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BEER LIST
Soft Parade
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 15
# Ratings: 55,366
Score: 3.66
Soft Parade is Short’s Flagship Fruit Ale brewed with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. This rose-colored ale has aromas of ripe strawberries and grain. With flavors of fresh berries and rye, Soft Parade finishes dry and eminently drinkable.
ControversiALE
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.6%
IBUs: 65
# Ratings: 20,302
Score: 3.67
ControversiALE, FKA Hangin’ Frank, is a tribute to Simcoe hops. Simcoe hops are extremely sought after and limited, so Short’s is excited to share this unique brew with Michigan craft beer lovers every spring. The earthy, citrus and pine-laced nose is instantly delectable. Large amounts of toasted grains and high alpha hops form a perfect union that creates the cool sensation of toasted sourdough covered with zesty grapefruit hop marmalade. ControversiALE has an enchantingly straightforward hop aroma, flavor and overall intensity through ample additions of only Simcoe hops. While this beer is hopped like an IPA, it drinks like a pale ale. The light, refreshing qualities of this beer make it perfect for springtime.
Local's Light
Style: Lager - American Light
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 11
# Ratings: 16,422
Score: 3.28
Local's Light is classic American Lager crafted by Joe Short in 2004 to be “beer in its simplest form”. It’s a bright yellow beer with effervescent aromatics of fresh malted barley and lager yeast. Local’s Light has soft and subtle flavors of malt that finish crisp and clean that’s perfectly balanced for smooth and easy drinkability.
Superfluid
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.1%
IBUs: 100
# Ratings: 13,931
Score: 3.85
An American Double IPA with a large, but basic malt bill, that explodes with a perfume of resiny hop aromas! The lack of sweet specialty grains allows the hops to seize the flavor focus contributing bright tasty qualities of citrus fruit and berries. The perfect piney bitterness resonates across the palate complimenting the awesome hop intensity within.
The Double Magician
Style: Red Ale - Imperial / Double
ABV: 7.6%
IBUs: 49
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.50
Double Magician is a dark red Double London-Style Ale. Deep mahogany in color with an off white head, Double Magician has aromas of toffee, light citrus, and just a hint of roast. Double Magician is medium-bodied with flavors of raisin, toffee, and a slight hop bitterness. The finish is balanced and dry.
Juicy Brut
Style: IPA - Brut
ABV: 4.2%
IBUs: 48
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Juicy Brut is a sessionable Ale with the best of both hop juiciness and brut dryness. It has a relentless tropical aroma emphasized by the increased carbonation level. This easy-drinking beer has a light body filled with tropical, juicy flavors before finishing dry.
Beach Wheat
Style: Hefeweizen
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 9
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.00
A light, clean, easy drinking Hefeweizen. This beer is categorized by a grain bill of 50% malted wheat and a German wizen yeast strain that is directly responsible for the distinctly complex flavors. Immediately evident in the nose, this brew is punctuated by esters of banana and clove. These aromatics reflect similar flavors detected during consumption.
Treefer Madness
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.8%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Treefer Madness is an American IPA first brewed in celebration of HopCat’s 4/20 Party. Dank aromas of pine, grapefruit, guava, and floral notes blend with a bready backbone. Slightly hazy and orange in color, this beer has a prominent white head. The flavors mirror the aroma with dank pine notes complemented by juicy citrus. Well balanced and medium bodied, Treefer Madness finishes dry.
Barney Blood
Style: IPA - Milkshake
ABV: 8.1%
IBUs: 52
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Barney Blood is a Milkshake IPA brewed with raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, vanilla beans, lactose, and a huge Mosaic and Citra dryhop. With the hazy appearance of a orange-pink smoothie, this beer has a thin slightly pink head. Dank citrus aromas are present from the hops and complemented by with tart berries. Leading with tropical fruit flavors of papaya, grapefruit, and mango, it instantly shifts to tart berry. Full bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel, Barney Blood finishes slightly hoppy and creamy.
The Magician
Style: Red Ale - Irish
ABV: 6.8%
IBUs: 15
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.25
A lustrous dark red London ale with a rich malt combination that lends complex notes of toasted caramel, raisins, chocolate, and roasted toffee. Very light hop additions let the true malt characters promenade throughout the duration of this pleasurable experience.
Batch 10,000
Style: IPA - Brut
ABV: 14.2%
IBUs: 46
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Batch 10,000 is a Double Brut IPA with mango and black currant celebrating the 10,000th batch brewed at Short’s. Powerful flavors of mango fruitiness and black currant tartness blend with alcohol notes from the high ABV. A huge amount of hops contributes to a palate coating body that smooths as you enjoy more. The burnt orange color is indicative of the warming finish.
