Hop Butcher for the World has officially purchased Half Acre Beer’s 4257 N. Lincoln Avenue site as of Tuesday, December 14th, reports Eater Chicago. The sale was originally announced in May, and Hop Butcher plans to make the move in the coming spring. Half Acre, meanwhile, will downsize.
Hop Butcher Owners Jeremiah Zimmer and Jude Rose, who established the brewery back in 2014, told Block Club Chicago how excited they are to begin brewing in the “hallowed halls of hoppy beers.”
The 13,000 square-foot space will provide much growth for Hop Butcher, which specializes in bright and, you guessed it, hoppy beers. Despite not having had a tasting room of its own for the last seven years, Hop Butcher has become wildly popular. You can currently find the brews on tap at various Chicagoland establishments and for sale in cans through the company’s online store.
Hop Butcher’s name, in case you were wondering, nods to the Carl Sandburg poem “Chicago,” which calls the city as a “Hog Butcher for the World” in reference to Union Stock Yards.
Some of the brewery’s suds include Thematic Glow, a citra and rakau-hopped double IPA and Pine Street, a chinook, simcoe, and enigma-hopped IPA. The brewers wrapped up 2021 by releasing two new brews: Milkstachio, a pistachio milk stout brewed with chocolate and Double Blazed Orange Milkshake, a citra and strata-hopped milkshake double IPA brewed with oranges and vanilla.
Visit Hop Butcher online for updates on the brewery’s move.