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Openings Tue Sep 29 2009

Half Acre Beer Company Store

half acre beerHalf Acre Beer, a local craft brewery located at 4257 N. Lincoln recently announced that after a long permit process that its store located at the brewery will open October 5th.

To quote "In Your Guts," the Half Acre Blog...

The Half Acre store is not a bar and will not serve food. We will sell our beer to-go and the beer & spirits of brewers and distillers we want to support. We will have six draft lines that will allow for sampling and the purchase of growlers (1/2 gallon jugs) to-go. We'll also have a soda that we've made on draft as much as time allows. You can buy our beer in 6packs, 22oz bottles, growlers, 1/2bbl kegs and 1/6th bbl kegs. We'll also sell Half Acre merchandise to outfit your entire neighborhood. Enjoying what we do very much and doing our best to continually offer new / different beer, we will have things available here that might not be available at other locations. Not everything we brew lands in bars, stores and restaurants - it's time consuming and expensive to develop visual identities and distribution paths. The store will allow us to share some of the things that usually don't make it out of the brewery. Basically, the store will grant us some flexibility to readily offer you Half Acre Beer in as many forms possible in the freshest state imaginable."

As a fan of Half Acre's Over Ale and Daisy Cutter, I am quite excited by this recent development. They will also begin to offer formal tours Fridays at 5pm and add Saturdays in the next few months.

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Andrew Huff / September 30, 2009 12:39 AM

Aw man, I'm gonna be out of town! Oh well, I'll stop in next week I guess.

loraine t washington / October 5, 2009 3:37 AM

it is right near the house. when is the first fri. tour?

Amanda0 / June 27, 2010 3:55 PM

I am a huge fan of Half Acre's beer sorts so this store will be visited by me in the nearest future for sure. I am wondering why they haven't opened it earlier. I think it is not nice that they will not serve a food though. Beer as a wine too is a perfect addition to the food. We all know the famous phrase about Food and Wine Pairing. It is wonderful. However I would say that beer pairing with food is even better. But we will try to live without a food huh. I will definitely visit this store in the nearest month. thanks for the nice article by the way.

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The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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