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Beer Available At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Half Acre Navaja , Half Acre C Change , Piece Cold & Wet , Half Acre Hot Tropic 48, Half Acre The Grotto , Half Acre Mecha Hugs , Half Acre Stargrazer , Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre Space IPA 98, Half Acre Hearths Ablaze 86, Half Acre The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game 49, Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout 98, Half Acre Pony Pilsner 85, Half Acre Canyon of Heroes IPA 90, Half Acre Chocolate Camaro 93, Half Acre Akari Mist , Half Acre Akari Shogun 97, Half Acre Baumé 97, Half Acre King of Prussia , Half Acre Iron Brass 49
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3fourths (1122) Boulder, Colorado | 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 wouldn’t say they’ve succeeded.
Braudog (655) Hampton, Virginia | May 9, 2010| Updated January 21, 2013
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 wasn’t 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. That’s it. I’m 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 (357) 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.
msante79 (335) 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.
jrallen34 (271) 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 I’ve 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 what’s 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 you’re out of town this place is worth stopping by, also worth coming by for a quick growler feel.
t0rin0 (248) La Verne, California | March 19, 2013| Updated November 4, 2012
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 they’re serving beer I’ll have to stop in again.
NobleSquirrel (200) Chicago, Illinois | November 5, 2012| Updated November 4, 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. It’s 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| Updated November 4, 2012
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 doesn’t really like and of their standard beers, and I had daisy cutter at least a half dozen times while in town.
mikem409 (165) bloomfield, Michigan | February 23, 2013| Updated November 4, 2012
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
cratez (151) Toronto, Ontario | September 12, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
First of two breweries that my girl and visited on a recent trip to Chicago.
VIBE: clean, simple, and attractive retail store has lots of Half Acre gear like tees, long-sleeve shirts, and glassware. Beer and merchandise prices are listed on two chalkboards. They also sell coffee and guest beers. Growler station had the three year-round offerings (Daisy Cutter, Gossamer, Over Ale) and one seasonal (Captain Fantasy Saison) when we came. The brewery itself is quite small, basically just a large room with a dozen tanks.
SERVICE: the employee at the front was exceptionally welcoming. He gave us a quick tour of the brewery, explaining the brief history of the company and the reasons behind their limited distribution (inner city only). He asked us about our trip and did a commendable job of engaging my non-beer-drinking girlfriend while I tried a t-shirt on. Great service.
SELECTION: I enjoyed samples of the Over Ale and Captain Fantasy and bought a half case each of the Daisy Cutter and Gossamer. Dogfish Head Midas Touch, Southern Tier Inequity, and Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss were serving as the guest brews. A tiny beer lineup, no doubt, but the quality is undeniable and I would definitely frequent the store on a regular basis if I lived in the neighbourhood. Prices for the 4-packs ($8.99) and growler re-fills ($12) are reasonable in my books.
OVERALL: we had a pleasant time here helped along by the gracious store employee. Half Acre is well worth a visit if you happen to be in the area or going to Bad Apple (like we were). Nice brewery with cool people running the place. Check it out.
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