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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Music Box of Horrors

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Join us Oct 19th at Music Box Theater for a full day of Horror and brews from Half Acre!

WEBSITE AND TICKET INFO

Film Schedule- Showtimes Approximated

12:00pm - THE MAN WHO LAUGHS - 1928 | 110 min. | Dir. Paul Leni | 35mm 

- Featuring a live musical score by Maxx McGathey

02:00pm - OFFICE KILLER - 1997 | 82 min. | Dir. Cindy Sherman | 35mm Print Courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive

03:45pm - LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH - 1971 | 89 min. | Dir. John Hancock| 16mm

- Dir. John Hancock in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A

05:45pm - A TRIBUTE TO LARRY COHEN

06:00pm - DEMONS 2 - 1986 | 88 min. | Dir. Lamberto Bava | 35mm

07:55pm - BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL - 1992 | 62 min. | Dir. Shinichi Fukazawa | Blu-Ray

09:15pm - DOG SOLDIERS - 2002 | 105 min. | Dir. Neil Marshall | 35mm

- Dir. Neil Marshall in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A

11:45pm - EVENT HORIZON - 1997 | 96 min. | Dir. Paul W.S. Anderson | 35mm

01:30am - RETRIBUTION - 1987 | 107 min. | Dir. Guy Magar | UCLA 35mm | Director's Personal Print!

03:30am - ALLIGATOR - 1980 | 91 min. | Dir. Lewis Teague | 35mm

05:15am - TETSUO: THE IRON MAN - 1989 | 67 min. | Dir. Shin'ya Tsukamoto | DCP

06:45am - HALLOWEEN II - 1981 | 92 min. | Dir. Rick Rosenthal | 35mm

08:30am - THE FLY II - 1989 | 105 min. | Dir. Chris Walas | 35mm

10:30am - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER - 1992 | 86 min. | Dir. Fran Rubel Kuzui | DCP

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Oct
17
4:00 PM16:00

Half Acre Full Acre Ten Tap Take Over

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Half Acre Beer Co. takes over Franklin Tap's full tap list!

Featured Drafts: Tuna Session IPA, Lagertown Oktoberfest, Original Reaper American Stout, Geraldine Mixed Culture Sour, Tracker American Wild Ale, Roche Double New England IPA, Burl Double New England IPA, Wand Double IPA, Big Hugs (2018) Imperial Coffee Stout, Orin (2018) Bourbon Barrel-Aged Strong Ale.

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Balmoral Brewery Tour: Special Focus IPA

  • Half Acre Balmoral Taproom & Garden (map)
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Tour includes:

-In depth look at the history, philosophy and ethos of Half Acre Beer Company.
-A special focus on a specific topic with a Half Acre expert. This month, Co-Founder and Head Brewer Matt Gallagher will embark on a journey through the evolution of IPAs over the last decade.
-A souvenir pint glass to keep.
-Three full pours of beer, and samples of other relevant beers.

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Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

The Shop Year 10: Garage Hang

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On Sunday, October 6th, our retail shop on Lincoln Avenue officially turns 10 years old. A first of its kind, the shop continues to be integral to the way we do business. Daily interaction with our customers, long held regulars, samples and growler fills... the shop is at the heart of Half Acre.

We'll be celebrating its decade for a while, but we're kicking things off with a classic garage hang. Beers, snacks, music. Stop by if you're able.

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Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Patio Party with Vienna Beef

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Vienna Beef hot dogs shine bright in the arc of the Chicago food rainbow. Earlier this year we asked Vienna Beef if they'd like to spend an afternoon outside with us, and the patio party was born. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 14th, for limited edition Half Acre / Vienna Beef merchandise, hot dogs, beers, and a special treat from our sweet friends Prettycoolicecream .

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Lucky Dorr 2nd Anniversary Beer & BBQ Bash

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Lucky Dorr, one of Chicago's top craft beer bars, celebrates their second year anniversary in Wrigleyville with a Beer and BBQ Bash on September 6th from 6-10PM. The special event with feature 20+ Chicago Breweries pouring local drafts and unique collaboration beers, a rare opportunity to sample an assortment of the city's finest brews. Guests can enjoy music and savor hearty BBQ

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Aug
17
4:00 AM04:00

The Big North IV

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What: THE BIG NORTH: YEAR 4.  Our annual Balmoral brewery party. Tickets get you access to a deep slice of new, cellared and never before seen Half Acre beers, live performances, food, activities, and an all around good time.

When: Saturday August 17th, from 4-9pm *last call will be at 8:30*

Where: The Half Acre Beer Company production facility. (2050 W. Balmoral Avenue)

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 Half Acre production 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 3:30. There will be signs pointing you to where you need to go. 

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 Tunes: Skip Church, ALLAH-LAS, The Cowboys

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). 

The Food: Sausages from Chef Martin - there will be a vegan option.

The Merch: There will be merch for sale at this event, in addition to the glass and coozie included with your ticket.

Tickets are on sale now!

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Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Wyld Cove Tour

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Tour includes:

-In depth look at the history, philosophy and ethos of Half Acre Beer Company.
-A special focus on a specific topic with a Half Acre expert. July's topic is wyld beer creation, led by our Barrel Program Manager, Lee McComb.
-A souvenir glass to keep.
-Pours from a bevy of creations from the Wyld Cove cellar, with some clean fermentation beers to balance it out.

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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Beer Hates Astronauts Launch with Ryan Browne

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Join us, along side Logan Arcade, & Ryan Browne for a party celebrating the 2019 launch of BEER HATES ASTRONAUTS, Half Acre's collaboration with Ryan Browne 's sensory overload comic book, God Hates Astronauts!

Beer Hates Astronauts will be available as well as a free pinball tournament with Half Acre & God Hates Astronauts-related prizes, AND the amazing Ryan Browne himself will be hanging out with copies of "God Hates Astronauts" for sale!

Come by-- drink this delicious beer, win some prizes, chat with Ryan, and get your comics signed!

Beer Hates Astronauts: A Citra hop Vienna malt ruler. Strawberry hard candies with a potent liquid center. 7.7% ABV

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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Balmoral Brewery Tour: Sensory & Off Flavors

  • 2050 West Balmoral Avenue Chicago, IL, 60625 United States (map)
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Tour includes:

-In depth look at the history, philosophy and ethos of Half Acre Beer Company.
-A special focus on a specific topic with a Half Acre expert. May's topic is Sensory + Off Flavors, led by our Quality Manager, Bennett Thompson.
-A souvenir pint glass to keep.
-Three full pours of beer, and samples of other relevant beers.

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May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Music Box Theater Garden Party

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Join us in celebrating Spring at this year's Music Box Garden Party! Come celebrate the weather in the beautiful Music Box Garden, and enjoy free tastings from Half Acre Beer Co, Whiner Beer Co, Dogfish Head Brewery, Virtue Cider & Treaty Oak Distillery!

Grab a drink from the sangria bar, brought to you by Dablon Winery, a bite from Cheesie’s Food Truck, or have a seat in the Lounge and play along with Music Box Bingo, free to play, free to win!

We're also being joined by Lush Handmade Cosmetics who will be bringing a build-your-own-bath-bomb station, first come first serve.

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May
11
to May 12

Renegade Craft Fair - Pilsen

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Shop from over 180 local and national Makers and Designers on May 11th & 12th.

South Halsted Street between West 18th St and South Canalport Ave in Pilsen Arts District (Chicago IL 60608).

Beers available for purchase: Daisy Cutter, Pony Pilsner, Tuna Session IPA, and Bodem IPA.

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