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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


  • August 25, 2017 - Pizza & Beer!

    Local favorite Wooden Paddle Pizza will be ready to serve at 5 PM!
  • 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
10.6 % 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.

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.

Vlad the Conquistador
Russian Imperial Stout
10.6% ABV.

Russian Imperial stout brewed with ancho, guajillo, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, cocoa and dark amber agave syrup.

BBW
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
Kolsch
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.

Rock Out With Maibock Out
Maibock
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.

Nimbus
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.

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.

Drunk Uncle
Dunkel
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.

Cirrus
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.

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.

Dortmunder
Dortmunder Export Lager
5.5% ABV.

Dortmunders are a pale lager influenced by the golden beer from Pilsen known as Pilsner, though is mainly labeled as Dortmunder Export. Like all other pale lagers, the beer is a pale gold color, with a moderate bitterness from the noble hops, a lean, well-attenuated body, and a crisp carbonation.

Take Me To Your Liter!
Oktoberfest
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.

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.