When in Michigan for Thanksgiving, Short’s Brew Soft Parade is the brewery and beer that will be featured in this blog post. If you read my earlier blog on their India Pale Ale, you know the short history on this young brewery. If you have not, please read the first part of that beer post. Let us get into the beer.
It has a light amber color that is not clear with a nice white head on the beer. The smell is all the fruit that the brewery put in during fermenting. There is some raspberry to blackberry smell to this fruit beer. The taste is sweet carbonation fruit with a raspberry to blackberry aftertaste. The strawberry and blueberry are in the taste but in the background. This is not a drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
High Gravity Ale fermented with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
The Soft Parade
This gourmet specialty is engineered of toasted rye flakes and two-row malted barley. Loaded with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, we refer to this fermented potion as a fruit infused rye ale. The result is a refreshing fruit delicacy that’s easy to drink, appealing to look at, and finishes dry.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I am not a huge fan of fruit beers. I am not a fan of many of the Belgian beers. This is a pretty good beer but it is not my favorite beer I had from this brewery. I have to say I did enjoy drinking this beer. It reminds me of summer. I love the name and I wonder if it was named after the classic The Doors song. There is a question for Joe Shorts. If you pour this beer out and did not let me see the bottle, I would have thought this came from Belgian Brewery. For the beer style, Short’s Brew made an excite fruit beer. If you are a fan of fruit beers, you will like this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiseer