Short’s Brewing Company’s Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale is a noteworthy beer, one you cannot buy outside of Michigan. Named for the hop plant Humulus Lupulus, this beer is for the hop head. Fruity and piney, Short’s doesn’t hold back on the hops. This beer comes in at 7.7% ABV, and 140 IBUs! Most people would call it a double IPA. Michigan has some great beer, and this one is a fine find when you are in MI!
Short’s is only 13 years old, starting out in a small vacated hardware store in Bellaire, Michigan. With a seven-barrel brew system, and five fermenters, Joe Short only produced 178 barrels in his first year. However, this is not the case today. The upgraded facility in Elk Rapids now produces 800 cases a day of the fine product. What a great success story! I hope you get to drink a little of this tasty brew if you get a chance! As Short says, “Life is Short’s, drink it while you’re here!”