to Dec 29

Premier League At Balmoral


Come by our Balmoral Tap Room for Premier League soccer this fall and winter. Below is a list of games we'll be showing, with sound. 

8/25 - 11:30 Liverpool - Brighton 

8/26 - 10:00 Newcastle - Chelsea 

9/1 - 11:30 Man City - Newcastle 

9/2 - 10:00 Burnley - Man UTD & Watford - Spurs

9/15 - 11:30 Watford - Man UTD 

9/16 - 10:00 Everton - West Ham

9/22 - 11:30 Brighton - Spurs 

9/23 - 10:00 Arsenal - Everton 

9/29 - 11:30 Chelsea - Liverpool 

9/30 - 10:00 Cardiff - Burnley 

10/5 - 2:00 Brighton - West Ham 

10/6 - 11:30 Man UTD - Newcastle 

10/7 - 10:30 Liverpool - Man City 

10/20 - 11:30 Huddersfield - Liverpool 

10/21 - 10:00 Everton - Crystal Palace 

10/27 - 11:30 Leicester - West Ham 

10/28 - 11:00 Spurs - Man City 

11/3 - 12:30 Arsenal - Liverpool 

11/4 - 10:00 Chelsea - Crystal Palace 

11/10 - 11:30 Crystal Palace - Spurs 

11/11 - 10:30 Arsenal - Wolves & Man City - Man Utd 

11/24 - 11:30 Spurs - Chelsea 

11/25 - 10:00 Wolves - Huddersfield 

12/1 - 9:00 Chelsea - Fulham & Liverpool - Everton 

12/8 - 9:00 Chelsea - Man City 

12/15 - 9:00 Liverpool - Man Utd 

12/22 - 9:00 Chelsea - Leicester & Man City - Crystal Palace

12/29 - 9:00 Liverpool - Arsenal 

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1:00 PM13:00

Far & Away Afterglow

We’ll be at The Kaiser Tiger the Sunday after Far & Away with Crooked Stave from Denver, CO and Arizona Wilderness from Gilbert, AZ. Both visiting breweries are typically not available in the Chicago market. Featured beers will be tapped at 1pm and they will be serving brunch until 3pm. See you there!

The Beers:

Arizona Wilderness

Dirty Hop Water: Interstellar Overdrive - All Galaxy hopped DIPA with notes of mango, papaya, and apricot. - 8.5% ABV

Baboquivari Blonde - Belgian Blonde with notes of AZ honey and Belgian yeast defined with a snappy, crisp finish. - 7.1% ABV

Crooked Stave

Colorado Wild Sage - Artisan ale brewed with fresh white sage and lemongrass. A bright floral aroma, soft herbal notes, and a crisp Brettanomyces bite from primary fermentation and further conditioning with our mixed-yeast culture. - 7.2%

Sour Rosé - Wild Ale Fermented in Oak on Second-Use Raspberries and Blueberries. - 4.5%

Half Acre

Pony - a firm take on the classic German style aimed to quench the masses. - 5.5%

Gone Away - a western charged firecracker. We conjured the classics and then laid them on a bed of pale malt. This India Pale Ale shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance. - 7%

Path of Nomad - A collaboration with Trve Brewing of Denver, CO. Path of Nomad was fermented with our combined house cultures atop blackberry puree in neutral oak, aromas of fresh lavender and sage streaked by vine ripened watermelon and lime. - 5%

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2:30 PM14:30

Small Batch Zine Fest


The Lincoln brewery will be hosting a pop up market with Zine Mercado on Saturday, October 6th. Come scope these artists’ work, and drink some brews. See you there.

Featured Artists:

  • Alamo Igloo / Keith Herzik

  • Chema Skandal!

  • Adam Jason Cohen

  • Flatlands Press

  • Grime Time Magazine

  • Fotoflow Press

  • Mike Gamboa

  • Logan Krudenier

  • Ocho Manos Press

  • Pilsen Outpost

  • Mint Tapes

  • Sugarbombing & Neko

  • Pillowy Cloud

  • Daniel Hojnacki

    + MORE!

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11:00 AM11:00

Lager Fest at Balmoral


Lager season is upon us. Join us at the Balmoral tap room on Friday, September 28th as we celebrate the beginning of fall with LagerTown Octoberfest, as well as Fluro, Know Place, Pony and Den. House made pretzel sticks served with Düsseldorf mustard will be available for $2.

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to Oct 1

Merchant Oktoberfestival


Merge into fall with a LagerTown and this Octoberfest inspired menu from Merchant the weekend of September 28th thru 30th.

  • Schnitzel with braised red cabbage, apple and fennel

  • Pretzel with a stone ground mustard, blue mustarda, Lager Town beer cheese and smoked salt

  • Koniberger Meatballs

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to Sep 24

Beyond the Gate Featuring: Grouper, Mute Duo Ensemble, Hilary Woods

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Beyond the Gate is a concert experience unlike any other in the city, taking place within the confines of the Bohemian National Cemetery. Recognizing the passing of the Fall Equinox, and a full moon night at the chapel with a beautiful lineup of folk and electronic experimentation headlined by Grouper. Presented in part by Half Acre Beer Co. 

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to Sep 15

New Jersey Drift


Back in March, our trip to New Jersey was cancelled by the weather. 

