Half Acre Beer Company

BEER AVG
3.99/5
Half Acre Beer CompanyHalf Acre Beer Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-2953
United States

(773) 248-4038 | map
halfacrebeer.com

Notes:
Taproom
Tuesday-Wednesday: 11am-11pm
Thursday: 11am-12am
Friday-Saturday: 11am-1am
Sunday: 11am-11pm
Closed Mondays.
Store hours
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Added by rhoadsrage on 08-01-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
119
Ratings:
15,449
Reviews:
3,185
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
380
Reviews:
70
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
3.28%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
15
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 70
Reviews by cratez:
Photo of cratez
4.14/5  rDev -3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of frasergrove
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Small tap room with tables and a bar. I did not eat but the food looked good. Several taps, cans and bottles available for consumption. Service was friendly and attentive. There is a store next door for grower fills, glasses and t-shirts. I'll go back for sure.

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Photo of atone315
4.61/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Beer was delicious and spot on...albeit a bit heavy on the hoppy side of things. Big Hugs, Vintage 2015, was on the menu but stamped as sold out...BUMMER. Music was a tad loud, but Im getting close to 40 FWIW. It was packed but a Saturday afternoon...would love to stop in here during a more chill time period...if there is one? Def a must stop if on the North Side of Chi-town. BTW, the food was awesome.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Cool spot, on the small side though. I was there ahead of a concert at the Aragon, and it was packed. We were relegated to a spot along the wall crowding some diners on a bench. Great beer, great vibe though. 12 or so tap selections.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of brights
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kreg02
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jordanbj
4.1/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Such great beers at this place. They really need more space for those 'weekend' crowds.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Very small location NW of Wrigleyville, smaller than you'd expect for the predominance of Half Acre beer in Chicagoland. Lots of beers on draft, and of the 10 I sampled, only 1 was a miss. I didn't try a burrito (half of their food menu is dedicated to burritos), but the hush puppies were truly awe-inspiring. A signature dish. Nachos and house chips were just OK. Overall quite affordable.

Growler fills are a bit tricky here. Even though they advertise filling non-HA growlers, you're better off just buying/using theirs. I was 0-fer with the 2 I brought, and the kid at the filling station was a bit condescending.

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Photo of Timtac
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Nice taproom. Clean, comfortable. I sat at the bar and ate a burrito. Good selection of their brews on tap and a few bottle and can options.

They have high quality beer available in small or large pours. The food is presented nicely and is good quality.

Service was great, attentive and informative. Great vibe.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of zimm421
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of johunnic
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Jaszucs
3.93/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
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