April means spring, #SBCANNIPARTY13, and the release of one very special, guava-fied brew. Born of a trip to Chicago, a dedication to larger than life brews, and a mutual admiration of the Band Ween, everyone’s favorite collaboration beer is back on store shelves and pouring from taps this week! Originally brewed in collaboration with our friends at Half Acre Beer Co. in Chicago over the course of two Ween filled weekends, Freedom of ‘78 has been winning over hearts and taste buds of craft beer fanatics since 2010.
Freedom of ‘78 (8.0% ABV – 70 IBU) is a medium-bodied IPA brewed with guava. This IPA is bright and clear with a pleasing bronze hue. The beer’s aroma is a unique fusion of citrus fruit and subtle pine. The distinct characteristics of the guava nectar are impossible to miss with flavors of tangerine, nectarine, and even faint honey detectable. The finish is bitter and dry.
Freedom of the body, freedom of the mind, and freedom of the beers. This year members of the Short’s-i-verse can find Freedom of ‘78 bottles in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Kegs will be available throughout our Great Lakes distribution footprint. Available for a limited time only, pick up a six-pack THIS WEEK to ensure you get your fill of Freedom of ‘78 and maybe play a little Pure Guava when you crack into that sixer!
P.S. Be sure to pay a visit to our friends at Half Acre Beer Co. next time you’re in Chicago.