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Beer Available At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom (arranged by most recent)
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 80, 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 73, Half Acre Over Ale 79, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Half Acre Gossamer 85
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theisti (410) 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 (339) 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.
Vir4030 (21) Chicago, Illinois | February 19, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and friendly. Samples available. Light selection plus guest beers. Merchandise. Growlers available. Open brewery like visiting a zoo.
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 doesn’t really like and of their standard beers, and I had daisy cutter at least a half dozen times while in town.
emerge077 (103) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | September 15, 2010| Updated January 21, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a brewery with a storefront to sell growlers and merch... To the tourists with false expectations, Half Acre is one of the most creative brewing operations in the city. Try supporting places that are really doing something for the local craft beer scene. "Almost-cocky" what does that even mean? Staff are laid-back and super friendly. Ive been going here since they opened, and its a solid place to get an ever-rotating selection of fresh craft beers in growler form, some are brewery-exclusive. Their bottle/can selection rotates weekly, and is different everytime I go. If youre looking for a bar, there are plenty of walkable options: Bad Apple, Fountainhead, Tiny Lounge, etc.
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.
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 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.
3fourths (1173) Boulder, Oregon | 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.
satan165 (101) River Grove, Illinois | November 14, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
taproom is tiny, just enough room for 20 people to stand (no seating) but still a good place (and often the only place) to sample some of half acre’s stuff. 5 or 6 taps and a single cooler with some half acre 22s and some guests as well (some DFH and FFF). growlers are 64oz mason jars which they heat seal, $14 new with $12 fills. they also give you a punch card so the 11th growler is free.
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