Bellaire — Short’s Brewing Company and Funky Buddha Brewing are collaborating to brew an Old Fashioned inspired beer that incorporates native fruits from Michigan and Florida, their respective native states. It will be released for the first time at Extreme Beer Festival in Boston.
The beer will be called Tip ta Tip, a reference to the peninsulas that both breweries are located on. Funky Buddha traveled to Bellaire in August and together they brewed an American ale with Michigan cherries. Short’s then traveled to South Florida to brew an orange, yarrow, and rosemary gruit made with Florida oranges. The two will be aged separately in bourbon barrels before being blended together.
Tip ta Tip will be released as a part of Short’s Private Stache series early next year. Private Stache beers do not see distribution and are sold exclusively at their pub in Bellaire.
Learn more from both breweries about the collaboration on this episode of the Short’s Cast.
Photos: Michael Murphy IV.