Monday, August 9, 2010

Dropping The New Beers

First, we'd like to thank all of you who came out to pick up the Freedom Of '78 Guava What IPA(we still have it if you're in need). Without getting sweet on you, it means a lot that we can brew these beers and know you will step out to pick some up and hoist them with friends.

So, we bring you more.

In the next three weeks-ish we have three new beers coming out. All of them are special release beers that we've had in the works for a while and are now going to slide out of the tanks to meet you.

1. Long Thai Rainbow Rye

This all draft beer, which will be mostly available at the brewery, but will pop up in some of our favorite beer bars, is a Saison brewed with Long Thai peppercorns and Rye malt. This beer should drop on Friday(8/13).

2. Bairn Farmhouse

Bairn will be available in both bombers and draft at the brewery, plus some jaunts around town. This beer is an ode to all things Phil. Our friend, coworker and brewing confidant, Phil Wymore, has been busy having a child and gearing up to start his own brewery in St. Louis. This beer is a nod to his beautiful little girl, Lily -- probably the most sincere and "nice" label you see come out of Half Acre. So, as Phil departs from Half Acre he's leaving us and you with this Saison brewed with lemon and chamomile.

3. Sticky Fat American Dark Ale

Last and certainly not least, we're brewing a hop harvest beer. This morning a farmer we work with in northern CA picked organic hops fresh from his field and put them on a plane to us to arrive tomorrow morning. We're going to take these sticky cones and brew a wet hop beer tomorrow afternoon. This is our first wet hop beer and one we've looked forward to. You can expect a hop forward dark ale that pays homage to the lore of Sticky Fat.
(limited edition Sticky Fat T-shirts, for sure)

We'll keep you in the loop as to when each of these will drop.

See you in the trenches,

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL


Midwest Beer Blog said...

Really really looking forward to trying these.
Thanks for the descriptive preview!

Sonny said...

oh, boy!
oh, boy!
oh, boy!
oh, boy!
(one for each beer, including freedom)

satan165 said...

that is beyond excellent. i would try any half acre beer at this point even if everyone said it sucked, id still make the trip and get a growler filled. cant wait!

Beau said...

One thing I greatly miss about my fiance' living in Chicago is the my ability to get Half Acre brews. Hopefully one day you will be able to distribute out a bit further and maybe the beer geeks in Louisville, KY will have more of a chance to experience the brewing goodness coming from the Half Acre crew.

Anonymous said...

Sticky Fat lore rules, but I'm not nuts about Sticky Fat's Google results.