Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ween & Beer


We at Half Acre are fans of the band Ween. There's a slew of reasons this band holds a special place at the brewery, but I think the main thing is their outlandish approach to making music.

Ween also holds the hearts of some other brewers, the good folks at Short's Brewing Co and Jonathan Cutler from Piece. Ween is also playing the Aragon Ballroom tomorrow night (need tickets?). What does all this spell? Ween collaboration beer.

Today we're hosting Joe Short of Short's Brewing and Jonathan Cutler from Piece for a day of brewing a beer we're calling "Freedom Of '78." The style is a Guava India Pale Ale, brewed with 1000 lbs of actual guava fruit. We're aiming for an IPA that's kind of outlandish, much like the inspiration.

In honor of brewing this beer, being able to brew beers with friends and going to the Ween show tomorrow night - we're offering a 15% discount on all Half Acre beers at our brewery to anyone with a ticket to the Ween Show tomorrow night. You must have proof that you're going to the show - valid until we close tomorrow night.

You'll see this beer in two / three weeks. In the meantime, open your heads up and pour a little of the Ween bizarre into your mind.

Cheers,

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL


Label Illustration by our friend, Phineas.


15 comments:

Chach said...

We just saw Ween at the Bonnaroo festival, but can't make the Aragon show... would pics of Deaner and Gener from the last show earn us a discount?

Anonymous said...

who designed the label?

Kevin said...

Since moving to Chicago from Michigan I've been missing my trips to Short's so I look forward to the new creation!

Anonymous said...

Will this beer be bottled? That art belongs on a bomber label for sure.

favor8 said...

take a wrinkled raisin and do with it what you will...just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Please tell me I will be able to get my hands on a couple growlers of this?
Local Growler Enthusiast

asdf said...

Is there a reason it's "Freedom of 78" instead of the actual song name, "Freedom of 76?"

asdf said...

Is there a reason it's "Freedom of 78" instead of the actual song name, "Freedom of 76?"

Gabriel said...

We will have growlers, it will be in bomber bottles & it's called Freedom Of 78 because almost everyone taking part in the beer was born in 1978

lindseyfeldman said...

Can you ship this beer to Tucson Arizona? There are a lot of ween fans here. And a lot of guava fans. All in all, I think your beer would make beautiful music in our parched desert!

Andrew said...

cheers to 1978!

The Free Man said...

I will definitely need some of this beer when it's done. You better let us all know!

Russ said...

So what, the TTB wasn't cool with Piss Up a Rope IPA?

craftbeerkc said...

Is this available yet?

Anonymous said...

Please send some to the UK, cheers.