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Today at West Lakeview Liquors (2156 W. Addison), the Half Acre Beer Company will dish out samples of their latest creation, Big Hugs, from 6 to 9 PM. Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Half Acre Lager, and Half Acre Over Ale will also be on site for sampling. The local brewers describes Big Hugs as a 9.5% imperial stout with “a ton of raw flavors.”