Half Acre Brewing

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Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is back in drive this week

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro 2015

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is back in drive on January 13th. A must have for dessert beer fans.

This chocolate milk stout is brewed with Ecuadorian and Dominican cacao nibs from Ethereal Confections in Chicago. Half Acre describes this beer as an easy warmer – “dark strength packed with co-co cream qualities.”

Slow burn, deeply etched coco surrounds a medium build, pseudo-mod toast machine. Fire power restrained by responsible intention. Excessive muscle slow rolling past the local fuzz. Bring your milk money, it’s lunch time.

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is a 22 ounce bottle release, and draft. Growler fills are available at the brewery.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs. Lactose)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Growler fills.

Latest Release: 1/13/17

6% ABV

2014 artwork:

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro

Posted in Coming Soon, Half Acre Brewing

Half Acre Big Hugs Salted Chocolate Espresso

Half Acre Big Hugs Salted Chocolate Espresso

Half Acre Big Hugs Salted Chocolate Espresso will join the brewery’s lineup alongside the annual Big Hugs release.

2016 marks the 8th release of Big Hugs, an imperial stout brewed with Dark Matter Coffee. As an added treat, the Chicago based brewery will release an edition with a little twist – aka Big Hugs Salted Chocolate Espresso.

22 ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on December 11th, 2016. $14 per bottle.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee, Chocolate. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut: 12/11/16

10% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Half Acre Brewing

Half Acre Big Hugs with Coffee and Vanilla coming in December

Half Acre Big Hugs with Coffee and Vanilla

Half Acre Big Hugs with Coffee and Vanilla will join the brewery’s lineup alongside the annual Big Hugs release.

2016 marks the 8th release of Big Hugs, an imperial stout brewed with Dark Matter Coffee. As an added treat, the Chicago based brewery will release an edition with extra vanilla – aka Half Acre Big Hugs with Coffee and Vanilla.

22 ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on December 11th, 2016. $14 per bottle.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee, Vanilla Beans.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut: 12/11/16

10% ABV

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Half Acre Big Hugs 2016 releases in December

Half Acre Big Hugs 2016

Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout 2016 is coming in December. 2016 marks the 8th release of this imperial stout.

The imperial stout hails from Chicago, and so does the Dark Matter Coffee used in this well-known creation. Half Acre calls Big Hugs a thug. We call it delicious.

…Big Hugs has grappled with natural order and twisted the pillars of existence. While you hang in the balance, steal time to sit steady and spill this black rumble into your center. Big Hugs Imperial Stout is liquid char scraped from the bowels of eternity, soaked with the free spirit of an adolescent feline. Heed him and rejoice.

Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout 2016 will be available in 22 ounce bottles and draft at the brewery starting on December 11th, 2016.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited seasonal release.
Latest Release: 12/11/16

10% ABV

Check out the artwork from previous Big Hugs releases…

Posted in Half Acre Brewing, New Beers

Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale

Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale

Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale

Posted in Don't Miss This, Half Acre Brewing, Other Half Brewing

Half Acre Rainbow Never Ends, an Other Half collab

Half Acre Rainbow Never Ends

Half Acre Rainbow Never Ends, a collaboration with New York’s Other Half Brewing, releases this month.

Earlier this year, Half Acre started distributing (in limited quantities) to New York City. One of the Chicago based brewery’s close friends in the Big Apple is   Other Half. If know know anything about beer at all, that means – collaboration.

Half Acre Rainbow Never Ends is an imperial IPA dubbed “a frankenstein of empiricism”. Allow us to explain. The hoppy dankness of this IPA comes form Idaho 7, Equinox, and Citra hops. The malt bill features oats, rice syrup soilds; fermented with a blend of American ale yeast and German kolsch yeast.

Chicago folks will get a shot of this beer on July 15th in 22 ounce bottles and draft. The New York release will be announced shortly.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Idaho 7, Citra, Equinox
Malts: Oats, Rice Syrup

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: 7/15/16

8.5% ABV

Image: Half Acre Beer

Posted in Half Acre Brewing, Seasonal Return, Short's Brewing

Half Acre Freedom of ’78 makes a July return

Half Acre Freedom of '78

Half Acre Freedom of ’78 was brought out of retirement last year, after the recipe took 5 years off.

The beer – originally brewed at Short’s Brewing in Michigan, is an India pale ale, brewed with guava. Incidentally, Half Acre touts this beer as “outlandish and crushable, channeling the effect of Ween on the brain.”

Freedom’s label depicts the brewery family crowded a porch in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The house has a very special brewery history:

Our owner and his wife lived there first, then our head brewer and the woman who would become his wife, then another brewer and his wife and now a couple that met at Half Acre and got married. When they move out, someone else will sign the lease and continue the custom, making sure to preserve the Half Acre lineage.

Half Acre Freedom of ’78 is now available on draft and in 22 ounce bottles.

Style: IPA (w/ Guava)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Latest Return: 7/1/16

7% ABV