PictureYou 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.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com