In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer, which is Howling Chinaski, from Short’s Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this Northwest Brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan Craft brewery. Let us get into this Lager.
It has a clear golden color with a constant white head on this craft lager. The aroma is fated but it is like corn notes. The taste is like a drinks a carbonated sweet corn syrup with a clear crisp finish. The corn notes is not making this drinkable to me. I can see some beer drinkers thinking this beer is drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
Howlin’ Chinaski is a light bodied, golden straw colored Dortmunder beer. It has bready Bohemian lager yeast esters and grassy hop aromas. The overall malt sweetness is quite low, with the dominate flavors being the hearty milled grains. Howlin’ Chinaski has slight bitter complements from the German Spalt hops.
Howlin’ Chinaski was brewed as a traditional German Dortmunder Lager. Dortmunder is a Pale Lager that originated in the industrial city of Dortmund, Germany. Originally brewed by Dortmunder Union brewery in 1873, this soft pilsner style beer became very popular with industrial workers, and was responsible for Dortmunder Union becoming Germany’s largest brewery and Dortmund having the highest concentration of breweries in Germany.
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Ending, I have to say since moving back to Michigan from Chicago. I was excited to get Short’s beers on a day-to-day basis. I have went through and retry all their beers. To me, their beers do not taste like how I remember them. I do not know if it is because my taste buds have changed or their quality has went down. I know they have one thing right. They keep releasing new beer brands every week. That could be a good thing or a bad thing. I believe it is a bad because. I just believe they are pushing and rushing their beers to the market. Just because it is from Michigan, it does not mean it is a good beer. Now onto this beer, it reminds me of MGD. It has too much corn front notes. It is pretty drinkable. I just wished the corn notes were not overpowering. I do not recommend but let me know what you think of this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser