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Short's Brewing 2013 Specialty Prospects

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by SpongeRuiner, May 25, 2013.

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  1. SpongeRuiner

    SpongeRuiner Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Michigan
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    Short's Brewing schedule this year looks great. I was a little late coming to the game so I missed out on some of the earlier ones. Really depressed that I missed Hopstache. I did have the opportunity to try Beard of Zeus, one of the best lagers I've ever had, and Freedom of '78. When I poured that thing and took that first smell... ugh! I just wanted to live in there. Cerveza de Julie, I'm expecting a good version of Corona. I've been wanting Peaches & Creme for a long time. And the month of December looks great.

    Just wondered what everyone's thoughts and wants were on this delicious topic.


    Go Wings!
     
  2. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

    Wants: All of the Short's
     
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  3. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I think they're finally brewing and bottling the stuff that is some of their best they've ever made. I just wolfed down a sixer of Dans Pink Skirt last night and am loving their hoppy bottle releases. Keep up the good work Shorts.
     
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  4. cetherid

    cetherid Devotee (411) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    They've been killing it lately, although I was disappointed with this years Woodmaster. I did not like it at all. Preferred the batch from 2 years prior.
     
  5. SpongeRuiner

    SpongeRuiner Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Michigan
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    I wasn't even aware of the Pink Skirt being available already. I'll definitely have to make some calls.
     
  6. cetherid

    cetherid Devotee (411) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    I believe it's only available at the pub right now.
     
  7. c64person

    c64person Devotee (430) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    It's weird in the past Short's has been a hard one to keep buying all of their brews because they are so 'experimental' and a lot of them are hit and miss for me, but this year, there has only been a few of the Short's releases I did not enjoy, but damn I wish they would make Hopstache year long, or a regular seasonal, it was amazing, just got a bit of Anniversary Ale and that it some amazing stuff, can't wait for my connection to drop some Dan's Pink Skirt on me though, I'm sure it will be epic as well.
     
  8. SeanfromShorts

    SeanfromShorts Aspirant (282) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    Although it's a pub only release, Controversius Maximus came out wondefully. It's a tropical hop bomb that's extremely balanced.

    I've been very pleased with the quality of the new releases this year.
     
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  9. c64person

    c64person Devotee (430) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    I'm in TC right now and thinking of heading up there this week, do you know if they still have any Controversius Maximus left in bottles?
     
  10. SeanfromShorts

    SeanfromShorts Aspirant (282) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I want to say yes, but not 100% sure. I would just call up the pub and see...
     
  11. c64person

    c64person Devotee (430) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Will do, thanks for the head's up!
     
  12. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Go up there anyway. It's not like it'll be a wasted trip.
     
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  13. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Totes Mgoats.
     
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  14. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I had to look this up.
     
  15. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Newb
     
  16. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    Blasphemy, there is no bad woodmaster!!! HHH do your thing and make the bros produce this year round!!!
     
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  17. SeanfromShorts

    SeanfromShorts Aspirant (282) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I don't think I can make that happen BUT we can all look forward to Barrel Aged Woodmaster this year -- only 2 barrels worth are being produced so I truly hope you get to try it!
     
  18. dadmav

    dadmav Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2007 Michigan

    I miss the Mystery Stout
     
  19. BeRanger

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    Bring it to Summer Beer Fest in July!
     
  20. SeanfromShorts

    SeanfromShorts Aspirant (282) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I don't think it will be done aging by then -- how about Winter Beer Fest?
     
  21. BeRanger

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I can never make Winter unfortunately due to tax season. I was taking one weekend off for KBS day but perhaps since they've made that a less fun release due to the chaos in 2012, I may free up and be able to go.
     
  22. Slamminson

    Slamminson Initiate (28) Mar 24, 2012 Washington

    Enjoying my last Hopstache right now!
     
  23. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I'm gunning for Strawberry Short's Cake. It's the one Short's brew that I've really wanted that's eluded me.

    But yes, Short's is firing on all cylinders right now. One of the most innovative and consistent breweries in the state, if not the midwest and country as a whole.
     
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  24. SeanfromShorts

    SeanfromShorts Aspirant (282) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I gotta say, as much as I love Spruce, Hopstache, Beard of Zeus, etc......I cannot f'n wait for Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Holy moly, that is one of the very best in Short's portfolio, in my humble opinion.
     
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  25. Brianw508

    Brianw508 Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2013 Michigan

    What's that? Will it be at Beer fest?
     
  26. SeanfromShorts

    SeanfromShorts Aspirant (282) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    It's a Double Belgium IPA w/ Galaxy hops. No joke dude, it's ridiculous. Don't think it will be at Summer Beer Fest, it's scheduled to be released in October I believe.
     
  27. Brianw508

    Brianw508 Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2013 Michigan

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