Uncle Steve's

Traditional Irish-style Stout

Uncle Steve’s Irish Stout is Short’s version of the classic Irish Stout, complete with a dark color, soft head, and smooth full flavor typical of this lighter bodied style. A simple grist formula provides a base of roasted malt flavors with a creamy drinkability everyone loves.

  • ABV: 5.8%
  • IBU: 20
  • ABW: 0%
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Origin Story

Uncle Steve's Irish Stout was first brewed on October 17, 2008. This was right around the time that we were starting the tradition of releasing a stout series every year at the end of November to celebrate the coming of winter. Joe had already thrown one Brewski Bash prior to 2008, but the formation of a few more stouts is what really allowed us to incorporate the transition to bigger bodied darker beer styles as a part of this annual party. Right around this time, we had experimented with a number of new stout concepts (Smugglin' Plum Sweet Stout, Uber Goober, etc.), but Joe was looking for one more to help round out the series. As Tony, Steve-O, and I were all getting ready to head out to GABF that year, Joe had decided to stay behind to brew a number of these stouts and asked Steve-O before we left "what would be another good style of stout to brew?" Steve-O's suggestion was to simply brew something classic, like a good ol' dry Irish Stout. While at GABF, we received a few updates via phone calls from Joe, as to how the stout brewing project was going. Needless to say, Steve-O's suggestion of keeping it simple by brewing a classic, turned out to be anything but that. What happened was Joe accidentally lost count of the number of bags of malt he was adding to the mash tun, went way over on the amount of grain the recipe called for, and ended up with a stuck mash that took twice as long to brew with! Despite the headache of the inaugural batch, Uncle Steve's was a huge success! It's been featured at 4 Brewski Bashes and has been released in bottles. This year's bottle release also coincides with the upcoming St Patrick's Day holiday, as 660 cases will be available for sale throughout the state. We will also be shipping 40 1/2 barrels of Uncle Steve's to be featured at numerous establishments throughout the state, three times as much draft compared to last year! The label art for Uncle Steve's was created by Fritz Hortsman and despite it's weird imagery, it actually depicts some relevant Short's history. The man dressed like a leprechaun is supposed to be Steve-O. He is riding a black cat, which represents an old alley cat that lived behind the pub in Bellaire that Steve-O took care of for year's (for those of you who don't know, underneath his gruff demeanor, Steve-O has a heart of gold and a soft spot for animals), even though Joe always threatened to shoot it with the pellet gun (which he never did, even as it got it's muddy foot prints all over our cars from sleeping on the hoods). The fact that Steve-O is riding the cat, is simply paying homage to growing up in the '80s and resembles some images from a popular cartoon, He-Man and The Masters of the Universe.



Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 191
  • Carbs: 20.5

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