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Beer Available At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Half Acre Jamesway , Half Acre Chub Step 88, Half Acre Woolpack , Half Acre Space IPA 97, Half Acre Vicious Pet , Half Acre GoneAway IPA 98, Half Acre Wooden Teeth 72, Half Acre Aqua Fur , Half Acre Power Steering , Half Acre Mr. Miller Saison , Half Acre / Tired Hands American Youth 88, Half Acre Golden Tuna 93, Half Acre Taco Day 74, Half Acre / Shorts Freedom Of í78 97, Half Acre Vallejo IPA 99, Half Acre Akari Mist / Akari Zest 67, Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts 99, Half Acre Summer Rules! No Rules. 88, Half Acre Lead Feather 91, Half Acre Cuda 92
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NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | November 5, 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. 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.
GhostFace (15) Wisconsin | November 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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...
jmm635 (89) Havertown, Pennsylvania | October 31, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
fletchfighters (96) , Australia | September 2, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DrinkEmUpJones (9) Georgia | August 26, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
AGAquino (50) Toronto, Ontario | July 20, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted all available beers with a detailed explanation of the nuances of them. Lots of locals dropped by for growlers.
haveahoppyday (2) Holiday Hills, Illinois | April 3, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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!
toffsbury (5) Toronto, Ontario | March 25, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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).
RudiNicole (77) Michigan | December 6, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I wish they had a brewpub! I stopped in on a trip to Chicago, parking was easy and safe because they are close to a residential area. The tasting room is nice and welcoming, and the guy working the taps was very friendly. I talked to him about the Shortís/Half Acre collaboration and he hooked me up with a Half Acre-Captain Fantasy bottle label sticker! Worth a visit if they are open and you are in the area!
cratez (256) 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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