Superfluid: Made Possible by Clean Water Near You
We love what we do and where we live. One of the best characteristics of the most beautiful place on planet earth is the fresh water. To honor the salt free lakes, rivers, and streams, we have a commitment to a number of water conservation measures at both our brewpub in Bellaire and production brewery in Elk Rapids.
This year, Short’s is hoping to bring attention to Enbridge’s Line 5, a 60+ year old oil pipeline that runs underwater across the Straits of Mackinac. Due to the significant and far-reaching effects that an oil leak from this pipeline would cause to the Lakes Michigan-Huron system, we are joing a number of other Great Lakes companies and non-profit organizations that advocate for increased awareness of the pipeline.
Superfluid is the beer that Short’s has now used twice to bring attention to a water issue we feel is relevant to our way of life in Northern Michigan. It is an American Double IPA (8.0% ABV, 71 IBU) with a large, but basic malt bill that allows the hops to seize the flavor focus, contributing bright qualities of citrus fruit, berries, and even a mild spiciness. In 2013, the first year the beer was brewed, it was a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.
We are trying to use a delicious beer as a platform to bring this potential Great Lakes risk to the public eye. Today (3/18) we celebrate the release of Superfluid, and raise our glasses to it’s hoppy goodness made possible by our clean Michigan water.