This Friday, our Lincoln Avenue shop releases two new beers.
Cape Dune India Pale Lager displays the time carved easiness of lagered beer with the hop additions of a pale ale. Candied citrus and pine on a backbone of oat, Vienna and Pilsner malt.
Then there's Chub Step, our classic English Porter. Smooth chocolate and roast, a real lazy snuffler.
- Cape Dune: 4pack of 16oz cans: $15.99
- Chub Step: 4pack of 16oz cans: $12.99
- no distribution on cans
Join Half Acre and Empty Bottle at the Bohemian National Cemetery Saturday 10/7 at 7pm!
October 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the brooding folk masterpiece Chelsea Girl by Nico. We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Circuit des Yeux and special guests in bringing a live performance of the record, in its entirety, to the Bohemian National Cemetery for our Fall installment of Beyond the Gate. Modern new age legend, Laraaji, along with Arji OceAnanda, will be blessing us with an opening performance shortly after the sunset.
Circuit Des Yeux will consist of the following special ensemble for this event:
Haley Fohr, Voice
Bill MacKay, Electric Guitar
Rob Frye, Flute & Drum (Cave / Bitchin Bajas)
Whitney Johnson, Viola & Organ (Matchess / Simulation)
Lia Kohl, Cello
Beyond The Gate's Fall installment will be outside under a nearly full Harvest Moon in beautiful Bohemian National Cemetery, located on Chicago’s Northwest side. The concert will take place near the mausoleum. 2017 marks the fifth year of the Beyond The Gate series. We are thankful for the opportunity to present these concerts in a setting so rich in history. We implore all attendees to treat these events and the surroundings with the respect they deserve.
PLEASE NOTE! Parking is limited in the area surrounding the cemetery. Public transport, cabs, UBER, LYFT, carpooling all highly recommended.
Please be mindful of helping to keep the area litter free. It is because of our shared mutual respect for the grounds, and the cemetery's neighbors, that we are welcomed back each year. We applaud you in advance for being respectful. A portion of the proceeds from the event directly benefit the Bohemian National Cemetery as well as the Albany Park Community Center.
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS: LINK
We're teaming up with Township on the fourth Saturday of EVERY MONTH for DayTime Karaoke 2-4PM!!!!!!! Get there early and grab some of grub from Grandma J's Kitchen! The Humboldt Park (now retired) brunch restaurant returns on the weekends in Township's kitchen to fill your gullets before you crush the mic!
Beer Specials and GiveAways every month!
Many thanks to Knight Sounds Entertainment for providing the gear!
The annual visit from the Sticky Fat bear comes Friday, September 22nd. Bursting with whole cone Chinook hops from Hop Head Farms in Michigan, wet hop beer season is a temporary chance at fresh from the bine experience.
- 16oz cans: $15.99
- only available at Lincoln or Balmoral
- no distribution
JOIN US FOR EVENTS ON:
9/7 LAUNCH PARTY
9/17 UPSWING FUNDRAISER
9/27 BOM CLOSING PARTY (Free Pin Ball Night!)
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.
- Rippers, Hoss & Wyld Beers
- Half Acre Food
THE BEER LIST:
India Pale Ale
Extra Pale Ale
India Pale Ale
Double Daisy Cutter
IPA brewed with coconut butter
Dark Cherry Wyld Ale
Life on Land
Wyld Table Beer
Experimental Kentucky Common
Cherry Wyld Ale
Traditional Black Raspberry Berliner Weisse
Battle of Trenton
Kentucky Common brewed with peach tea + mint
Blonde Wyld Ale
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with coconut + coffee
2017 Benthic Variants
Skippet / Amargosa
Skippet / Mythic
Dry Hopped Life on Land
Wyld Table Beer
The Big North
Lacto Pulsed Pale Ale with peaches
Johnny's One Ton
Experimental Pale Ale
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Ale
Coconut Pale Ale
American Wheat with lemon + lime zest
2016 Vanilla Hugs
Imperial Coffee Stout with vanilla bean
with lime juice
2016 BA Hugs
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout
Tickets have sold out! See you soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you coordinate a transfer.
Slippery Slope presents a night of East meets Midwest when new Chicago local's Hard Pet (solo project of Kortland Chase from Ashell/ Grades) 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/
Doors @ 7.
(2357 N Milwaukee Ave.)
Featuring BeachWeed Coconut Pale Ale vs. Citra Hero IPA! Burger recipes will be announced at the event and the most burgers ordered between 5:30-9PM will determine the WINNER!
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)
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
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!
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!