Short’s Brewing | The Soft Parade | 9% ABV
Smells like Flinestone’s vitamins. A different kind of fruit beer. Pungent and biting but easy to take another sip. It’ll get you drunk.
Short’s Brewing | The Curl | 7.1% ABV
Some fruit up front and a big hop bite in the finish. Man up and drink this pilsener when in Michigan.
SHORT’S BREW TASTING
Every once and a while my friends and I will get together for themed beer nights. This one in particular was for Short’s Brewing, a small brewery in northern Michigan. My friend, Mike, was able to track down a few six packs on his way to the founders brewery. I’m pretty sure these are only available in Michigan. If not correct me.
Short’s Brew Huma-Lupa-Licious: Their flagship IPA. Solid IPA. 7/10
Short’s Brew The Soft parade: Strong ale brewed with 4 different kids of berries. This was actually very impressive. It’s sweet but not in a fake syrupy way. Very tasty. 7/10
Short’s Brew Raisin Apollo: Imperial IPA brewed with yellow raisins. Very interesting beer. I remember liking this a lot. I’m going to have to track down some more and do a full review on it. 8/10
Short’s Brew Mystery Stout: An oatmeal stout that was already reviewed here by Mike Downard. It was pretty good. 6/10
Short’s Brew Cup of Jo Coffee Creme Stout: I didn’t like this at first but as it warmed up, it got more complex. I’ll definitely need to track down another bottle for a full review. 8/10
Short’s Brew The Good Samaritan: The was the last beer of the night so my pallet was kind of blown out. I won’t rate this beer. I’ll just say it was ok, and maybe I’ll get some more for my face at some point. x/xx
If you’ve had any of these beers or some of Short’s 50 other ones. Drop me a line:
@IXIGeorgeIXI of GCavalenes@gmail.com
Short’s Brewing Company | Mystery Oatmeal Stout | 10.8% ABV
Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Pours a dark black with a very slight brown tint, paper thin toasted marshmellow head and minimum carbonation. Nose is somewhat faint. Vanilla,toffee and maple scents are bound by a base alcohol aroma. Taste is dense given that the mouthfeel is very smooth and drinkable. Slight molasses sweetness upfront contrasts the warming alcohol sensation. The backend of this beer can only be described as an avalanche of bitter unsweetened cocoa. This bitterness hits you as a condensed, almost metallic flavor that continues to unpack and develop on the palate to a decadent espresso like greatness. No joke I could still taste this beer 10 minutes after I had finished it!! This is a sleeper stout that in my opinion is capable of going toe to toe with even the most sought after Imperial Stouts. If you can find one, don’t hesitate to pick it up!
Editor: Mike is an occasional contributor to www.chicagobeergeeks.com