Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom | Chicago, Illinois
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Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom
Excellent based on 41 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

4257 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618 [ print map ]
773 248 4038

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Hours: 12pm-11pm Monday-Thursday; 12pm-2am Friday; 11am-2am Saturday; 11am-5pm Sunday


Mayor: brian60625 (9) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 4-12


Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom

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Beer Available At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Half Acre Crystal Norde 86, Half Acre Choppers , Half Acre Ginger Twin India Red Ale 94, Half Acre Space IPA 97, Half Acre Mikkeller Guest Lager 90, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Half Acre Pony Pilsner 79, Half Acre Gossamer 85, Bells Expedition Stout 100, Half Acre Three Floyds Shewolf 99, Half Acre Navaja 93, Half Acre Quakerbridge Barley Wine 95, Half Acre Heyoka IPA 96, Half Acre Chub Step 85, Half Acre Alpenglow 92, Half Acre Over Ale 78, Half Acre Chocolate Camaro 94, Half Acre Blanco Niño , Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout 98, Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner
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41 reviews for Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  81%
 Selection  67%
 Food N/A 
 Value  79%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
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98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
fluffheady  (95) Chicago, Illinois | April 9, 2013| Updated November 11, 2013
This taproom is a MUST visit. Half Acre has been my favorite Chicagoland brewery for quite a while. The people are really great. The new taproom is BEAUTIFUL. They always have a lot of special things in the taproom, and they have Firken Fridays! Visit this brewery if you visit Chicago. Bad apple is across the street. Fountainhead is 0.3 miles away. Make a day out of it!
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 19, 2013
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.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409  (181) bloomfield, Michigan | February 23, 2013
Small place. Decent price all can be in samplers. No food and get own beer
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686  (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 8, 2013
Cool small place in Chicago with some great beer. Ambiance was nice, cozy sampling room. Just taps on a wall and free samples, very simple. Service was great and friendly, willing to give several samples. Selection was a decent amount of solid beers, but not huge. 4 pack of daisy cutter pounders for $10 very reasonable. Overall worth stopping by if in Chicago.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum  (10) Lisle, Illinois | November 29, 2012
With the addition of the new Tap Room, this place has come into it’s own. A friendly storefront offering samples, brewery ware, and plenty of beer to go, this was always a fun stop. The new Tap Room allows for flights, drafts, and cask offerings all in a nice cozy environment. Friendly staff who always seem to remember you and the ability to BYOF makes this a fun stop. Really like the vibes here and is friendly to both veterans of the Chicago beer scene and families or those new to or not even necessarily into beer.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | November 5, 2012
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
GhostFace  (15) Wisconsin | November 4, 2012
Happened to stumble in on the day of their official tasting room opening. Place was jam packed!, standing room only.. Service was slow but they were attentive and genuine when you were next in line. Lots of great offerings on tap with many I’ve never come across before. All taps were $5! Had to go next door for a growler fill because they weren’t filling them in the tasting room yet. Some additional beers were available there. All the staff I dealt with were friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Tasting room had a good vibe to it, would be perfect spot to grab a few if itweren’t so busy...
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635  (87) Havertown, Pennsylvania | October 31, 2012
Waited in line for the Saturday afternoon tour. Get there early as space is limited and they only let in around 50 people. Super bargain! Just $10 for a logo’ed pint glass and three full "tasting" pints. Not a real informative tour but I guess if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. However, the tour is a pretty cheap way to get a few drinks and have some fun.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters  (66) , Australia | September 2, 2012
In a good location in Chicago and easy to get to. Always a plus. Very small site and limited to about 3-4 taps plus their usual beers in cans. Was there the day they released their Saison, so got to watch a procession of people with growlers getting the Saison for the weekend. No real area to sit and try beers. they use Dixie Cups for samples? Kidding me right? Helpful staff but wanted the owl t-shirt but was out. Bummer. Cheap growler prices and their canned beers are really good as well. Good solid brewery and worth getting a growler fill, shirt, or a few beers from them. Otherwise it was disappointing to see a tasting room with no place to sit and have a beer. Most disappointing tap room I was at on my trip back.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkEmUpJones  (9) Georgia | August 26, 2012
Very nice little space. Stop in for a few free tastings of their fantastic beer. Wish this beer could make it down to Georgia! Staff is extremely friendly.

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