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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.

Introducing Immortal Jelly

Introducing Immortal Jelly

Many of you may know our sister brand, Short’s Brewing Company, brews and bottles one of the most delectable beers out there: Soft Parade. Well, we hoped that maybe those juicy berries would be just as tasty in a cider too. We brewed, and (taste) tested and determined this to be absolutely correct. And thus, Immortal Jelly was born! Today, we’re happy to introduce the long-awaited, berry filled, semi-dry Immortal Jelly to cider lovers in Michigan and beyond.

Immortal Jelly (5.1 % ABV) is a semi-dry hard 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.

Evoking only the most treasured of summertime memories, Immortal Jelly is the perfect cider to sip post swimming, sunbathing, snoozing, or snacking. Just in time for the holiday weekend, our newest bottled cider is now available in Michigan. Out of state fans, look for Immortal Jelly in Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio very soon.

Starcut Ciders now available in Illinois

Starcut Ciders now available in Illinois

We’re making our Illinois debut this weekend! We’ll be pouring Pulsar (semi-dry hard cider), Octorock (semi-sweet hard cider), and Squishy (semi-sweet hard cider made with Northern Michigan cherries) at Cider Summit Chicago. Post summit, we’ll be celebrating at Emporium – Wicker Park where we’ll be hosting a Cider Summit After Party.

These events are only the beginning. Starcut Ciders Pulsar and Octorock will be available throughout the state of Illinois beginning this week. Looking for Starcut Ciders near you? Check the list below for a location in your neck of the woods.

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 3121 N. Thatcher Ave., River Grove

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 4610 W Elm St. McHenry

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 103A Orland Park Place, Orland Park

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 12307 S RTE 59, Plainfield  

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 124 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 1409 N Veterans Parkway, Bloomington

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 100 16th St. Space A, Oak Brook

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 1720 N Marcey St., Chicago

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 1950 Lincoln Highway St., Charles

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 2010 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 213 W Grand Ave., Chicago

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 21410 Wold Rd., Mokena

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 323 W Golf Rd., Schaumburg

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 3447 W 95th St., Evergreen park

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 5100 W Dempster St., Skokie

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 639 E Boughton Rd., 180, Bolingbrook

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 670 W Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 69 W Rand Rd., Arlington Heights

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 6920 S Route 83, Willowbrook

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 802 W Town Center Blvd., Champaign

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 844 S Randall Rd., Algonquin  

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 975 Rand Rd., Lake Zurich

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 353 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale  

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 7330 W North Ave., Elmwood Park  

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 767 W Golf Rd., Des Plaines  

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 8935 N Milwaukee, Niles

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 1531 E 53rd St., Chicago  

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 85 N Greenbay Rd., Glencoe  

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 1132 S Jefferson St., Chicago

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 153 Skokie Valley Highway, Highland Park

Binny’s Beverage Depot, 3000 N Clark St., Chicago  

BJ’s Wine & Spirits, 1154 Douglas Rd., Oswego

Blue Frog’s Local 22, 22 E Hubbard St., Chicago

Bottles and Cans LLC, 4109 Lincoln Ave., #1, Chicago

Breakroom Brewery, 2925 W Montrose Ave., Chicago

Cucina Paradiso, 814 North Blvd., Oak Park

Deja Brew, 5129 W 95th St., Oak Lawn

Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Empty Pockets, 101 S 3rd St., Oregon

Fischman Liquors and Tavern, 4780 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Friar Tuck Beverage, 1085 S Route 51, Forsyth

