Short's beers available in the Boston area (limited supply)

Discussion in 'New England' started by Todd, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,426) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    It's the time of year again. Short's is in town for Extreme Beer Fest and they're spreading the love with some extra beers for everyone else. Get them while you can ...

    Ten Short's beers will also be on tap @ Lord Hobo this Saturday.

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  2. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Aspirant (258) Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut
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    Coming from out of town. Probably unlikely there will be much left around town after the first Session Saturday...drat!
  3. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Not necessarily. Last time it dropped (2 years ago?) there was plenty to be had for quite some time. Not sure how this shipment will compare in size, but certainly worth keeping an eye out.
  4. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I've seen some Short's beer as recently as a month or so ago.
  5. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (954) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    That was probably the already expired stuff that Maryland or wherever distributor dumped here lol
  6. messrock

    messrock Initiate (174) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    This. 3 years ago we got "relatively fresh" stuff. Last year we got a bunch of old shit.
  7. DrewShal9

    DrewShal9 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Massachusetts

    I was told only 10 stores in the state are getting short's. I wonder which ones they may be.....
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  8. Marcello

    Marcello Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Massachusetts

    A birdie told me that a store in Brookline is getting some !
  9. messrock

    messrock Initiate (174) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

  10. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Can't wait for the next round of Short's drop and run of questionably fresh beer....:rolling_eyes:
  11. DrewShal9

    DrewShal9 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Massachusetts

  12. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Aspirant (273) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    Hey folks, I'm a sales rep from Short's and I would like to officially address this freshness issue with the forum--

    First off, we never sent out expired beer, ever.

    (had to bold that one)

    What we did do in the past is send out way too much, not specifying how we wished to have it distributed throughout the greater Boston area. It was our fault and I can assure you we learned a lot from it.

    This year is quite different--we are only sending out 4 pallets (240 cases). They are hopefully going to accounts that are passionate about craft beer and can manage their allocations effectively. We are thrilled that people are excited about this limited drop in a market outside of Michigan and want those who purchase Short's to be consuming only the freshest product from our brewery.

    Our code dates are now located on the neck of the bottle in black ink. Sometimes you have to hold it up to the light, but it's there. If the bottle does not have a code date, it may be from long ago and will not taste well.

    Also, if you do see old beer, tell someone about it. Unfortunately it's almost inevitable at one point or another, but having expired beer on the shelf diminishes the integrity of the brewery, the distributor, and the account.

    If anyone has any more concerns or questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.
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  13. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    Lol. Last time the "Limited Supply" hit my area it sat on shelves for quite some time. Which is fine by me, I had plenty.
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  14. Marcello

    Marcello Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Massachusetts

    I just found out that Bay State Food & Spirits in Brookline is getting their shipment early due to snow storm . I'll be there after work to get my bottles!! Kick off the weekend !
  15. djlump

    djlump Initiate (119) Feb 3, 2013 Massachusetts

    :relaxed: just got a 12 pack of huma lupa licious @ Redstone
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  16. AdamB84

    AdamB84 Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2004 Massachusetts

    It's a smaller shipment just a few pallets to about 10-15 accounts across the state. And a few bars got some bottles as well. Meadhall and Lord Hobo will have some kegs.
  17. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (954) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Can you say anything more about

    I heard a different story that a distributor somewhere else had a fair amount of expired product that they couldn't move and it got unsuspectingly dumped here. There was a decent amount of time between each drop.
  18. Baileyuk

    Baileyuk Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2007 Michigan

    I believe there was

    I believe there was an incident with some beer never getting released from an event we did in Washington DC. They decided to ship it up to their sister company in Boston as they felt they could move it quicker, we have since tightened up our procedures and have reiterated that beer only be sold fresh or we will take it back. Sorry if anyone was affected. Since we do not distribute outside of Michigan except for such special events we have had to learn a few lessons the hard way.
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  19. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (954) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I see. Thanks for the extra info. I knew it was anyone's fault at Short's but rather the distributors.
  20. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Soft Parade on tap is a good thing, no doubt about it.
  21. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    I bought a case of Huma today. I really appreciate you guys being awesome and caring enough to bring some of your beers east. Sorry you guys had some trials and tribs but I'm glad you were diligent enough to work through it so that us New Englanders can still partake. Please don't ever stop doing this. Oh, by the way, the Huma is drinking like a champ. Love me some Shorts!
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  22. FozzieThaBurr

    FozzieThaBurr Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013

    Just had a couple of their offerings tap at Lord Hobo, just fyi for y'all in the area. Key Lime Pie and Bloody are unlike any beer I've ever before had. Their imperial porter was very good.
  23. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (192) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    picked up a soft parade and some of the huma lupa licious at Granite Package in Weymouth. they had some of the pandemonium and lupa licious on the mix a six rack and also in 6 packs. the soft parade was sold singles only. the two I bought were fantastic, kind of cool to get to try them!
  24. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Any more of this out there? Picked up some Pandemonium at Redstone but I wanna try to find Huma. Anyone know of other stores near Boston that got it?
  25. Massbmx

    Massbmx Devotee (414) Apr 5, 2011 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    All three at Julio's still. Huma is a damn good ipa, pandemonium was ok, but not a big fan of soft parade. Would be better being a sour imo.
  26. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Yea, I thought Pandemonium was good. Glad I got it, but if it were regularly distributed to MA, I wouldn't go crazy over it.
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