Short’s Power of Love is a new shandy that is perfect for summer as well as Back to the Future fans.
Because it’s Short’s Brewing, Power of Love is not just any shandy. The base beer is a wheat beer, brewed with raspberries and rosemary. It is then blended with Williamsburg, Michigan’s Northwoods Soda & Syrup Co.’s Gourmet Lemonade. The resulting beer tastes a bit like a grapefruit.
Very sweet lemon flavors give way to a shock of tart raspberry before turning sharply dry, as if eating a piece of grapefruit.
Short’s Power of Love is available starting July 13th in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
3.1% ABV, 20 IBUs
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Half Acre Freedom of ’78 was brought out of retirement last year, after the recipe took 5 years off.
The beer – originally brewed at Short’s Brewing in Michigan, is an India pale ale, brewed with guava. Incidentally, Half Acre touts this beer as “outlandish and crushable, channeling the effect of Ween on the brain.”
Freedom’s label depicts the brewery family crowded a porch in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The house has a very special brewery history:
Our owner and his wife lived there first, then our head brewer and the woman who would become his wife, then another brewer and his wife and now a couple that met at Half Acre and got married. When they move out, someone else will sign the lease and continue the custom, making sure to preserve the Half Acre lineage.
Half Acre Freedom of ’78 is now available on draft and in 22 ounce bottles.
Short’s Hi-Dilly-Ho debuts in bottles on Friday, June 10th. What was once a Private Stache Series release is getting a larger release.
The base beer is a Flanders-style red ale (thus the Simpson reference), stocked with flavors of cherry, currant and oak.
If you aren’t around Michigan to pick up this beer, next stop is the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in October.
Short’s Hi-Dilly-Ho is a 16.9 ounce bottle offering.
6.6% ABV, IBUS
Short’s Brew Local’s Light
Half Acre Powder Blue
Short’s Brew Old Reliable
Short’s Peachy Pom Pom is the brewery’s second bomber bottle release of 2016.
If you are fan of sour fan, Peachy Pom Pom is just that. The American wild ale is brewed with peaches and pomegranates.
Tart berry aromatics accentuate the sweet and sour fruit flavors within this beer. A huge tangy mouthfeel with some initial acidic citrus qualities shocks the palate before a clean and lightly dry finish.
Short’s Peachy Pom Pom is available in 22 ounce bottles, on shelves in Michigan only. (According to the brewery.)
7% ABV, 2 IBUs