Now we're back for fall and ready to make up for lost times ~ find us at the following events and our beer at a favorite store in the area: 


Plank Pizza Co Beer Parlor
·         Starting at 6:00pm

Stirling Hotel
·         Starting at 5:30pm


Inn of the Hawke
·         Starting at 5:00pm

Brickwall Tavern
·         Starting at 5:00pm

Village Pub Sewell
·         Starting at 5:00pm

Blue Monkey
·         Starting at 5:00pm

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1:00 PM13:00

Gathering in the Garden with Elawa Farm and Half Acre


Elawa Farm and Half Acre Beer Co. are partnering to bring you an amazing fall harvest lunch at charming Elawa Farm. Join us for this 5 course, family style meal created by Half Acre's Head Chef Nick Lacasse, featuring Sitka's wild-caught Atlantic Salmon and produce from the Elawa Farm Garden.

VIP Tickets* - $90

  • Includes admission for one
  • Exclusive early admission at 12:00pm
  • Special barrel ages beer tasting
  • Premium passed hors d'oeuvres

General Admission* - $60

  • Includes admission for one
  • Entrance to lunch at 1:00pm

Seating is very limited. To view full menu or purchase tickets visit

*Price does not reflect tax or gratuity


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to Jul 27

LA Drift


Headed to LA for Pils & Love and decided to bring some beer and do some events.

Join us at any of the following, we'd love to see you: 

Thursday August 26th

Beers at The Hermosillo with Monkish and Oxbow.
-- Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Dungeons IPA, Path of Nomad Mixed Culture Beer (collab with Trve brewing) --

Highland Park Brewery Chinatown
Mixed Culture Night
-- Plus Ultra Mixed Culture Beer & Battle of Trenton Mixed Culture with Peach Tea and Mint --
4PM start 

Friday August 27th

Highland Park Brewery Chinatown
Lager Night
-- Pony Pilsner --  
12PM start


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4:30 PM16:30

PQM Burger Night: HABC vs RevBrew Burger Battle Round #5


Chefs from Half Acre Beer Co. and Revolution Brewing are facing off in a burger competition, with beer pairings (naturally). Burger recipes will be announced at the event. Most burgers ordered between 4:30-9:00pm will determine the WINNER, so stop by to find out which combo slays the most faces. 

Half Acre Beer Co. - Tuna | Pony | Dungeons

Revolution Brewing - Freedom of Speach | Sun Crusher | Tropic Hero

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to Jul 21

Denver Drift


We sent a truck of beer out to Denver and followed along for a few events and hangs.

Come and see us:

July 18th

  • Hops & Pie at 5pm
    • featuring Animal Print Imperial Stout, Vallejo IPA, Deep Space Double IPA, Beer Hates Astronauts all Citra IPA, and Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. 
  • Parry's Pizza at 7pm
    • featuring Animal Print Imperial Stout and Path of Nomad Mixed Culture Ale with Blackberry Puree (collab with Trve Brewing)

July 19th

  • Falling Rock at 5pm* 
    • featuring Vanilla Big Hugs Imperial Coffee Stout, Deep Space Double IPA, Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Dungeons IPA, and Weightless Lager
  • Finns Manor at 8pm*
    • featuring Vallejo IPA, Deep Space Double IPA, Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, and Path of Nomad Mixed Culture Ale with Blackberry puree (collab with Trve Brewing) 

July 20th

  • Mount Galbraith at 9am
    • For a hike followed by beers with our friends at Mountainsmith!
  • Goed Zuur at 5pm*
    • Half Acre / Trve Brewing Path of Nomad release. Also featuring Plus Ultra Mixed Culture Beer and Battle of Trenton Wild Ale with Peach Tea and Mint plus food pairings! 
  • Star Bar at 9PM* 
    • Half Acre & Friends with Trve Brewing & New Belgium Brewing
      • featuring Beer Hates Astronauts all Citra IPA, Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Pony Pilsner, Deep Space Double IPA, and Path of Nomad Mixed Culture Ale with Blackberry puree. 

July 21st

  • Romero's K9 Club at 5PM*
    • featuring Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Hugs Imperial Coffee Stout

*  We're stoked to have Willie's Reserve™ as the official sponsor of this drift! Stop by any of these CO drift events marked with a * to enter a chance to win a swag bag from our friends at Willie's Reserve™. Must connect with a Half Acre representative to be entered. Please note that the bar staff is not responsible for managing entries into the raffle, so if you want in, show up early while the Half Acre staff is in-house. All entrants must be 21+ with valid ID.

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5:30 PM17:30

Half Acre & Big Star Patio Shake Up


Stop by our Balmoral Taproom & Garden on Tuesday, July 17th for a Big Star patio takeover. We'll be providing tasty brews, and Big Star is bringing all the tacos. Plus, if you bring a donation item for Guatemala Volcano Relief,* you'll be entered into a raffle for sweet prizes. 

*Canned goods / Rice,beans,sugar / Bottled water / First aid kits / Baby formula / Diapers / Latex or non latex gloves / Personal hygiene products / Dust masks / Burn cream / Bandages / Gauzes / Towels

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8:00 PM20:00

Britpop Night at The Burlington

Join us at The Burlington as we dive into an all Britpop set from DJ Michael David Smith, sip on crisp Half Acre Pils pints, and reminisce about how much cooler things were in the 90's. We'll be there from 8:00-11:00 with Half Acre stickers, buttons, patches and other cool stuff to give away. 

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to Jul 8

Metro & Half Acre Present: On the Floor

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Metro and Half Acre Beer Co. have teamed up to break the divide between player and performer with the venue’s new On The Floor series. During these intimate shows, bands will forgo Metro’s storied main stage in favor of risers on the club’s floor, bringing performer and patron closer than ever before. Not only will On The Floor break barriers between bands and fans, but the staging concept will also halve the venue’s capacity, keeping ticket prices low and affording a wider breadth of opportunities to burgeoning talent. Part performance concept and part creative incubator, On The Floor pays homage to Metro’s roots as a champion of artists of all echelons.

Featured performers:


$10 Adv. - $12 Day Of / 18 & Over / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:30PM

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