Half Acre (2021)

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  1. KCUnited

    KCUnited Aspirant (212) Nov 11, 2014 Arizona
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    Up next: D7 West Coast IPA. This beer recipe comes from two of our finest running the brewdeck each and every day, Duncan & Hawk. They wanted CLASSIC and you got it. Vienna and Pale malt base with Simcoe, HBC 735 and CTZ in the dry hop. Bitter and dry to the bone. Piney and mean. IPA for the ages. I wanted to make it a collaboration with @victoryautowreckers because they recently scooped up Hawk’s car from our parking lot, but Duncan came through with the Wipers song, D7. - G⠀

    D7 West Coast IPA falls in at an ideal 7.2% abv and will hit our shelves tomorrow, Thursday April 8th. Find it exclusively on Curbside or at our Balmoral Take Away Cafe & Beer Garden.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CNYdNe1HGAV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
     
  2. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (156) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    Parrot of Paradise is good non-hazy
     
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  3. Jinx989

    Jinx989 Disciple (373) Apr 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Looks like we will see a Side Project/ Half Acre, non adjunct BA Stout in the near future. SP is pulling and blending barrels per their Instagram.
     
  4. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Zealot (509) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    That means it’ll be released at Side Project. Bummer. Cool to see though
     
  5. Raj

    Raj Disciple (334) Jun 25, 2014 Illinois
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    D7 is solid , the hop profile is definitely there but it drinks a little sweet and boozy for 7%. Reminds me of a three Floyd’s or pipworks dipa , (not that that is a bad thing). It’s always nice to try a new ipa from Half Acre but IMO flatland, space and vallejo were/are better as far as non hazies go.
     
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  6. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (150) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    hopefully there is a side project collab asleep at half acre as well
     
  7. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Defender (658) Mar 29, 2010 American Samoa
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    Glad to see half acre showing up on shelves in Indiana now. That will save me so many pennies on taxes this summer.
     
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  8. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,137) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Having my second Green Branch now, and surprisingly, I think I prefer Hallow. GB is very good, and has a really nice, smooth body (so hazy fans should really like it), but Hallow really nails that in-between thing that guys like the Alchemist do so well. Kind of awesome that (to me) a $12 year-round beer is holding up to one of their big $20 one-offs.

    Both are great, though; I haven't had any HA in a while since I've been trying to broaden my beer and food horizons in the pandemic (and fighting not to broaden my waistline), but it's good to be back! And this is the dangerous time of year where rumblings of Navaja and Beer Hates Astronauts will soon begin...
     
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  9. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (6,559) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Small drop of Soak in Shadow @ Lincoln Ave was just released.
     
  10. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Devotee (463) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    What are they saying in the streets about Idaho 7 Double Daisy Cutter?
     
  11. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (368) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    I liked it. Ran through 3 cans quickly. Not earthy or vegetal, not “spicy” or oniony, but also not citrusy or berry-y. Just its own thing. Not too sweet, not too bitter.

    it’s just its own thing.... any questions?
    - David S Pumpkins
     
  12. ENOTTY

    ENOTTY Initiate (26) Sep 30, 2018 Maryland

    Hey all, I'll be traveling in from out of town soon and Half Acre is on my must visit list. Is the only open location for sit-down the Balmoral location? The Lincoln location is not yet open right? Thanks!
     
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  13. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (6,559) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Correct. Lincoln has curbside purchases available, but the bar is closed.
     
  14. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    How have we gone 45 minutes without anyone posting that BHA is back this week and out for distro next.
     
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  15. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Devotee (402) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Seems earlier in the year than previous releases? Either way I’m happy!
     
  16. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I had the same thought.
     
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  17. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Yeah this is about a month or so early.
     
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  18. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,137) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Cannot believe Half Acre would release BHA on a Friday for which I'm out of town. Never supporting this brewery again.
     
  19. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Don't worry, they make so much it sits at Binny's for months.
     
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  20. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,137) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Look, I didn't say I wasn't going to order some on Friday...
     
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  21. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,098) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    The pandemic isn't over until the Lincoln bar is open. Then I'm coming for ya, HA!
     
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  22. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    Trying to get some info for a friend....does HA still brew Tuna? If not did they replace it with something else?
     
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  23. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Was replaced by Tome in the year round lineup last year. They did a specialty release of Tuna last Septemberish I believe. Seems it will only be an occasional release like this going forward.
     
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  24. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    Ah ok, thank you!
     
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  25. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,137) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Breaking news:

    BHA is still great.
     
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  26. P739397

    P739397 Initiate (110) Feb 13, 2017 Illinois
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  27. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,098) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    But more seriously - good for HB for getting a spot in the actual city of Chicago. Now I must plan my summer hajj before HA Lincoln is no more. One last toast to that spiked bear!
     
  28. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (368) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Where’s the “do not like” button?
     
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  29. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Disciple (346) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    Wow, this is a bit heartbreaking.
     
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  30. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    They removed it from the Midwest forums when my posts were generating too much server load from it.
     
  31. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (120) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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  32. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,137) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Glad we're all agreed that this is a bummer.
     
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  33. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,098) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    I get vague e-mail replies from HA saying "come visit us at Balmoral.." in response to this news.
    So, if ANY of you peeps get definitive in-person information about whether and when Lincoln is closing to on-stool shmucks and visitors, I'd love to see that info shared here.
    PLEASE.

    I don't want to book a flight and a hotel room only to be locked out of Lincoln, scratching at the plate glass yelling "yyyyoooouuuuu bbbbaaassstttttaaaarrrrddsss!!!!"
    :slight_smile:
     
  34. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (6,454) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    @eppCOS showing up to Lincoln too late:
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  35. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Devotee (402) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Having my first now. Still has that super fresh citra "spiciness." Might even be a touch less soft than last year's recipe? Absolutely amazing either way.
     
  36. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,098) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    You'll have to bear with me here... a 2017 nostalgia shot when I spent my 47th birthday at the Lincoln Taproom. Goodbye you magnificent bastard.
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  37. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (368) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    a) love the looming bear as I bear with you
    b) we gonna have an offline conversation about your cuticle health regiment
     
  38. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,098) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Shot from my first visit to HA/Lincoln in August 2013, when I first lived in Chicago for 6 months (teaching gig). Point of conversion. Spared you my cuticles this time. :wink:
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  39. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,137) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    That's how it seems to me, too; it was a little softer than I liked last year, and I feel like they've really nailed a good balance this year.
     
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