Every year we celebrate Joe successfully completing another orbit around the Brewniverse with the release of The Liberator. Originally brewed as a surprise for his 30th birthday, this Double IPA is dank and delicious and hasn’t aged one bit, much like Joe. Find six-packs of The Liberator on shelves in Michigan this week and raise a glass to our ridiculously fearless and awesomely creative leader.
The Liberator (8.0% ABV – 95 IBU) was made as a 30th birthday gift to Joe Short. As a double IPA, this beast employs a sizable malt bill, but it is the crazy amount of hops added to the boil every 4 minutes, for 120 minutes, that really make this beer special. Fruity, floral, and piney hop flavors penetrate throughout the caramelized malt profile. The Liberator is a well-balanced, full-bodied brew that has a bitter finish due to the post-fermentation addition of lemon and orange zest.
The name, The Liberator, came from Joe’s name for the Short’s employees who carry out our company’s mission statement as “Beer Liberators”, freeing the masses from their misconceptions surrounding beer.
Aroma – Citrusy and dank
Malt – Caramel profile
Hops – Fruity, floral, and piney
Balance – Slightly sweet and pine with a bitter finish
Body – Full
ABV – 8%
Bitterness – 95
Find The Liberator near you!