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Half Acre's tap room finally open

November 05, 2012|By Zara Husaini @zarhus | RedEye

Calling all craft beer lovers--Half Acre Brewery has finally opened its tap room in North Center.

For five years, Half Acre Brewery has been supplying local bars with its own brews. Now, it's giving patrons a chance to sample some of the area’s finest beers in-house.

Half Acre president Gabriel Magliaro said that the new tap room is set apart from other bars and restaurants because it isn’t a bar or restaurant.

“All we do is serve our own beer,” he said. 

Magliaro came up with idea for a tap room about a year ago. It opened Friday.  According to Magliaro, the opening weekend was “wonderful--busy, but not crazy.” 

As for the beer selection, Magliaro promises that guests can expect some of the brewery's most familiar favorites as well as some brews they likely haven’t seen before.

The beer list is extensive and always changing, but Magliaro can list a few standouts: Vallejo is a newer beer, and English Oat Bitter is one of his favorites. He said craft beer enthusiasts will love the IPA selection at Half Acre, especially the Daisy Cutter Pale Ale.

The tap room holds about 100 people. It contains a bar, several booths and one long communal table, as well as standing room around the bar.   

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