(Chicago, IL & Bellaire, MI) – Half Acre Beer Co. has yet another collaboration brew coming.
[Please see updates below]
[6/24 Update: Per today's Half Acre blog post: "Today we're hosting Joe Short of Short's Brewing and Jonathan Cutler from Piece for a day of brewing a beer we're calling "Freedom Of '78." The style is a Guava India Pale Ale, brewed with 1000 lbs of actual guava fruit. We're aiming for an IPA that's kind of outlandish, much like the inspiration.
In honor of brewing this beer, being able to brew beers with friends and going to the Ween show tomorrow night - we're offering a 15% discount on all Half Acre beers at our brewery to anyone with a ticket to the Ween Show tomorrow night. You must have proof that you're going to the show.
You'll see this beer in two / three weeks."]
The brewery just announced its second collaboration with Three Floyds called Shewolf yesterday. As it would turn out, the brewery has another one coming down the road this summer with Short’s Brewing called Freedom of ’78 (perhaps you’ve heard Ween’s Freedom of ’76?). The label calls this a Pure Guava IPA but no other details have been released yet.
Meanwhile, two more Short’s brews have received label approval: Short’s Key Lime Pie and Short’s Hangin’ Frank. Key Lime Pie is scheduled for August release though I don’t yet have a timetable on Hangin’ Frank. It is truly a surprise that the government approved that label. More Short’s updates can be found here.
[6/24 Update: The Hangin' Frank label is gaining a lot of mixed reactions on Beer Advocate. What do you think?]