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Favorite Short's Brews?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Supergenious, Sep 4, 2013.

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  1. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Sep 22, 2012 Michigan
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    1. Key Lime Pie
    2. Strawberry Shorts Cake (This years, It was different. Not sure why)
    3. Publican Porter
    4. Stray Cat (Bottle this!)
    5. Aww Jeah
    Other Notables:
    Superfluid
    Cup a Joe
    Black Cherry Porter
    Wishlist:
    Smore's
    Saison Du Shorts
    Evil Urges
    Bourbon Wizard
    Carrot Cake
     
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  2. jb123

    jb123 Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    Isn't
    Isn't pan galactic being bottled?
     
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  3. Zaphog

    Zaphog Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Yeah, you're right! I forgot about that. I will need a case. Sooooo good!
     
  4. jb123

    jb123 Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    Ayyyyyeeeeee! FIB vice
     
  5. semibaked

    semibaked Mar 27, 2007 Kentucky

    1. Carrot Cake
    2. Anniversary Ale
    3. Hangin Frank
    4. Bourbon Wizard
    5. Prolonged Enjoyment
     
  6. cates1tg

    cates1tg Jul 18, 2010 Michigan

    In descending order:

    1. Freedom of 78
    2. The Curl
    3. Dirty Bird
    4. Hopstache
    5. India Spruce Pilsner
     
  7. gashmoney

    gashmoney Apr 10, 2013 Michigan

    1. Hopstache
    2. Contraversius Maximus

    I like that they really go for it at all times but personally don't understand all the hype. Not that I think they make bad beer, most of what I've tried just didn't do much for me. That said, Hopstache was really f-ing good. Also wish I hadn't missed out on Goodnight Bodacious, feel like I'd have been into that one.
     
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  8. Brianw508

    Brianw508 Apr 29, 2013 Michigan

    I feel this way about founders
     
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  9. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Bourbon Black Cherry Porter
    Bourbon Wizard
    Woodmaster
    Cup A Joe (Better than FBS for all who care)
    Freedom of 78
     
  10. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I've only had some of their regular offerings since I'm in WI. I do like Pontius Road Pils and I'm not a big Pils drinker.
    Would love to try so many more.
     
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  11. landrewg

    landrewg Nov 11, 2008 Michigan
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    FYI none of these beers are on tap now at Shorts.
     
  12. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    This is pretty much impossible for me to answer. That being said, I'm greatly looking forward to Bourbon Barrel Woodmaster...
     
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  13. landrewg

    landrewg Nov 11, 2008 Michigan
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    Herman, can you answer why almost none of these great beers are on tap now?
    I'm in the taproom right now wishing I could have Bourbon Wizard, Publican Porter,
    SSC,KLP, Woodmaster, BBCP,Liberator, Hopstache...etc,etc,etc...Cup a Joe!
     
  14. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan


    We all know Short's has approximately 1,768,231 different beers in their catalog, while they have close to that many tap handles it is awfully hard for them to put all 1,768,231 beers on at once. We have only listed maybe 50 or so beers in this thread, so 50/1,768,231 is roughly 0.00002% of their catalog. All things considered, 0.00002% isn't much to complain about.
     
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  15. Holiday1072

    Holiday1072 Nov 18, 2008 Michigan

    Prolonged Enjoyment
    Bourbon Sustenance
    Controversius Maximus
    Aww Yeah
     
  16. Holiday1072

    Holiday1072 Nov 18, 2008 Michigan

    Those numbers seem correct
     
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  17. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I'm sorry the brews you're longing for are not on tap right now. We brew a lot of different beers and only have 20 tap handles at our pub. Our brewery is also very seasonally oriented -- many of the offerings you mentioned are more likely to be found during the late Fall and Winter months.

    I think we have some real nice ones flowing right now. September Bliss, Crut's Cuties, Kentucky Common, 45 Minnow are all solid. I really like this year's Autumn Ale too.

    Make your way back in between Thanksgiving and New Year's and I'm sure you'll get some of the ones you mentioned in a pint glass.
     
  18. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Autumn and Crut's are both stellar.
     