Friar Tuck Beverage, 1333 Savoy Plaza Ln., Savoy

Friar Tuck Beverage, 1401 W Glen Ave., Peoria

Friar Tuck Beverage, 3080 Mercantile Dr., Springfield

Friar Tuck Beverage, 67015 Goshen Rd., Edwardsville

Friar Tuck Beverage, 2401 Maloney Dr., Bloomington

HQ Beercade, 213 W Institute Place, Chicago

Hy-Vee, 2115 S MacArthur Blvd., Springfield

Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W 159th St., Homer Glen

Kilroy’s,  3502 Ridge Rd., Lansing

Kuma’s Corner, 2900 Belmont Ave., Chicago

Kuma’s Too, 666 W Diversey Pkway., Chicago

La Primera, 5012 – 5014 N Clark St., Chicago

Leo’s Wines & Spirits, 3018-22 Hobson Rd., Woodridge

Lincoln Station, 2430-32 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Liquor Park, 1937 W North Ave., Chicago

Madison Tavern, 500 W Madison St, Chicago

Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar, 960 W 31st St., Chicago

Milk & More, 702 W Diversey Pkwy., Chicago

Old Town Pour House, 1417-1419 N Wells, Chicago

Owen & Engine, 2700 N Western Ave., Chicago

Parlor Pizza Bar, 108 N Green St., Chicago

Rayan Liquor & Deli, 4553-4559 N Clark St., Chicago

Riverside Foods, 48 Burlington, Riverside

Roots Handmade Pizza, 2200 W Lawrence Ave., Chicago

Rudy’s Liquors INC., 285 Chartres Street, Lasalle

Sedgwick’s Bar, 1935 Sedgwick St., Chicago

The Craft Beer Store, 131 N Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

The Eastwood Golf Co., 2000 Eastwood Ave., Streator

The Noble Grape Corp., 802 N Bishop St., Chicago

The Open Bottle, 7101 183rd St., Suite 105, Tinley Park

The Standard Market, 333 E Ogden Ave., Westmont

The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 Lincoln Hwy., Mokena

Timothy O’toole’s, 622 N Fairbanks Ct., Chicago

Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W 171st St., Unit R, Tinley Park

Tuman’s Tap & Grill, 2159 W Chicago Ave., Chicago


Find Starcut Ciders in your Neck of the Woods

Find Starcut Ciders in your Neck of the Woods

The wait is over Michigan! We are happy to announce that Starcut Ciders will now be available on tap throughout the State. It’s exciting to be able to share the Starcut love now, and extend distribution outside of our home in Northern Michigan. Starting today and continuing throughout the week, our cider will be making its way into new bars, restaurants, and taprooms in every corner of the state.

Starcut Ciders made its debut at the Short’s Brewing Company pub last fall. This made for many happy Northern Michiganders, and we couldn’t wait to spread that cheer with the rest of the state. We have increased production, in order to meet demand from consumers.

Making ciders with fruit grown on Michigan farms has been a rewarding process, and according to Tony Hansen, Head Cider Maker (and Short’s Head Brewer), supporting local agriculture will continue to be at the helm of all Starcut does.“One of my primary motivations to produce Starcut Ciders has always been to use the fruit from our local farms. I want to highlight Northern Michigan as a cider destination, support our neighboring farms, and help preserve the Northern Michigan agricultural landscape that so many of us love.” Starcut will continue to source as many apples as possible from the local farmers with which we have established rewarding relationships.

Starcut Ciders will be distributed statewide by Imperial Beverage, who has distributed Short’s beer for over a decade. The ciders will be available on tap at select locations beginning this week.

Use our Starcut Ciders locator to find Starcut in your neck of the woods.

Let us know what you think, use #StarcutState on social media and get in on all the buzz!

Find Starcut Ciders in Northern Michigan

Find Starcut Ciders in Northern Michigan

Starcut Ciders are available on tap at select locations in Northern Michigan (Grand Traverse, Antrim, and Charlevoix counties) beginning on February 11th, 2015. Check below for a list of restaurants and bars carrying Starcut Ciders on tap.

