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Beer Available At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout 98, Half Acre Sticky Fat American Dark Ale 96, Half Acre Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre Vallejo IPA 97, Half Acre Space IPA 97, Half Acre Heyoka IPA , Half Acre Golden Tuna , Half Acre Pony Pilsner 81, Half Acre Shrub Tundra , Half Acre Wodan 87, Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts 92, Half Acre Chub Step 84, Half Acre Iron Brass 55, Half Acre C Change 76, Half Acre Summer Rules! No Rules. 74, Half Acre New Belgium 2023m2 30, Half Acre Mr. Goroboros 45, Half Acre Lager Town 74, Half Acre Over Ale 79, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96
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3fourths (1200) Boulder, New Zealand | January 6, 2010| Updated January 21, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
a "taproom" in this case means shelves of merchandise to buy and a checkout counter and then a few taps sticking out of the wall for growler fills and samples. beer quality was seriously lacking. good for them for trying lagers but so far I wouldnít say theyíve succeeded.
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 19, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on my first trip to Chicago with a guy named Joe1510.
The people working this place were great and they had all the Daisy Cutter you could handle for about $8/4pack. They didnt offer tasters of anything but who cares, just get a case of Daisy Cutter and drink that for a week or two. What I did find odd was the check out counters; I guess they are prepared for large releases.
Not much to say about this place really. Decent neighborhood, great beer, nice people. Now that theyíre serving beer Iíll have to stop in again.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | May 9, 2010
34 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
May 2010. Not sure what I expected, but this wasnít it ... This place is essentially a little glass-fronted storefront with a brewery behind it. A couple almost-cocky guys stand around and offer 1 oz samples of their beers, and they offer growlers, a couple house bottled beers, and a few guest bottles to sell. Thatís it. Iím not sure how they make money. The beers were OK, but were nothing noteworthy enough to really stand out, IMHO. They did have a cucumber soda that was actually pretty good and unique. I wish them well, but not sure of the concept here ... Brewery #512.
theisti (414) Leawood, Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated June 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited early afternoon on a Thursday. Small entry area where they do growler fills, sell their cans and offer up 1 oz samples in a plastic cup of their beer (legal max they can do). When I visited they had their 3 regular beers, though it sounded like a barley wine and Kolsch were on their way. You can also wander into the small and compact brewery that was buzzing with activity when I visited. Not much to see here, but nice vibe, cool people.
jrallen34 (342) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011| Updated November 4, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
The new tap room is awesome, cool set up, great service. The beers are 100times better than any fresh growler Iíve had. Bumps this place up considerably.
Half Acre is located in a good area, easy street parking and right across from a nice play to eat lunch and grab some good beer at Bad Apple. The inside is pretty small but nice wood panels with a new feel. There is draft station, a cooler with half acre and other beers for sale, and some more beer and memorabilia against the back wall. They usually have good stuff on draft if you randomly stop by. Not a place to hang out, its 15 minute stop. The brewery is on the side and you are allowed to walk in and see whatís going, a very cool feature. The staff is nice and helpful. They often have new growler only releases so theres lot of occasion to stop by. If youíre out of town this place is worth stopping by, also worth coming by for a quick growler feel.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | September 11, 2010| Updated December 3, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Updating my review for new tap room. Nice sized room with some cool tables. Had about 9 beers on tap which 6 were seasonals or one-offs. Nice that they sell in 3 sizes and all were priced reasonable. They have cool new tulip style glass too. No food, but you can bring food in. Went on a Friday night at was able to get a table. Will definitely be back. Bad Apple is right across the street as well and they usually have a great selection and good food. Would hit them in tandem.
Store front still sells shirts and growlers are far as I know. unsure if you still get free samples or not.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | November 8, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Low key tap room wooden tables and a decent selection on tap. Bartender was great and the beer was pretty good too. Spun some great tunes while I enjoyed my sampler.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | November 5, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Update: Now the actual tap room is open. They have 10 taps (I feel like they should have added more) that run the gamut. Will be tap room only beers coming along. Really great space, great prices and great staff. Pretty awesome stuff.
Not sure I understand the ragging of the other reviews. Itís a store front for the brewery. If the shop is open, they pour growler fills and sell packaged beer of their own and other small breweries, as well as swag. Service is decent and the brewery is always open in the back if the store is. Nice vibe and good for the scene.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | January 5, 2011
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I was a little bummed that they only had Daisy, Gossamer, and Overale on tap when we stopped in, and just the two canned beers for sale. maybe I hit an unusually bad day, but besides a few cool merch options, there was really nothing special that would make the trip worth it. Paper cups for sampling is just bad form as well. The brewery was open and they let us wander around all we wanted, which was cool. I seem to be in the minority that doesnít really like and of their standard beers, and I had daisy cutter at least a half dozen times while in town.
mikem409 (182) bloomfield, Michigan | February 23, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small place. Decent price all can be in samplers. No food and get own beer
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