Half Acre Beer

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Half Acre Beer Company
Half Acre Beer Company logo.gif
LocationChicago, Illinois
United States
Year opened2006
Active beers
NameType
Daisy CutterWest Coast Pale Ale
Over AleAmerican Style Bitter
GossamerAmerican Blonde Ale
 
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Half Acre Beer Company
Half Acre Beer Company logo.gif
LocationChicago, Illinois
United States
Year opened2006
Active beers
NameType
Daisy CutterWest Coast Pale Ale
Over AleAmerican Style Bitter
GossamerAmerican Blonde Ale

Half Acre Beer Company was started in 2006 by Gabriel Magliaro. It opened as a Chicago USA-based beer business with its office located in Chicago's meat packing district. The recipes for the beers were developed in Chicago and the beer was then brewed at Sand Creek Brewery in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Half Acre's first beer, Half Acre Lager, debuted the week of August 13th 2006. Half Acre's distributor is Chicago Beverage Systems.[1] The beer is available in the Chicago metropolitan area.

In March 2009, Half Acre Beer began brewing in its Northcenter neighborhood location in Chicago and eventually opened a small store and tasting room as part of the brewery in the fall of 2009. [2]

Beginning in 2007, the company purchased title sponsorship in local cycling club Half Acre Cycling. To minimize waste from brewing, the company challenged Engineering students from Northwestern University to find the best ways to reduce or reuse byproducts.

Half Acre holds a weekly "Half Acre Hunt," posted on its blog, where readers are challenged to use clues to find a Half Acre emblem hidden in the city. Hunt winners are rewarded with beer from the brewery.

Beer

Half Acre Beers
NameStyleABV %IBUOriginal release dateNotes
Daisy CutterWest Coast Pale Ale5.227 April 2009Available year-round.
Over AleAmerican Style Bitter6.02008Available year-round.
Gossamer Golden AleGolden Ale4.2Available year-round.
Half Acre LagerLager5.226 March 2008The first release by Half Acre.
Captain FantasySaison15 July 2011Brewed with Sorachi Ace hops and pear puree.
DrippingSaison8.529 June 2011
Small Animal Big MachineSour beer10 June 2011Brewed in collaboration with De Struise (Belgium) and Pipeworks (Chicago) breweries.
Meat WaveIndia Pale Ale20 May 2011
CruschKolsch5.513 April 2011
Marty Stouffer's Wild AmericaBarley Wine10.08 April 2011
AmbrosiaAmerican Pale Wheat Ale6.016 March 2011Brewed with oranges and hibiscus.
BauméHopped Rye Stout7.06022 April 2009This was the first beer brewed at the Lincoln Ave brewery. Subsequently re-released 2010-01-22, 2011-02-18 and 2012-03-02.
Callow KnifeAmerican Pale Ale4.518 Feb 2011
Chocolate CamaroChocolate Stout6.021 Jan 2011
Double Daisy CutterAmerican Imperial IPA8.520 May 2010Re-released on 18 Dec 2010 and 26 Feb 2012
Big HugsImperial Stout10.018 Dec 2009Also released 3 Dec 2010
SS Simon ShortPorter (beer)6.019 Nov 2010
Thunder and SonBrown Ale12.012 Nov 2010
Wake of the FloodAmerican Pale Ale6.025 Oct 2010
Sticky FatAmerican Dark Ale6.53 Sept 2010Brewed with fresh hops flown from northern California a day after harvesting.
Bairn FarmhouseFarmhouse ale6.520 Aug 2010
Long Thai Rainbow RyeSaison5.013 Aug 2010
Freedom of '78Guava Wheat IPA7.06 Aug 2010Brewed in collaboration with Short's Brewing Company (Michigan).
ShewolfIndia Pale Ale7.52 July 2010Brewed in collaboration with Three Floyds Brewing (Indiana).
The InvasionHelles Bock7.016 April 2010
Zucker EselPilsner5.36 April 2010
Ginger TwinIndia-Style Red Ale7.019 Feb 2010
The Empty SeaOrange Chicory Rye Beer5.08 Jan 2010
MagnusSchwarzbier7.0
Galactic Double Daisy CutterIndia-Style Pale Ale8.019 Aug 2011
Buckingham Green Amber Session AleAmber Ale5.023 Oct 2009
CipherBelgian-Style Blond Ale7.517 Feb 2012

When asked about the citrus flavor of Half Acre Lager, Magliaro has stated that the only thing in his beer is water, yeast and “lots and lots” of German malt and Saaz hops.[1]

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