Friday, August 29, 2008


I have to say that things are moving forward at a fairly quick pace, I think.
Everyone asks us when we’ll be up and running, and my general response is “as quickly as possible.” It’s vague, but as honest as I can be. There’s a long list of things that have to happen in order for us to be brewing, and many items on that list are directly tied to the hard work of our city, state and federal friends that are aiding, approving, granting, accepting and lifting various things so that we can legally conduct all the forms of business we hope to conduct in this space.

Matt and Tommy were in Colorado all last week brewing on our new brewhouse. They had a great time and were able to acclimate themselves to the nuances of that particular system, and brew with the guys that have been using it for the last handful of years.

We’ll all go out in about a month to load it on numerous tractor-trailers, and then haul it back to its new home on Lincoln Ave. It should be quite a spectacle when the big trucks roll down the street to drop these huge vessels.

We’ve had Kevin, our friend, construction contractor and designer in the space a bunch over the last couple of weeks. He won’t do much in the brewery area other than pour new floors, put in some new drainage and some drywall, but he will be the one to make our retail area look how it needs to. That part of the project is a serious endeavor in and of itself. The above CAD floor plan is how that area is laid out now. We’ll change it completely to suit our needs.

Anyway, check out our events section and be sure to come out for some stuff – we have a bunch planned over the next couple months.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who did you buy your brewhouse from????