Winter Variety Pack 2014

Beer Release 01You love winter. We love winter. In the spirit of the season, we’re putting out the Short’s Winter Variety Pack for your winter funtime enjoyment! The beer list is now finalized,  and Jack Frost approved.

Stellar Ale (Pale Ale) – Stellar Ale is a strong Pale Ale that is light orange to copper in color. It has a medium body and is well known for its hop profile. Quite pungent to the nose, this beer has esters of toasted caramel and aromas of spicy grapefruit. This beer is a complement to the fine establishment – Trattoria Stella in the Village Commons, Traverse City. (5.3% ABV, 75 IBU)

Happy Jack (Scottish Ale) – Happy Jack is a medium bodied, malty Scottish ale with a touch of ginger and smoked malt. Sweet aromas of caramel and toffee serve as the perfect precursor to the similar malt flavors within. Accents of floral ginger and smoked malt impact the palate, and linger slightly in the finish. (5.5%, 51 IBU)

Black Chai (Black Ale) – Black Chai is a sumptuous black cream ale that immediately entices the senses with aromas of dark specialty malts, cardamon, nutmeg, and ginger. The brew has a delicious creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and roasted malt characteristics resonate throughout this black ale. The finish is playfully spicy and bitter. (5% ABV, 50 IBU)

Dr. Zeus (India Pale Ale) – Dr. Zeus is brewed with a combination of English Ale yeast and bold American Zeus hops. This combination creates a unique sharp nose of spicy herbs and tart lemon. Noticeable grassy and straw hop flavors, intermixed with slight peppery notes, outweighs the grain contributions from the smaller malt bill. An intense bitterness takes over, before leading into a dry finish. (4.5% ABV)