Huma Lupa Licious
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.7%
IBUs: 70
# Ratings: 67,062
Score: 3.75
Huma Lupa Licious’ name derives from the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. It is Short’s best-selling India Pale Ale. Huma Lupa Licious is brewed with five different hop varieties, providing a punch to the palate. Between the beer’s abundance of hops, and the type of hops used in its creation, it has a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. The hearty malt bill melds well with the hops for a perfect balance. Huma is the product of Joe Short wanting to create the ultimate IPA experience. Originally, Huma Lupa Licious was named Humulus Lupulus Maximus, and went through several recipe changes before settling on the recipe we know and love today.
Space Rock
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 72
# Ratings: 28,137
Score: 3.55
A light bodied American Pale Ale with prominent floral and orange peel-like hop aromas. Only the slightest grainy malt qualities are detectable, as assertive bitter flavors of citrus rind and dandelion leaf take hold. The finish lingers with a waning bitterness that's not overly dry.
Bellaire Brown
Style: Brown Ale - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 19
# Ratings: 24,561
Score: 3.73
Bellaire Brown is a full-flavored brown ale that derives sweet caramel and toasted qualities from four different kinds of malt and specialty grains. Select hop varieties create an enticing aroma and dry finish. Bellaire Brown is very dark and rich, which makes it hard to classify as a brown, but it is certainly considered a delicious masterpiece. Bellaire Brown was originally created to appeal to people who enjoyed drinking coffee, and to beer drinkers who are not interested in hoppy options. When Joe Short was creating the Bellaire Brown recipe, he desired a beer that was meatier and burlier than most browns. Bellaire Brown is a great gate-way beer for drinkers to be introduced to darker beer varieties.
Freedom of '78
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 70
# Ratings: 19,558
Score: 3.83
The orignal recipe was developed through a collaboration with Half-Acre Brewing in Chicago. A nice medium bodied IPA with a wonderful bright clarity and pleasing bronze hue. The aroma is a unique fusion of citrus fruit combined with subtle pine qualities. The distinct characteristics of the guava nectar are impossible to miss as the sharp sweetness and slightly tart flavors snap across the palate. Comparable attributes of tangerine, nectarine, and even some faint honey flavors are detectable. The finish quickly turns to a bitterness expected of an IPA, that resonates and turns dry during prolonged tastings. Freedom of the body, freedom of the mind, this bitter nectar does it all.
Strawberry Short's Cake
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.3%
IBUs: 10
# Ratings: 18,744
Score: 3.56
Strawberry Short’s Cake is a golden ale. The addition of strawberries and milk sugar transform this beer into a rose colored nectar that has hints of cream and is pleasingly sweet. Biscuit flavors and aromas arise from the great amounts of Victory malt used in the brewing process.
Melt My Brain
Style: Golden Ale
ABV: 4.0%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 15,846
Score: 3.59
Melt My Brain is an experimental Golden Ale brewed with coriander, juniper berries, limes and blended with Short’s made tonic water to create the tasting experience of drinking a gin and tonic cocktail. Delicate aromas of citrus and pine flow into bold bright flavors of sweet lime with a slightly sticky bitterness. Refreshing and clean, a tasty tonic effervescence provokes the palate for more.
Cup A Joe Coffee Crème Stout
Style: Stout - Milk / Sweet
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 13,584
Score: 3.92
A brew uniquely different from most coffee stouts, we cram Higher Grounds roasted, fair trade espresso beans into every facet of the brewing process. Prominent aromatics of malt, espresso, and cocoa are abundant and create a flavor robust with big malt characters fused with cream and coffee. This is the perfect morning night capper.
Good Humans
Style: Brown Ale - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.3%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 12,918
Score: 3.72
Good Humans is a Double Brown Ale made with Briess' Carabrown Malt, and then dry hopped with Simcoe hops. The brew has sweet malty aromas that mingle with prominent toasted caramel and toffee flavors. This beer finishes pleasingly dry, with a bouquet of hops that have slight citrus and piney qualities.
Slurm Lord
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double New England
ABV: 7.3%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 12,501
Score: 3.90
Slurm Lord is a double New England style India Pale Ale brewed with oats and a blend of Citra, Azacca, Amarillo, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops. We're excited to say that the brewing of Slurm Lord employs the largest dry hop to date in SBC history! Deep orange in color with a permanent haze and a minimal head, a glass of Slurm Lord resembles a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Aromas of dank passion fruit, mango, and pineapple are accompanied by bold flavors of citrus. This medium-bodied India Pale Ale is incredibly juicy from start to finish. A final sip leads into a slight, warming bitterness.
Nicie
Style: Pale Wheat Ale - American
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 11,589
Score: 3.45
Nicie is an American Wheat Ale brewed with orange zest, lemon zest, coriander, and a hint of peppercorn. Orange-gold in color and light in body, Nicie is infused with the scents and flavors of fresh citrus. The subtle taste of coriander and spice of peppercorn makes this ale both refreshing and complex. Nicie is the perfect accompaniment to a summer day.
Sticky Icky Icky
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.1%
IBUs: 70
# Ratings: 11,511
Score: 3.90
A radiantly clear, copper-colored American India Pale Ale brewed with Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops. This IPA is loaded with citrusy hop aromas of oranges, nectarines and apricots. This light, yet full bodied ale seems perfectly balanced by equal parts sweet malt and fruity juicy hops. A medium bitterness lingers in the finish with a subtle earthiness.
