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Half Acre: Big Hugs Release

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by Mjmoser, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Yes, unequivocally.
  2. foobula

    foobula Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Fair enough. I'm a guy with a bad knee who doesn't stand for long periods of time. Unless it's for Radiohead. So I guess we'll agree to disagree.

    Anyway, it wouldn't make much sense to stand at Half Acre when I could surely get a seat at Bad Apple, Fountainhead or City Provisions, while enjoying similar quality brews.
  3. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Snifters?? Pic?
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  4. foobula

    foobula Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Guy at the bottle counter called it a Holiday snifter. Seems like it'll work all throughout the year, as well.

    http://postimage.org/image/toq820chx/
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  5. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Ooohhhhh, that's purty.
  6. fritts211

    fritts211 Member

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Is Half Acre still open? Website says 5 but yelp says 11. Was hoping to grab a few bottles of Big Hugs.
  7. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    I have been wanting to try a Big Hugs forever , if someone has an extra BM (beer mail) me - I have some Jackie O's from the latest release I would trade for one.
  8. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    HA closed at 5 today. Also BA Baume in the taproom was outstanding!
  9. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I'm a fan of the regular Baume, wonder if that will still be around when I get home next week... sounds tasty.
  10. foobula

    foobula Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Also they're closed tomorrow for their holiday party. So the next shot is Tuesday at noon
  11. dmsulli

    dmsulli Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    The tap room is still open as of 6:45. I just walked in, purchased a couple Big Hugs bombers at the bar, and walked out the door within 5 minutes.
  12. foobula

    foobula Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Oh ok. I called the taproom an hour ago and no one picked up.
  13. Durb777

    Durb777 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Should I assume there will be plenty left on Tuesday?
  14. steebo777

    steebo777 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Got a couple bottles, gonna crack em next weekend. Def excited to try this!
  15. stevegoz

    stevegoz Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    After doing the line thing last year, decided to take it easy this year. Rolled in just before three, got my bottles, then enjoyed a BA Baume at the tap room. Surprised they didn't age this rye stout in a rye whiskey barrel, but used Heaven Hill bourbon barrels are probably more readily available.
  16. stevegoz

    stevegoz Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Someone at the register told my buddy that they expected to sell out today.
  17. Is this still available I was planning on going Thursday
  18. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    My friends and I picked up our bombers at the very last minute, probably 4:55ish and the cooler was still full of bottles as well as some cases sittin on the floor. Shouldn't have a problem Tuesday but Thursday might be stretching it.
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  19. Thanks!
  20. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Eit
    Either your buddy misunderstood them or the person at the register was way off cuz they def didn't come close to selling out. Good news for everyone that couldn't make it today and plan on going Tuesday or maybe Wednesday.
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  21. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Perhaps they expected to sell out based on recent crazy beer hype in the city. I for one am happy to see a solid release that didn't turn so damn crazy in the city.
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  22. Big hugs is good but it definitely shouldn't get blown out of control. Especially with so many equally good beer available in Chicago.
  23. ravot

    ravot Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    both releases at rev were great.
  24. gpawned

    gpawned Member

    Location:
    Illinois


    I've got one of each from the last releases...next time you guys are in Athens or we are going to be at the same bottle release I'll bring them so we can drink them...I've been looking for a good excuse to get to those.
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  25. otrejo

    otrejo Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    The one at the tap room was aged in bourbon barrels? They had barrel aged Baume on tap at Fountainhead on Tuesday and the description said that one was aged in Redemption rye barrels.
  26. stevegoz

    stevegoz Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Now I'm very curious about what the tap room's description said exactly, dangnabbit. At some point I saw mention of Heaven Hill, and Untappd refers to it as a bourbon-barrel aged beer, but Heaven Hill does make several rye whiskeys (Pikesville and Rittenhouse -- Redemption comes from the LDI works in Indiana that also makes Templeton) as well so ???
  27. davidbowers13

    davidbowers13 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Half Acre made two different variations of BA Baume

    One in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels and one in Templeton Redemption Rye Barrels. Both came out well.
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  28. kreg02

    kreg02 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Yea they had plenty when we left right before close. I am sure they had more in the back also, but don't know for sure.
  29. dsal89

    dsal89 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Holy crap!

    Want!
  30. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Anyone know if the holiday snifters are still available? Are these what went in the gift baskets if bought?
  31. kreg02

    kreg02 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I saw a few of these in the shop yesterday, dunno if they were in the Gift Baskets or not...

    I got a normal snifter for like $7 I think...
  32. dsal89

    dsal89 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    How big is that holiday snifter?
  33. mcbeerbrew

    mcbeerbrew Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    On the smaller side. Like 10oz i think. Has dope gold rim though.
  34. dsal89

    dsal89 Member

    Location:
    Indiana

    Want!
  35. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    If you've got a bum knee it makes sense then.

    I also like how you make the exception for one of my favorite bands. :)
  36. skawars1

    skawars1 Member

    Location:
    California
    Didn't end up making it yesterday. Wish HA showed some love to the South Side.
  37. foobula

    foobula Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    It's 11 oz. And yeah the gold rim is a nice touch. Can't wait to break it in later
  38. foobula

    foobula Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    What an awesome show over the summer. M83 is my new favorite. They put on a great show too.
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  39. Jaycase

    Jaycase Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Yes, these are the same which were in the holiday basket.
  40. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Awesome

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