 February 11th, 2015

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Cider to be tapped at 10:00 am.
100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Boulevard,
Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 534-6000

Red Mesa Grill Traverse City
Blazar to be Tapped at 11:00 am.
1544 US 31 N
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 938-2773

Fire Fly
Cider to be tapped at 11:45 am.
310 Cass St.,
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 932-1310

Trattoria Stella
Cider to be tapped at 12:30 pm.
1200 W 11th St.,
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 929-8989

The Franklin
Navi to be tapped at 1:00 pm.
160 East Front St.,
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 943-2727

Cider to be tapped at 1:30 pm.
128 E Front St.,
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-7632

U and I Lounge
Cider to be tapped at 2:00 pm.
214 East Front St.,
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-8932

Cider to be tapped at 2:30 pm.
428 E Front St.,
Traverse City, MI
(231) 995-0570

The Little Fleet
Navi to be tapped at 3:00 pm.
448 East Front St.,
Traverse City, MI 49686

7 Monks
Tabula Rasa, Navi, and Blazar to be tapped at 3:30 pm.
128 S. Union St.,
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 421-8410

Cider to be tapped at 4:30 pm.
2784 M 137
Interlochen, MI 49643
(231) 276-6979

Mr C’s Pub & Grill
Oktorok to be tapped at 5:30 pm.
9009 M-72 E
Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 267-3300

Alden Bar
Tabula Rasa to be tapped at 6:15 pm.
9149 Helena Rd.,
Alden, MI 49612
(231) 331-6214

Siren Hall
Cider to be tapped at 7:00 pm.
151 River St.,
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
(231) 264-6062

Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen
Cider to be tapped at 7:30 pm.
617 Ames St.,
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
(231) 264-0530

February 12th, 2015
Boyne Mountain
Cider to be tapped at 11:00 am.
1 Boyne Mountain Rd.,
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
(231) 549-6000

Cafe Sante
Minerva to be tapped at 12:00 pm
1 Water St.,
Boyne City, MI
(231) 582-8800

Red Mesa Grill Boyne City
Octorok to be tapped at 12:30 pm.
117 Water St.,
Boyne City, MI
(231) 582-0049

Bridge Street Taproom
Cider to be tapped at 1:30 pm.
202 Bridge St.,
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 437-3466

Mitchell Street Pub
Tabula Rasa to be tapped at 2:30 pm.
426 E Mitchell St.,
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-1801

City Park Grill
Cider to be tapped at 3:00 pm.
432 East Lake St.,
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-0101

Stafford’s The Noggin Room Pub
Cider to be tapped at 3:30 pm.
100 Lewis St.,
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-4000

Blue Pelican
Cider to be tapped at 5:00 pm.
2535 Main St.,
Central Lake, MI 49622
(231) 544-2583

Timberline Shanty
Cider to be tapped at 5:45 pm.
5820 Shanty Creek Rd.,
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-9094

Starlight Lounge
102 South Bridge Ln.,
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-6262

Cider to be tapped at 6:15 pm
213 N Bridge St.,
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-5252

Bellaire Bar
Dundela to be tapped at 7:00 pm.
217 N Bridge St.,
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-6536



*Times and ciders are subject to change.

Starcut Ciders Available On Tap in Northern Michigan Beginning February 11th, 2015

Starcut Ciders Available On Tap in Northern Michigan Beginning February 11th, 2015

We are excited to announce distribution plans for our ciders. Beginning next Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, we will be distributing our ciders in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Kalkaska, Antrim, Emmet, and Charlevoix counties in Northern Michigan. Later this year we hope to expand distribution to include neighboring counties, and eventually the entire state.  We expect to release our first bottled cider this coming fall.

Tabula Rasa, a pub favorite as well as 6 new cider varieties (NaviDundela, Octorok, Minerva, Memento, and Blazar) will be tapped at restaurants and bars on February 11th and 12th, 2015. You can see the full list of bars and restaurants carrying Starcut Ciders on tap here.

Although production and distribution of our ciders is currently limited, if your establishment is interested in carrying Starcut Ciders, wherever you reside in Michigan, please fill out a brief form at