Archive for the ‘Half Acre Beer Company’ Category

I picked this beer up from a store in Pennsylvania by our local Target. From the outside, this place looked like a total dump. When I went in, I was pleasantly surprised that the selections were outstanding and plentiful. This was hidden in a cold case and I completely forgot that Pennsylvania gets Half Acre distribution.

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ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Available September-March, this beer is a western charged firecracker, a conjuring of classics laid to rest on a bed of pale malt. Deep gold and ready to travel the distance. 7% ABV”

Random: This is a September to March seasonal.

This brew poured with a finger of white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. It left a thick crown on top of the body. The body was a medium-yellow color and cloudy with moderate carbonation visible despite the cloudiness. The nose was really grassy. It also had some pine, but was mostly hay and fresh-cut grass, almost more like a pale ale. The taste was also really bright and grassy. There was some malt, but it manifested as crackers as opposed to sweet, caramel malt. There was also a green herbal note that tasted like mint. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy and vegetal with mint and grass. A pounder can of this was $2.37, which broke down to $.15 per ounce. This beer was really easy drinking, despite the elevated ABV. I would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

It’s finally my weekend. Since I have to work Monday, I left earlier this afternoon so I could spend a little bit of time with Val. I’m waiting for her to get home from running errands and watching “Jeopardy.” During the first round, the contestants missed almost every single question. In their defense, the questions were insanely hard. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.

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ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A ridable ale hosting some wheatey nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.”

Random: We’re having lobster rolls for dinner. I am very excited for this. We haven’t had lobster in almost a year, and it’s so much better eating it at home.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick cream-colored head. It was slow to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was lemon-yellow with light carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of wheat with lemon and tropical fruit as well. The taste was light, yet hoppy with wheat and grass. Citrus made the beer really bright and the tropical fruit made it very interesting. It had a thin body with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with citrus and wheat and bright. This was a really impressive beer that would become a go-to for me, if it were available in New Jersey. If you see it, give it a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

So, I’ve been working on the blog for the past couple of days, not only updating the reviews, but also updating the “Beer Bars/Restaurants” section as well. Since I’ve been going to a lot more beer spots on the weekend with the other half, the page has gotten pretty sizeable. After today, I should be pretty much up-to-date. This beer was what the lawyer had at Memphis Tap Room from another brewery that I wish we got in Jersey. Let’s see how it went.

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ABV: 4.7%

Style: Kolsch

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Half Acre brewery consists of a three-vessel 15bbl Century brewhouse, one hot & one cold liquor tank, 19 fermentation vessels, three bright beer tanks, a 5-head canning line and a battle axe bomber filler. We brew many beers throughout the year. Our focus is brewing raw & basic ales & lagers rich in material and undisturbed by process.”

Random: I’m not looking forward to going back tomorrow. I definitely need a vacation soon.

This brew poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated quickly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was a straw yellow color with surprisingly little carbonation visible. This had me a little bit worried as this is normally a highly carbonated style. It had light grain on the nose with some grass and not much else. The taste was clean with hops and a little honey sweetness. There was grass as well. It had a light body with high carbonation on the taste, which made this really easy to drink. It had a quick finish with grass. This brew was pretty good. It was an easy drinker, especially on a summer day.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

After having a brew at Misconduct, we were off to Tria in Rittenhouse Square. This was another place that I was familiar with. I’ve had a few great brews at this place and also had my first Russian River brew of all time. I also love the food at Tria, especially their small plates. While I was there this time, I had these figs that were just amazing. Katie had this pesto bruschetta that floored her. Drinkwise, I went with the Half Acre Daisy Cutter, which I have heard great things about, so great that I completely forgot to take a picture of the brew.

ABV: 5.2%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one’s a screamer, horde it.”

Random: Tria was almost empty when we got there. I definitely liked being there on a Friday afternoon and beating the crowds.

This one poured with a thin, two finger white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy orange color with moderate visible carbonation. The nose was filled with fresh citrus and grass. It was really nice, especially since it was a warm day.The taste was even better than the nose. It was really bright with lots of grapefruit and other citrus. It also had a hint of grass. The body was on the lighter side with high carbonation. The finish was pretty quick and heavy with grapefruit. This was a great session brew that I wish I could get in New Jersey.  I would definitely have this one again. A real thirst quencher.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0