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Beer Available At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Half Acre Chocolate Camaro 94, Half Acre Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Half Acre Ghost Parade , Half Acre Wooden Teeth , Half Acre Tamayura , Half Acre Quakerbridge Barley Wine 95, Half Acre Space IPA 97, Half Acre Senita 98, Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout 98, Half Acre Chub Step 90, Half Acre Torus , Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts 98, Half Acre Bone Storm , Half Acre Golden Tuna 90, Half Acre Sticky Fat American Dark Ale 96, Half Acre Over Ale 78, Half Acre Lager Town 81, Half Acre The Grotto 72, Half Acre Norde
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satan165 (102) 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.
cards04 (133) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 24, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice taproom. It was packed when I was there.. But I stood beside the ’bouncer’ and had a beer with him. You can get good delivered to the taproom and they had 8 of their beers on tap including a few seasonals. Great spot.
lagwagon (15) , Australia | November 29, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
What a highlight from a boys beer trip. Beer is 1st class. Loved the gin barrel aged Pilsner especially. Food was available to order from surrounding restaurants - great idea. Very cool merch also
jonnyguns (41) , Australia | November 7, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place was fucking amazing. Very small for a brew pub but the right size given the comfort level. Great range of beers, awesome service and the ability to buy local take away and eat it in the bar. Nice feel about this place. Better than goose island
BVery (480) Burnsville, Minnesota | November 5, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Really good beers. Parking can be a bear. Free wifi. 10 beers on today. Smallest size is 8 oz, but they are $3-$4 bucks. No flights offered, which is bullshit. No food.
KansaiBeerLvrs (252) 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.
MOlsonNotBeer (30) Illinois | August 24, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place with all around solid brews and frequently a spectacular one. Service is top notch though it does get a bit tough when they get busy - which is fairly frequently. The store next door is a great place to sample a few of the brews and grab a growler fill or a to go of either their year rounds or the every rotating bombers of the limited and one off brews.
ck1 (53) Illinois | August 18, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very low key taproom in a quiet neighborhood just north of Irving Park Road. Family style setup where you may end up sharing long tables with others. Bar seats like 10, but is quite an impressive piece of stone. Bartenders are quick, knowledgeable, and more than happy to talk beer. Like 10 of their own on tap, and all seem to be solid plus. Tour is supposed to be awesome but I have not made that yet as is 11 AM Saturday only and is usually a line...
tectactoe (65) Michigan | July 7, 2014| Updated November 17, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A small place... Quite small, & packed, but still able to find a nice spot to stand next to a shelf to hold my beer. Good service for being so busy. Selection might seem small compared to other places, usually around 8 to 10 beers on tap? However, this is a quality over quantity issue, because the beers I had on tap here ended up being the best beers of my entire trip to Chicago. The cellared 2012 Big Hugs was great & the fresh Space IPA was even better. So I have to bump up the selection a point for that. I wanted to buy a tulip but they said they were sold out... It’s the same tulip they serve the in-house beers in, but sadly I could not convince them to sell me one of those :( Very nice prices, all beers available in an array of sizes. No food, but the beer is great. Despite the small size & smaller than average number of taps, this ended up being one of my favorite places to stop in Chicago. Check it out!
ARH (85) Chicago, Illinois | April 6, 2014| Updated January 5, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely a chill little drinking haven. Unfortunately, they’re starting to grow outta of this location - it got to standing room only fairly early on a Sunday fairly quickly (rumor has it they’re expanding). Kinda a lodge-like feeling with lots of wood panel, quirky decor (to match their label art), and picnic bench seating. The staff is fairly knowledgeable regarding their beer, and beer in general, and friendly - even when they’re packed. Of course the selection loses a few points because they only have ten beers on tap; but they are, of course, all Half Acre - they do also have a special Firkin tap of, typically, some crazy experimental brew (like their gin-barrel aged pilsner). They don’t serve food here, but they invite people to bring in whatever food they like (Bad Apple is right across the street and they do take out!). 5oz samplers are $2-$3 dollars (at least what I’ve seen) which is good for Chicago. All in all, these guys set the bar for me as far as what a tap room should be.
Lubiere (459) Ottawa, Ontario | December 21, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great brewery for sure. The brewery has on one side the store where growlers are filled, and they have shirts and other tchotckas. The tasting room is really cool with 2$ 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.
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