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Beer Available At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Half Acre Over Ale 78, Half Acre Lager Town 76, Half Acre The Grotto 72, Half Acre Heyoka IPA 97, Half Acre Norde , Half Acre Golden Tuna 87, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Half Acre Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre Space IPA 97, Half Acre Navaja 95, Half Acre Zadar Nights , Half Acre Gossamer 84, Half Acre Pony Pilsner 82, Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts 98, Half Acre / Tired Hands Geodesic , Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner 65, Half Acre / Maine Beer Great Plain Jane 87, Half Acre Vallejo IPA 98, Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre / Tired Hands American Youth
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t0rin0 (1354) 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 they’re serving beer I’ll have to stop in again.
3fourths (1276) 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 (721) 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 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 (523) Leawood, Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
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.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Lubiere (450) Ottawa, Ontario | December 21, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great brewery for sure. The brewery has on one side the store where growlers are filled, and they have shirts and other tchotckas. The tasting room is really cool with 2$ samples, 10 taps of goodness, and good service. The seating is communal and the wall is recycled wood with interesting patterns. A must go place.
jrallen34 (438) 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.
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.
JulienHuxley (262) Hilversum, Netherlands | July 24, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
We were in town and pantanap suggested we visit this place because they were releasing Captain Fantasy, the saison the brewed with Shorts. It really is a brewery with only a small room you can get growler fills and bottles in. The guy who was doing growler fills did pour us samplers of everything he had on tap though, which was nice. They also had some bottles from other breweries for sale (why I do not know) and they were decently priced too.
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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (224) Kyoto, Japan | September 4, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
From the outside this bland brick building doesn’t look like much but on the left you have a cool taproom filled with locals, friendly helpful staff(we got a recommendation for one of the best Chicago hot dogs in town Murphy’s from the bartender who even called to check how late they were open - now that is service!), well priced samples and an all-around cool friendly vibe. On the right you have their gift shop+growler station full of cool Half Acre artwork all over the walls, nice looking goods and equally friendly staff. A must visit for anyone doing the round of breweries in Chicago.
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