Short's Brewing Releases & Updates (2018)

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  1. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Bonsai project is officially announced:
    Long and short, November 12th, six packs with three of each brew. Meant to be combined together. Pretty interesting concept for a collaborative effort, reminds me of Deacon Blues and Twist of Cain combining to make Steely Danzig.
     
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  2. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    It's great that a thread about the death of the black IPA has been sitting on the front page of BA for a few days and Short's release Bodacious. The last time Bodacious saw a release Car Ramrod was out at the same time, so I was having a good ol time.

    And for those who haven't had it at the pub before, Step Into the Haze is a great addition to the Hoppy Holidays pack.
     
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  3. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Initiate (49) Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    Im not the biggest IPA fan but I do love the black IPA style. Goodnight is one of my favorite all time beers and this year in its absence I have been enjoying some Keweenaw Level 92.
     
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  4. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Initiate (49) Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    I do like that we are still getting V5.0 in December in addition to Hoppy Holidays '18 in November.
     
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  5. Mikecd234

    Mikecd234 Initiate (148) Jun 24, 2015 Michigan

    Same for me, I was bummed when it wasn't on the lineup this year, going to get my fix.
     
  6. Selby56

    Selby56 Initiate (71) Nov 12, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I might have to drive up to Indiana literally just to find a Meijer and buy the Hoppy Holiday Pack (assuming it is like last year and readily available at most Meijer locations).

    Dan's Pink Skirt is one of my top 3 favorite beers all time.
     
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  7. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Look, up on the intertubes! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's. ..

    NEW BEER UP!

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    After a year of MMB and (soon) MI/OH, it's nice to see the original Short's juniper/ginny brew back in bottles. It feels a little early though. Usually I like to have a few while decorating for Christmas, a day or two after Thanksgiving.
     
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  8. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    NEW PRIVATE STACHE BEER!

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    You know the drill, pub/Short's Mart only, so boogie over to Bellaire.
    And maybe some non-BBA Evil Urges could find it's way to stores? Well, a man can dream...
     
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  9. BWichmann74

    BWichmann74 Initiate (103) Sep 27, 2014 Michigan

    My thoughts exactly! I bought a single today and as I drink it I kinda feel like I got my Christmas gift early. It just seems proper to wait until the first snowfall to crack this one open.....
     
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  10. KeyserGose

    KeyserGose Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2016 Michigan

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    Another Private Stache on the way! This one was tasty at Detroit Fall Beer Fest last weekend.
     
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  11. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Initiate (49) Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    Does anyone know what Mosa is? Saw that a couple stores in my area just got 6pk cans of it this week on the beer locator.I know it was on the tap list at Herman's in Plymouth during a Short's brunch feature, but never made it out there. Im wondering if its supposed to be Mule beer and its just a mix up like Pan Galactic and Pandemonium was earlier this month.
     
  12. Tracker83

    Tracker83 Zealot (502) Jun 26, 2012 Michigan
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    I wondered the same thing yesterday. Turns out it's a starcut cider. http://starcutciders.com/our-ciders/mosa/
     
  13. ypsifly

    ypsifly Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    The Hoppy Holidays pack started hitting retail on Tuesday. Yoda’s Blend is not what I would call an IPA but it’s a damn good Imperial Red or American Strong Ale. Step Into The Haze should be released in six packs ASAP. Miles above Slurm Lord IMHO.
     
  14. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    This makes me happy to hear since I've been talking up Step Into the Haze for over a year.(Check the links, true story) Maybe Starshot next, Short's?

    Finally confirmed a babysitter for next week's Short's Hoppy Holidays tap takeover at JB's Smokehouse in Canton. Any BAs going I'll gladly buy you a round of Haze, I love it that much.
     
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  15. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Initiate (49) Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    Just cracked Step Into the Haze and agreed that this needs its own release. Also wouldn't mind some more Goodnight Bodacious haha.

    I too will be at JB's next week since daylight savings will be ending my golf season this week. Just look for the guy that looks like Jesus and don't worry about getting me a round since I will probably have my hands full of pulled pork and Bourbon Mango.
     
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  16. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I'm planning on hitting the Bourbon Mango and Gin Sunrise and taking some Hoppy Holidays to go.
     
  17. Selby56

    Selby56 Initiate (71) Nov 12, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I'm planning my road trip up to Indiana next weekend to hopefully find the Hoppy Holidays pack. Gonna make a whole weekend out of it, even though my primary reason for going up is just to stock up on Short's.
     
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  18. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Michigan

    Mosa is awesome, shared a can with my wife for brunch this morning, they nailed it with this one for sure.

    Also, seeing multiple batches of Slurm Lord, really enjoying finding it a week old in my local Meijer for $9.99.
     
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  19. BWichmann74

    BWichmann74 Initiate (103) Sep 27, 2014 Michigan

    So both of the “never bottled” beers were new to me. Yoda’s was/is a great beer. Has more of an ‘old ale’ feel but with some hoppy bitterness and I will be happy to buy at least one six pack next year if Shorts decides to go this route.

    Haze was similar, but better than Slurm Lord. I personally feel like Shorts is a bit behind in the NEIPA game but I’d still buy a six pack of this.

    While black IPA’s aren’t a popular style and there isn’t much competition, Goodnight Bodacious is simply put a top shelf Black IPA. Been digging this beer for a few years and am always happy to drink this when the air gets crisp.

    Dan’s Pink Skirt......I’m happy to have it but bummed it’s in this format. 2 of these is simply not enough and this should be an annual release in 6 packs. With all the NEIPA hype the piney, extra bitter IPA is almost a forgotten style and I’ve always been fond of Dan’s Pink Skirt. I will continue to buy this beer as long as Short’s brews it.

