Sunday, November 22, 2009
Chains and helmets cross here one final time for lasting glory = Location of the final Chicago Cyclocross Race also the State Championship.
The “And I'll crush you to bits, body and bones” part is from the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The troll lives under a bridge.
Half Acre Beer Co
Friday, November 20, 2009
Ladies & Gentlemen,
We’re happy to announce that the Half Acre Hunt is back in action. This hunt is in celebration of Thanksgiving, a holiday centered on the consumption of delicious items in mass quantity.
This week’s lucky winner will get to add some handcrafted Half Acre Beer to their menu. Odds are that we’ll have a special T-Giving Beer that will be available for the occasion.
For all of you that don’t seize the capsule, our store will be open till 8:00pm the Wednesday before, so stop by and grab an array of handcrafted beer for you and your fellow holiday diners. Growlers of frothy nectar will be getting filled all day, so bring home the bounty.
As you may remember, the last capsule was lost in a tragic scavenger hunt snafu. The capsule has been replaced with an Altoids tin that we covered in Half Acre stickers. So that’s what you’ll be looking for.
Another twist, we now have help from you, the Half Acre Fan & Friend. This week’s clue is brought to you by one of you. We carefully perused a group of eager participants to find a sly and fiendish collaborator. We hope you enjoy the handy work of Scavenger Dan.
A reminder of the rules:
The only clue or info given is below. Regardless of what you email or text us, we will not increase your level of information. No hints. If you find the capsule, you have to immediately call or text: 773 351 5709. This is important – fellow hunters will appreciate knowing this.
So, without further nonsense here is your clue.
Cleats and chains will cross here for lasting glory.
If you run into trouble down below just repeat these words:
"Well, come along! I've got two spears,
And I'll poke your eyeballs out at your ears;
I've got besides two curling stones,
And I'll crush you to bits, body and bones."
The capsule is hidden in a corner crack in the wall on the north side. Remember. "Chicago Can"
Half Acre Beer Co
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We've been offering free tours every Friday at 5:00. No sign up was necessary, just show and enjoy the tour. We decided to move the tour to Saturdays so that folks didn't have to tick off their employers by skipping out of work early.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
You likely noticed that we haven't been running the hunt. The capsule was lost during the last hunt, which put a little bump in the road, but the main reason we've been hunt-free is lack of time.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
As of yesterday the store has been open one full month. It’s taken all the free time we didn’t have, and all hands have been on deck non-stop. Fortunately it’s been a lot of fun and an exciting new endeavor for Half Acre. We spent a year under brewing lockdown, and now we’re breaking out of our beer cocoon. It’s good to be out and mingling with you all.
Our actual growlers come in next week, so we can step into the high tech world of actual growlers and leave our mason jar roots in the past.. We have new pint glasses coming, as well, so all you folks that thought we were lame when we said we were out of glasses – wait a couple weeks, head back in and prepare to be leveled by their transparent wonder.
We’ve been offering free tours on Friday’s at 5:00. We realize that it’s a tough time for some to get here, so even though we’ve been getting very good turnouts, we’re going to avoid the ongoing issue of folks being bummed out because they’re still chained to their desk at that time. So beginning the weekend of 11/14, the tour officially moves from Fridays to Saturdays. See you here.
In the last month we’ve released three special release beers. Each one is designed to appear and disappear; we’re just having fun and making new beers. You likely won’t find these in the bulk of the places that sell our beer. We don’t make enough of them and don’t plan on setting up the distribution paths for those beers – unless we roll one out full scale, but you can swing by the store to grab a sample and take home a 22oz bomber or growler. We’ll try to continue with these offerings as a way to keep all of us on our toes.
To the good fight,
Half Acre Beer Co