Short's Prolonged Enjoyment (Session IPA)

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  1. BeyondDescription

    BeyondDescription Disciple (320) Feb 9, 2009 Vermont

    This highly anticipated specialty offering is on schedule to be bottled within a few days.

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  2. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    any idea how long this will be out for? I am coming to MI in early May for my brother's graduation and this seems like a perfect beer to sit back and enjoy with the family.
     
  3. BeyondDescription

    BeyondDescription Disciple (320) Feb 9, 2009 Vermont

    It will most likely hit stores in early April, so you will probably be able to find it, if you search around enough.

    Specialty offerings are only released once a year, though, so if demand is high, finding some in May could be challenging.
     
  4. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    Thanks for the input. My parents live really close to the brewery so I might just have them snag some from around town and bring it downstate just in-case
     
  5. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Michigan

    Sweet! I love sessionable IPAs, and the wet-hopped Kind Ale was so good!
     
  6. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (539) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    What's the ABV on this? Also, I'm really curious what the difference is between "session IPA" and "hoppy pale ale". I can't really see one.
     
  7. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2009 Michigan

    So is this the same recipe as the Ale La Reverend with a new name?
     
  8. BeyondDescription

    BeyondDescription Disciple (320) Feb 9, 2009 Vermont

    Ale La Reverend is a different beer which will be released later in the year.

    ABV of Prolonged is around 3.5-4%

    Session IPA's are known for their low ABV, hence the "Session". Hoppy Pale Ales can have more of a variance.
     
  9. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,100) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Ale La Reverend was amazing last year. Looking forward to this one
     
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  10. jdround

    jdround Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    I am sure this would be good stuff, but think personally I would rather session and take my time with reg. ipas. Just had Short's ControversiALE and for the abv, just take your time as I believe this would be have more flavour. But somewhat unfair as I have not had this yet. Just going off experience.
     
  11. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (417) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Can't wait for this sexy beast!
     
  12. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    Hope it is cheaper then All Day IPA
     
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  13. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Initiate (173) Mar 13, 2009 Michigan

    What have you seen All Day at $-wise?
     
  14. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    $10.59 per 6 pack I believe (for a 4% ish AVB....seems steep)
     
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  15. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2009 Michigan

    $9.99 for All day here.
     
  16. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Michigan

    Not too worried about it since most of my All Day is on tap, anyway, but do you think Founder's could sell it for less if they wanted to? $7.99 or $8.99?? Their capacity certainly isn't that of Sierra Nevada, but don't you think this would popularize the beer further if feasible for them?
     
  17. Jerome1929

    Jerome1929 Initiate (70) Sep 11, 2008 Michigan

    Damn, the Meijer I go to in Howell originally had All Day for 10.99, but the last month they have dropped it down to 7.99, although its not the freshest.

    Can't wait for the PE, had it on tap at the pub and liked it. I have been drinkin controversiALE lately to get my fix.
     
  18. psykosis

    psykosis Aspirant (231) May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    Just got back from Shorts, where I had some PE on tap. It was very good. I'd have enjoyed it more if I hadn't just wrecked my palate with some Hopstache. In any case, this is a good alternative to Founders All Day...
     
  19. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Aspirant (276) Apr 12, 2010 Michigan

    Anybody know if we can expect The Curl this year?
     
  20. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2009 Michigan

    God I hope so love that beer.
     
  21. Slamminson

    Slamminson Initiate (48) Mar 24, 2012 Washington

    The Short's website states that the Curl will available for spring 2012.
     
  22. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2009 Michigan

    you beat me to it.
     
  23. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Aspirant (276) Apr 12, 2010 Michigan

    Looking forward to it! thanks
     
  24. Slamminson

    Slamminson Initiate (48) Mar 24, 2012 Washington

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    I picked up a six pack for $9.49 in Dearborn.
     
  25. chunkyboy

    chunkyboy Initiate (103) Aug 16, 2008 Michigan

    I know where I will be going after work on Tuesday.
     
  26. NSaad23

    NSaad23 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan

    Great! I hope to find this today.
     
  27. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (417) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I am a HUGE fan of All Day IPA and drink it a good amount. When drinking Prolonged Enjoyment next to it, I was blown away. It wasn't watery on the end and tasted beautiful for such a low ABV brew. Excellent job again from Short's.

    And on Short's release list in the Michigan Beer Guide it says May for The Curl.
     
  28. NSaad23

    NSaad23 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan

    I'm glad I found this today. Picked up the last six-pack from the store by my office.
     
  29. strohme2

    strohme2 Meyvn (1,306) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
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    Holiday Market just sent out an FB post. They have it at $8.99/six pack. It's only 3.5% abv.

    Sidebar- I paid $8.99 for All Day IPA
     
  30. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (553) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan

    I have only found this one place so far in GR and it was only by the bottle. :slight_frown: I would have liked to buy a 6pk of it, but by the bottle seems to cost more when putting them all together. At least I'll get to try it though!
     
  31. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (553) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan

    Since my last post, PE has become widely available in my area for the time being. I was able to pick up a sixer. What a great beer! I can only hope it becomes a year round brew some day.
     
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  32. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Aspirant (276) Apr 12, 2010 Michigan

    I agree- its a great beer. Why not make it year round?
     
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  33. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (129) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    Now it is. Prolonged Enjoyment will debut as a year-round beer in mid-June and will be available in 12-packs as well.
     
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  34. A2HB

    A2HB Initiate (69) Oct 30, 2013 Michigan

    I'd rather take my time and savor two strong ales rather than drinking 4 sessions any day of the week but I might be in the minority on that
     
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  35. Clownoisseur

    Clownoisseur Aspirant (200) Oct 7, 2013 Michigan
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    Interesting....
     
  36. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (129) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    I'll be interested to see how well the beer sells. Short's will have some tough competition with All-Day IPA already available in plentiful quantities statewide and in canned 15-packs too.
     
  37. Clownoisseur

    Clownoisseur Aspirant (200) Oct 7, 2013 Michigan
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    No doubt.

    But being a huge fan of Shorts, I am sure I will buy a case or two this summer!

    It's the session beer craze.....
     
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  38. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (129) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    I'm likely to get some too. I get a lot of Short's stuff but I haven't had Prolonged Enjoyment.
     
  39. Clownoisseur

    Clownoisseur Aspirant (200) Oct 7, 2013 Michigan
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    With any luck, they will usher out a new 18-pack sampler too!
     
  40. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (788) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    What's a typical price for the PE 12 pack?
     
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