You may have noticed that there was about a week there where our posts and social media went a little quiet. This was because both myself and Shawna were very busy. I myself was in Chicago at the time for a business trip.
While Chicago has an absolutely amazing beer scene (as demonstrated by the Bar Towel) I had to attend to far too much work stuff to really explore all the city had to offer.
After some hard work I was able to set aside some time to visit Half Acre Brewing.
Half Acre is a brand new micro-brewery in Chicago that has really been getting on people’s radar. I had numerous pints while there and my favourite was most certainly Space IPA. I eventually purchased a ‘Howler’ of the beer to share with Shawna here at home. Below you’ll find my tasting notes of the beer.
The bar has a very unique and ‘laid back’ atmosphere. The bartenders were very knowledgeable and I had a very lively discussion with several patrons on the quality of beer in Chicago.
The beer itself is a super hoppy IPA with an insane amount of fruit flavouring to the hops.
Appearance: Filtered and a light brown colour. Nice off white head.
Aroma: Super hoppy and very tropical. Mango and banana take hold.
Taste: A hop punch to the mouth. Going on a cosmic journey through tropical hops. Almost no malt to speak of.
Aftertaste: Surprisingly short and dry.
A wonderful journey in hops.
- Metal Head by Nickel Brook Brewing Co, a Review - January 13, 2021
- Straight Ontario Rye Whisky (Cask 2) by Last Straw Distillery, a Review - January 5, 2021
- Bar Down Lager by Revive the Rose and Taps Brewhouse, a Review - November 12, 2020