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Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre Beer CompanyHalf Acre Beer Company
BEER AVG
3.97/5
Based on:
61 Beers
9,451 Ratings
Place Score: 99
Ratings: 240
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.44%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 15
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

4257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-2953
United States
phone: (773) 248-4038

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @halfacrebeer

Notes:
Taproom
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Store hours
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

(Place added by: rhoadsrage on 08-01-2008)
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Reviews by cratez:
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4.14/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

First of two breweries that my girl and visited on a recent trip to Chicago.

VIBE: clean, simple, and attractive retail store has lots of Half Acre gear like tees, long-sleeve shirts, and glassware. Beer and merchandise prices are listed on two chalkboards. They also sell coffee and guest beers. Growler station had the three year-round offerings (Daisy Cutter, Gossamer, Over Ale) and one seasonal (Captain Fantasy Saison) when we came. The brewery itself is quite small, basically just a large room with a dozen tanks.

SERVICE: the employee at the front was exceptionally welcoming. He gave us a quick tour of the brewery, explaining the brief history of the company and the reasons behind their limited distribution (city and area only). He asked us about our trip and did a commendable job of engaging my non-beer-drinking girlfriend while I tried a t-shirt on. Great service.

SELECTION: I enjoyed samples of the Over Ale and Captain Fantasy and bought a half case each of the Daisy Cutter and Gossamer. Dogfish Head Midas Touch, Southern Tier Inequity, and Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss were serving as the guest brews. A tiny beer lineup, no doubt, but the quality is undeniable and I would definitely frequent the store on a regular basis if I lived in the neighbourhood. Prices for the 4-packs ($8.99) and growler re-fills ($12) are reasonable in my books.

OVERALL: we had a pleasant time here helped along by the gracious store employee. Half Acre is well worth a visit if you happen to be in the area or going to Bad Apple (like we were). Nice brewery with cool people running the place. Check it out.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RamboII
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Good place to visit in Chicago. The people that work there are very friendly and like to talk beer. The are doing some very good stouts, IPAs, and Pale ales. The vibe in the tasting room is very good. I would definitely go again. I do not believe they had food.

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3.86/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%

this place is awesome, one of my favorite spots in chicago (a city that i am only beginning to become familiar with). smallish taproom, but very comfortable. amazing art adorns the walls, sparking more questions than resolutions, with a lot of wood on the walls, a cool bear sculpture behind the bar, a chalkboard menu, and plenty of beer on tap. a wonderful atmosphere to drink beer in cold weather. all of the beer here is outstanding, i just expected the place to be bigger given the proliferation of their product. the shrub tundra coffee brown is among the best beers ive ever had, but all were enjoyable. people could not have been nicer from the crew that works there to the other patrons, we were welcomed into a busy spot, treated well, served promptly, and made to feel very at home. the brewhouse is sick too, just a 15 barrel system feeds 19, yes 19 fermenters, which i think is pretty cool. i love the heavy workload for the system, and the brewers obviously have it dialed. blue collar meets hip, i really dig that mesh. fairly priced with a cool little shop attached. one of my favorite brewery visits in a long time, these guys are doing it up right!

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Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
99 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.