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Beer Release (Short's Brew): Publican Porter

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by HopHeadHerman, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Happy New Year! I hope everyone is having a nice holiday.

    Publican Porter was the last specialty beer to be bottled in 2012. It is currently awaiting distribution throughout the great state of Michigan! A couple quick side-notes regarding it's past history...

    Publican Porter was the very first beer brewed for the Imperial Beer Series (1 of 13). The first batch was brewed on June 6, 2006 and was the 194th batch ever brewed at Short's. It is officially defined as an Imperial London Porter and had no non-traditional brewing ingredients, which was rare for this series, but it shows Joe's true respect for this style of beer and the impact it had on the world as the most widely consumed style at one point in time. (the only other Imperial Beer's to not utilize and non traditional ingredients was Aorta Ale and the Good Fellar). Publican was the first beer to sell out from this series, largely due to the fact that it was one of the first beers from Short's to get shipped to Denmark to be featured at a "Beers of the World" bar.

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  2. landrewg

    landrewg Aficionado (210) Michigan Nov 11, 2008

    Love this beer and am going to stock up before it disappears this year.
    Happy New Year, Short's!
  3. BeRanger

    BeRanger Savant (465) Michigan Dec 11, 2011

    They should re-do that serious in large format. I see those bottle's at a fellow BA's house and want a set of my own!
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  4. steebo777

    steebo777 Savant (485) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Is rather keep them in 12oz format personally.
  5. Stevedore

    Stevedore Champion (810) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    Have these hit the shelves already? I'm leaving my parents' home in Michigan to head back to Wisconsin and wouldn't mind grabbing a sixer before I head out tomorrow.
  6. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    I agree, I prefer 12 oz. I would prefer all beers be in 12 oz or 375s, just way more convienent.
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  7. northernbrews

    northernbrews Savant (355) Michigan Apr 12, 2006

    I wish all beers were in 12oz/375ml as well.

    I'd much rather have a 6 pack of Publican at $12 than a 750ml at $15
  8. BeRanger

    BeRanger Savant (465) Michigan Dec 11, 2011

    I was more so just talking about a one time release for collecting, not the day to day drinking.
  9. I haven't seen any hit the shelves yet. The only place I know of is our pub.
  10. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    This.
    Every. Single. Beer.
  11. I saw this for the first time on the shelf today--Big Ten East, East Lansing
  12. I grabbed a couple on Friday and had one last night. Now that is a perfect porter. Warm and boozy mild bitter. Very delicious.
  13. dlello2

    dlello2 Savant (360) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    If anyone is headed up to the CW Anniversary party (or to Chicago in the next few weeks for that matter) let me know. I'd love to get a sixer or two of this before it's gone!
  14. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    What if someone is heading DOWN to the CW anniversary party? I'll take a look for ya.
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  15. dlello2

    dlello2 Savant (360) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    I've got some friends heading to MN next week--could grab you some Surly as a thanks! Haha regardless, appreciate it.
  16. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Not a for sure thing, so don't worry about it. If I can get you a sixer or two I will, and you can just buy me a beer or two at CW, deal? Not a problem.
  17. dlello2

    dlello2 Savant (360) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    Sounds awesome, I'll BM ya as it gets closer!
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  18. Any more thoughts on this year's version?
  19. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (330) Michigan Jun 20, 2012

    I thought it was delicious. I hadn't tried older versions so I can't really compare the vintages but I will search this one out each year!
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  20. StoutHunter

    StoutHunter Savant (470) Michigan Apr 6, 2010

    I thought it was just a little better than last years, it was a little less sweet which I liked and I thought it made it more drinkable, I think it's right up there with Founders Porter. I liked it a lot.
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  21. Look forward to trying this. Just picked up a six pack of your Woodmater and thought it was simply amazing. My new fav. brown ale. Being Canadian however, a touch of maple syrup never hurt anything! Good job guys on this one guys! Fantastic Double Brown Ale.
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  22. Thanks, we recently purchased a new mill and that is really helping our more maltier brews!
  23. StoutHunter

    StoutHunter Savant (470) Michigan Apr 6, 2010

    Nice, you guys are doing some great things and it's nice to have a brewery that is so in touch with their fan base, I can't wait to make another pilgrimage to Short's next month.
  24. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (330) Michigan Jun 20, 2012

    I think the point about redoing the series in 750s is a fair one. Obviously a lot of breweries bottle a smaller portion in higher volume formats. People seem to be willing to pay more for them so why not?

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