Hailstorm Brewing Co.

Hailstorm Brewing Co.Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Hailstorm Brewing Co.Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

8060 186th St
Tinley Park, Illinois, 60487-9215
United States

(708) 232-8072 | map
hailstormbrewing.com

Notes: Mon: CLOSED
Tues: Beer: 12noon - 8pm / Food: Beer Cheese/Snacks
Wed: Beer: 12noon - 8pm / Food: 12noon - 7pm
Thurs: Beer: 12noon - 9pm / Food: 12noon - 7pm
Fri: Beer: 12noon - 10pm / Food: 12noon - 8pm
Sat: Beer: 12noon - 10pm / Food: 12noon - 8pm
Sun: Beer: 12noon - 8pm / Food: 12noon - 4pm
BEER STATS
Average:
3.94
Beers:
129
Ratings:
1,705
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.26
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
69
pDev:
8.92%
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Ratings by mschrei:
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Rated by mschrei from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Nov 23, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.01 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Dec 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Out by itself, on the way to Indiana, in a newer industrial park. A big taproom, attached to the brewery. Lots of tables and room, in general, furnished in a basic, modern manner. Liked the Southside Irish red lager & Paddling Out IPA with Galaxy & Vic Secret hops.
Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
We stopped here to try their beers. The brewery is located in an end unit of a multi-occupancy industrial-like building. A beer garden is located at the end of the building. A parking lot is at the front. The interior is a large industrial space that has finished walls just up to 8' or so and unfinished ceiling. There is plenty of long communal tables in this large space. I've never liked the vibe of places like this, but at least they have made an attempt to dress it up. Beers and food (limited food) are ordered at the bar (no seating at the bar).

There were 19 beers, a seltzer, a cider and a slushy available, and there was a nice variety of beer styles. They don't offer sampler flights, but will give you a half pour for half price. That allowed us to sample 5 beers to arrive at an overall evaluation. We enjoyed all of them, and our scoring system gave a little over a B grade to them.

We didn't have anything to eat, but there is a small menu that is said to change frequently. Crowlers and growlers are available for carry-out. A stage was constructed in one corner so this place must offer live music. We enjoyed our visit here and would come back again to try some of their other beers.
Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by Jinx989 from Illinois

Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Warehouse building in industrial just outside Chicago. Spacious interior with high ceiling and a small bar on the right side of the entry that seats about 8 or 10. There are more than a few plastic tables spread about the room. A dozen beers on tap, I had the Vinyl Lawnchair ... tasted better than it named but not by much. Bartender was less than personable. After work crowd was lively. Seemed like a good place to unwind.
Sep 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Sep 05, 2019
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Reviewed by eppie82 from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Visited with my wife on Saturday, around 1P.M.

Not much of a vibe so speak of when we arrived. The place is relatively large with a bar space and a few communal tables to the right of the entrance, and a much larger space with way more tables on the left. It is relatively large. Having said that, there may have been 7-8 people in the whole place on a hot summer day.

Quality is fine. It's not 3Floyds, or MoRE or Half Acre or the like, which you can tell try to create a certain atmosphere with their style. But it's not bad by any means either. Just no character. Seems like a place in an industrial park that was converted into a bar. Like a bigger Noon Whistle.

Service was sufficient. We were sitting at the bar and the bartender would ask if I wanted anything else as I pretty much finished the previous beer. Didn't try to engage in any chit-chat, which is perfectly fine.

Selection included 18 or 19 different beers. A couple of imperial stouts, some hefe's some IPAs... a few different styles. However, the knock is that some of their best known beers weren't available. I somewhat understand not having the Vlad series beers on draft, but Cumulus, Nimbus... those are IPAs and should always be available.

Not a bad place, but I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to get there again, especially considering the no food option.
Aug 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2019
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Reviewed by AnnieC-137 from Illinois

4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Have ventured many breweries in the Midwest to date...esp since I live in chicagoland...Hail Storm’s quality of beer is THE most top knotch!! They don’t rush a brew and u can always expect a mouth watering experience full of body and flavor like none other...Only wish the guys weren’t so anti-social...smile, y’all! Lol
Mar 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
Ended up staying in Matteson, IL for a recent beer meet-up - proximity to Hailstorm was actually a pivotal factor in where we stayed. This ended up being a bit of a regret of mine, unfortunately - this is sort of the nature of my visits to Chicago though... lodging is never ideal. It's either too expensive, the traffic is unbelievable, there's no parking, it's in a violent and shady area, or it's just a shithole. Really... no ideal options.

