Short’s is coming back! That’s right, the little brewery making the big beers out of Bellaire, Michigan is gearing up to distribute three of their beers to various stores around the Denver area to coincide with the Great American Beer Festival.
They brought 6 beers to our market last year and are planning to return with 3 beers this year. This time around, keep your eyes out for Huma Lupa Licious, Pandemonium Pale Ale and Autumn Ale.
Huma Lupa Licious: This gem is honored with the name of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, and is Short’s best selling India Pale Ale. It has such an abundant amount of hops that it sensually provides a punch to the palate. The numerous hop varieties used in its creation render a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. The hearty malt bill melds with the hops to create a perfect balance. 6.8% ABV 96 IBU
Pandemonium Pale Ale: This coppered colored American pale ale lends its hue to hearty two-row malts and hand selected specialty grains. American hop additions balance the wort, resulting in a tasty union of malt sweetness, bright floral citrus flavors, and earthy aromas. Behold the bitter hysteria! 5% ABV 35 IBU
Autumn Ale: A London Extra Special Bitter (ESB) that is true to style. It has a medium body, amber color, and full flavor. This beer exhibits a wonderful balance of initial malty sweetness with subtle lingering floral hop bitterness, resulting in an ideal bridge between malty and hoppy beer styles. It is a silver medal winner at the 2006 GABF. 6% ABV 31 IBU
15 lucky liquor stores will be getting allotments of the three beers, which will be arriving in 6-packs over the next few weeks. If you’re on the hunt (and you should be), here’s the list: Argonaut, Tipsy’s, Total Beverage (Westminster), Applejack, Mile High Wine & Spirits, Lukas, Daveco, Mondo Vino, Davidsons, Colorado Liquor Mart, Highlands Wine & Liquor, Little’s, Mr. B’s, Mayfair, Joy Wine & Spirits.
Longing for some Short’s on draft? We’ve got you covered there too. A small amount of Huma Lupa Licious will be arriving in kegs and pouring at: FreshCraft, Hops & Pie, Cheeky Monk (Denver), Star Bar and of course Falling Rock Tap House. Falling Rock will be receiving a few bonus specialty kegs which will be tapped on Friday, October 12th at 11PM. Stop by FRTH and grab a seat at everyone’s favorite post-GABF headquarters. In addition to Huma Lupa Licious, they’ll also be tapping Agave Peach White, Imperial Spruce India Pilsner and Ale La Reverend.
If you’re attending GABF, make sure to check out the Short’s booth, which will surely be rockin’ on the end spot in booth D18. Click HERE for the GABF Floor Map. Short’s makes some innovative and tasty beers, using all kinds of ingredients, from roma tomatoes to blood oranges to key limes, you never know what they’re going to come up with next. Last year, they brought 20 beers to the Convention Center floor and had a crowd throughout the entire weekend at their 1/2 circle end cap spot.
For more Short’s fun, check out their website, pay them a visit at GABF next week and get your beer huntin’ britches on for some tasty brews hitting our market this month.