Events

 

 

 

Aug
19
4:00 pm16:00

THE BIG NORTH '17

The second coming of The Big North, our annual get down, is happening at our brewery on Balmoral Saturday, August 19th, 2017. More information and tickets here


Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Beyond The Gate

  • 5255 North Pulaski Road Chicago, IL, 60630 United States

The Bohemian National Cemetery is a HUGE staple in Chicagoland history. We love working with our friends over at the Empty Bottle on this extreme event at the cemetery. The intensity is in the air as the bands play to the stars and the beers are swilled. Get your hands on inexpensive cans of Half Acre's finest: Daisy Cutter West Coast Pale, Tuna Extra Pale, Pony Pilsner, and Vallejo IPA! 

Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Beer of the Month Event at The Harding Tavern

  • 2732 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States

Alright friends, you know how this goes down. Half Acre Brewing is rolling through with logo pints and swag. We'll also be having a special tapping! More details to come. 

Pony Pilsner is our Beer of the Month. Enjoy $5 pints all of June!

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Jun
16
11:00 am11:00

Plane Wave Release

Plane Wave IPA was pulled from the roots of Juice Man and Wicca. An English yeast strain backs Vienna malt and flaked oats, while Citra, Amarillo and Galaxy commune for a full bodied, lifestyle nectar. 

DETAILS:

  • $15.99/4pk 16oz cans, limit 1 case per person 
  • No growlers/howlers
  • Available only at our shop on Lincoln. 
Jun
9
11:00 am11:00

Pennon Blonde Wyld Ale Release

Pennon

Our second release from The Cove, Pennon Blonde Wyld Ale, comes this Friday. 

First fermented in stainless steel in February of 2016, Pennon was passed to neutral red wine barrels that were separately inoculated with different wild yeast and bacteria. Barrels were chosen a year later and then blended and packaged to undergo a final fermentation in the bottle. 

Pennon is blonde in color with a flavor profile composed of full-bodied lactic acidity, notes of lemon, white grape, and an over all floral experience. 

DETAILS:

  • release: 6/9/17, 11am at our shop on Lincoln
  • $18.99 / 750ml bottle - limit 6 per person
Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Craftheads: Koji's One Night In Chicago!

In every city across the globe there are havens for craft beer lovers. In Japan's most prominent metropolis, Tokyo, that haven is Craftheads 渋谷クラフトヘッズ!

For one night only the man behind the Tokyo craft beer madness, Koji-san, is invading Chicago & taking over the Bottle Rocket (2367 N Milwaukee Ave) taps with some of his favorite local breweries!

The Craftheads welcoming committee:
Dark Matter Coffee
Three Floyds Brewing
Half Acre Beer Company
Pipeworks Brewing Company
18th Street Brewery

Each brewery will be bringing 3 kegs of their most prized liquid to pour in honor of Crafteheads Koji's visit to Chicago!

This event will also act as the "ultra soft" opening of the newest pop-up concept!

Party starts at 7pm!

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Jun
2
11:00 am11:00

Beer Hates Astronauts Release

The annual release of our all Citra hop all Vienna malt India Pale Ale. The unofficial beer of Ryan Browne's phenomenal comic series, God Hates Astronauts

DETAILS

  • release date: 6/2 @ 11am, at our shop on Lincoln Avenue
  • $15.99/4pk of 16oz cans, limit one case per person 
  • no growlers / howlers 
  • this beer will be sold where we distribute in Illinois, Wisconsin, Philadelphia and New York City
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Craft Beer Week Closing RAGER at Quenchers Saloon

  • 2401 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States

HALF ACRE BEER COMPANY TAP TAKEOVER!

ON DRAFT: Galactic Double Daisy Double Pale Ale, Tasty Waves Pale Ale, Switchblade Bikini Berliner Weisse, Vanilla Big Hugs Coffee Stout, Vallejo IPA, Tuna Extra Pale Ale

IN CANS: Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Pony Pilsner

 

THE MUSIC

BREMER & THE NO GOODS

Matt Bremer, Vinny Keel, Jake Bone, Kurt Klein, and James Capone: Five Chicago gents who got together to produce straight up Rock 'N' Roll without any bullshit, but with plenty of booze. The music speaks for itself and is assured to leave pants down, hearts a pound and minds loud!

DAMN CHAMPION

Three homies that came together out of a love for dogs and rock n' roll, DAMN CHAMPION does playfully authentic midwestern post-hardcore that will shine innocence and retribution back into your soul. 

MINOR WITS

Forever friends and now band-mates, Minor Wits (out of Chicago, IL) is a three-piece pop/rock band that started writing tunes together in the fall of 2011. Eric, Nolan and Brad spent their first year as a group playing around Chicago and the mid-west, but recently spent time at Uptown Recording Chicago to lay-down what has become their debut, "Bedroom Blues."

PANTHATONE

Panthatone is Khutso Paynter and Steve Denning. A rock and roll two piece.

 

QUENCHERS IS CASH ONLY
 

May
25
4:00 pm16:00

CCBW Tap Takeover at Franklin Tap

  • 325 South Franklin Street Chicago, IL, 60606 United States

Celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week at Franklin Tap with a craft beer tap takeover! 
Featured Beers:

Spirit Place
IPA
$8 7.4% 12oz Draft

Navaja
Double IPA
$8 10% 12oz Draft

Old Century - Ska Brewing Collaboration
Imperial Brown Ale
$8 8.7% 12oz Draft

Big Hugs
Imperial Stout
$9 10% 12oz Draft

Daisy Cutter
American Pale Ale
$6 5.2% 16oz CAN

Vallejo
IPA
$6 6.7% 16oz CAN

May
24
5:30 pm17:30

CCBW Ping Pong Celebration at SPiN CHICAGO

  • 344 North State Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States

BEER AND PING PONG, THEY JUST GO HAND IN HAND, SO LETS PLAY.  HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:

  • FREE ADMISSION
  • EACH BREWERY WILL HAVE A PONG TABLE OF THEIR OWN
  • GUESTS CAN PLAY A GAME TO 11 POINTS WITH EACH BREWERY AND WIN SOME COOL BREWERY SWAG
  • ALL BREWERIES WILL HAVE 3 BEERS IN HOUSE
  • DRINK TOKENS ARE $6 EACH
  • TASTY TREATS MADE WITH…YOU GUESSED IT…BEER FROM EACH BREWERY
  • LIVE DJ

Ping pong battles to the death* between guests and folks from HABC, Rev, Lagunitas, Sam Adams, and Old Town Abbey. Daisy Cutter, Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, and Tuna on draft!

*May not actually be to the death