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Half Acre Beer Company Double Daisy Cutter (365 Day 114)

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter

Thursday night brings out the quality American craft beers in droves. Last night I supplied the beer from a recent transaction that netted me a bunch of west coast, specifically Oregon, IPAs. We wanted to try them together and have the entire crew together to taste: Rich, Steve, Chuck, and myself.

The NCAAs were on, so the night lasted longer than usual, with me eventually pulling Consecration by Russian River and Barrel Aged Blackout Stout by Great Lakes Brewing Company up out of the cellar to keep our palates happy and amused until basketball was finished.

Both of those beers are crazy good but the earlier IPAs were more hit and miss. It seemed that several might have had a bit of age on them and the supposed large hop profile became merely an after thought to a beer that was more malt forward. Some had fallen so badly that the beer became quite resinous.

Double Daisy Cutter by Half Acre Beer Company was the first beer of the evening and is actually out of Chicago as I thought it would make a good warm up beer to those “big” west coast IPAs. To be honest, it was the best IPA on the evening, beating those west coast flunkies to a pulp. 😉

Double Daisy Cutter has only been brewed twice, that I know of, I am hoping they will brew it again and again and again. If they do I am going to try and grab more than a singular bottle in the future. Outstanding stuff. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10, Taste: 10, Look: 8, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 9.0

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Double Daisy Cutter Pale Ale to be Released by Half Acre

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Half Acre Brewing Company will be hosting the closing night of CCBW on Saturday, May 22. Already a big list of American craft breweries are lined up to participate (from the Half Acre blog):

Half Acre
Three Floyds
Rock Bottom
Gordon Biersch
Dogfish Head
Goose Island
Two Brothers
Sierra Nevada
New Belgium

In another batch of news from Half Acre, they will be releasing Double Daisy Cutter Pale Ale as part of the CCBW festivities. It seems they are officially calling it Doble Cortador(?). From their site:

In honor of Chicago Craft Beer week and the fact that we wanted to brew this beer, we’re popping out the Double Daisy Cutter Pale Ale / Doble Cortador. It was an experiment we hope will yield some tasty results. We’re looking at a beefed up ABV and enough hops to recede your gums.

This beer will be available on draft and in 22’s. We will be sending it out to the world in small quantities.

Having all these new breweries in the Chicagoland area is starting to make for a bevy of American craft beer news in my own backyard. Enjoy!