• Half Acre Beer Company: Lead Feather Black Ale

    3 years ago - By 10,000 Birds

    I haven't got a story behind this week's beer, and I'm not even sure what to make of the name or the artwork beyond its obvious avian inspiration - but there's enough here to qualify it for a “Birds and Booze” review. Lead Feather, a “black ale” by the Half Acre Beer Company of Chicago, comes in a one-pint “tallboy” can decorated with a bizarre, pseudo-heraldic black-and-white raptor of indeterminate species depicted “spread eagle” (or “displayed”, to use the correct heraldic attitude), chained and wearing a plumed falconer's hood, and gripping a mallet and sword in its talons. Even more...
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