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Now is the only time you’ll get Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter this year

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter 2018

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter, the bigger, boozier version of the brewery’s pale ale returns today for the only time this year.

As the name suggests, Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter is a bigger version of the brewery’s Daisy Cutter with fewer boundaries. It carries all the big citrus and grassy notes of the year-round pale ale, but with more hops and an amplified malt presence.

Usually brewed quarterly, Double Daisy Cutter is a Chicago favorite.

A monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. A heftier grain bill amps up the weight and double dry hopping insures there’s enough grit to recede your gums.

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter was first brewed in 2010. Since then, it appears a few times a year. Available in 16-ounce 4-pack cans.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: IL, WI, Philadelphia, NYC
Debut (Cans): 3/3/17
Latest Return: 8/3/18

8.5% ABV

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Half Acre Vallejo IPA returns for warmer weather

Half Acre Vallejo

Half Acre Vallejo IPA, the brewery’s spring and summer seasonal returns April 1st. The beer draws its name from talented artist, Boris Vallejo.

“Fresh pops of lemon and dried white grapes” is how Half Acre describes this India pale ale. Perfect for warmer temperatures.

An uncontested brewery favorite, Vallejo is soaking wet with beach driven pine and citrus, finishing as bitter and persistent as the sand in your shorts. Regardless of how you choose to consume it, this beer’s sole intent is to thrash its way into your good times.

Half Acre Vallejo IPA is available in 16 ounce cans and draft once again, starting Friday, March 31st.

Style: IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Spring/Summer Seasonal
Latest Return: 3/31/17

6.7% ABV

More: Boris Vallejo Gallery

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Shorter name & year-round: Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale

Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale

Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale is the next year-round can by the Chicago, Illinois based brewery.

This beer went by ‘Golden Tuna’ in the taproom in the past. As Half Acre puts it – “We all took the short cut and now Tuna lives.”  The pale ale features Mosaic and Centennial hops, and is big on citrus and passionfruit.

It’s a perpetually gassed up 3-wheeler, churned and ready to take you wherever you wanna go.

Cans of Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale will be available at the brewery’s Lincoln Avenue shop starting Friday, March 3rd.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Centennial

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: 3/3/17

?? ABV

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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

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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

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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…