Episode 463 – Barrel-Aged Half Acre (Non-Benthic Edition)
Focusing on drinkable lagers, pales, and IPAs has already carried Half Acre to legend-status locally, but their barrel program has developed into an undeniable force over the last few years – and we’re not even talking about Benthic for this one. We have five big barrel-aged beers from this year that are an impressive ode to one of Chicago’s best breweries. Also, Ryan has developed a whole new family of app-based apps that’ll revolutionize the dining industry. Plus, Craig dives deep into Half Acre’s cosmic gumbo writeups; we get our Glass Wavy on; and there’s a building nitro twist ending to this one.
Vim (Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter)
Orin (Blended Barrel-Aged Strong Ale)
Before Land Shook (Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels w/ marshmallow, vanilla, and sea salt)
Sickle Through Sable (Barrel-Aged stout w/ cocoa nibs)
World of Bog (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine)