Short's Soft Parade | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Soft ParadeShort's Soft Parade

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Soft Parade is a Fruit Rye Ale brewed with rye flakes and loaded with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. The rose colored ale has aromas of ripe strawberries and grain. With flavors of fresh berries and rye, Soft Parade finishes dry and eminently drinkable.

Soft Parade was originally developed because Joe Short wanted to create a beer that incorporated a medley of berries, had a great color, and appealed to wine drinkers. The name Soft Parade stemmed from two moments in Joe Short’s life. First, because Joe worked as a brewer at the Traverse Brewing Company and The Doors album, The Soft Parade, played every day at the end of the brew shift. The second moment occurred when Joe was driving by himself, flipping through CD’s in his car, and came across The Soft Parade album again. At the time, The Soft Parade beer had not been named and it dawned on Joe that the medley of fruit infusing into the golden beer reminded him of a soft parade. That day the beer was named!

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A - Light red, with a slight purple cast. Very light head, a pinkish cast to the white base. Fades quickly, and only minor lacing.

S - Mostly acidic berry notes and mild funk, slight hint of lactic acid.

T - Following the nose, with berry flavors mingling with a light acidic push.

M - Very brisk carbonation. Spikey acidity. No sign of the major ABV on this fruit beer.

O - A berry beer, very subtle, but with a hidden ABV punch. Not a particularly complex brew, but quite drinkable. Enjoyable.

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Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 1,172 ratings.
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