Ready for your days to get a little bit more merry and bright? The beginning of this week (starting Monday, December 23rd) marks the first ever bottle release of Juicy Tree, a Short’s holiday favorite! Until now only available to warm the hearts and minds of Bellaire brewpub patrons, Juicy Tree is now making its way throughout the great state of Michigan to spread holiday cheer to all!
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 fruity qualities of American Ale yeast all contribute to the symmetry of this beer. The finish in Juicy Tree (7.5% ABV, 65 IBU) is laced with a resiny stickiness that flows naturally into a lasting bitterness.
This holiday brew, like all of our specialty beers, is released only in limited quantities. Be sure to get your taste of the Short’s life to share with friends and family this holiday season. Whether you’re enjoying Juicy Tree on tap at our brewpub or from the comfort of your home, we toast you and thank you for another incredible year at Short’s! From our family to yours, we wish you a very safe and prosperous 2014. Happy New Beers!
P.S. Even though Juicy Tree is the final beer release of 2013, it’ll only be a few short weeks until the 2014 Specialty Release Program gets underway!