Half Acre Beer Company

Chicago, IL

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  • Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts

    IPA · 7.8% ABV

    A callab brew w/ graphic novel genius Ryan Browne - stripped down to nothing but Citra hops & Vienna malt, this brew is likely to move you crooked.
  • Half Acre Big Hugs

    Imperial Stout · 9.5% ABV

    We took an interesting approach to making it and collaborated with Dark Matter Coffee to do a very low volume coffee extraction that was added.
  • Half Acre GoneAway

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    This India Pale Ale shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance.
  • Half Acre Navaja

    Double IPA · 10.0% ABV

    This go-round is a little more aggressive. Heavy on Citra, Mosaic, and Columbus hops and Golden Promise malt; Navaja is a shredder rotating on all cylinders.
  • Half Acre + 3 Floyds Anicca

    IPA · 7.3% ABV

    OK warriors, we’re co-hosting a beer that’s to be delivered from our brew deck to your ceremonial chalice...
  • Half Acre Benthic

    Imperial Stout · 14.0% ABV

    Benthic is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with toasted coconut and coffee.
  • Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter

    Double IPA · 8.0% ABV

    Double Pale Ale. Brewed just once a year, this beer takes everything we love about Double Daisy Cutter and skin it with the tropical impact of Galaxy hops.
  • Half Acre Deep Space

    Double IPA · 10.0% ABV

    Classic west coast style double, balanced & hoppy w/ a clean finish.
  • Half Acre Akari Shogun

    Wheat Ale · 5.5% ABV

    A ridable 5.5% abv will host some wheatey nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun.
  • Half Acre BBA Big Hugs

    Imperial Stout · 12.0% ABV

    Imperial Coffee Stout using Dark Matter Coffee aged in a Heaven Hill Bourbon barrel for 10 months.
  • Half Acre Big Hugs w/ Mexican Vanilla Beans

    Imperial Stout · 10.0% ABV

    Big Hugs conditioned with Mexican vanilla beans. This beer is a thug. Big and chock full of tender embrace.
  • Half Acre + 3 Floyds Shewolf

    IPA · 7.5% ABV

    Brewed in collaboration with Three Floyds Brewing, this raging hop knife is brewed with a minimalists approach to using raw materials.
  • Half Acre BBA Big Hugs 2017

    Imperial Stout · 12.0% ABV

    Imperial Stout with coffee aged in bourbon barrels.
  • Half Acre Lead Feather

    Schwarzbier · 6.0% ABV

    A dark, German-style lager with balanced roasted, smooth malt flavors and mild bitterness.
  • Half Acre Rainbow Never Ends

    Double IPA · 8.5% ABV

  • Half Acre Chocolate Camaro

    Sweet Stout · 6.0% ABV

    A chocolate milk stout brewed with nibs and lactose. Chocolate Camaro rests at a bit over 6% abv and warms with chocolate and roast.
  • Half Acre Sticky Fat

    Black IPA · 6.3% ABV

    Over 300 pounds of fresh whole cone Chinook hops from Hop Head Farms in Hickory Corners, Michigan went into this exquisite dark ale.
  • Half Acre + Other Half Rainbow Never Ends

    Double IPA · 8.5% ABV

    Rainbow Never Ends is a frankenstein of empiricism. A permablaze of tropical dankness, this 8...
  • Half Acre Tuna

    Session IPA · 4.7% ABV

    Defined for daylong companionship, the Golden Tuna rides along a medium bodied frame before delving into tropical fruit, a touch of floral, with a slightly piney finish...
  • Half Acre Vanilla Big Hugs

    Imperial Stout · 10.0% ABV

    Vanilla Big Hugs is brewed for those with the sweet lean...
  • Half Acre Dungeons

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Dungeons focuses on the heavy use of Mosaic, Waimea and Simcoe. All tangerine and strawberry with very little bitterness, it's a true shark biscuit's dream.
  • Maine + Half Acre Son of Sapping Mammoth (86, this beer is no longer made)

    IPA · 6.5% ABV

    The friendship between Half Acre and Maine Beer Company and the good times we've shared have become as legendary as the Sapping Mammoth featured in our first collaboration...
  • Half Acre Big Hugs 2012

    Imperial Stout · 10.0% ABV

    This beer is a thug. Big and chock full of tender embrace. A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 10% ABV.
  • Half Acre Gossamer

    Golden Ale · 4.2% ABV

    A Half Acre classic. White bread and hay beneath quenching cantaloupe and green strawberry.
  • Half Acre + Maine Great Plain Jane

    American Pale Ale · 5.5% ABV

    n 2008 we'd been selling contract brewed beer for a while and were in the throws of building a brewery. Matt stepped away and traveled to Boston for the Craft Brewers Conference...
  • Half Acre Big Hugs (Salted Chocolate Espresso)

    Russian Imperial Stout · 10.0% ABV

    An imperial stout brewed with Dark Matter Coffee.
  • Half Acre + Short's Freedom Of '78

