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Variety is the Spice of Life!

Variety is the Spice of Life!

Introducing #StarcutCider variety packs with our brand new cider, Magpie!

Magpie (4.3% ABV) is a hard cider made with Michigan apples and cinnamon. Aromas of cinnamon and baked apples are followed by similar sweet apple pie flavors throughout.

Find Magpie with all of your Starcut favorites exclusively in variety packs; the perfect mix of ciders for tailgating, bonfires, or just stocking your fridge!

Now available at Short’s Mart and shelves in the Great Lakes Region. Find a variety pack near you.

Erraticus 21

Erraticus 21

Our Erraticus series returns with a new look and a new berry! Erraticus 21 (6.7% ABV – 5 TA ) is a red wine barrel-aged Wild Cider made with Rhode Island Greening apples from Boals Orchards and local Saskatoon berries. Saskatoon berries are native to Canada and have just recently started to grow in Michigan. Closely related to the apple family, these berries are sweet and nutty. Grab bottles of Erraticus 21 exclusively from Short’s Mart today!

Erraticus 21 is a red wine barrel-aged Wild Cider made with Rhode Island Greening apples  from Boals Orchards with local Saskatoon berries. This light pink cider carries aromas of berry and oak in the nose. Leading woody oak flavors blend with funky apple and nutty Saskatoon. Erraticus 21 finishes dry and with a light tartness. 

The Perfect Blend of Heritage Apples

The Perfect Blend of Heritage Apples

This one is for all of you cult cider fans out there… Pomace Cult is a dry cider made with the perfect blend of heritage apples from Altonen Orchards. It’s crisp, tart, and slightly sweet. Grab bottles of Pomace Cult exclusively at Short’s Mart this weekend!

Pomace Cult (7.7% ABV – 12 TA) is a dry cider made with a blend of heritage apples. Made with Golden Russet, Brown Snout, Jonagold, Spitzenburg, Dabinett, Reine des Pommes, Yarlington Mill, Goldrush, Kingston Black, Reinette Zabergau, Calville Blanc, Roxbury Russet, Bramley’s Seedling, Harry Masters Jersey, Puget Spice, and Macoun apple varieties, this golden colored cider has an inviting aroma of tart fresh apples. Crisp and clean, this cider finishes dry with apple tartness.

Brunch just got a whole lot better!

Brunch just got a whole lot better!

This fall we welcome a new cider to our rotation, Mosa! It’s perfect for brunchin’ on the weekends or sipping while you reminisce about warmer days. Let’s be honest though, when isn’t the perfect time for a cider mimosa in a can?

Mosa (4.3% ABV) is a crisp, refreshing blend of Hard Cider made from Michigan apples and sweet orange juice. This cider is slightly hazy and light orange in color, a true mimosa in cider form. Let the fruity harmony of citrus and bright apple flavors make your tastebuds do a happy dance.

Along with the release of Mosa, we are excited to announce our transition to packaging our ciders exclusively in cans! With the installation of a brand new canning line at Short’s Brewing Company this summer, the quality is better than ever and we’re excited to be able to accompany you on all of your adventures. So paddle through the Chain of Lakes, hike through Glacial Hills, or find your own adventure close to home, and when you’re done reward yourself with a refreshing can of cider.

Look for cans of Octorock, Pulsar, and Mosa now near you.

Erraticus 20 is here & we think it’s the pear-y perfect drink for fall!

Erraticus 20 is here & we think it’s the pear-y perfect drink for fall!

Arriving just in time to celebrate the crisp fall days is Erraticus 20! This Wild Perry is made by fermenting local Gorham pears and aging the juice in a mix of oak and wine barrels. Erraticus 20 is slightly sweeter than our previous Erraticus offerings, with notes of juicy pear, big oak flavors, and just a touch of farmhouse funk. 22 oz bottles are now available at Short’s Brewing Company pub, pick one up and enjoy the refreshing flavors of this perry during fall!

4.9% ABV

Erraticus 19 is a Nicie inspired masterpiece!

Erraticus 19 is a Nicie inspired masterpiece!

Erraticus 19 has officially dropped and it’s definitely hit the mark! Inspired by a cult classic brew from Short’s Brewing Company called Nicie, we conditioned this wild cider on fresh orange zest, coriander and peppercorns for a spicy kick to round out that citrusy sweetness. Look for it at the pub and Short’s Mart today!

Brew up some Erraticus 18

Brew up some Erraticus 18

The perfect blend of wild fermented cider and Madcap Coffee. Erraticus 18 is just as delicious enjoyed on a Northern Michigan beach at sunset as it is meandering the lush hills of Kanzu, Rwanda. Pick one up at the Pub or Short’s Mart today!

It’s Immortal Jelly Time

It’s Immortal Jelly Time

Northern Michigan is finally starting to thaw, and what better way to celebrate than with a berry filled concoction perfect for spring! Making its third appearance on the Starcut seasonal rotation, this cider is more than a little brother Short’s Soft Parade. With its own devoted following, we’re excited for Immortal Jelly to return to store shelves for Starcut lovers near and far!

 

Immortal Jelly (5.2% ABV)  is a semi-dry Fruit Cider inspired by Short’s Brewing Company’s Soft Parade. Immortal Jelly is fermented with Michigan apples and a blend of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. This cider is rose in color and has scents of tart fruit. Immortal Jelly’s complex blend of berry fruit flavors provides a big tart acidity up front before a semi-dry finish.

 

Both kegs and six packs are now headed throughout the Great Lakes Region and Colorado!

Find vacation vibes with Erraticus 17

Find vacation vibes with Erraticus 17

Spring is nearly here, and even if you’re not able to take a spring break to a tropical destination we wanted to share this latest Wild Cider to inspire those vacation vibes. Made with local Jonathon apples, we blended them with the romantic passionfruit. The result? A tasty tropical wild treat!

Erraticus 17 is a Dry Wild Cider fermented with passion fruit. Straw in color, the head dissipates quickly but huge aromas of passion fruit, peach, and funk remain. Tropical passion fruit flavors are the star in this cider mingled with hints of peach and tart apple. Erraticus 17 has a light refreshing mouthfeel and finishes funky, tart, and very dry.

Look for a Erraticus 17 now at the Short’s Brewing Company pub, and pick up a bottle to channel that island feeling wherever you are.

Celebrating with White Skies and Elita 2018

Celebrating with White Skies and Elita 2018

This weekend we celebrate another trip around the sun of making delicious ciders here in northern Michigan. In order to mark the occasion, we’re releasing two extra special bottles at the Short’s Brewing Company pub.

White Skies (5.2% ABV)  is a golden colored Semi Dry Perry fermented with Ossia organic yeast and aged in White Oak barrels. Appealing lightly toasted oak aromatics flow pleasantly into moderate fruit and honey flavors. The overall body is light with a minimal amount of acidity.

Elita 2018 (6.4% ABV – TA – 7 g/L) is a blend of Erraticus Elita 2017 and Wild Cider aged in white wine barrels for 19 months. Light straw in color with beautiful clarity, this wild cider has prominent aromas of fruit, oak, and funk. Leading flavors of barnyard funk transform to apple and oak with a slight tropical tartness. Elita 2018 finishes dry and slightly nutty.

White Skies is in 22 oz. bottles, while Elita 2018 is available in 750 mL bottles. Find them both now at Short’s Brewing Company, and toast a cider (or perry) to another bountiful harvest and the delicious beverages that are the result.