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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
We’ll admit, when we released our first bottles of Starcut Ciders, it was hard to decide which ciders we wanted to share with the world. We knew we wanted something dry and refreshingly simple, so Pulsar made the cut. Then we wanted something for those seeking the sweeter side of cider, so Octorock became our second flagship. Finally, we added Squishy, a semi-sweet Fruit Cider made with Michigan apples and cherries to the mix as a seasonal to highlight the amazing fruit grown right here in Michigan. Squishy season came and went, but once it was gone we couldn’t help by yearn for this delicious cider. Luckily, you all agreed and the demand for Squishy was clear. We’re excited to announce that for 2018 Squishy will be joining our lineup as a year round flagship!
Squishy (6.3% ABV) is a semi-sweet Fruit Cider fermented with Michigan apples, Northern Michigan Balaton and Montmorency tart cherries, and English Cider yeast. Ruby red in color with appealing sweet aromatics, this cider’s initial flavors of dark fruit shift toward a bold tartness that dries the palate between tastes.
Look for six packs of Squishy to begin hitting store shelves throughout our distribution footprint starting this week and enjoy Squishy season, every season.
Find Starcut Ciders near you here.
We recently released Erraticus 16, to help us say “so long” to 2017, and welcome 2018! This time, our cider makers decided to use a berry that is basically four berries in one. A cross among the European raspberry, European blackberry, an American dewberry, and a loganberry; the boysenberry is certainly a unique fruit and makes an even more complex cider
Erraticus 16 (6% ABV) is a Dry Wild Cider fermented with Cortland apples and boysenberries. Dark rose in color, this cider carries bright inviting aromas of berries and apple. Boysenberry flavors are prominent, but balanced by the apples with a slight funk. Erraticus 16 is refreshing and crisp with a dry finish.
Ring in the new year with a cider in hand and pick up a bottle of Erraticus 16 at Short’s Mart now!
Once we had a taste of Erraticus 6, we knew something special was happening. The tart black currant and apple flavors blended with the soft oak notes creating a unique beverage we wanted to sip on more than once. As you know (or maybe you don’t but you should), our Erraticus Wild Ciders are a series of one-off ciders allowing for wild, natural fermentation to occur, promising each to be one of a kind. Since we couldn’t recreate the exact magic of Erraticus 6, we decided to do the next best thing; allow this cider to inspire our master cider maker, Tony, to create a new seasonal release reminiscent of Erraticus 6 for those cold winter months. Enter: Bucket.
Bucket (6% ABV) is a Semi-Dry Fruit Cider fermented with black currants and aged on oak chips. Deep crimson red in color with a shimmering light pink head, this cider carries aromas of tart fruit and vanilla. Apple and black currant flavors blend well and balance the acidity and sweetness for a clean and dry finish.
This seasonal cider will be making its way to stores and taps near you throughout our distribution footprint (MI, IL, IN, OH, WI, CO) over the next couple of weeks. Find some Bucket in your neck of the woods, and #PickCider to keep you warm this winter.