Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Day & New Years Day

Just a reminder: Anyone who managed to sign up for tours on either Christmas day or New Years day before we were able to discontinue registry -- we will not be offering tours either of those days. We are closed for business on both days. No tours and the store is closed. Thank you for your understanding.

As the holidays bear down us, we'd like to wish you all a pleasant holiday. The ability to step back and take stock is good for all. So, from our bizarre family to yours, Cheers.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Hours

During the holiday season the Half Acre Craft Beer Emporium will have a revised schedule.

We will be closed December, 24th, 25th & 26th.

We will also be closed January 1st & 2nd.

All other hours will be the same. Thanks you for your cooperation.

Happy Holidays,

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Thursday, December 16, 2010

On Photon gear up and Thanks

On Photon is upon us. Here's what's what and a big thanks to our friends who are taking part:

Half Acre, Chicago IL
Three Floyds, Munster IN
Piece, Chicago IL
Goose Island, Chicago IL
Revolution, Chicago IL
Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor IL
Metropolitan, Chicago, IL
Pipeworks, Chicago IL
Short's, Bellaire MI
Dogfish, Milton DE
Cigar City, Tampa FL
Six Point, Brooklyn NY

Bill Kim & The Urban Belly / Shack Clan
Derek's Dogs
Nice Cream

Jim Shearer

The fine folks who bring us H20 & Photon particles

The creator of the portable bathroom & the people behind the people.

The guests bringing us music and, you, our guests.


Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Double Daisy Cutter / Doble Cortador

The Double Daisy is now in consumption format. This one is a real treat to have around the brewery and I plan to take full advantage.

The first opportunity for you to take some in will be at our impending party, On Photon, this Saturday December 18, 2010. If you didn't score tickets to that event, then you'll be able to buy Double Daisy at our store in both growlers & 22oz bomber bottles on Wednesday December 22, 2010. We will begin selling at 12:00.

Prices will be:

Growler fills: $17
22oz bombers: $9.99

There's a 6 bomber purchase limit.

For those that will ask, this was a 30bbl bactch.

The DDC will also pop around town at your favorite watering holes.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Store Closing Early 12/18

All those planning to shop at Half Acre Beer Co's Craft Beer Emporium on December 18th, 2010 should be advised the we will be closing early for a private event.

Store Hours:

11am - 5pm

Thank you

Half Acre Beer CO
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On Photon

As many of you know, we sold out our upcoming party, On Photon, this past Friday in record time.

We clearly upset some people and understand why. There's no great way to do this and every option leaves someone at a disadvantage. This is very much a learning process for us and we hope to improve things in a way that closer levels the opportunity for people to join us when having events.

I could go through our reasoning for doing things the way we did, but the bottom line is we thought we'd have tickets long enough and were doing things in a way that anyone who was truly interested could get a crack at them.

We appreciate your comments and will definitely take them into consideration when doing this again.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, I

Who Needs a Hug?

Good people of the blogosphere, this is Rog, Half Acre Beer Company's head of snacks and morale, jumpin' in quick here to invite you all to come Hug it out with us tomorrow night at Archie's!

Archie's Iowa Rockwell Tavern rules for hosting, and is located at 2600 West Iowa St, in Chicago's 60622 part of town.

All 100% of a keg filled with this latest imperial stout, hugged in Dark Matter Coffee, will be tapped at 7pm. We're gonna drink it, then soak it up with complimentary vittles from pals at Derek's Dogs and Deli. At 10pm, it'll be time for a catnap.

Come to us, with open arms.

Friday, December 3, 2010

All tickets have been sold out for On Photon.
Hopefully you got your hands on some.
We wish we could extend the count, but our brewery is only so big.

Thank you to everyone who waited in line and pit forth the effort. We'll see you on 12/18

Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, December 2, 2010

On Photon......SOME details

Tickets for On Photon go on sale tomorrow 12/3 at 12:00.
The cost is $40 per ticket / maximum 10 tickets per person.
Date of On Photon: 12/18/10
Time of On Photon: 6 - 9:30pm
Location of On Photo: Half Acre Brewery, 4257 N. Lincoln Ave
Total tickets available: 275

Here are SOME details:

Some of the kegs :

Half Acre
Three Floyds
Short's Brewing
Cigar City
Flossmoor Station

Some of the food:

Bill Kim, Urban Belly
Derek's Dogs
Dessert & WATER

Some of the entertainment:

Our resident vinyl roughneck, DJ Major Taylor
+ Special Guests
+ Many photon particles

Giving you all the details would take some of the fun out of it.
Maybe you made it out to our last party at the end of Chicago Craft Beer Week.
This will be better.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Big Middle Finger

In years past, I'll admit it, winter has had me beat. The brewery gets cold, arctic temperatures while walking the dog, digging out the fork lift in the alley, etc. But not this year. We at Half Acre are taking a stance and our friend, Winter, gets the big middle finger.

First day of December and you want to drop some snow, no problem pal, I hope it's up to my femurs by mid afternoon. Twenty-five degrees, that's ok, let me shed a layer because the sweat is beginning to dampen my shorts and tank-top.

No crying this winter, Winter, it's all bravado and smooth sailing over here. Our first dagger in your side: Double Daisy Cutter. We've kicked up a big batch of this and it's gurgling away in our cellar as I type. It will first be available to be consumed at will during our party, On Photon, on 12/18. After that it will be available in our store for growler pours and in 22oz bottles.

So smoke that, Winter.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL