According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Beltaire, Mich.-based Short’s Brewing Co. are joining forces to create Passion Grass, a 5 percent ABV ale brewed with both lemongrass and passion fruit.
Passion Grass is set to be the August release of Lagunitas’ One-Hitter series and will receive nationwide distribution in 12-ounce bottles. In addition, Short’s will be canning the beer and will distribute it in Michigan and Illinois.
Last year, Lagunitas purchased an equity stake amounting to just under 20 percent of Short’s which is being managed by Lagunitas U.S. Holdings. In addition, Heineken Brewing Co. purchased Lagunitas in a deal that began with a purchase of 50 percent of the company in 2015 before acquiring the remaining 50 percent in 2017.