Pistachio Cream Ale

Cream ale brewed with pistachios

Copious amounts of California pistachios added to this beer create a wonderful combination of flavors, and give the expression “slightly nutty” a whole new meaning. The aroma of pistachios blended with sweet malty fragrance is intoxicating and exciting. The sweet smooth whipped cream flavors seem to coat the toasted pistachio goodness, lending a sense of fullness uncommon to lighter golden lagers.

  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBU: 5
  • ABW: 0%
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Origin Story

Using a classic Short's backdrop of an American Golden Lager, we added nothing but real pistachios to create the decadent layering of flavors inside this exceptional experimental beer. Lending an expected amount of toasted and nutty flavors, the real surprise comes from a unique creaminess given off by the pistachios. From it's enticing name to the first sampled sip, this beer truly sells itself in every sense of the term, and will most likely be met by many elated pub regulars and shocked first timers. As for the story behind the beer, there really isn't much to it. One night back in 2007 or 2008 (I can't remember) after finishing up a long double shift at the pub, I joined Joe (who was also wrapping up an incredibly long day) in the brewery for a pint of beer at of our usual meeting place in front of the walk-in beer cooler. As usual, it didn't take long for the topic of conversation to turn towards beer, this particular evening's theme was "wouldn't it be cool to brew....". That night was uniquely productive brainstorming/daydreaming session that generated numerous beer styles and even spurred the creation of it's own series dubbed "Short's Gone Nuts". As we tossed out ideas of beers brewed with Almonds and Macadamia nuts, a smile crept across Joe's face as he looked at me and said "Pistachio Cream Ale" (Awww Jeah). Eventually (2010!!), he got the opportunity to brew the beer and from the very first time it was debuted at the pub it became an instant success. Now it has become quite possibly one of the most requested Short's beers by pub goers and establishment owners alike, as it often makes irregular pub appearances and even more infrequent limited keg shipments.



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Available In

  • 12oz Can
  • 24 Pack Cans
  • 1/2 Keg
  • 1/4 Keg
  • 1/6 Keg
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