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Half Acre & 3 Floyds: SheWolf

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

  1. Nachos4two

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    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. yeahnatenelson

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    It's about time they made this again. Easily my favorite beer from Half Acre to date.
     
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  3. trginter

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

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

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    Agreed, a fantastic beer.
     
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    I'd put this right behind Freedom of '78. Awesome beer.
     
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    ISO! This is a long-time want for me. Glad to see they're bringing it back!
     
  9. Mjmoser

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

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    Just Half Acre last time...probably the same this time around too...
     
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    The label's not as good this time around, but hell yeah!
     
  12. MarkFy

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    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

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    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

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

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

    *edit. Damn, nvm
     
  17. Gonzoillini

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    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!
     
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    Makes sense. Thanks.
     
  19. Wseitz

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    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

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    I stand corrected.

    Thanks for the information and cheers!
     
  21. Lansman

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    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

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

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

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    Any clue if this will see distro like Big Hugs, Double Daisy, etc?
     
  25. yeahnatenelson

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    If I had to guess, I'd say yes.
     
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  26. pschul4

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    I very much hope so :D
     
  27. jegross2

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    22 oz bottles planned. release slated for this Wed, but may be pushed back a day or two per call to HA.
     
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    *note to self: bring growler to work this week...
     
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    Big Hugs hit distro? I thought it was brewery only....
     
  30. spookytwo

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

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    I saw it at Binnys SL and Gentiles/Printers Row
     
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    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

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

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

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    Any guess how long these should last or quantity produced? Wondering after work or on lunch...
     
  37. kawilliams81

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    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. da_bulls

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    Does anyone know if their growlers are counter-pressure filled? Are they 64oz or 32oz growlers?
     
  39. mjohnson17

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    To my knowledge Half Acre only has 64 oz growlers.
     
  40. Dontcounttoday

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    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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