Beer Release (Short's Brew): Publican Porter

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

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  1. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Aspirant (264) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    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.

    Cheers!

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  2. landrewg

    landrewg Initiate (182) Nov 11, 2008 Michigan
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    Love this beer and am going to stock up before it disappears this year.
    Happy New Year, Short's!
     
  3. BeRanger

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    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 Zealot (505) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

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

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,259) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    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 Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    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 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2006 Michigan
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    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 Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I was more so just talking about a one time release for collecting, not the day to day drinking.
     
  9. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Aspirant (264) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I haven't seen any hit the shelves yet. The only place I know of is our pub.
     
  10. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    This.
    Every. Single. Beer.
     
  11. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Aspirant (264) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I saw this for the first time on the shelf today--Big Ten East, East Lansing
     
  12. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Initiate (104) Sep 22, 2012 Michigan
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    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 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    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) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    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 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    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) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    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 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Sounds awesome, I'll BM ya as it gets closer!
     
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  18. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Aspirant (264) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    Any more thoughts on this year's version?
     
  19. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Initiate (123) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    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 Poo-Bah (2,423) Apr 6, 2010 Michigan

    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. jdround

    jdround Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    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. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Aspirant (264) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    Thanks, we recently purchased a new mill and that is really helping our more maltier brews!
     
  23. StoutHunter

    StoutHunter Poo-Bah (2,423) Apr 6, 2010 Michigan

    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 Initiate (123) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    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?
     
  25. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Aspirant (264) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    A batch of this gets brewed today in Bellaire! So, expect it on tap at the pub at some point down the road.

    And yes, I hope we barrel age some.
     
  26. ColonelHopslam

    ColonelHopslam Disciple (326) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan
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    great news, although quite the tease bumping this thread.
     
  27. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (505) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Biggest cock tease of the year.
     
  28. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Meyvn (1,293) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    In response to the stated "cock tease", wake me up when its bottled. In the meantime, go back to screwing around with Nicie Spicie.
     
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