Half Acre / Short's Captain Fantasy
Half Acre located in Chicago, IL is a great new brewery for Chicago. They moved into their current location on October 1, 2008 and brewed their first batch there in February of 2009! They've teamed up with Short's again for this collaboration brew. Short's Brewing is located in Bellaire, MI and has long been a favorite of mine. Brewing some really great beers and always pushing the envelope. This collaboration was only available directly at the Half Acre brewery in 22oz. bombers where it sold out on release day.
My last bomber of this :tear:
Pours into my glass a beautiful clear golden yellow with a quarter inch of white bubbles atop the brew. Aromas kick off with a great mix of crisp, slightly spicy malts along with lemony hops. Earthy accents along with plenty of pear underneath as well.
First sip brings crisp semi-sweet malts with a nice underlying peppery spiciness. Lemony, citric hops roll in (Sorachi Ace!) and mix with some earthy, grassy tones. The pear melds in as well and adds a great extra dimension to the brew that I really like. Just slight twinge of sourness on the way down.
Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking with great carbonation. On the lighter side and on par for a saison, albeit one with a unique American twist. Another really tasty Short's / Half Acre collaboration beer. These guys just need to keep doing more collaborations so I can keep drinking them :)
Overall, this gets a rating of Great for me. Love it!
Check out more from Half Acre by surfing over to http://www.halfacrebeer.com/
Check out more from Short's Brewing by heading to http://www.shortsbrewing.com/