  19. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops May 11, 2013 Michigan
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    Picked up a couple of Controversius Maximus bottles this evening, loved it when I bought it at the brewery over the summer and was happy to see that several bottle shops around Grand Rapids received recently. Kind of weird that that the date on the bottle is 04/05/13? Anyone have thoughts on this? It still tastes good although the hops seem a bit more muted this time perhaps? Still my favorite offering from them, nonetheless.
     
  20. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    There are an extremely limited amount of cases that recetly went out from the original batch--we didn't have the room at our pub to house them all. I believe this will be it as far as the distibution goes.
     
  21. cetherid

    cetherid Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    Because it's the same batch as the bottles that were released at their Anniversary party back in April. I didn't care for it at all when I tried it in June. Already tasted like a barleywine.
     
  22. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops May 11, 2013 Michigan
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    Thanks, hopefully this will return next year so I can it again when the hops are more predominant.
     
  23. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Sep 22, 2012 Michigan
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    I had it on draft fresh and disliked it.
     
  24. rjcoy06

    rjcoy06 Jan 31, 2013 Michigan

    I have to change up my top 5 since I have tried a few more Short's beers:

    Top 5
    Hopstache
    MMMKay
    The Liberator
    Wowee Zowee
    Beard of Zeus
     
  25. caber2615

    caber2615 Oct 7, 2011 Michigan
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    Shorts cake
    Bourbon sustenance
    Sticky icky icky
    Dans pink skirt
    Uber goober

    So many more though....shorts has killed it the last few years.
     
  26. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Apr 12, 2010 Michigan

    Spruce Pilsner
    Woodmaster
    Freedoom of '78
    Prolonged Enjoyment
    Aorta Ale
     
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  27. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I would love a case of Aorta right now.
     
  28. Slay40

    Slay40 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    bummed its not being bottled next year, who knows maybe it will make the next sampler pack.
     
  29. mrcraft

    mrcraft Dec 15, 2012 California
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    I had The Curl not too long ago. I enjoyed it; it was crisp and refreshing.
     
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  30. sploofer

    sploofer Apr 19, 2013 Illinois
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    Top 5 in no particular order:
    Freedom of '78
    Dan's Pink Skirt
    Strawberry Short's Cake
    Aorta Ale
    Huma-Lupa-Licious
     
  31. alexanf

    alexanf Jun 22, 2012 Mississippi

    The Wizard--where's it at? Had a bottle two years ago at HopCat. Aorta and Kolsch would be nice too.
     
  32. alexanf

    alexanf Jun 22, 2012 Mississippi

    Bourbon Huma was awesome. Had that at the Pyramid Scheme last year.
     
  33. schepelz

    schepelz Apr 4, 2013 Michigan
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    I was up there this summer and I would kill to get some more of their Sagejuana and Hazy Daze!!! That sage...sooooo good
     
  34. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Sagejuana is probably the second worst Shorts beer I've ever had (and I've had a ton). The Gambler is by far their worst brew.
     
  35. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Tough, because there's so f'n many. I'll say my top 5 are:

    Cup-A-Joe
    Hopstache
    Bourbon Woodmaster
    Anniversary Ale
    Freedom of '78

    Herman, when are they gonna throw 'Joe in a barrel? ;)
     
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  36. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I've become a Short's ticker it appears.

    Bourbon Huma
    Dirty Bird
    Grasshoppa
    Cup of Joe (Favorite Bottle / Milk Stout)
    Freedom of '78 (That Guava sweetness makes me love it)
    BA Goodnight Bodacious
    BA Evil Urges (Loved that on tap - I'm not a huge fan of the bottles mainly cuz I dont like that style w/out barrel)
    Black Diamond Lager (I just had this last night and it's actually one of my favorite easy drinkers)



    As for BA Cup of Joe - I'd imagine it'd be more difficult to pull off because its a milk stout.
     
  37. Brianw508

    Brianw508 Apr 29, 2013 Michigan

    Cup of Joe should be out in December if I remember correctly
     
  38. kylelenk

    kylelenk Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    I had Black Diamond last night. Holy.... Anyways, most of my favorites are BA.
     
  39. Beeryurt

    Beeryurt Mar 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    All we seem to get here in the UP is the hop heavy ones they do which for me sucks since I hate heavy hop taste to my beer, wish we got the new sample pack but does not seem to be showing up anywhere. I will say the good human tasted like weed, I cracked it open and then passed it around to confirm my thoughts, everyone agreed it smelled like a rock concert.
     
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