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Half Acre & 3 Floyds: SheWolf

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by Nachos4two, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (555) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    From Half Acre's Blog posting today....
    SheWolf

    [​IMG] Many moons ago we paired up with our brewing brethren at 3 Floyds and turned out an IPA by the name of SheWolf.
    We thought it best to unite once again and let the wolf loose. Ripped from the bitter bowels of the netherworld, we offer you the sharp milk of the beast.
    Always shapeshifting, the Shewolf came to be in a new light, fresh and full of power. This will be both a growler and bomber release. Release details to follow.
    Come feed.
     
  2. It's about time they made this again. Easily my favorite beer from Half Acre to date.
     
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  3. trginter

    trginter Savant (380) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Hmm, I'll have to try and find some. Love both those breweries.
     
  4. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    was hoping this would happen. I missed out on the first release. happy days!
     
  5. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Agreed, a fantastic beer.
     
  6. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Advocate (515) Ohio Jan 28, 2011

  7. Wseitz

    Wseitz Aficionado (145) Illinois Apr 25, 2010

    I'd put this right behind Freedom of '78. Awesome beer.
     
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  8. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    ISO! This is a long-time want for me. Glad to see they're bringing it back!
     
  9. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Who will be selling it? Both? Never understood why Half Acre didn't sell Mutiny....
     
  10. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Advocate (705) Illinois Mar 17, 2009

    Just Half Acre last time...probably the same this time around too...
     
  11. sacullen

    sacullen Aficionado (245) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    The label's not as good this time around, but hell yeah!
     
  12. MarkFy

    MarkFy Savant (300) Illinois Dec 18, 2009

    Agreed on the label art. Why change an already awesome label. This is one of my favorites as well, just behind Big Hugs and Freedom of '78.
     
  13. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Mutiny was brewed and bottled at FFF, so they sold it at the FFF brewpub. SheWolf was brewed and bottled at Half Acre so it was sold at Half Acre.
     
  14. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (340) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    If I'm not mistaken, they change their label every time they re-release a bottle.
     
  15. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (1,025) Ontario (Canada) Dec 25, 2006 Staff Member

    Due to the fact that the breweries are in separate states, it's not very easy for them to stock each other's bottled products. 3 Floyds would have to negotiate some sort of exclusivity deal with Glunz to have the collaboration beers only sent to the Half Acre storefront, and Half Acre would have to find a distributor in Indiana, period.

    For a keg, it's much easier. Stores can't cry foul as it's not cutting into their sales, and other bars can't complain as a keg isn't a divisible asset. There are also festival permits that allow temporary distribution for breweries that don't have a presence in-state (which is how events like FoBAB and DLD work).

    I'd expect to see She-Wolf and other collaborations on-tap at FFF (and Half Acre's tasting room whenever it opens), but bottles will be pretty much exclusive to the brewery where they are made.
     
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  16. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Will this be for sale at FFF as well? I sure hgope so

    *edit. Damn, nvm
     
  17. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Advocate (680) Illinois Oct 15, 2008

    With a few exceptions (Ginger Twin, Baume, etc...) you are right. Big Hugs, Double Daisy Cutter and now SheWolf are the ones that jump to mind as having changed with every release.

    Cheers!
     
  18. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Makes sense. Thanks.
     
  19. Wseitz

    Wseitz Aficionado (145) Illinois Apr 25, 2010

    They actually changed the Ginger Twin art between last year's release and this year's release. It's subtle, but there are differences. The concept is the same, though.
     
  20. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Advocate (680) Illinois Oct 15, 2008

    I stand corrected.

    Thanks for the information and cheers!
     
  21. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (410) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    From Half Acre at the Great Taste: The release will be sometime this week, likely limit of 4 bombers.

    Details will be up on their blog shortly.
     
  22. zieglemt

    zieglemt Aficionado (170) Illinois Apr 25, 2011

    They told me last week that it would probably be this Wednesday. Shit is insanely good.
     
  23. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (410) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    Agreed. Not to add to the hype, but it was one of our favorites from the Great Taste.
     
  24. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (625) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    Any clue if this will see distro like Big Hugs, Double Daisy, etc?
     
  25. If I had to guess, I'd say yes.
     
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  26. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (625) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    I very much hope so :D
     
  27. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    22 oz bottles planned. release slated for this Wed, but may be pushed back a day or two per call to HA.
     
  28. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    *note to self: bring growler to work this week...
     
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  29. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Big Hugs hit distro? I thought it was brewery only....
     
  30. spookytwo

    spookytwo Zealot (90) Illinois Jun 6, 2009

    Yes I saw it at the Bloomingdale Binny's
     
  31. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (625) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    I saw it at Binnys SL and Gentiles/Printers Row
     
  32. http://www.halfacrebeer.com/blog/2012/08/13/releasing-the-shewolf/

    On Wednesday August 15, 2012 we will release Shewolf India Pale Ale at our brewery shop located in the glamorous Northcenter neighborhood of Chicago, IL.
    Sales will begin at 12 noon. We will sell 22oz bomber bottles for $9.99 + tax, with a maximum purchase of four bottles per customer. We will also have a limited amount of draft beer available for growler pours. Growler fills will be $17 + tax ($21 + tax w/ growler).
     
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  33. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (555) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    Need a mule for some to the burbs for me lol
     
  34. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    I might go so if so I can help. I'm gonna keep 2 though for me if I do. Can you meet in buffalo grove?
     
  35. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Initiate (0) Indiana Jul 30, 2011

    Relying on some Chicago friends to grab me one of these
     
  36. eorwar

    eorwar Savant (295) Illinois Jan 11, 2012

    Any guess how long these should last or quantity produced? Wondering after work or on lunch...
     
  37. I hope this is similar to a Big Hugs or Ginger Twin size batch which would mean it should last several days + and hit distro as well.
     
  38. Does anyone know if their growlers are counter-pressure filled? Are they 64oz or 32oz growlers?
     
  39. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Advocate (585) Illinois Apr 29, 2012

    To my knowledge Half Acre only has 64 oz growlers.
     
  40. Well their GDDC was released on a weekend and lasted 2 days I believe, so I am sure you are OK on this one waiting until after work.
     

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