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Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre Beer CompanyHalf Acre Beer Company
BA SCORE
97
world-class

187 Ratings
Ratings: 187
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Active Beers: 87
Beer Ratings: 8,662
Beer Avg: 3.93
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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IPAchris, Dec 02, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -18.8%

In a good location in Chicago and easy to get to. Always a plus.

Very small site and limited to about 3-4 taps plus their usual beers in cans. Was there the day they released their Saison, so got to watch a procession of people with growlers getting the Saison for the weekend.

No real area to sit and try beers. they use Dixie Cups for samples? Kidding me right?

Helpful staff but wanted the owl t-shirt but was out. Bummer.

Cheap growler prices and their canned beers are really good as well.

Good solid brewery and worth getting a growler fill, shirt, or a few beers from them. Otherwise it was disappointing to see a tasting room with no place to sit and have a beer. Most disappointing tap room I was at on my trip back.

mulder1010, Jul 10, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -18.4%

We stopped here in hopes of making the tour cut. Surprisingly we made it. According to the owner/head brewer this was his smallest tour group ever. So there's hope for people looking to catch the tour.

The tour itself was by far the longest tour I've been on and I've been on 50+. This isn't a complaint at all. With 6 pints to drink (my buddy doesn't drink so I got his tokens) Gabrielle was super thorough with his information.

The tiny store wasn't much but the people working there were super friendly and helpful. I asked about some shirts and the guy dug through looking for my size. He also hooked me up with some labels from there bottles after i inquired about stickers.

Overall every brewery tour is the same. So it usually comes down to how much I get to drink. I drank a lot. Thumbs up!

beerwolf77, Oct 16, 2011
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3.69/5  rDev -16.3%

A- cool place. a little too hipsterish, but these days, hey, this is the world we are in. gaming available and encouraged.

Q- i really like half acre beers. i put them in the outstanding category, but barely. i will say i haven't had a LOT of there beers. so i may not be giving them enough credit w.r.t. their reputation.

S- kinda weak service. a little weird, actually. i think they want you to go to the counter to get your beer. but they do have servers on the floor. last time, i think they gave me the wrong beer, but to my own fault i couldn't say for sure from the taste and appearance of the brew.

Selection- very good. they have about 7-10 tappers of their current stuff.

F- NONE. bring your own, which can be totally fine.

Value- average.

ms333, Oct 13, 2013
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Robyn, Jul 20, 2014
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robotiks, Aug 17, 2014
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MaximumYuks, Aug 18, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -14.7%

Went here for the first time for the release of Double Daisy Cutter on 19 Aug 2011.

I arrived at about 1430 and found easy parking on a side street about a block away. Waited in line outside for about 30 min, it wasn't too hot but full sun and no shade, then another 15 min inside wait. They were passing out thimble sized shots of the Double Daisy Cutter for people to try; even the most hard core tickers would be hard pressed to judge a sample that size. Apologies to Phil for failing to pick him up a bottle, mea culpa.

Fairly small footprint inside. Medium sized fridge with bombers and four packs, a small counter with schwag, four or five taps for growler fills and a small island with one register. The process was pretty smooth but bottlenecked by the single register.

Not a bad experience in the least but I would not likely go back unless it was for a brewery only release.

htomsirveaux, Aug 23, 2011
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3.79/5  rDev -14.1%

We went for the Saturday brewery tour before the ballgame...Be warned, they only have one tour a week and only 60 are allowed in. We were 30 back in line an hour early, but then all of the people who had reservations back when they were taking them showed up and took preference. We were #'s 59 and 60 literally otherwise this review might be taking a different turn, haha. So if you are in the back of the line, you might want to ask in front before you wast an hour in line.

For 10 bucks you get a pint glass and 3 pints, but they only had 2 beers on tap. The Daisy Cutter was good and the Gossimer was solid. They were out of their seasonal, but the Bad Apple across the street had it on tap...if you miss the tour (or even after) you should definitley head in there.

The brewers were very cool and knowledgeable and they have a very impressive set up for such a small operation. Being one of the local breweries in town I recommend that you try to get in for the tour, but definitely get some of their beer!

RayYanks23, Jul 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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BrownAleMale, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

I'm a huge fan of Half Acre and all of their offerings. Their brewery and store are located in Lincoln Square. There isn't a lot for visitors but street parking isn't too difficult to find around the area. When you walk in there is a wall of merchandise in front of you, a cooler to the left and the taps to the right. They usually have all their cans in the cooler and some bombers from their limited/seasonal releases. You can usually get their year round offerings in growlers and on Tuesday they do 2 for 1 growler fills so that's a good time to re-stock the DC.

sgoro, Jun 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

vinny21bal, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

ashleylake, Jan 28, 2014
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Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
97 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.