Here we have a couple beers from a category I don’t normally chase, Wheat Beers. My girlfriend was kind enough to pick up the Short Fuse Brewing Company’s Bear-ie White when she was visiting her parents in the Chicago area. Short Fuse is a brewer from a suburb of Chicago named Shiller Park, and I haven’t seen much of their beer up in the Milwaukee market. It’s always fun to try something new, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this tastes.

Up against it, I have Boulevard Brewing’s Unfiltered Wheat. I never saw a Boulevard beer I didn’t want to try, so when I saw a variety pack including this beer, I was more than happy to pick it up and pair it with the Short Fuse Bear-Ie White.

HopDuel Survey

Better labelShort Fuse Bear-ie White
Better aromaShort Fuse Bear-ie White
Better tasteBoulevard Brewing Unfiltered Wheat
Better finishBoulevard Brewing Unfiltered Wheat
WinnerBoulevard Brewing Unfiltered Wheat

Tell us about it

A close duel here, as two very different flavors presented themselves in this one. The Bear-ie White was solid, even though it’s a gummy bear flavored beer, which I assumed would be very difficult to pull off. To my surprised, the aroma and taste matched that difficult to capture gummy bear flavor. But this is the kind of beer that you can only have one of, and I’m fortunate my girlfriend was able to help me taste it, otherwise the can may have gone unfinished.

While the Bear-ie White was a bit too far from what I was hoping for in this this duel, the Boulevard Brewing Unfiltered Wheat was smooth from aroma through finish. Nothing too bold, nothing too bland, just a well crafted, drinkable wheat beer. Exactly what I’ve come to expect from Boulevard.

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