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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
- Happenings


Platinum Boys


Daisy Cutter
Pale Ale

India Pale Ale

Extra Pale Ale

India Pale Ale


Deep Space

Double Daisy Cutter

La Looks
IPA brewed with coconut butter

Gentle Gentle
Dark Cherry Wyld Ale

Life on Land
Wyld Table Beer

Experimental Kentucky Common

Cherry Wyld Ale

Traditional Black Raspberry Berliner Weisse

Baltic Porter

Battle of Trenton
Kentucky Common brewed with peach tea + mint

Volume II

Blonde Wyld Ale

2017 Benthic
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with coconut + coffee

2017 Benthic Variants

Skippet / Amargosa
Blend I

Skippet / Mythic
Blend II

Dry Hopped Life on Land
Wyld Table Beer

Tomorrow People

The Big North
Lacto Pulsed Pale Ale with peaches

Traditional Pilsner

Johnny's One Ton
Triple IPA

Daisy Toronado
Experimental Pale Ale

2016 Orin
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Ale

Pale Ale

Coconut Pale Ale


Top Notch
Hoppy Lager

Akari Mist
American Wheat with lemon + lime zest

2016 Vanilla Hugs
Imperial Coffee Stout with vanilla bean

Wooden Teeth

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. 


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 and we can help you coordinate a transfer. 

Earlier Event: August 12
The Great Taste of the Midwest
Later Event: August 25
LA Looks Release