Beer drinking can get a little boring at times when imbibing in the same styles over and over so it's nice when a brewery has some initiative to be innovative. Short's Brewing Co. is quickly becoming a favorite of mine because they keep reinventing flavors faster than Baskin Robbins used to. I passed up several other major craft beer singles in favor of this brew and another one by Short's based simply upon the uniqueness of each.
The bottle states that this is a peanut butter stout and a fruit rye ale. Although the peanut butter part is subtle it is there in the aftertaste in a faint, dry nutty residue. The jelly part is mostly a sour affect which is a nice touch but not very convincing as jelly per se though as the tartness subsides there is a lingering sweetness that gives off a wine-like essence.The closest comparison I can make to this beer would be Dark Horse's Tres Blueberry Stout but on a much smaller scale because that beer is a world beater whereas this is a very solid fruit stout.
Beer Calendar: What To Do in June 2014
It should go without saying that under the heading of "what to do in June 2014", Philly Beer Week is right up there. Actually, you can get started on what to...