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Topic: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

Picked up some of these today. Not sure if they named it after the Pavement LP, but I know the owner is a huge Ween fan (the entire menu at the pub is named after Ween songs). so we know he has good taste music.

https://www.shortsbrewing.com/beers/wowee-zowee/

...beer is ok. Not great. I prefer their Huma Lupa Licious IPA.

I dream in beige.

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Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

Rad!

https://www.shortsbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Wowee-Zowee-web-2017.jpg

"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

best on ice in New York city


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Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

http://www.foambrewers.com/

some familiar names

Mindless Child of Motherhood

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Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

Love it! Shorts is my fav brewery by far. etlchow (from this board) and I asked Joe one time if the beer was named after the album or the Zappa song, and he said he'd leave that up to us, but the Zappa song is spelled with 'i's (Wowie Zowie). It was the beer my wife and I had on tap at our Wedding smile heres a pic of one I had last week while listening to the Lost Tapes collection:
https://i.imgur.com/3aQpNsHl.jpg

watch out for the gypsy children in electric dresses they're insane
i hear they live in crematoriums and smoke your remains

Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

Nice. I think I posted about this a few years ago, as well. I bought it almost exclusively for the name -- was not expecting the mint and mango combination to appeal to me, but I was pleasantly surprised and thought it was decent.

I know these are fighting words around the Mitten for a lot of people, but for me, while I admire Shorts willingness to push the envelope and always try new things with their beers (as well as their dedication to Michigan), they are just so hit and miss. I always say that I think everyone loves half of Shorts beers and fucking hates the other half, and no two people love and hate the same ones.

- Nathan

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Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

nguideau wrote:

Nice. I think I posted about this a few years ago, as well. I bought it almost exclusively for the name -- was not expecting the mint and mango combination to appeal to me, but I was pleasantly surprised and thought it was decent.

I know these are fighting words around the Mitten for a lot of people, but for me, while I admire Shorts willingness to push the envelope and always try new things with their beers (as well as their dedication to Michigan), they are just so hit and miss. I always say that I think everyone loves half of Shorts beers and fucking hates the other half, and no two people love and hate the same ones.

Not unlike Fall fans preferences wink I really love Shorts but obviously not all their variants. I believe they have over one thousand at the moment !

watch out for the gypsy children in electric dresses they're insane
i hear they live in crematoriums and smoke your remains

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Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

sleepysilverdoor wrote:
nguideau wrote:

Nice. I think I posted about this a few years ago, as well. I bought it almost exclusively for the name -- was not expecting the mint and mango combination to appeal to me, but I was pleasantly surprised and thought it was decent.

I know these are fighting words around the Mitten for a lot of people, but for me, while I admire Shorts willingness to push the envelope and always try new things with their beers (as well as their dedication to Michigan), they are just so hit and miss. I always say that I think everyone loves half of Shorts beers and fucking hates the other half, and no two people love and hate the same ones.

Not unlike Fall fans preferences wink I really love Shorts but obviously not all their variants. I believe they have over one thousand at the moment !

Hah! That is a great analogy.

- Nathan

Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

Not a fan off all of Short's beers, but most of them I've tried are pretty damn good. I usually can pick what I'll like and not like from the ingredients though.

Favorite Michigan brewery for me is Dark Horse. Love the "Smells Like A Safety Meeting" ...also wins for greatest name for a beer ever. big_smile

I dream in beige.

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Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

Fatah Ruark wrote:

Not a fan off all of Short's beers, but most of them I've tried are pretty damn good. I usually can pick what I'll like and not like from the ingredients though.

Favorite Michigan brewery for me is Dark Horse. Love the "Smells Like A Safety Meeting" ...also wins for greatest name for a beer ever. big_smile

That is a good one! Dark Horse Crooked Tree used to be my fav until I pledged myself to Shorts. I think my favorite aspect of the company is their creativity/brazenness. I've said it before but I think Michigan is really spoiled with quality craft beer (most likely a result of lots of fresh water).

watch out for the gypsy children in electric dresses they're insane
i hear they live in crematoriums and smoke your remains

Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

Did you guys think Safety Meeting changed this year? The six pack I got tasted different -- and BAD -- from previous years. It was very yeasty and grainy. Then later in the season I saw they released a Citra Safety Meeting, tried it, and it tasted like what I remember from years past... so I kind of wonder if they always used citra hops in it before and actually changed the naming or something.

My favorite is Founder's. I have some biases here. But for me they rarely miss, and they are large enough to where they produce at a scale and level of professionalism that year-to-year when the seasonal or limited favorites come back around, you know it will taste like it always did (unless of course it is a beer like a barrel aged that by nature varies a bit per batch and per barrel).

I think I am guilty of overlooking Bell's to a degree. They have just been around and set the standard, not just in Michigan, but they are really one of the standard bearer's for craft beer nationwide. So it's almost hard not to take them for granted... most of their experimentation and limited varieties are taproom/general store only, so compared to Founder's or Short's they just don't seem as "interesting" on the shelf. But like I said, I think I often take for granted the fact of how damn good and reliable they are. Like, Two Hearted and Porter are available everywhere year round  for under $10/sixer and are just great beers.

- Nathan

Re: Wowee Zowee ... the beer.

Founders is also my favorite brewer, and Red's Rye my favorite beer.