Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom

4257 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618
brewpub (Half Acre Beer Company)  4.55/5.0 69 reviews
Sun 11am-11pm, Mon Closed, Tue 11am-11pm, Wed 11am-11pm, Thu 11am-1am, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 12pm-12am

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Mayor: Ahuth (3) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 4-12
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Beers At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom

NameABVEntered
Half Acre Pony Pilsner5.75%7/5/2017
Half Acre Glass Casket9.2%6/23/2017
Half Acre Navaja10%6/23/2017
Half Acre Tuna4.7%6/23/2017
Half Acre Space IPA7%6/23/2017
Great Lakes Turntable Pils5.3%3/19/2017
Half Acre GoneAway IPA7%2/25/2017
Half Acre Wicca6%2/21/2017
Half Acre / WiseAcre Domestic Buckets6%2/21/2017
Half Acre Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Hugs Imperial Stout with Coffee12%1/27/2017
Half Acre Animal Law7.2%1/17/2017
Half Acre Big Sting6.7%1/17/2017
Half Acre Fog Bowl6.8%1/17/2017
Half Acre Deep Space10%1/2/2017
Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout10%12/12/2016
Half Acre Supreme Palace 5.2%12/9/2016
Half Acre Chub Step6%11/13/2016
Half Acre Sticky Fat American Dark Ale7%11/4/2016
Half Acre Orin13.7%10/25/2016
Half Acre Dungeons6.2%10/14/2016
Half Acre Daisy Cutter5.2%10/14/2016
Half Acre White Noise3.9%10/13/2016
Half Acre Tomma6%10/13/2016
Half Acre Summer Rules! No Rules.5.3%9/10/2016
Half Acre Felis Paradox4.4%9/10/2016
Half Acre Vallejo IPA6.7%9/10/2016
Half Acre Western Automatic5.4%9/10/2016
Half Acre Golden Tuna4.7%9/5/2016
Half Acre Taco Day6.7%8/20/2016
Half Acre Get Right Kölsch4.7%8/3/2016
Half Acre / Shorts Freedom Of ’787%8/3/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
fluffheady  (109) 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!
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
AdamChandler  (276) Enfield, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
Stopped in briefly to sample some beers and get some beer to go. I love the design of this place. so cool and hip looking, beers on tap were all good and the staff really took their time to chat with us. Prices were very fair. they gave me a sticker which was listed as a 50 cent cost.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (777) Denver, Colorado | March 3, 2016
This was may favorite brewery on my latest trip to Chicago. I had some of their beer around town before visiting the taproom and it got my expectations high. Half Acre delivered. The tasting room is on the smaller side, but not tiny. I’d say during peak hours it gets nuts in here though. There is some really cool artwork on the walls. I like the beer drinking bear and trouble on the farm paintings. The beer is absolutely stellar. This is an example of well-executed, painstakingly created beer. Every detail is given attention from appearance to mouthfeel. Next to the taproom is a large storefront selling to go beer and schwag.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
karynmcd  (8) , | March 27, 2016
It doesn’t get any fresher than here. Gets a bit crowded sometimes, but worth the trip.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
mattchu67  (3) Ohio | July 29, 2016
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim  (39) Granville, Illinois | December 20, 2016
A slow Tuesday and friendly staff and friendly customers. Best thing- some of the tastiest fresh beers. Walked into the taproom first and thought the brewery was a bit small. Was pointed in the right direction. Worth going back and I hope I do soon.
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 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.
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 can’t belieive how small it is! The beer was good and even better when paired with the right food!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
emerge077  (131) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | September 15, 2010| Updated January 21, 2011
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.

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