Short’s Brewing

Behind The Brew

The Story

It all began in 2002 when a 22-year-old brewer named Joe Short registered Short’s Brewing Company as a business in the state of Michigan. Having already gained significant brewing experience at other Michigan breweries, Joe realized that his style of brewing was best suited to his own business model, where he would not have to answer to anyone for putting lots (and lots) of the best possible ingredients into his brews or for brewing specialty beers that some might consider outrageous. Joe wanted to brew bold, flavorful and extremely creative beer, and he felt that people would travel out of their way to get them. 

Two decades and many brews later, Short’s Brewing Company continues its efforts to make the best beer on earth in Northern Michigan. Although they have quickly grown into one of Michigan’s largest breweries, they still take pride in their hands-on, mom-and-pop approach to brewing. 

The Culture

The family-oriented and entrepreneurial nature of Short’s Brewing extends through the fabric of their company. They consistently encourage creativity and understand that all employees have much to contribute to the Short’s Brewing Company ethos. They take pride in exemplifying the “power of smallness” and enjoy the excitement of being one of the largest craft breweries in Michigan while also maintaining the tight-knit, hard-working attitude of a small business.

What to Know About This Beer

Huma Lupa Licious IPA

Style: India Pale Ale

ABV: 7.7%

Taste: Brewed with five different hop varieties recognized for their citrus, floral, piney and earthy qualities, this IPA is known for having an intense bitterness that is balanced by a rich malty flavor.

Pairings: Spicy dishes such as Thai or Indian cuisine.

Molly's Staff Thoughts - Grant's Pick

“This well-done IPA is what you would call a ‘throwback’ at this point. If you’re like me and starting to get a little sick of the ‘hazy’ trend, or maybe you’re just looking to get a little bitterness back in your life, give this one a try.”

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Find out more about Short’s Brewing and the rest of their brews here.

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