    I’ll skip Ahh Jeah and jump right into the encore, Batch 5000. Before this beer I had a hard time appreciating the true Tripple IPA. This beer is the one that changed all that. This is one serious beer and honestly two strategic 12oz pours is satisfying enough for the year.

    The Shorts Hoppy Holiday pack has become a staple in my beer drinking routine since it’s inception. While I wish these things actually landed during the Holidays and not so soon before Thanksgiving I’m glad to have partaken in another Shorts Hoppy Holiday!!!
     
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  20. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    How many dudes here are fans of classic Short's brews? Old-school, these-are-the-beers-that-made-Short's brews?

    Just got done taking to the man himself and the next variety pack will contain four of everyone's favorites. I'm not going to spoil it here (beer mail me if you wanna know) but if you're a fan you are gonna love the next pack, I guarantee.
     
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  21. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,728) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    You're not talking about the flagship beers are you? That wouldn't make any sense. So classic Seasonals and Specialties?
     
  22. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    One I would consider a specialty. One is a former flagship. One is a regular on tap at the pub but hasn't seen a bottle release since winter years and years ago. The last has Scott on the label.
     
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  23. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Michigan

    Mosa is a great way to start and end the day. Slurm Lord fills in the gaps...
     
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  24. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Initiate (49) Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    So many options. The only one I can say for sure is Magician. I want to say Village Reserve for regular on tap. I hope the specialty is Evil Urges.
     
  25. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Initiate (49) Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    Sounds like I left before you got there. How did you like Gin Sunrise? I loved it and its a must try for Melt My Brain fans. Yoda's blend is my favorite of the hoppy holidays pack, kind of Good Humans'ish.

    I should have asked Joe some better questions haha. I got selfish and had to find out the fate of my favorite beer and then got on the subject of Japan Craft beer. Anyways I had a blast and all the Short's guys were great and hope to see them down here again soon.
     
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  26. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Yeah, we didn't end up being able to get there until almost 6:30, and stood near the bar for an hour drinking and waiting for a seat.
    I was surprised to find out Gin Sunrise was a wheat ale. It had a sour-ish tang that wasn't entirely off-putting but it was different than what I expected. If I'm being honest, Gin and Tequila barrel ales aren't my favorites. I love MMB, but I don't know if I'd like the Gin barrel version. Bourbon Mango was all I wanted and more. Smooth, sweet, and really tasted like fleshy mango.

    Joe came over and talked to us for a good half hour. It's funny you mention Yoda’s Blend being Good Humansish because he brought your comment up when I asked him what the hell is in "Yoda’s Blend."

    Good news on Evil Urges. That's one of my favorites so I asked about it. It's going to make an appearance in a variety pack next year. Short's will be revamping their variety packs to include more experimental and "legendary tier" beers. They're working out pricing, since the brews will be more expensive to produce.
     
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  27. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Hey, hey! NEW PRIVATE STACHE BEER UP!




    Errybody loves Bourbon Carrot Cake so. I expect this one to go fast. For any newbies to Short's Brewing this one is a great place to start.

    Same rules apply as any other Private Stache release: pub/S-Mart only and in stock until their gone.
     
  28. Hoptometrist

    Hoptometrist Meyvn (1,179) Mar 19, 2011 Ohio

    Any sightings of the Hoppy Holidays pack in Ohio? Hoping to pick one if I can find it.
     
  29. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (6,560) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Just curious on the Private Stache releases...what is the limit? Can you buy as much as you want?

    Purely for my interest as I'm never really up there.
     
  30. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    From what I've seen, it depends. Usually they'll specify "no limit" or "2 per customer" on the announcement. If I remember right, the only one that had a limit (outside of Private Stache releases for the Anni Party or Short's fest) was Island Chomper way back when.
    Just coincidentally, I was up there yesterday for a day trip and got 2 bottles of Bourbon Evil Urges and one of See Ya Never, and there were no limits on those.
     
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  31. Selby56

    Selby56 Initiate (71) Nov 12, 2014 Pennsylvania

    The link below shows where they've distributed so far. This is what I used when I went up to Indiana this past weekend, and both stores just outside of Louisville did in fact have them.

    https://www.shortsbrewing.com/superhoppyholidays2018/
     
  32. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (162) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    Not in Ohio, but did spot it in Illinois at Meijer for $26.99 or $27.99, I believe. Doubt that helps you, though. :rofl:
     
  33. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,876) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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  34. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Goodbye, Space Rock. Hello, Juicy Brut.
     
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  35. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Almost forgot ... Banzai Project is a go!


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  36. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Also, I figured I'd put this up since it's been a while since Super Hoppy Holidays launched....

    (SPOILERS BELOW)

    So, the reason why Yoda's Blend is billed as a never-to-be-repeated hop blend and why it tastes so unique is because

    (LAST CHANCE)

    Yoda's Blend is combination of the other 5 Super Hoppy Holidays brews in different proportions.
     
  37. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (2,981) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    I told my wife the other day, while drinking a Yoda's Blend, that I bet it's a blend of the other 5 beers in the pack! Apparently I was right!
     
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  38. BWichmann74

    BWichmann74 Initiate (103) Sep 27, 2014 Michigan

    After this post and drinking another Yoda’s this clarifies a lot. Roasted malt from Bodacious stands out clearly. I’m excited by the creativity/risk of this beer and also bummed out as I could see this being a great winter hoppy offering I’d gladly buy if offered........
     
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  39. Michinois

    Michinois Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2017 Michigan

    Not sure if anyone else has had it this year yet, but Exterior Illumination is delicious and well worth the entire six pack.
     
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