1:00 PM13:00

Brewery Tour: Production Brewing Edition


For the new year, we're changing the format of our brewery tours at Balmoral. Held once a month, still on Sundays and still at 1pm, most will focus on specific areas of our endeavor and we will sell tickets in advance, online and in our Balmoral taproom. April’s tour will be held on the 28th and includes a focused look at Production Brewing + Raw Materials, led by our Head Balmoral Brewer, Ryan O’Doherty.

Get tickets at the link or in person in our Balmoral taproom.

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8:00 AM08:00

CHIRP Record Fair



It's the 17th year of the CHIRP Record Fair! Join us at Plumbers Hall to dig through thousands of crates of vinyl records, as well as DVDs, CDs, posters, and more. It's a music collector's paradise! 


Early Admission ($25) begins at 8am and allows readmission all day long. General Admission ($8) begins at 10am.

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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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to Apr 20

DECADES of Daisy Cutter



This April we celebrate a decade of Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. 10 years is a long time to do anything and we're honored that this beer of ours continues to ring the bell. We're celebrating this milestone in a pretty big way. Daisy Cutter packaging (12 and 16oz) has been redesigned to denote the 10 Year Anniversary and in April we'll be hosting a DECADES party at our brewery and at bars throughout Chicago and the country.

4/19 : AT OUR BREWERIES: You can grab a mixed 4pack that contains Daisy Cutter, Double Daisy Cutter + never before seen variants Fully Saturated Galactic Double Daisy Cutter + Quad Cutter.

4/20: DRINK ALL FOUR variants on draft at any of the bars listed below. There will be an additional draft option called Smoking Daisy, a mashup of new house favorite Smoking Gull and the Daisy Cutter we all know and love. 

A decade of Daisy Cutter is as much about Half Acre as it is about the bars and restaurants that support us, so we’re grateful for these partners helping us mark the occasion:


Links Taproom (4:20pm start)
HopLeaf (5:00pm start)
Sleeping Village (7:00pm start)
The Harp & Fiddle (11:00am start)

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5:00 PM17:00

Burrito Battle: Half Acre vs. Cruz Blanca


Burrito Battle - Half Acre vs. Cruz Blanca

The Brewery Burrito Battle: food from two brewery kitchens, beers from the same two breweries and a little friendly wager for major bragging rights.

For this gathering, the Half Acre team will roll a brand new burrito variety and duke it out with the Cruz Blanca crew, as they bring their culinary talents up to our neck of the woods.

You'll receive a plate that has 1/2 of Half Acre's burrito and 1/2 of the Cruz Blanca burrito, along with a side. A scoring card to vote for your favorite burrito will also be provided. The winning team gets treated to lunch at the other team's restaurant. The losing team will wash dishes.

Four ten ounce pours of beer will also be included in the ticket price.

-Please email with any dietary or food restrictions, but be advised that for this event we will not be able to provide a vegetarian or vegan substitution.
- We will be serving food continuously from 6 to 9 PM.
- We'll be rolling on a first come-first served basis, so you might have to wait for a table depending on when you arrive to the taproom. That's not such a bad thing though, as we'll be pouring beer inside the brewery until a table pops up.
- Gratuity is included.

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7:00 PM19:00

It is The Office Trivia at Reed's Local

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There will be three rounds, each exponentially more difficult than the last. There may be up to 6 members per team. If anyone is caught using electronic devices to find answers to questions, your entire team will be terminated, and you will be allowed to stay and drink at the bar. Also you are welcome to date Toby. Half Acre will be providing prizes to the three smartest teams. That is all. Get back to work!

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2:00 PM14:00

Beer Larp @ Logan Arcade

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BEER LARP is an extremely exciting beer & gaming event in which Brewery teams (including Half Acre) participate in a bracket-style tournament, over an array of games, competing for the highly-coveted BEER LARP CUP: aka, the "Grail of Ninkasi," aka, the Stanley Cup of BEER LARP!

Spectators may be asked to "LARP" as one of the breweries in order to help boost their scores, in exchange for an assortment of bribes and/or gifts (ie: cool swag, FREE drinks, etc.).

Brewery team check-in is at 2pm, tournament starts at 3. Patrons/spectators who are wanting to take part should swing by around this time, but can still swing by throughout the day to be bribed onto a team.

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1:00 PM13:00

Brewery Tour: Barrel Aged Edition


For the new year, we're changing the format of our brewery tours at Balmoral. Held once a month, still on Sundays and still at 1pm, most will focus on specific areas of our endeavor and we will sell tickets in advance, online and in our Balmoral taproom. March’s tour will be held on the 24th and includes a focused look at our clean beer production and spirits barrel aging with our Directory of Brewing Ops.

Get tickets at the link or in person in our Balmoral taproom.

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7:30 PM19:30

Beyond the Gate: featuring Huerco S. & Joshua Abrams & Natural Information / Brent Heyl (DJ Set)

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Beyond The Gate featuring... HUERCO S. / Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society / Brent Heyl (DJ set)

Look for Half Acre beers on site - cash only!

INFO ON BANDS (curtesy of Empty Bottle)
Born in Kansas City but based in Brooklyn, HUERCO S. (Brian Leeds) was one of the most celebrated producers of the 2010s lo-fi house underground. His offbeat, abstract dance tracks, often featuring smudged textures and erratic beats as well as ambient synth pads and mysterious samples, first surfaced online around 2011. Following 2012's No Jack EP on the Ukrainian label Wicked Bass, an untitled cassette appeared on Basic House's tastemaking experimental techno label Opal Tapes. The tape helped gain HUERCO S. a cult following, and Boomkat Editions later reissued it on vinyl. Following the R.E.G.A.L.I.E.R. EP under the pseudonym Royal Crown of Sweden, issued by Anthony Naples' Proibito label in April of 2013, Future Times issued HUERCO S.'s Apheleia's Theme.

