Short’s Brewing’s 2013 Fan’s Choice beer is Captain Fantasy, a collaboration with Half Acre Brewing Company out of Chicago. The first edition of this collaboration dates back to 2011.
For this collaboration, the breweries chose a saison, and added pears and Sorachi Ace hops.
The result is a lighter bodied ale with a pale goldenrod color and subtle haze. Satisfying aromas of nutmeg and spice blend with bright fruity hop fragrances. A lively amount of carbonation cleanses and refreshes while leading into flavors of sweet pear, tart lemon, and pleasant herbal subtleties. The overall fruitiness is abruptly interrupted by an assertive hop bitterness that dominates the finish, turning noticeably dry.
Captain Fantasy is now available throughout Michigan
Style: Saison (w/ Pears)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Limited Draft