So, the area worked. We ended up visiting Hailstorm on Saturday afternoon - our third brewery on this trip (the first two being Revolution and Pipeworks - very stiff competition...). Of the three, the comparisons are stark: Hailstorm is in an industrial complex - very suburban - without much of a veneer of comfort or hominess to it. It's definitely functional, but not a comfortable spot. I was hoping the beer would make this all irrelevant, but that ended up not being the case: there were a large number of taps, but of the large flight of stouts I ordered, most were very middling - the most recent vintage of barrel-aged Vlad tasted hot and thin, and the barleywine tasted far too sweet.

The service wasn't tremendously friendly, but helpful at least. What I did appreciate was that the place seems to be primarily for adults - no families in evidence, no dogs. I like those things as well, but this place seemed more purpose-built: it's a hangout for adults to drink and hang out and possibly listen to music. I can get behind that.

It really could use some polish and character though.
Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2018
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Rated by DotDrinks from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
A rainbow of beer styles. One of the best microbrewery sasions I've drank!
May 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Gezus from Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Best hazy beer I have ever seen hands down the best ipa’s have to love the sessions and the kolsh beer with lemonade and strawberry is amazing always fresh to
May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by AngEo from Texas

Jan 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.26 by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by c014572 from Illinois

Dec 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by Muss42 from Michigan

Nov 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by cryptichead from Illinois

Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.45 by SWChi from Illinois

Sep 12, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by oN3xM from Illinois

Sep 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.57 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by REVZEB from Illinois

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by springheeljack from Illinois

Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.38 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Apr 03, 2017
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Reviewed by ChiCubs78 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Went to Hailstorm for a Vlad release. The beer at Hailstorm, especially the Vlad series, is amazing. My only gripe is the size of the taproom being very small.
Mar 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Penguins66 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
Hailstorm has a nice, laid back vibe and an impressive selection of beers. The tasting room is small but on both our visits they had set up tables throughout the brewing area and warehouse. That probably quadrupled the seating capacity and they certainly needed it during our last visit early on a Saturday evening. Our only complaint is the bar is small and restrooms only one-holers which frequently resulted in lines by both.

We noted about 16 beers on tap, including no fewer than 5 beers with >10% ABV as well as several different IPAs. Almost all of the beers we tried were excellent save for the Cirrus Oat IPA which did not impress. Prices were very reasonable considering they poured 20-oz. imperial pints of all but the high-ABV beers. Curiously, as the evening wore on they switched to plastic cups. That kind of cheapens the experience a bit. The two girls behind the bar were very efficient, so at least the lines moved quickly.

Hailstorm does not serve food although you can bring your own and they often have food trucks. Dogs are apparently welcome, which is always a plus in our eyes. Really the biggest negative is we live far away, so this can't be a regular stop for us.
Mar 05, 2017
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Rated by AndrewP17 from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Awesome industrial style brewery. Very knowledgeable staff and great beers. Definitely one of the best up and coming breweries in Illinois.
Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Small bar and seating area inside the brewery. Industrial feel to the space with a full view of the brewery operations. Bar area is nice - has about 15 or so taps with lots of beers from the brewery. Full lineup of crowlers, howlers and growlers available. Also they have an expansive array of their cans and bombers to go. With the selection of beers on tap and to go, you can't ask for more from a brewery tap room. Service was solid, but not overly friendly. Bartender kept going back into the brewery - however this was mid day so I'm sure it was just because of the time. Their beers are really well done overall. Definitely a solid brewery.
Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Zuidman from Illinois

Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by kidzord from Illinois

Jul 30, 2016
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Open room is very welcoming. 10 or so stools at the L shaped bar with a few high top tables front the brewery where the dreams begin.

A dozen or so draft choices of in-house beers. Packaged beers in cans, bottles, bombers, and growlers available. Memorabilia like shirts and glasses also available. What is nice is, they will re - fill any growler.
BYOF or enjoy the pretzels. Even a projection tv for your favorite sports.
Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by InfragilisBrew from Illinois

Jan 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jeffrotell from Illinois

Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.01 by JonAdams from Arizona

Oct 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.11 by TrapJaw77 from Illinois

Oct 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by Ryannel24 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2015
Hailstorm Brewing Co. in Tinley Park, IL
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1705 ratings