Psychedelic Cat Grass
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.6%
IBUs: 72
# Ratings: 11,474
Score: 4.05
Psychedelic Cat Grass is a triple dry hopped American India Pale Ale brewed for Hopcat. Aromas of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit accompany the brews slightly hazy, pale orange color and lasting white head. A dry finish is preceded by balanced flavors of tropical fruit and bitter hops.
Autumn Ale
Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 45
# Ratings: 10,975
Score: 3.56
Autumn Ale is a true-to-style London Extra Special Bitter (ESB). It has a medium body, amber color and full flavor. This beer exhibits a wonderful balance of initial malty sweetness with subtle lingering floral hop bitterness. The result is an ideal bridge between malty and hoppy beer styles. It is a silver medal winner from the 2006 GABF.
Key Lime Pie
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 7.3%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 9,274
Score: 3.25
Made with fresh limes, milk sugar, graham cracker, and marshmallow fluff, we were able to recreate this popular dessert into a heavenly drinkable version. The prominent flavors are immensely sweet, yet tart, with subtle hints of graham cracker coming through in the nose and remain on the back of the palate. A Gold Medal Winner at the 2010 GABF.
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 10.9%
IBUs: 88
# Ratings: 9,047
Score: 3.89
A Double Belgian IPA brewed exclusively with Galaxy hops. The nose is an impressive blend of citrus aromas reminiscent of guava and lemons, very green and fresh with subtle Belgian yeast esters. An intense clean bitterness dominates the flavor profile with little malt character to compete with. A slight fruity yeast sweetness is noticeable in the finish alongside a resounding bitterness.
Goodnight Bodacious
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double Black
ABV: 11.2%
IBUs: 100
# Ratings: 8,906
Score: 3.90
Goodnight Bodacious is a Double Black India Pale Ale with the maltiness of a Barleywine and the hoppiness of an IPA. A rich, hoppiness dominates the aroma, with earthy and loamy scents. A medium body presents big, bitter black barley and roasted coffee flavors, with subtle complements of dark fruit and green hops. Strong alcohol flavors and pleasant warming qualities become more noticeable as the beer approaches room temperature.
Pandemonium Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 36
# Ratings: 8,167
Score: 3.53
Pandemonium Pale Ale is a coppered-colored American Pale Ale that lends its hue to hearty two-row malts and hand selected specialty grains. Glacier hops balance the malt character, resulting in bountiful hoppy flavors and earthy aromas. Behold the bitter hysteria!
Hopstache
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.75%
IBUs: 85
# Ratings: 8,155
Score: 3.87
Hopstache typifies the bold and almost obnoxious ability that certain American hop varieties (Simcoe, Amarillo, and Citra) have to provide citrus flavors and aromas to our beloved take on pale ales. The aroma is dominated by fruity ale yeast esters and fragrant earthy grapefruit tones. Initial malt sweetness is quite low, tart citrus fruit and floral hop qualities overpower any other perceived flavors. Aided by the addition of grapefruit zest, the finish is a sharp hop shock that electrifies the mouth, yet surprisingly enough it's not overly bitter.
Juicy Tree
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 82
# Ratings: 7,953
Score: 3.39
Juicy Tree is an experimental India Pale Ale made with blue spruce tips, juniper berries, and cranberries. Big aromatics of piney evergreen and sweet berries tingle the senses. After some slightly tart and tangy flavors up front, a harmonious balance between pleasant fruit sweetness and bitter pine is reached. A sizable malt bill, ample hop additions, and the floral qualities of American Ale yeast, all contribute to symmetry of this beer.
The Liberator
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 95
# Ratings: 7,504
Score: 3.80
As a double IPA, this beast employs a sizable malt bill, but it is the crazy amount of hops added to the boil every 4 minutes, for 120 minutes, that really make this beer special. Fruity, floral, and piney hop flavors penetrate throughout the caramelized malt profile. Liberator is a well-balanced, full bodied brew that has a bitter finish due to the post fermentation addition of lemon and orange zest. The original batch brewed on the Bellaire system had 42lbs of hops in it, compared to Huma, which has around 20lbs of hops per batch. Today’s Elk Rapids batches have up to 138lbs of hops. The name, Liberator, came from Joe’s name for the Short’s employees who carry out our company’s mission statement as “Beer Liberators”, freeing the masses from their misconceptions surrounding beer.
Anniversary Ale
Style: Wheat Wine
ABV: 10.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 7,189
Score: 3.83
Anniversary Ale is a high-gravity wheat wine made with blood oranges. Flavors range from the spiciness of green peppercorns to the tang of blood orange zest. Aggressive dry hopping of Simcoe hops amplifies the citrus overtones and spiciness found throughout the beer. Anniversary Ale typifies Short’s Brewing Company by embodying all of the complexities that come along with another year of brewing.