Following the release of Bodem IPA, Half Acre Beer Company’s newest year-round beer, the Chicago brewery presents the following monthly special releases in both classic and boundary-pushing styles.
Each special release is available in Half Acre’s Lincoln and Balmoral taprooms (4257 North Lincoln Avenue and 2050 West Balmoral Avenue) the weekend prior to the public distribution dates listed below. All are $15.99 for a four-pack except for LagerTown Octoberfest, which is $9.99.
Here is Half Acre’s special-release schedule for the summer:
Beer Hates Astronauts (7.7%)
Release: Monday, June 3
This collaborative IPA was inspired by the graphic novel series “God Hates Astronauts” and its creator, Chicago artistRyan Browne, whose artwork adorns the label. If you could drink Browne’s work, it would taste like this: a colorful collision of apricot, mango and orange atop a toasted biscuit, with a dry finish. Main characters are Citra hops andVienna malt.
Deep Space Double IPA (10%)
Release: Monday, July 8
The amplified version of Space, Half Acre’s house IPA, which was named after one of the brewery’s first regular customers. Big hops balanced by just-right sweetness.
Double Daisy Cutter (8%)
Release: Monday, August 5
Half Acre turns up the weight and power of its flagship Daisy Cutter for a celebration of flavors from their original pathway — dank, dry and resinous.
LagerTown Octoberfest (5.2%)
Release: Sunday, September 1
Half Acre honors the centuries-old Munich tradition with this rich, malty, crisp beer that welcomes cooler days ahead and embodies everything positive about enjoying beer with friends.
WAND Double IPA (7.8%)
Release: Monday, September 2
An imperial brewed with malted oats, malted wheat and Vienna malt alongside Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic hops for a freshly budded double with reverberating forest fruits.