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Half Acre’s 4th Annual “The Big North” Festival
August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Big North, Half Acre Beer Co.’s much-anticipated annual party, will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at its Balmoral production facility in the Bowmanville neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side. Now in its fourth year, the summer blowout—a personal expression of Half Acre’s creative community of brewers and makers—celebrates Half Acre beer, food, music and beer lovers in equal, unfettered measure.
The Big North will feature more than 60 Half Acre brews, from longstanding favorites to new wyld and barrel-aged beers, tasty beer-friendly food from the Half Acre kitchen and friends, live music and interactive oddities. Guests can enjoy the new outdoor patio and recently renovated taproom at the Balmoral brewery, which opened in 2017. Half Acre’s original Lincoln Avenue brewery opened in 2008.
Bands scheduled to perform include the Los Angeles quartet Allah-Las, rock band The Cowboys out of Bloomington, Indiana and Chicago rockers Skip Church.Tickets to The Big North go on sale the week of May 20 and include all beer, one food token and a souvenir glass and coozie to take home. The full beer and band lineup for The Big North will be announced in July.
For updates, go to halfacrebeer.com or follow @halfacrebeer on social media.