The Big North FAQ

Saturday ~ The Big North rolls in.

When: Saturday August 20th, from 4-9pm *last call will be at 8:30*

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

Free Car Parking: The South Lot at Tempel Steel (1940 W. Balmoral Avenue) 

*We did not sell Designated Driver tickets. Do not drink and drive. 
*The parking lot at Tempel Steel will lock at 10pm. You may not leave your vehicle there overnight. 

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 Brewery: We will be giving guided brewery tours from 4:30-6:30. Put your body in the designated "tour" area and someone will come by every 15 minutes or so to take a group around. Please do not guide yourself. 

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: You will be given a food token upon entry. Try not to lose it. The menu features BBQ tacos. 

The Merch: There will be merch for sale at this event. It will be cash only but there will be an ATM. 


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 he can help you coordinate a transfer. 


See you on Saturday. Let's dig in.