Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween from the Half Acre. We’ve reached frenzy over here at the new brewery. Hurdles have been crossed, but the race is still in its infancy.

Lizz Kannenberg wrote a story on Half Acre for the Medill news service that ran earlier in the week. She created a video to go along with it. It’s an interesting piece that I think you’d enjoy. Check it out here.

Well, today is Halloween, potentially the scariest day of the year. In reality it’s more fun than scary, but the day is certainly rooted in the dark. I can remember all of the lore in my small town growing up. The rumors of people bleeding chickens in graveyards, local cults, murders or whatever -- all of us getting each other worked up.

What I remember more vividly about this time of year as a kid was Mischief Night, the night before Halloween when youngsters declared war on adults. Explosives, eggs, toilet paper and other odds and ends were weapons used to create a ruckus. What fun we had, and rarely anyone got hurt.

These days Halloween makes for a great time to dress up, act inappropriately and have as much fun as possible – what a great holiday. So, make sure and have treats for kids if you live in a place with potential for little knuckles to wrap on your door. Otherwise, get in the spirit in any way you can.


Half Acre beer Co
Chicago, IL

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