Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cycling Kit

There's something that just feels right about this.

I love bicycles.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Monday, March 29, 2010

Half Acre Closed 4/4

The Half Acre Brewery & Craft Beer Emporium will be closed on Sunday April 4th, 2010.

That's it.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Friday, March 26, 2010

Closed Easter

We will be closed on Easter Sunday 4/4 with no tour.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CBC and what it means to you....

As you may know, the Craft Brewers Conference & World Beer Cup is coming to Chicago. Practically every craft brewer on the map will be here in our fair city. (April 5th - 11th)

This means that we're going to take slight pause and enjoy ourselves while this week long series of educational and rouchus events are happening all over our back yard.

The nitty gritty: The Half Acre brewery and Craft Beer Emporium will experience reduced hours:

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

The uber fine print: These hours could change without notice. It's a week long party.


Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2 for $20 Tuesdays

We realize that this beautiful weather is only a trick, and that the sky will inevitably open up to throw ice, snow and cold down on us, but hell with it, we're calling it:  It's spring!

That's right, Spring!

What goes better with warm weather than hand made beer?  Nothing.  And maybe you're saying to yourself, nope, "X" goes better..........well, maybe you're right, but now add beer to that warm day and your "X," and there you go, it's then even better.

In honor of the ability to melt the icicles from your mind, we're giving you "2 for $20 Tuesdays." (price does not include the growler jug)

Every tuesday you can swing by the brewery, buy two growlers for $20.  That's not a bad deal, and should help to make your warm weather mid week a sure fire success.


Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Barreling through the fog came Lil' Davey Totes.

Lil' Davey Totes is a 4% dry irish stout ideal for the festivities at hand.
This is a draft only beer available for growler pours at the brewery.  It was a small batch that should only last through St. Patrick's day.  

Come by to meet him.  Lil' Davey Totes wants to meet you. 

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


You may have heard that we’re switching from 12 oz bottles to 16oz cans, 4-packs of Tall Boys, to be exact. If so, you heard correctly. And when you heard that you may have said to yourself “why are they doing that?” If so, we’re going to explain it to you.

First off, bottles are a fine package. We’ve enjoyed countless beers from them, packaged beer in them, and will continue our translucent friendship with them (we will continue to package our special release beers in 22oz bottles). But when it came time to plunk down some cash and purchase a long-term packaging solution, we had to think long and hard.

Here is why we’ll be moving to cans:

1. Cans allow no light into the beer. For a craft brewing company like ours that tries very hard to keep all of the natural qualities of beer intact, doesn’t pasteurize or use stabilizers, it’s important to preserve those elements. Cans offer the best way to do that. So, with Oxygen pickup in the canning process as low or lower than any other and beer never touching the can itself due to a protective lining, beer is safer in a can.

2. Cans are nearly 100% recyclable and are less than one-third the weight of a bottle, so the overall environmental footprint is much smaller.

3. Boats, beaches, bike paths, ball games, rock shows, retreats, riding skateboards, hiking, handgliding, fishing, Frisbee, on and on and on; no broken glass. Drink it, crush it, get it out of there.

So, off we go. Should we “need” to shotgun a few beers along the way, we’ll be able to do that too.

Canned Crafted. Beer Is Better In Here.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL