The Half-Acre thread (2018)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by wolfpac255, May 29, 2015.

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  1. Simmy7000

    Simmy7000 Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2011 Illinois

    Looks like some changes were made to the beer availability page on HA's website.

    Navaja is now only available from Jan-June and Deep Space cans seem to be on the horizon with a listed availability of July-Dec. I for one will be very sad to say goodbye to Navaja. Also, tuna is listed as year round availability.
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  2. NNN

    NNN Zealot (512) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois

    picked up two packs of the 2x daisy last night. that beer is so so so good.

    better than i remembered it.
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  3. kdawgmoney

    kdawgmoney Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2016 Illinois

    That Deep Space can looks awesome!!
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  4. Illinikwc

    Illinikwc Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2015 Illinois

    Its nice to finally see DDC in cans.
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  5. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Grand Pooh-Bah (3,710) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois

    How much $$ are they selling DDC cans for at HA?
  6. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Zealot (572) Jul 30, 2011 Virginia

    It was $15.99 per 4 pack
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  7. TigerDriver91

    TigerDriver91 Zealot (717) Jan 17, 2017 Czech Republic

    I was at the Half Acre taproom yesterday evening and they have Double Daisy Cutter as well as Topanga Gulch on tap.
    ......I kind of liked Topanga Gulch SLIGHTLY more actually......
    is that sacrilege?
  8. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Grand Pooh-Bah (4,764) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Plenty of Double Daisy Cutter cans left today.
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  9. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Pooh-Bah (2,569) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Uhoh, has someone done a wellness check on SeanBond?
  10. AOD77

    AOD77 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2014 Illinois

    Picked up a 1/6 barrel of Navaja at binnys saturday for the kegerator. Believe it or not drinking about 10 pints of this, while very enjoyable at the time, will make for a miserable day after. Sad it isn't year round now, but deep space is a realll solid substitute during the summer.
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  11. Summer78

    Summer78 Zealot (580) Jan 18, 2013 Illinois

    agreed. this batch is real nice
  12. SeanBond

    SeanBond Pooh-Bah (2,578) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Shit, summer was the time that I enjoyed Navaja the most! I like Deep Space fine, but barring a change in the recipe, I won't be purchasing that nearly as much as I would Navaja.

    With that being said, IF Half Acre continues cranking out canned one-offs every few weeks, I won't complain. While I still prefer Navaja to the majority of those so far, I love trying their new stuff (and Topanga was a perfectly acceptable Navaja stand-in).

    Besides, if they're serious about canning, I'll probably be drinking GDDC and BHA cans for a lot of the summer, anyway. I'll complain about Navaja when my stock runs out. :grinning:
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  13. croush

    croush Pooh-Bah (2,311) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Does anyone really not believe that drinking 10 pints of this would make for a rough next day??!!! That's a lot of Navaja.
  14. AOD77

    AOD77 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2014 Illinois

    Honestly it was the pure excitement of having this on draft at home that made me do it...and while the hangover was basically crippling, I don't necessarily regret my actions. They go down fast when you are playing cards I guess lol
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  15. Acschoen

    Acschoen Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2015 Illinois

    Deep Space screams winter seasonal release to me while Navaja is way more summer.
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  16. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Pooh-Bah (2,569) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    For me, one Navaja makes for an early bed time, two would make for a rough morning. 10 would kill me.
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  17. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois

    Well, I had 2 Spotted Puffers and 2 cans of Navaja, and I can say, without a doubt that . . .

    the next day was dreadful. It didn't help that it was my 9 yo's birthday, and all he wanted to do is play Star Wars Battlefront on the PS4 with his old man. The motion sickness didn't help matters.
  18. pauld5999

    pauld5999 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2017 Illinois

    DDC 4pks available today at the Highland Park Binnys
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  19. Beanblossom

    Beanblossom Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    Available at Grand too!
  20. swenny916

    swenny916 Maven (1,451) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois

    I had a four pack during one of the NFL playoff games and was very glad it was Martin Luther King Day the next day or I would not have made it to work...
  21. Krucifictorius

    Krucifictorius Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2016 Ohio

    What are the chances of DDC lasting at Binny's or The Open Bottle till Thursay?
  22. Beanblossom

    Beanblossom Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    Grand location had a shitload of it.
  23. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Savant (1,004) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois

    Is DDC in all/most Binny's already, or just a few? I would especially be interested in Oak Brook, Downers Grove or Elmwood Park.

  24. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    (630) 861-1810, (630) 705-9463 & (708) 456-2112 respectively. I did half the work. Now that's teamwork. :wink:
  25. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Savant (1,004) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois

    Downers had it in their usual HA pile.
  26. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Pooh-Bah (2,862) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    I called Oak Brook and they don't have it yet.
  27. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Savant (1,127) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    Yeah, only one per person but there's plenty there
  28. TigerDriver91

    TigerDriver91 Zealot (717) Jan 17, 2017 Czech Republic

    Just grabbed a four pack from Binny's on Grand and there was a still a lot there. I'd say your chances are really good!
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  29. Jsimansk

    Jsimansk Zealot (695) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois

    When I stopped by the brewery to pick up my DDC cans I got my growler filled with Gravel Ghost to counter all the hops I've had lately. It might be old news to all you who get to the taproom more than I do, but that is one excellent stout! Check it out if you can. Perfect balance of chocolate and tobacco character, sticky and sweet with just enough boozy taste to remind you to slow down and enjoy. It's been a long time since I had a non-BA stout this good!
  30. kdawgmoney

    kdawgmoney Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2016 Illinois

    Second this. It really caught me off guard how much I enjoyed this.
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  31. diamdiam

    diamdiam Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2016 Illinois

    Plenty at willowbrook binny's.
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  32. P739397

    P739397 Zealot (502) Feb 13, 2017 Illinois

    The week it came out they had a firkin with Abraxas style spices, so good. Between this, benthic, and salted espresso hugs, HA has been crushing some stouts lately.
  33. ECCS

    ECCS Zealot (709) Oct 28, 2015 Illinois

    I know others have said something similar, but I wanted to put some more positive vibes for the quality + quantity of DDC in cans. I hope this is what we can expect from a can release of BHA (multiple cases in multiple places, no hunting, etc...)

    ... I also hope they find a way to can the draft version from last summer rather than the bottle version.
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  34. Jaywalsh20

    Jaywalsh20 Pooh-Bah (2,078) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois
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    About 10 cases of DDC at OP Binny's
  35. kdawgmoney

    kdawgmoney Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2016 Illinois

    100% agree. The draft version of BHA was possibly my favorite Chicago IPA last year. I think I had at least 3 growlers. Can't wait for the cans! :slight_smile:
  36. GreatGazoo

    GreatGazoo Zealot (738) Feb 12, 2014 Illinois

    I heard one of the beer guys at Binny's mention to someone that DDC is going to be in the Beer Buzz email tomorrow and that's why they haven't put their stock out yet. So if you haven't seen it at your local Binny's yet, then check again tomorrow.
  37. LavaLite

    LavaLite Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2016 Illinois

    Picked up two 4 packs yesterday at Bolingbrook Binnys. No sign stating any limit that I could see, $15.99 as mentioned here. Maybe 20-25 4 packs on floor, not sure what's in back lol. Absolutely phenomonal beer.
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  38. galos11

    galos11 Pundit (996) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois

    That stack has been there since Tuesday at least.
  39. NicholasL

    NicholasL Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2015 Illinois

    Picked up a couple 4-packs at Binny's South Loop last night. Had around....15 cases, give or take.
  40. EROCK75

    EROCK75 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 Illinois

    Grabbed a DDC 4 pack at Woodman's in Rockford today for $13.99. Down side was it was 1 4 pack pere person. Enough for me to enjoy.
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