Dan’s Pink Skirt

American India Pale Ale

Dan’s Pink Skirt is an American IPA brewed with Summit and Simcoe hops. Malt characteristics are mild throughout and practically undetectable in the nose. Pronounced floral and citrus aromas abound, with a pine resin hop bitterness that lingers well into the finish.

  • American IPA

  • ABV: 7.8%
  • IBU: 99
  • ABW: 0%
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Origin Story

Named after Dan Rogers of MBC, Big Rock, and Griffin Claw fame. When Joe moved to Michigan Brewing Company, he received more extensive training under Dan Rogers. After eight months, Dan Rogers recommended Joe for the head brewers position at Jackson Brewing Company. A little background on the name, seeing as it is pretty unique (even for Short's), and will probably raise some questions. This beer was brewed by Tom and Stacey Block as their wedding ale, back in 2007. They came and used our facility in Bellaire to make this ale, back when we were still crazy busy, but could afford to do some cool things for a few brewery friends. Joe first met Stacey while brewing at Michigan Brewing Company, before taking a head brewers position at the now defunct Jackson Brewing Company. While at Michigan Brewing Co. (also out of business now) both Joe and Stacey worked under the close tutelage of Joe's "Yoda", Dan Rogers. The original name for this beer was something simple like "Wedding Ale" when it was poured at Tom and Stacey's reception, which was actually held at the pub. This is pretty amazing, because it's the only wedding reception that I can remember Short's hosting, and for those of you who work at the pub, this is a very frequent request that we have to turn down all the time. After their reception, we still had a decent amount of this beer on tap to pour for regular pub patrons. It was then that Joe decided to rename in Dan's Pink Skirt, in honor of their mutual friend and as a fun way to publicly razz him. I am assuming that the "pink skirt" part is in some way a Nancy boy reference, for which Dan is not, but would be a humorous scenario to picture. Today, Dan Rogers is the head brewer at Big Rock Chop House in Birmingham, Michigan, where he has received numerous awards for his beers at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. His latest endeavor will allow beer fans in Michigan to try many of these award winning brews thanks to the opening of Griffin Claw Brewing Company, which will be under the same ownership conglomerate as Big Rock, and will be able to sell Dan's products in bottles throughout the state for the first time ever. Stacey has continued to brew beer in Michigan with many well know breweries such as Arbor Brewing Company and Arcadia, before rejoining forces with Dan to be a part of this new Griffin Claw bottled beer project.


Summit, Simcoe

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 215
  • Carbs: 15

Name Origin

Joe decided to call this "Dan's Pink Skirt" in tribute (and to poke fun) at his mentor, Dan Rogers.

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