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!