Chicago’s growing Half Acre Beer Company is entering the Wisconsin market, hitting 32 of the state’s 72 total counties in early 2017. Half Acre’s four year-round beers and varied seasonals will be available mostly along the eastern and southern portions of the state and hitting cities including Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison. The range spreads roughly from the Door County peninsula in the northeast to the southwest corner of the state.
The first Half Acre beers were brewed by contract in 2007 before the company opened a brewery and taproom in Chicago in 2009, expanding into a second production facility in 2015. Gone Away IPA won a silver medal for American-style IPA at the Great American Beer Festival in 2014 and the brewery was one of six collaborators in the 2016 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp sampler, teaming up with Schell’s and other Midwest breweries for the Family Values Imperial Brown Ale released last summer.
No specific launch events have been announced at present but, via newsletter, the brewery says they will be in Wisconsin “in a few weeks.”
“We’ve had a handful of opportunities to hoist our beer in our neighbor state and it’s always felt like a good place for,” the newsletter says of their western expansion. Visit their website for a full list of Wisconsin counties they’ll be serving.