Half Acre (2021)

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  1. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (144) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    Who is ready for Catch Hell 2021? I have no news to share besides my excitement for this beer. 2020 CH was amazing
     
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  2. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,012) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Didn't they opt to just make a new variant each year? Like this year it will be a lager aged in Buffalo Trace barrels with Madagascar Vanilla and Cinnamon called Catch Helles?
     
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  3. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (147) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    Second Setting is tasting right for my palate Half Acre has the best IPAs in Chicago I never pick up a 4 pack and am disappointed
     
  4. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,478) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Yeah, picked up Second Setting as well today. Solid HA DIPA (disclaimer:I'm a sucker for Nelson hops used well). Even better this was distro'd. Nice start to 2021 imo.
     
  5. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (147) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    I love dat Nelson
     
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  6. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (144) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    that was clever
     
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  7. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Zealot (545) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois
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  8. Jagrmaister

    Jagrmaister Initiate (77) Jan 13, 2018 Illinois
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    Is this ending up in cans? Holy CHIT!
     
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  9. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Zealot (545) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois
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    Cant confirm but if it is I will be getting it. Hell, I’ll probably be getting it if it’s only growler fills too
     
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  10. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,012) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    But what is it really? Has it been aged in one barrel and switched to another. Or is it aged in two types of barrels then blended? If two bourbon barrels and blended it really is just a gimmick and not much different from original. If the product spends twice as long aged in bourbon because it is in two different barrels then that is of interest.
     
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  11. flat_lander

    flat_lander Champion (874) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    My hope is for bourbon into rye barrels, or vice versa.
     
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  12. Jagrmaister

    Jagrmaister Initiate (77) Jan 13, 2018 Illinois
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    Gimmick or not, I wouldn't even be upset if it tasted exactly the same as the OG.
     
  13. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (148) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CKJ4HFXs5v-/

    Thursday January 21st ~ Obsidian Throne Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, another thread inside the expanding Half Acre spirit barrel-aging program. Obsidian Throne is the purity of essential ingredients when making sizable, bold, non-adjunct barrel-aged beers. Though minimalist in design, Obsidian Throne’s approach to recipe and 12 months-time spent inside of Weller Bourbon barrels provides depth and layers of nuanced dark cherry, velvet bourbon, light oak, dark chocolate and rich weight inside a warming and imperceptible 13.7% ABV. You’re invited to sit up high on an iridescent throne of volcanic glass.⠀
     
  14. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,012) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Release via universe....was it Tok they used during the benthic disaster?
     
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  15. monstershu

    monstershu Initiate (42) Jun 10, 2020 Illinois
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    So I'm confused, it will be up on Universe (whatever that is) on Thursday the 21st?

    Either way, nice of them to collab with Rev for a 1-2 pickup on Friday.
     
  16. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (144) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    9am universe dot com, no exact link given but their replies on Instagram. Be prepared early in case it goes live early like the second sales for benthic
     
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  17. flat_lander

    flat_lander Champion (874) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Universe is the same company that has handled Prop Day entries the last 2 years. This isn't a new company.

    I'm excited to hopefully get some of this. Looks like a pretty sexy beer.
     
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  18. BeerDes

    BeerDes Initiate (67) Dec 8, 2016 Illinois
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    Curious if this now replaces Catch Hell or if we will also see that release in the next few weeks? Looks like Catch Hell was released in February of 2020.
     
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  19. GreatGazoo

    GreatGazoo Devotee (426) Feb 12, 2014 Illinois
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    You mean besides the double barrel? Not sure, but at least some form of Catch Hell will be coming...

     
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  20. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Devotee (440) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    All I know is that Half Acre will have a super smooth online BA release. Wait...why are you guys screen-shotting this?
     
  21. Chilmer

    Chilmer Zealot (524) May 22, 2018 Iowa
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    Did they say cost for the 2 pack? I tried looking, but didn’t see anything . Any guesses?
     
  22. monstershu

    monstershu Initiate (42) Jun 10, 2020 Illinois
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    Probably Benthic level pricing: 24.99 - 29.99
     
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  23. darkwing1

    darkwing1 Initiate (163) May 13, 2013 Illinois
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    Anyone actually find the event on Universe? I'm hoping they release a link prior to 9:00 am on the 21st
     
  24. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,012) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I think you have to get the link via Tok and to get the link to Tok you have to win an OZNR lottery.
     
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  25. DeadWax

    DeadWax Initiate (160) Dec 29, 2016 Illinois

    Obsidian Throne is $26.99 for a 2 pack.

    Here is the Universe link and good luck to everyone tomorrow, except the shitlords.
     
  26. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,012) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    And may all your truffles be voluntary.
     
  27. flat_lander

    flat_lander Champion (874) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Figured it'd be a little less than Benthic since there's no coffee or coconut in it. Oh well. Still pretty excited for it.

    What other straight up BA stouts has HA done? I'm having trouble thinking of one.
     
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  28. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,478) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Yes, no more truffle kerfuffles please.
    HA does say on the universe site that the beer price includes gratuity for their staff. How much? Doesn't say. I hope it's a few bucks per purchase. I'm certainly fine with it and appreciate they state this upfront. Although I wish they would go further and just say 'x amount of each purchase' in the interest of transparency but I can understand why they did not.
     
  29. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,012) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Truffle kerfuffle replaced by gratuity ambiguity superfluity.
     
  30. flat_lander

    flat_lander Champion (874) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Anyone else having the Universe app (Android) continuously crash on them reagradless of what event you click on? I've never had a problem before. Gone through the usual routines. Going to just uninstall and use the website instead. Just curious.
     
  31. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (5,566) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Did you add the truffles?
     
  32. flat_lander

    flat_lander Champion (874) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Looks like the app has changed and is for venues to scan tickets, etc. only. Not for ticket holders anymore. Fun fact, Universe was also used for the 2019 Benthic release according to my history. IIRC, that one went just fine.
     
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  33. cmsteele62

    cmsteele62 Initiate (84) Nov 24, 2010 Illinois

    FYI, you can get in line now....
     
  34. Jagrmaister

    Jagrmaister Initiate (77) Jan 13, 2018 Illinois
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    That was simple. No pitchforks or torches today from me at least.
     
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  35. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (5,611) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    that was ... easy?
     
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  36. monstershu

    monstershu Initiate (42) Jun 10, 2020 Illinois
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  37. cmsteele62

    cmsteele62 Initiate (84) Nov 24, 2010 Illinois

    Lincoln is out, Balmoral still open
     
  38. monstershu

    monstershu Initiate (42) Jun 10, 2020 Illinois
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    Nope. sold out.
     
  39. KCUnited

    KCUnited Aspirant (210) Nov 11, 2014 Illinois
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    weeeeeee sold out
     
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