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Brewed in collaboration with Short's Brewing, featuring Jonathan Cutler of Piece. This beer was made in honor of the band Ween...
  • Half Acre Over Ale

    Brown Ale · 6.2% ABV

    This deep brown beer is brewed with six varieties of malted barley and balanced with three generous hop additions.
  • Half Acre Daisy Capra

    Double IPA · 7.5% ABV

    A new arc in the cutter family. Sun hot berries and white grape, baked in tropics and pine.
  • Half Acre Orin

    Brown Ale · 15.7% ABV

    Barrel Aged Imperial Brown Ale.
  • Half Acre Quakerbridge

    Barley Wine · 10.0% ABV

    An incarnation of a Half Acre favorite, Marty Stouffer’s Wild America Barley Wine, this weighty beer is a choose-your-own-adventure experience...
  • Half Acre Baume

    Stout · 7.0% ABV

    A hoppy rye stout.
  • Half Acre Big Hugs 2017

    Imperial Stout · 12.0% ABV

    Barrel Aged Stout
  • Half Acre Tuna Grande

    Double IPA · 8.0% ABV

    We took our session slammer, Golden Tuna, and packed it double. Bright and gushing with Mosaic and Centennial hops, dive into the big guy and take a ride.
  • Half Acre Benthic 2019

    Imperial Stout · 14.0% ABV

  • Half Acre Daisy Cutter Nitro

    American Pale Ale · 5.2% ABV

    A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one’s a screamer, horde it.
  • Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner

    Pilsner · 6.0% ABV

    Aged in Corsair Distillery Barrel Aged Gin barrel (they age a spiced rum in the oak barrel first, then age their standard gin in the used rum barrel to produce their barrel aged Gin...
  • Half Acre Now & Then

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Now & Then India Pale Ale pulls back the bead curtain on a fully fogged, fruit cocktail resin blend only found in the cold case, past the bulk bins....
  • Half Acre Vanilla Benthic 2019

    Imperial Stout · 13.9% ABV

    The Benthic base beer conditioned on Madagascar vanilla beans and an additional helping of house-toasted coconut. German chocolate cake, rich vanilla and marshmallow fluff.
  • Half Acre BBA Baume

    Stout · 7.0% ABV

    Big, but not huge, this American Chocolate Rye Stout fires off a lot of coffee and chocolate notes...
  • Short's + Half Acre Freedom of '78

    Double IPA · 8.0% ABV

    Freedom of ’78 is a medium bodied IPA with a wonderful, bright clarity and pleasing bronze hue.
  • Half Acre Big Hugs 2018

    Imperial Stout · 10.0% ABV

    Imperial Coffee Stout. Easy, balanced drinking with notes of dark fruit, smooth roast, and cocoa.
  • Half Acre Chub Step

    Porter · 6.0% ABV

    Our first toss into the winter stew is Chub Step Porter. Like fur between your legs, this roasty, silk charmer is your ticket to seasonal embrace.
  • Half Acre Ginger Twin

    Amber Ale · 7.0% ABV

    A nod to the hop cone, we amped up this beer with our favorites while backing it up with some malty heft. *Specialty Brew. Get it when you see it.
  • Half Acre Plane Wave

    IPA · 6.0% ABV

    Plane Wave IPA was molded after two tap room beers, Juice Man and Wicca. Brewed with an English yeast strain, a full bodied, lifestyle nectar.
  • Half Acre Taco Day

    American Pale Ale · 6.7% ABV

    This beer has a subtle, floral taste with notes of berries in the aroma.
  • Half Acre + Tired Hands American Youth

    American Pale Ale · 5.5% ABV

    A stacked brew that has Daisy Cutter evenly spliced with Hop Hands
  • Perennial + Half Acre Plan B

    Belgian Strong Ale · 8.0% ABV

    Sour mash Belgian dark ale brewed with black currants. Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Half Acre Daly Double

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    The Daly Double, an India Pale Ale brewed in memoriam of a friend of Half Acre Beer Co. Terry Daly passed away suddenly after spending a lot of time at our brewery over the last few years...
  • Half Acre Magick is Purple

    American Wild Ale · 7.7% ABV

    Sour ale unified with notes of bread, hay, berry, & cherry.
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About the brewery

October of 2008 was when we began our build-out, and by February of 2009, after countless hours of hard work, community approvals, zoning changes, moratorium lifts, permitting and inspections, we found ourselves with the exact scenario we had hoped to create: a production brewery & store, located smack-dab in the middle of one of Chicago’s great neighborhoods, where beer could be brewed, packaged, and taken into the world either by the truckload or by the growler fill.

Since then, we’ve come a long way and have had the chance to expand our skills and grow our brewing company. On August 10, 2011 we purchased our building, cementing our place in the mix of it all, and in 2015 we expanded into a second location in Bowmanville, another residential locale.

At Half Acre Beer Company, we brew beers we want to see made, enjoy ourselves as much as possible, and encourage the interesting experiences this ride has to offer.

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