His acclaimed debut full-length, Colonial Patterns, appeared on Oneohtrix Point Never's Software imprint at the end of that summer. The EP A Verdigris Reader (simply credited to H.S.) was issued by Proibito in 2014, followed by Railroad Blues in 2015. The label also issued his second full-length, 2016's For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have), a stunning excursion into ambient music. He followed the album with an EP titled QTT4.

Since 2010 JOSHUA ABRAMS has toured North America & Europe with a shifting-line up of musicians as 'NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY’. The group uses traditional & electric instrumentation to build long-form intricately psychedelic environments, composed & improvised, joining the hypnotic qualities of the Gnawan guimbri to a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & krautrock.

Brent Heyl is a former DJ on WLUW and CHIRP. He is also the co-founder of the Beyond the Gate series. He'll be bringing an eclectic mix of experimental electronic, field recordings, and other surprises.

21+ // $20


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6:00 PM18:00

Paradise Park: Tuesday Brewsday with Half Acre!

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Paradise Park is teaming up with Half Acre Tuesday March 19th to present Tuesday Brewsday!

This ticket will get you admission, 2 drink tickets, and access to a pizza buffet. Half Acre will be here from 6-8pm giving away prizes and sampling some of their favorite brews.

Come listen to live music and enjoy some brews on our heated, covered patio!


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to Mar 31

Brewery of the Month at Sheffields Beer & Wine!

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Lookin’ for solid hangs, fresh local drafts, great food, and all at a great price?

Join us at Sheffield’s the ENTIRE month of March for $5 drafts (select Half Acre brews) and a bunch of events to bring the party to our pals place down the street!


Friday, March 1 - Kick off Event with Half Acre GiveAways!

Wednesday, March 6 - Guided Beer & Food Pairing! LINK TO TIX

Tuesday, March 19 - Trivia Night & Rare Beer Tappings!

Thursday, March 28 - Swag Raffle!


2934 N Sheffield Ave

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4:00 PM16:00

Valentine Dinner at Balmoral


Hang out at Balmoral on February 14th, whether you’re calling it a holiday or not.

Choose from our regular menu or a celebratory $45 prix fixe option with 5oz beer pairings.


Roasted Beet salad, basil marinated mozzarella, candied pistachio vinaigrette, champagne marinated Cara Cara orange


Silken potato vichyssoise, Meyer lemon, truffle, chervil, Olive oil


HABC duck and chicken liver pate, pickled shallots, smoked flake salt, baguette

Main Course

Root vegetable crustada, light smoked whipped parsnips, lemon-puffed quinoa salad, micro Thai basil


Hangar steak, bleu cheese- ancient grain bread pudding, malbec-carrot purée, pickled shallot, parsley


Roasted Amish chicken breast, with olive oil whipped ricotta, strawberry ‘pico de Gallo’, black garlic risotto


molten chocolate trifle, mostly cooked Valhrona chocolate cake, raspberry preserve, crumbled brandy snap cookies, lemon whip cream

A limited number of reservations are available.
Email to secure.

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1:00 PM13:00

Brewery Tour: Canning Line Edition


For the new year, we're changing the format of our brewery tours at Balmoral. Held once a month, still on Sundays and still at 1pm, most will focus on specific areas of our endeavor and we will sell tickets in advance, online and in our Balmoral taproom. January's tour will be held on the 20th and include a focused look at our new canning line, how it works and what it accomplishes for our brewery. Future tour topics include the spirit barrel aging program, off flavor training, sourcing raw materials, meeting our founders, and more.

Get tickets at the link or in person in our Balmoral taproom.

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to Jan 6

Ian's Party


Ian's Party is an annual music festival that preemptively celebrates the yearly accomplishments of Ian, spiritual leader, shit talker, and all around party dude. So come out! If you were having a party, Ian would go to it!

Featuring $4 pints of Half Acre beer at Subterranean and Chop Shop.

Get tickets HERE, band line up below:

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to Jan 1

NYE at Half Acre


Join us this New Year’s Eve at either taproom, two unique evenings, just choose your speed.


Party with us inside the brewery on Lincoln, from 8pm-1am, tickets include an all access taco bar and pours of Daisy Cutter, Tuna, GoneAway, Pony and Deep Space all night long, PLUS a special midnight toast.



Reserve a table in our taproom and it’s yours all night. Tickets include a 4 course prix fixe dinner, your first pint, and a midnight toast (additional beer pairing menu optional).


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to Dec 23

Supercollider - Emporium Pop Ups with Dark Matter Coffee and Friends!

Join us for Week 3 - of the Dark Matter and Friends “Supercollider” Experience at Emporium Pop Ups!

Born on the dark side of the spoon. A cluster of creativity, community, and collaboration. Fueled from a decade of frienergy and incorporating a celebration of 10 years of Big Hugs, the transmission of Dark Matter is an evolution of our relationships in Chicago and around the world.

Look for exclusive Supercollider merchandise and MULTIPLE variations of Big Hugs on tap! Exclusives like Vanilla Cinnamon Big Hugs - the ONLY keg to leave the brewery ever!

Week 3 Details to come - but MAKE SURE you come by 12/19 6-9pm for Half Acre Poppin’ Off at the Pop Up! We’ll have our famous slow roasted Porchetta and Noodle dish available for $10/serving while supplies last, bands from Half Acre/Dark Matter, AND BA Pistachio Big Hugs! (The only keg to leave the brewery!!)

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