Cans of the 2019 Benthic Imperial Stout and its three variants by Half Acre Beer Company

Cans of the 2019 Benthic Imperial Stout and its three variants by Half Acre Beer Company

Half Acre Beer Releases “Benthic” Imperial Stout

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Bottles of Benthic, an American Imperial Stout, come but once a year, prompting long lines outside Half Acre Beer Company’s Lincoln taproom the day of its release.

Logo art for the 2019 Benthic Imperial Stout by Half Acre Beer Company

This year, Half Acre Beer Company will break with tradition to ease the lines and provide a more convenient format for its much-anticipated barrel-aged beer, by releasing Benthic in 16 oz. cans via an online sale. The sale goes live at 10 AM Friday, November 15th.

The changes are designed as a more equitable and positive experience for all. Typically, every November, Benthic fans line up early in the cold outside Half Acre’s Lincoln taproom to be among the first to enjoy the beer.

A hefty fortress of specialty malts and long boil times, Benthic (13.9%) is laid down in bourbon barrels and conditioned on toasted coconut and whole coffee beans.

Even with the online sale, Half Acre fans can still look forward to festivities on the first day of pickup, Friday, November 22nd at Lincoln, 4257 N Lincoln Avenue, with tunes, treats, merchandise and draft-only stout variants offered all day.

Pickup for the Benthic online sale will run through Sunday, November 30th. Those who pre-order must pick it up in person with a valid ID.

For more information about this year’s Benthic release, go to

This year’s variants include:

  • Vanilla Benthic, our bourbon barrel-aged base conditioned on Madagascar Vanilla beans and toasted coconut
  • Double Double Benthic, a blend of bourbon and coconut rum barrel-aged imperial stout, conditioned on a double dose of toasted coconut and whole coffee beans
  • Apple Brandy Benthic, an apple brandy barrel-aged imperial stout conditioned on cinnamon and toasted coconut

Key Dates

Online release: 10 AM Friday, November 15th
Pickup at Lincoln: Friday, November 22nd through Monday, December 1st

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