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Half Acre Pays Tribute To Marty Stouffer

Half Acre Brewing (Chicago, IL) is brewing up a tribute beer due out by the end of March.  As Half Acre mentions, it is the breweries first tribute brew.  Marty Stouffer will will be immortalized in the form a barleywine dubbed “Marty Stouffer’s Wild America.”

Marty Stouffer had a tv show in the 80’s & 90’s on PBS.  If you haven’t seen the show,  he travelled around North America showing kids wildlife.  The guys over at Half Acre Brewing grew up watching the show and thought a big beer was fitting.  Marty Stouffer is completely on board with the beer release, even taking the time to send over some box sets to the Chicago brewery.

Check out the whole story at the Half Acre Blog.

Arrival: Late March, 2011.  Chicago & surrounding area.

Great Quote by HA – We brew this tribute beer because 1. A bunch of us at Half Acre watched these shows as kids and really enjoyed seeing these things. And 2. Because there’s a lot of paths you can take when deciding what to do with your time, and deciding you’re going to chronicle yourself raising a bear cub is pretty awesome.