Short's Brewing (2021)

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  1. lotsaswigs

    lotsaswigs Jan 24, 2006 Michigan

    Just noticed the rest of the release schedule is out. Psyched to see Spruce Pilsner and Goodnight Bodacious in 6ers, 2 of my all time favorite short’s brews!
     
  2. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    I hope there is more Spruce made this year, than there was last year.
     
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  3. WIexile

    WIexile Jul 20, 2017 Michigan
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    Really digging Autumn IPA again this year. Really nice to have a shorts IPA come in under 6%.
     
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  4. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Good to see Spruce and Bodacious back, and Step Into the Haze is underrated in my opinion.

    My question, since we're two thirds of the way through September: where's Tried and True? There's not anything in the public label approvals that indicates a bunch of new releases coming. Is it being delayed?
     
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  5. WIexile

    WIexile Jul 20, 2017 Michigan
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    Have they even said what is gonna be in that pack?
     
  6. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I haven't seen any details announced, and I asked when it was announced what would be included and got a "wait and see" answer. Frankly, I thought we might see Spruce in there.
     
  7. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    I seen a 24 pack at Costco that had 8 Huma 8 Soft Parades and 8 Locals. Those are all tried and true beers, perhaps that is it.
     
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  8. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    That makes sense, but why be coy about what's inside of it if that's the case? It's no good to play wait-and-see and then drop a case of readily available brews. Also they haven't updated the description on the release schedule yet. For now, I'm holding out hope we'll get to see some old favorites (Pontius, maybe Publican?) return.
    If that truly is their Tried and True, color me disappointed.
     
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  9. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    You know what's NOT disappointing? This beer right here:

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    It's been a little while since this one hit shelves, get it while you can.
     
  10. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    The 2021 beer calendar said this would hit all distribution states. I am disappointed that this changed.
     
  11. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    A Tribe Called Zest is ignorantly good, better than I remember. The release schedule is looking great for the next few months.
     
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  12. lotsaswigs

    lotsaswigs Jan 24, 2006 Michigan

    Same boat. I don't remember being overly impressed with this last go around but think this year it is really great. Feel the same about Sticky Boots. Thought it was good but didn't love it last year, but the fresh sixer I had last weekend was on point!
     
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  13. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    There's not much more to say for this legend than:

    Coming soon....

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  14. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Well, it finally happened, although I suppose it was inevitable at some point. IMHO, this year's Yoda is the weakest so far, which I attribute to a lack of a wild card like last year's tangy Batch 10000, or 2019's Bourbon Huma and Good Humans, or 2018's syrupy Batch 5000 and Goodnight Bodacious. It's fine, not bad, but just not as out there as previous editions.
     
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  15. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    It's funny how people's palates are different, this is my favorite Yoda yet, seems more balanced and less of a mess to me.
     
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  16. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    While I agree in principle, part of the appeal of Yoda for me is the amount of messiness inherent in making leftover casserole.

    Where I think we can all agree is Juicy Tree is goddam fantastic this year. Holy cow, I missed this one
     
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  17. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    I havent got to it yet, but its sitting in my fridge ready to open. Personally my favorite was the year with Goodnight Bodacious. Maybe I'll save a can and mix with the Batch 10000 I have hiding in my fridge and a fresh Goodnight Bodacious whennit comes out.
     
  18. ygolordned

    ygolordned Apr 7, 2013 Michigan

    Anyone seen the super hoppy holiday packs at a meijer in metro Detroit? I usually get it from them, but I have been to a few locations over the past two weeks and not one had it
     
  19. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    I would check Costco, my local one had tons for 29.99
     
  20. Buck_Jones

    Buck_Jones Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    That is a great price. I paid $36 for the last one at my local spot. It seemed more scarce than usual this year.
     
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  21. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    I know, I paid 36.99 for two and figured that would be all I could find....then I saw the mountain of them at Costco, and had to buy two more!
     
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  22. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    Got mine at my local Kroger 2 weeks ago I think. Cost about $36.
     
  23. MrOrange965

    MrOrange965 Dec 10, 2021

    Goodnight Bodacious is out. This is one of my favorite Short's beers, straddles the line between black IPA and imperial stout. Reminds me of fresh Expedition stout.
     
  24. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Saw a Tried & True variety pack at a local store today. It's a 12 pack of 3 each Soft Parade, Local's, Huma, and Bellaire. So, similar to the 24 pack at Costco but with the addition of Bellaire Brown. $14.99,so a decent price if you enjoy the flagships.

    Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure Shorts very first variety pack was the same thing.

    Edit: Dammit, so close. Substitute Pontius for Local's and its the first pack:

    https://www.shortsbrewing.com/variety-is-the-shorts-of-life/

    Actually, that sounds really nice!
     
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  25. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Aiight, heads up. The latest Short's Report contains a link to a to the 2022 1st Quarter Release Schedule:

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    What's that? An IPA Awesome Pack? Oh, it contains:

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    The one on the right is Nowadaze, a Double Hazy IPA.

    So what's everyone think? I'm happy for some Uber Goober, Double Parade, and to try the IPL. Good Humans is nice to see back too.
     
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  26. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    Not too bad to start the year. Im sure I'll get a case of Good Humans and save some Uber Goober for February to make PB& double J's.

    As for the variety packs, I miss the packs of old that had more Pub Only/Experimental beers, but the themed packs are kind of a nice idea.
     
  27. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Last release of the year! I remember the year Short's got into the Hazy IPA game and launched Slurm and Slurm Lord. I was at the pub at this one was on tap and I immediately thought it was superior. Highly suggest picking this one up in days of auld Lang syne
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    The addition of oats really makes this one stand apart
     
  28. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I missed the pub only packs, too. And Short's puts out enough IPAs I don't know if putting out a variety pack of that style (except Space Rock, which I would call a cousin maybe) makes sense.
    I still hold out hope we'll get that premium variety pack Joe mentioned a couple years ago.
     
  29. landrewg

    landrewg Nov 11, 2008 Michigan
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    Want list from the good old days:
    Publican Porter
    Cup A Joe
    Key Lime Pie
    Juicy Tree---bottles
    Strawberry Shortscake
    Woodmaster
    Peaches And Cream
    Carrot Cake
    Chocolate Wheat
    Pandemonium
     
  30. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    I second this!
     
  31. MrOrange965

    MrOrange965 Dec 10, 2021

    I could go for some Aorta ale or Lil' Wheezy.
     
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  32. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    This too!
     
  33. brewmastertimmy

    brewmastertimmy Jul 20, 2020 Michigan

    The Baskin Robbins of beer....
     
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  34. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Need a Jamocha Almond Fudge Stout
     
  35. Mikecd234

    Mikecd234 Jun 24, 2015 Michigan

    I miss lil wheezy, love that one
     
  36. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    I miss Noble Chaosband Double Magician.
     
  37. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    Dear Shorts,

    Stop making the beer schedule and let us do it.

    Us
     
  38. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    If that happens, I'm adding Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. I really miss that one. :slight_frown:
     
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  39. lotsaswigs

    lotsaswigs Jan 24, 2006 Michigan

    I'm in. Please add Bludgeon Yer Eye. I LOVE Goodnight Bodacious, but I'd like a black IPA option that doesn't wreck me after a few bottles!
     
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