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Barrel aging Vlad II

Fermentation Row

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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

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.

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.

Polish Smoke
Grodziskie
4% ABV.

A true Polish style Grodziskie, aka Polish champagne, this unique historic ale is brewed with oak smoked malts for a warm smokey flavor. You will feel like your sitting around the campfire. This beer was brewed with Scott Pointon for 2015 G.A.B.F. Pro-Am.

Rock Out With Maibock Out
Maibock
7.7% 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.

Pilsneramus
Czech Style Pilsner
5.2% ABV.

Dry hopped Czech Style Pilsner is brewed with Bohemian Pilsner Malt, Mandarina Bavaria Hops, and a traditional Czech Lager Yeast. This available only in a can to drink in the tap room.

Santa's Cookies & Milk Stout
Imperial Milk Stout

11.8% ABV.

Santa's favorite break time snack just got a little bit sweeter! This decadent imperial milk stout is brewed with brown sugar, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and vanilla. If you are feelin' jolly, take a sip and feel the warm chocolatey into the holiday spirit. This is a collaboration with The Open Bottle.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Arctic Ale
English Barleywine
15.3% ABV.

Recreation of the beer brewed for the English expedition of Sir George Nares in 1875 to find the famed northwest passage. Aged it in bourbon barrels for nine months.

Lumberjack Breakfast
Imperial Milk Stout
13.0% ABV.

Imperial Milk Stout series: Lumberjack Breakfast is brewed with Lactose. Then we added coffee and maple.

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.

Porn Stache
Imperial Milk Stout
13% ABV.

Imperial Milk Stout series: This wonderful stout is brewed with Raspberries and Chocolate, leading a sweeter finish than the other milk stouts.

Vlad The Second
Order of the Dragon
w/Coffee

Bourbon Barrel Aged
Russian Imperial Stout with Coffee
14.1 ABV.
This is 2017 batch of our Russian Imperial Stout with coffee.

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.

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.