Earlier this year, Half Acre Beer Co., revealed plans to build out a tap room in the space next door to its brewing facility. Today, six months later, they officially opened the doors to the new 100-seat facility.
The bar will feature a rotating selection of 10 beers on tap produced next door like Akari Shogun, an American wheat ale, Sticky Fat, an American dark ale, and Space, an IPA that used to be called Daily Double and will be a year-round tap room selection. Three other beers that will always be available on tap include Daisy Cutter, Over Ale and Gossamer. They'll also feature firkins on Friday. Yup, Firkin Fridays.
Earlier this week, Chicagoist featured a first look at the room, which showcases the minimalist-designed room with skylights cut into the cedar plank ceiling, tables and benches made out of Douglas Fir and a knotty wall that was sourced from wood from an old grain elevator from northern Wisconsin.
The Half Acre tap room will exclusively feature Half Acre beers so don't expect any guest taps at this point and if you want a snack, you're also out of luck as they won't be serving any food. You want beer? They'll have plenty of that. The room will be open from noon to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from noon to 2 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.
· Half Acre Adding Tap Room [~EChi~]
· A First Look Inside Half Acre's New Tap Room [Chicagoist]
· All Half Acre Coverage on Eater Chicago [~EChi~]