

    The amazing Smokin' BBQ Kitchen Food Truck will be pulling up at 5 PM.
  • Every Thursday Night - Open Mic Night  

    Enjoy live local music or bring your guitar and play!


Triple IPA
11.0% 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.

Prairie Madness
7.0% ABV.

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.

Big Beautiful Wheat
Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
5.8% ABV.

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

Howdy Neighbor
5.2% ABV.
Collaboration with 350 Brewing Co.

Howdy Neighbor is a strawberry lemon kolsh and is a wonderful 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.

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.

Rock Out With Maibock Out
6.8% ABV.

2015 G.A.B.F. Silver Medal, this Maibock is brewed with Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts, hopped with German Northern Brewer. Rich and smooth with toasty and bready malts flavors.

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.

English Gentleman
Imperial Milk Stout
13% ABV.

English Gentleman is the fourth beer in our Imperial Milk Stout series. This wonderful stout is brewed with Hazelnut.

Take Me To Your Liter!
German Style Lager
5.6 ABV.

Take Me To Your Liter has a delightful amber color. This lager has a great a toasty malt flavor with just enough noble hop presence to give this beer a nice clean finish.

New England Pale Ale
5.0% ABV.

This New England Pale Ale is a collaboration with our friends from The Open Bottle. Burst! is brewed with all Mosaic Hops, Lactose, Vanilla, and Mango.


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.