There's been a lot of buzz about a recent article that came out in Crain's.
Here it is
We've been interviewed countless times, asked to go on TV, etc, etc.
Here's where we stand:
We have sold beer in Chicago since August 2007 on merit alone. If we don't get or lose an account because a distributor or supplier wants to buy it out from under us, well, then that's not an account we wanted to have anyway.
We started a brewing company to make beer and share it with those who enjoy it, and that's where we focus our energies. Chicago is a great town that will support what it enjoys, whether local or from out of state and there's no shortage of great places that take part in the positive process that gets good beer to good people.
Is Chicago a complex town? Sure is... Was complex before we got here and will likely always be in one form or another.
In the end, a bar carrying a beer because of a sweet deal or a brewery or distributor buying their way through town is sad. Somewhere along the line they needed the sale too bad.
As for Half Acre, our time is best spent looking for those who do want our beer for the right reasons rather than worrying about those that don't.
And that's that,
Half Acre Beer Co