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Barrel aging Vlad II

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16 taps of constantly changing heaven

HAILSTORM BREWING CO.

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.

Brandon
Brewmaster / Owner

Brandon

Chris
Finance / IT / Owner

Chris

Gene
Operations / Owner

Gene

Josh
Taproom / Owner

Josh

EVENTS

Upcoming Events at the Brewery


  • Every Thursday Night - Open Mic Night  

    Enjoy live local music or bring your guitar and play!

BEERS ON TAP

Dominatrix
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.

Vlad
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
I.P.A.
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.

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.

Stratus
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.

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.

Night Of The Undead
Schwarzbier
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.

Hop Farm
Dry Hopped Brett Saison
5.5% ABV.

Hop Farm is a brett saison and dry hopped with Mosaic Hops.

Billy Bock Thornton
Bock Style German Lager
6.6% ABV.

Bock beer, in general, is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue.

Santa's Cookies & Milk Stout 2017
Imperial Milk Stout
11% ABV.

Tiss the season for 2017 Santa's Cookies & Milk Stout. This stout is our seasonal collaboration with The Open Bottle. This year's version is a peanut butter cookie inspired imperial milk stout brewed with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and vanilla!

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.

LOCATION


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

BEER FINDER

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.