Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom

4.5/5.0 58 reviews
4257 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618

773 248 4038 halfacrebeer.com
12pm-11pm Monday-Thursday; 12pm-2am Friday; 11am-2am Saturday; 11am-5pm Sunday

Mayor: ryecatcher (4) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 4-12
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Beer entered at Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom

NameABV
Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout10%1/2/2016
Half Acre GoneAway IPA7%1/1/2016
Half Acre Taco Day (Equinox)0%12/31/2015
Half Acre Chub Step6%12/29/2015
Half Acre / Upslope Lychee IPA7%12/29/2015
Half Acre Golden Tuna4.7%12/15/2015
Half Acre Mila6%12/15/2015
Half Acre Jamesway5.1%12/7/2015
Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner0%12/7/2015
Half Acre Woolpack0%10/28/2015
Half Acre Space IPA7%10/28/2015
Half Acre Vicious Pet0%10/28/2015
Half Acre Wooden Teeth5.5%10/28/2015
Half Acre Aqua Fur4.7%10/28/2015
Half Acre Power Steering10.7%9/29/2015
Half Acre Mr. Miller Saison5%9/29/2015
Half Acre / Tired Hands American Youth5.5%9/6/2015
Half Acre Taco Day6.7%8/22/2015
Half Acre / Shorts Freedom Of í787%7/26/2015
Half Acre Vallejo IPA6.7%7/26/2015
Half Acre Akari Mist / Akari Zest5.5%7/11/2015
Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts7%6/15/2015
Half Acre Summer Rules! No Rules.5.3%6/5/2015
Half Acre Lead Feather6%6/5/2015
Half Acre Cuda6.1%5/19/2015
Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter8.5%5/19/2015
Half Acre Callow Knife4.5%4/22/2015
Half Acre Tasty Waves Pale Ale5%4/12/2015
Half Acre Alpenglow5%4/12/2015
Half Acre Baumť7%3/15/2015
Half Acre Doublehead0%3/7/2015
Half Acre Ghost Parade6%3/7/2015
Half Acre Chocolate Camaro5.8%2/15/2015
Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter8%2/15/2015
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686  (149) 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) Aurora, Illinois | November 29, 2012
With the addition of the new Tap Room, this place has come into itís 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. 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.
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 Iíve never come across before. All taps were $5! Had to go next door for a growler fill because they werenít 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 itwerenít so busy...
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jmm635  (89) 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 logoíed pint glass and three full "tasting" pints. Not a real informative tour but I guess if youíve seen one youíve 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  (98) , 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino  (50) Toronto, Ontario | July 20, 2012
Tasted all available beers with a detailed explanation of the nuances of them. Lots of locals dropped by for growlers.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
haveahoppyday  (2) Holiday Hills, Illinois | April 3, 2012
Gyus were friendly and showed us around. Clean pleace and I canít belieive how small it is! The beer was good and even better when paired with the right food!
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
toffsbury  (5) Toronto, Ontario | March 25, 2012
I have to give it an overall high number because of the quality of their beers. The woman at the till and giving samples is friendly and knowledgeable. Iím told they do tours, but so far theyíve never been on when I was there. On and off for availability of their one-offs and seasonals; their stock of the specialty stuff depletes quickly, and then youíre better off going to Binnyís. Sometimes carry stuff from other great brewers. I love this place, and visit whenever Iím in Chicago (which isnít often enough).

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