Half Acre Beer Company store
When Gabriel Magliaro (pictured) founded Half Acre Beer Company in 2006, he contract-brewed the debut lager at Sand Creek Brewery in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Earlier this year, he brought operations closer to home, launching a brewery in Ravenswood. And with the opening this week of an on-site retail store, where hop lovers can pick up bottles (and, a few weeks down the line, growlers) of Half Acre beers like Daisy Cutter, as well as local brews and spirits from the likes of Metropolitan Brewing, Goose Island, Three Floyds and Koval, the whole beer experience is centralized. Well, almost: Aside from tastings from the taps, you’ll need to find somewhere else to drink it. 4257 N Lincoln Ave, 773-248-4038.