Thirstie Mutilator

It's not just light it's extremely electro-light!

Thristie Mutilator is a light straw-blonde Munich Helles Style Lager with sharp doughy yeast esters that gather atop a perfectly retained head. Pronounced grain flavors of lightly kilned barley produce bready and flour-like qualities that blend pleasantly with mild hop bitterness. Aided by a wonderful effervescence, these delicate flavors fade into a crisp clean refreshing finish.

  • ABV: 6.7%
  • IBU: 25
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Origin Story

The beer is called Thirst Mutilator, implying that one sip will eliminate any parched mouth, no matter how thirsty or dry. Designated as a Munich Helles beer, this is the first time that Short's has truly brewed Bavaria’s version of a session beer, just like the ones that would commonly adorn their summer beer gardens. A beer style, along with Pilsner, that ultimately played a role in changing the face of the beer world as we know it. We essentially brew Americanized versions of a Helles every time we make a batch of Local's Light. However, brewed with pilsen malt, a German yeast strain and German Perle Hops, the slight differences allow the Thirst Mutilator to be more representative of the "en bier, bitte" that caused some considerable controversy when first released in the late 1800's, by many German traditionalists who viewed pale lagers as being anything but "real" Bavarian Lagers. The word Helles literally means "pale." Helles lagers, sometimes referred to as Munich Helles Lagers after the city where the style originated, are light golden colored beers brewed with an emphasis on clean, bready, malt flavors and slightly floral hop aromas with a light bitterness. Before the turn of the 20th century, most Germans considered dark beers to be the only true Bavarian lagers. Ironically enough, most Bavarian beer drinkers probably wouldn't have even known what color their beer was, because most beers were served out of ceramic steins. Thanks to the sweeping popularity (and cost efficiency) of the beer glass, this new ability to see your beer allowed these lighter-colored beer styles to appear more appetizing through there purer appeal. Prior to 1841, the lightest lager beers offered in Germany were Dunkels, which were typically brown in color. It was around this time, that breweries like Spaten started to hesitantly introduce their marzenbiers to the Munich market, these were lighter than Dunkels with an amber color, and ultimately became the foundation for their Oktoberfest beer. It wasn't until 1894 that Spaten introduced a much lighter lager, a true Helles Lagerbier that received great praise by the Munich natives who were allowed the first tastes. By November of 1895, the largest breweries form the Association of Munich Breweries were in an uproar over the growing popularity of helles beers, with many claiming to have no intention of brewing these new "pale lagers" in attempts to preserve the local market for Dunkel. However, most began to recognize that pale beers were the beers of the future, and eventually all began to create their own versions of this new successful style. Today, helles and pilsner are roughly equal in popularity in Bavaria, but in the rest of Germany the style is pretty much non-existent.



Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 200
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