Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Big Hugs T's

We made a limited run of Big Hugs long sleeve T's, featuring the skull-teddy printed on the arm.  If anyone wants one, then come and pick one up while supplies last.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Half Acre Cycling in Draft Magazine

Half Acre Cycling talked with Draft Magazine to dish on the marriage of beer and bikes.
You can read about it here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hugs Comes Home

Big Hugs, the imperial stout that we've been working on is officially tapped in our brewery store.  I have to say that we're really pumped about this beer. We took an interesting approach to making it and collaborated with Dark Matter Coffee to do a very low volume coffee extraction that was added.  The result isn't a total coffee beer, but a 9.5% brut of a stout with with fully flexed flavor that rounds out the spectrum nicely.  Stop by and grab a growler to take home and enjoy.

Growler fills are $17
22oz bottles will be available after Christmas for $10.99

(We have loads of new, actual growlers in stock)

Store Hours:

Tues - Fri 12-8
Sat 11 - 7
Sun 12 - 5

We have a Half Acre Hunt scheduled for today, but we're not sure if we're going to be able to make it out there to hide the capsule.  We'll post a clue if we can swing it, otherwise come by and grab some of this stout before it's all gone.

Note -- this stout will only be around for a couple weeks so act fast to gulp down this liquid coal.


Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Half Acre Cycling

We want to congratulate all those on the Half Acre Cycling team for another great year of racing.  We've been fortunate enough to collaborate with a great group of folks who enjoy racing bikes since we started Half Acre.  We've been coming up together, so here's to another great year of racing bikes and making beer.

If anyone has an interest in learning more about the team - check them out on the web:  http://halfacrecycling.org/


Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Monday, December 7, 2009

December is running off quickly so it's time that we discuss some of the goings on.

1. The brewery store / tasting area will be closed both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, all other days (including New Year's Eve) we'll be open as scheduled:

Tuesday - Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday  11am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

The 18th (tentatively) will be the first night that we're tasting out Big Hugs. Growlers will be available at that time.  Hugs will come alive in numerous forms to be announced.  We're pushing for 4 versions.  22oz bottles will be available of the coffee version in collaboration with Dark Matter Coffee the following week or two.

We'll also be at West Lakeview Liquors on the 18th sampling out beers.

The Half Acre hunt will next be held that same day - on the 18th of December.  The winner gets themselves some gratis Big Hugs to warm them this holiday season.

All Of Our Love, 

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gapers Jam

Our friends at Gapers Block are throwing a holiday party and you're invited.
In addition to the merriment you'll be able to hoist complimentary Half Acre suds.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Potential Capsule Hijack

The Winner of the Thanksgiving Hunt has yet to bring back the capsule. 

Their contact info has fallen into the abyss, so if it's you, then please make contact. We need the capsule back, and why wouldn't you want to bring it back, there's free beer awaiting you.

If the finder of the capsule is staging a coup d'etat, then we are in for a new type of hunt.  We'll have no choice but to send our goons and pet Argus to find you and take back what is ours.  

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL 

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Big Hugs & The Holidays

2009 is coming a close.

We brewed 10 different beers so far this year. Something we feel good about.
And we have at least one more coming. To round things out and finish this year with a punch, we’ve brewed the first of two fifteen BBL batches of an Imperial Stout we’re calling Big Hugs. This will be a 9.5% thug of a stout that boasts a ton of raw flavors that you can experience for yourself. We’re just about to crash the first batch, so you can expect to see this beer on tap and in 22oz bombers at select establishments around town and at our brewery store before the holiday.  Scheduled to be released on 12/18...

In other holiday cheer, we have a lot more Beer Soap and gift certificates (by Friday) available at the store. Come get your loved ones the gift of cleanliness and beer.


Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL