Events

 

 

 

Aug
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

THE BIG NORTH '17 - SOLD OUT

On August 19th, Half Acre Beer Co. hosts The Big North II, the second in a line of annual parties to take place at our new brewery up north. Price includes all beer, music, entertainment, a glass & a coozie to keep, plus one meal token.

Featuring:

- Rippers, Hoss & Wyld Beers
- Half Acre Food
- Happenings

THE BANDS: 

NE-HI
MIND MELD
Platinum Boys
DIM
 

THE BEER LIST: 

Daisy Cutter
Pale Ale

Vallejo
India Pale Ale

Tuna
Extra Pale Ale

Space
India Pale Ale

Pony
Pilsner

Deep Space
DIPA

Double Daisy Cutter
DPA

La Looks
IPA brewed with coconut butter

Gentle Gentle
Dark Cherry Wyld Ale

Life on Land
Wyld Table Beer

Cabell
Experimental Kentucky Common

Amargosa
Cherry Wyld Ale

Skippet
Traditional Black Raspberry Berliner Weisse

VIM
Baltic Porter

Battle of Trenton
Kentucky Common brewed with peach tea + mint

Mythic
Volume II

Pennon
Blonde Wyld Ale

2017 Benthic
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with coconut + coffee

2017 Benthic Variants
TBA

Skippet / Amargosa
Blend I

Skippet / Mythic
Blend II

Dry Hopped Life on Land
Wyld Table Beer

Tomorrow People
IPA

The Big North
Lacto Pulsed Pale Ale with peaches

Fader
Traditional Pilsner

Johnny's One Ton
Triple IPA

Daisy Toronado
Experimental Pale Ale

2016 Orin
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Ale

Jonah
Pale Ale

BeachWeed
Coconut Pale Ale

DEN
Kölsch

Top Notch
Hoppy Lager

Akari Mist
American Wheat with lemon + lime zest

2016 Vanilla Hugs
Imperial Coffee Stout with vanilla bean

Wooden Teeth
Saison

White Noise
English Mild

Pony Pilsner
with lime juice

2016 BA Hugs
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout

Tickets have sold out! See you soon. 

FAQ. 

When: Saturday August 19th, from 4-9PM *last call will be at 8:30PM*

Where: The Half Acre Beer Company brewery on Balmoral. (2050 W. Balmoral Avenue)

How: All tickets are will call. You will be checked in based on the name you provided online or in the shop upon your arrival.

*We did not sell Designated Driver tickets. Do not drink and drive. 

Free Bike Parking: We are providing bike racks in the street on Rascher Avenue. Bring your own lock. We will not be responsible for anything that may happen to your bike while it's parked for the party. 

Public Transportation: The new Half Acre brewery is easily accessible via the Damen and Foster buses, as well as the Bryn Mawr redline stop and the Ravenswood UPN Metra stop. We highly recommend you take public transportation to this event. 

Entry: You will enter the party through the garage door on Rascher Avenue, on the east side of the building. We will begin letting people in the door at 3:30PM. There will be signs pointing you to where you need to go. PLEASE AVOID HOYNE & BALMORAL. Getting to the party is best accomplished by taking Damen to Rascher and then walking west until you reach our garage door.

Bag Check: We will have on-site security checking bags as you enter. They are looking for outside alcohol and weapons. Your snacks are safe. 

You must be 21 years or older to enter, valid ID will be required. 

The Beer: All of the beer at this event is first come first serve. Some of it, especially the barrel aged and wyld beers, is limited and when it's gone, it's gone. We will do our best to make it last. 

The Brewery: Areas of the brewery that are off limits will be clearly marked. Please do not go anywhere that is off limits without a Half Acre employee accompanying you.

The Weather: We are hosting this party rain or shine, hot or cold. The emphasis here is on hot. It's summer, there's no a/c. Dress, or don't, accordingly. (Half Acre Beer Company does not officially endorse public nudity). 

Hydration: Feel free to bring an empty water bottle with you to fill up. Water will be readily available during the party. In addition, Dark Matter Coffee will be serving complimentary beverages and we will have house sodas and Lee Croix (flavored carbonated water) available. 

The Food: You will be given a food token upon entry. Try not to lose it. The menu features Wisconsin bratwurst & your favorite picnic foods. We will have a vegetarian option available.

The Merch: There will be merch for sale at this event. The merch tienda will accept cash & credit. New this year, we have $25 tattoos from a pre-designed flash sheet by our friends at Brown Brothers Tattoo Co. Tattoos will be cash only. There will be an ATM on site. 

This event is sold out! If you have realized you can no longer attend, there are people out there who want your ticket. E-mail hello@halfacrebeer.com and we can help you coordinate a transfer. 

View Event →

Jul
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Slippery Slope: HardPet/Superblonde/TideShift/HarborLights

Slippery Slope presents a night of East meets Midwest when new Chicago local's Hard Pet (solo project of Kortland Chase from AshellGrades) andTideshift (members of HIGHDIVER) host two touring crushers,Superblonde (NYC) and HarborLights (Boston) for their first Chicago outing. Loud and good for you. 

Half Acre Beer Company will be bringing in some delicious local brew for great drink specials while supplies last, so get their early. 

Hard Pet (12:30a) - http://facebook.com/hardpetsounds
Superblonde (11:30p) - http://superblondeband.bandcamp.com/ 
Tideshift (10:30p) - https://www.facebook.com/pg/tideshiftband
HarborLights (9:30p) - https://harborlightsma.bandcamp.com/

21+ 
FREE
Doors @ 7.
SLIPPERY SLOPE
(2357 N Milwaukee Ave.)

Facebook Event

View Event →
Jul
21
11:00am11:00am

Now & Then Can Release

Now & Then IPA was brewed for all the places in our home towns that curated obscure essentials. May there always be places to cultivate. 

  • release date: 7/21
  • 4pk of 16oz cans / $15.99 (limit one case per person) 
  • no growle / howler fills 
  • brewery release only (no distribution) 
View Event →
Jun
30
11:00am11:00am

Freedom of '78 / Deep Space Release

Just in time for the holiday weekend, we release Freedom of '78 Guava IPA and Deep Space Double IPA. Both in 16oz cans, both seeing our full area of distribution. 

Deep Space IIPA will be around until December, replacing Navaja in a seasonal swap. 

DETAILS - Freedom of '78

  • release date: 6/30 
  • $15.99 / 4pk of 16oz cans, limit 1 case per person 

DETAILS - Deep Space DIPA

  • release date: 6/30 
  • $14.99 / 4pk of 16oz cans, limit 1 case per person 
View Event →
Jun
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Beyond The Gate

  • 5255 North Pulaski Road Chicago, IL, 60630 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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! 

View Event →
Jun
16
11:00am11:00am

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. 
View Event →
Jun
9
11:00am11:00am

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
View Event →
Jun
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

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!

Facebook Event

View Event →
Jun
2
11:00am11:00am

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
View Event →