New Beer Blog Short’s Deacon Blues


In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Short’s Brewery.  It is their Deacon Blues.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a citrus with Belgian yeast and funky spice notes. The taste has a Belgian spice along a citrus notes. It taste like a Belgian style triple ale. It kind has that old Belgian Ale taste. The aftertaste has a dry malty slight bitter finish. It is drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (

Deacon Blues – Short’s Brewing Company Short’s Brewing Company

Deacon Blues is a hazy yellow Extra Pale Ale brewed with bold American hops, but fermented with a Belgian yeast strain. Diverse aromas of pronounced citrus fruit with subtle layers of spiciness, are the first indication of the array of flavors stemming from this light bodied ale. Snappy lemon qualities, along with a fresh ginger-like liveliness, flow appropriately into a grassy bitterness that’s moderately intense, but certainly not overwhelming.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @shortsbrewing

Ending, this brewery makes way too many beers and they need to scale back the amount of different beer styles.  I know most of these beers are brewpub only.  Their plan is working and State of Michigan beer drinkers are buying it right now.  Short’s Brewery knows they do not make good beer.  Some of their beer is pretty average but let us face it.  Most is pretty below average.  They are making a ton of beer to keep their numbers up.  I have never saw a brewery make five different Pale Ales for example.  This beer and like most of their beers.  I am not a fan. This brewery needs to stop making so many different beers and get back to basic.  I know this brewery can make some good beer.  I just believe they loss their way.  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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