Half Acre (2021)

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  1. migue81

    migue81 Initiate (31) Dec 26, 2016 Illinois

    Is Reg Benthic hitting distribution this year?
     
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  2. gudbrande

    gudbrande Zealot (527) Jul 10, 2009 Minnesota
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  3. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (150) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    Planning to head down Saturday and grab my benthic allotment plus a couple pours and some grub. Website says weather permitting they have seating available for those with guests under 21. Does that mean my kid cant sit in the taproom with me and the wife?

    I'm damn far west. Havent been to HA since pre-covid and just looking to verify with some regulars :kissing_heart:
     
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  4. flat_lander

    flat_lander Meyvn (1,009) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I still haven't heard a clear answer on this year. Someone could probably go slum it and browse the comments on their multiple IG posts leading up to the release. Probably an answer nestled in there somewhere. Just wake me up when they invoke Bongripper again.
     
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  5. DeadWax

    DeadWax Initiate (174) Dec 29, 2016 Illinois

    “We are now accepting seated guests in our taproom and heated tent who are 21 + and vaccinated for COVID-19.”

    This is confirmed from my experience - the outdoor patio is the only option for under 21 and they won’t seat children in the taproom or heated tent.
     
  6. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (150) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    Thank you. Appreciate the confirmation.
     
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  7. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Disciple (320) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia


    Is this due to some kind of city ordinance, or are these guys just dicks? We were planning on going for lunch, beers, and take home beer on a weekday with our 14 year old who will eat a full meal, when they're obviously the least busy...and were told via phone "patio only, and it may not be open due to weather."

    I guess we'll be taking our business elsewhere. God bless them that they're doing so well they can turn people away.
     
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  8. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    My guess is they were shut down due to Covid restrictions for over a year and now that they are open want to ensure their guests have a safe experience. They specify adults must have been vaccinated- have your kids? Regardless, most kids aren’t due to age restrictions on the vaccine/etc. so it is probably
    Easier to ban all under 18s then fight with parents.
     
  9. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Disciple (320) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    All kids 12+ have been eligible since June, when my 14 year old was vaccinated. I'm happy to show them the card. All kids 5-11 are now eligible to be vaccinated as well.
     
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  10. joeyknuckles

    joeyknuckles Initiate (121) Apr 27, 2014 Illinois
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    Stopped by balmoral to pick up benthic, had a pour of southern hemi double daisy and ended up buying a 1/6 barrel. Really tasty stuff
     
  11. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (6,561) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    That escalated quickly!
     
  12. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I don’t make the rules. As I said, probably easier to just say anyone under 18 not allowed so they don’t get School Council type arguments from parents. Plus school kids are the biggest transmitters of viruses, so maybe it’s best for all places to ban kids.
     
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  13. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Disciple (320) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Glad 99% of the other breweries in America don't have such rules.
    No worries my frustration wasn't directed at you personally.

    I'm glad 99% of breweries don't make that rule.

    I'd be willing to bet your assertion that kids are driving the virus is six months outdated, and what doe it matter if your kid had a vaccine card anyway?
     
  14. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Zealot (509) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Anyone suburban folk heading to half acre this weekend willing to mule to west burbs for me?
     
  15. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (192) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    I'm in Oswego - was at Rev today and Benthic last week - sorry man...
     
  16. Raj

    Raj Disciple (334) Jun 25, 2014 Illinois
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    Are you near by riverlands? Maybe we can work something out
     
  17. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (162) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    I emailed and they said that it will see the normal limited distro that it usually does.
     
  18. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (85) Jun 22, 2019 Illinois
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    Southern Hemisphere DDC is, in my opinion, excellent. I found the balance between sweet and bitter to be spot on. Glad I grabbed two packs.
     
  19. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (156) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    Has Benthic been seented in the wild yet?
     
  20. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Zealot (509) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Yes I am!
     
  21. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (150) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    HA with another teaser post. Roses on Tuesday.
     
  22. flat_lander

    flat_lander Meyvn (1,009) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Since no one else has explicitly said it, no, HA are not "dicks." And you're in luck, you have a LOT of other choices to go to. They're a private business and can run it how they see fit. Maybe spend your time finding an alternate option rather than speculating why they made this choice.
     
  23. darktronica

    darktronica Poo-Bah (2,998) Aug 29, 2014 Indiana
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    Xtra Dubl just kicked and has been replaced by Vanilla, for anyone thinking of dropping by.
     
  24. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (150) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    pickup was super easy. hemi daisy cutter is delicious as previously noted. only sampled 2021 benthic so far but i loved it.

    trading card tastings notes was a nice touch. wife got a kick out of it.
     
  25. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (162) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    Anyone spot reg Benthic out in the wild, yet?
     
  26. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (72) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    Thank you to Half Acre for making great beer and making the Benthic pickup process very easy.
    That being said this Benthic box is one of the worst smelling things ever.
     
  27. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Savant (958) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    ?
     
  28. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (6,561) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Kinda smells like glue, in my opinion.
     
  29. DeadWax

    DeadWax Initiate (174) Dec 29, 2016 Illinois

    The toxic Benthic box came up in a conversation among strangers at the Minutiae tasting yesterday. The black paint they used all over it and/or the glue had some massive offgassing and I literally had to put it out in the garage because it was intolerable in the house. I’d be happier if Half Acre didn’t waste so much money on the packaging and trading cards and sold the beer cheaper.
     
  30. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (182) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Finally got around to trying On & On Part II over the weekend and it is fantastic. Thick chocolatey barleywine? Amen, HA and Rev.
     
  31. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    ISO: The Toxic Benthic

    Is that like double double coconut?
     
  32. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Aspirant (252) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    Last year was terrible too. I had to throw mine out as soon as I got home. HA has the worst peeling labels too. All the glue stays on the can vs coming with the label like a lot of other breweries.
     
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  33. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    We’ve read your beer reviews. We know you can pick more nuances from aroma than that.
     
  34. KCUnited

    KCUnited Aspirant (212) Nov 11, 2014 Arizona
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    The box has that sitting off the Port of Los Angeles for 3 months next to a crate of kimchi stank
     
  35. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (6,561) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Notes of chemical unguent, with aromas of Elmer's Liquid Rubber Cement...
     
  36. GreatGazoo

    GreatGazoo Devotee (439) Feb 12, 2014 Illinois
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    Makes sense. Seems to be how you hone your "trashpalate" skills. :grin:
     
  37. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    I step away for about 8 months only to return to people talking about "smelly boxes," which I hope are containers for beer.

    I missed this place.
     
  38. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (368) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Drinking a Vampira.

    man, that’s just a low growl of a beer.
     
  39. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Savant (958) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    I feel like every time I turn around on BA lately I am confused by a post. I’m sure it’s just me, but…

    What is does “low growl of a beer” mean?
     
  40. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Quilentro is the modern day equivalent of the Sphinx of Thebes. One may not so much as understand him, as they must decipher the meaning. The riddle of Quilentro is the riddle of your future.
     
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