Half Acre - The Sands

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by SimonesRules, May 14, 2012.

  1. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    Meatwave is tomorrow or Thursday at Half Acre, and then Galactic DC is Friday. I went there today to see if they had anything new pouring, and that's what they told me.
     
  2. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Thoughts on non-fresh Galactic Double Daisy? Last year I recall drinking it fresh only last year (it was awesome), but I'm curious if this takes on potentially favorable characteristics a few months later?
     
  3. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    So was the word that these are on tap only Thursday and Friday?
     
  4. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    So just growlers of Galactic DDC, no cans?
     
  5. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    It was implied today at the brewery when I asked specifically "Are you canning Galactic?" that "Yes" they are canning it. If it isn't in cans, I've been lied to. And I'm alright with that, because I will gladly take a growler. :)
     
  6. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Any word on availability/quantity? Big Hugs and regular DDC were available for a few days after their release
     
  7. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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  8. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    Is that picture the brewery currently? So they are stocked with meat wave?
     
  9. gill897

    gill897 Apr 18, 2008 Illinois

    yup - that picture is from a HA employee. Looks like it's available now.

    if they can and release Galactic on Friday too? Damn.
     
  10. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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  11. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Damn I forgot about these. Hopefully they land next week as I get paid Tuesday so I'll b able to blow that paycheck on Parabola wooky and hop juice fest.
     
  12. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Anyone know the quantity of GDDC they produced?
     
  13. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I am very curious about this as well. GDDC is my favorite DIPA
     
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  14. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    This is what my impatience leads too.. I just called HA myself and heres the dialogue:

    HA: Half Acre Brewing
    Me: Hey heard your releasing Galactic tomorrow is that true?
    HA (playfully): Hmmm that's a possibility
    Me: Haha well whenever it does get released what will the limits be?
    HA: Most likely 1 "unit" per customer
    Me: Thank you
    (fade to black)
    (roll credits)

    I'm assuming to hear from a producer any day now
     
  15. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    same packaging as meat wave you think, meaning 4-pack cans?
     
  16. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    They also are pulling brick down in front area of brewery to start the construction of tap room today!!!!
     
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  17. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Yeah that's my guess. I wish I could get more than 4 cans but its essentially 3 bombers worth. Might have to pick up a growler as well :)
     
  18. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    If available in growler fills that is a must! Meat wave available for growler fills or just cans?
     
  19. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    No clue, I'm just heading over there for my lunch break tomorrow. If Meat Wave is still available I'm gonna grab a 4 pack otherwise I'll just "settle" for GDDC lol
     
  20. zieglemt

    zieglemt Apr 25, 2011 Illinois
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    Meat wave is cans only and GDDC will be as well. MW is $16 and they said it will be similarly priced...prob $18. Not a bad deal at all, considering bombers were $10.
     
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  21. Askchucky

    Askchucky May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    Meat wave was available in growlers last night at closing time.
     
  22. EseLocoSS

    EseLocoSS Feb 2, 2010 Illinois
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    Why do they always do weekday releases!!!! I hate that!
    ISO: someone to get me a 4 pack
     
  23. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    That's gonna be hard with limit 1 4pack :(
     
  24. EseLocoSS

    EseLocoSS Feb 2, 2010 Illinois
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    The mule could just get back in line.
     
  25. howopeeps

    howopeeps Mar 7, 2011 Ohio
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    Are they available in growlers as well as cans
     
  26. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its that easy :)
     
  27. EseLocoSS

    EseLocoSS Feb 2, 2010 Illinois
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    It usually is at Half Acre
     
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  28. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    I wouldn't be shocked to see it available on Saturday, still. They don't overlap some of their more sought after beers, and if Double Daisy Cutter was around for a few days, it's possible GDDC will be, too.
     
  29. SimonesRules

    SimonesRules Apr 18, 2012 Illinois

    I just got back from Half Acre. I picked up 2-four packs of Meat Wave (the limit). I asked about Galactic Double. I've actually been calling daily asking about it and getting the same type of runaround answers noted above. Anyway, the guy said that it will be on sale tomorrow at noon. 1 four-pack limit.

    They were giving samples of Meat Wave, but weren't pouring growlers. It would be awesome if I could get a growler of GDDC. I'll be there tomorrow at 11:30.
     
  30. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Stop that. I need to be able to get some before heading to Revolution tomorrow. Can't have people lining up taking it all!
     
  31. SimonesRules

    SimonesRules Apr 18, 2012 Illinois

    I wish I could take it all, but it sounds like I'll only be leaving with one 4-pack. I'm bringing a fake mustache and mullet wig to re-line up and get another. We'll see how it goes...
     
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  32. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Dude u stole the words right outta my mouth. I'm gonna hit up HA before the Rev party and there better be some goddamn GDDC left!!!!
     
  33. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Mar 20, 2011 Illinois

    Do you think the reason they have been giving you the runaround all week and not announcing these releases ahead of time is because they didn't want it posted all over the web?
     
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  34. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    I'm guessing they don't want people lining up hours before the 5:00 entry time. That's how shit goes nowadays anyway so.... Is anyone pitching a tent yet???
     
  35. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Mar 20, 2011 Illinois

    That's my point. I heard about this at their party Friday night and was asked not to go telling everyone. I'm sure many othe BAs knew this as well and chose to ignore this thread. You would think people would infer that if no one is posting about it and Half Acre isn't announcing maybe they shouldn't.
     
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  36. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Well the thread originally had nothing to do with the release dates of any beers, it was simply about the party where it turns out a bunch of people were informed about the releases. If they wanted it kept that much of a secret then perhaps the HA guy at the event should not have been telling every other beer geek that stepped up to try a beer. That being said, there will not be an out of control line to get GDDC because of this thread alone, and I have not seen any other threads about it
     
  37. SimonesRules

    SimonesRules Apr 18, 2012 Illinois

    mc1654 - Please ignore this post. I wouldn't want to offend you.

    I just got back from Half Acre. There were probably about 25 people in line by noon. $18 per four pack - limit one. The gentleman who sold me the beer indicated that he expected it to last through tomorrow at least. They aren't filling growlers, but are giving samples.
     
  38. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    Fingers crossed for availability Sunday. I hear Sanguis is there as well.
     
  39. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    It is. They had quite a few bottles of it as well and looked to have plenty of GDDC
     
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