Blog : Hard Cider

¡AY, CARAMBA! Tequila Cider!

¡AY, CARAMBA! Tequila Cider!

We’ve shared our gin barrel aged and white wine barrel aged beauties, but now it’s time to get just a little funkier. For the 5th installment in our Erraticus Series, we took our inspiration from south of the border to bring you an extra special treat. ¡AY, CARAMBA! It’s a tequila cider!

Erraticus 5 is a wild cider aged in tequila barrels. Bright with a straw-colored hue, Erraticus 5 has aromas and flavors of bright apple, oak, tequila, and funk. An ample amount of carbonation allows the complex flavors of this cider to dance on the drinker’s taste buds. This cider is surprisingly easy drinking and very approachable.

Packaged in 750 mL bottles, Erraticus 5 can be yours for just $18.00. Erraticus 5, is only available at the Short’s Brewing Company pub and Short’s Mart in Bellaire, MI beginning RIGHT NOW. Get all the deets on the Erraticus Series by visiting starcut.co/erraticusseries.

Here Comes the Phuzz

Here Comes the Phuzz

It’s officially fall here in Northern Michigan and it’s only fitting that we celebrate with a new bottled cider. Inspired by the sweet and juicy peaches of a late summer harvest, we’ve concocted a tantalizing cider fermented with apples and peaches we’re affectionately calling “Phuzz.”

Phuzz (6.9% ABV) is a semi-sweet cider fermented with Michigan apples and peaches. The cider is a brilliantly clear amber-straw color and has aromas of fresh apple and peach. Phuzz is mildly tart and subtly sweet with flavors of bold apple and pleasant lingering peach.

So here comes the Phuzz! Find ‘er pouring from taps and packaged in 12oz bottle six-packs. Phuzz is now available throughout the mitten state. Distribution to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Colorado will begin soon.

Short’s Brewing Co. Announces Short’s & Starcut Ciders CO Events

Short’s Brewing Co. Announces Short’s & Starcut Ciders CO Events

Elk Rapids, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Company announces it will host a string of events to take place in Colorado in the days leading up to the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. These events will feature their hard cider brand, Starcut Ciders, as well as Short’s beers, which are not regularly distributed outside of the Midwest.

Starcut Ciders is a division of Short’s Brewing Company. Originally introduced at Short’s Bellaire pub in 2014, Starcut Ciders was born out of a desire to celebrate the bounty of Michigan orchards. Short’s began distribution of Starcut Ciders in Michigan in 2015. In early 2016, Short’s announced it would begin regular distribution of Short’s brews and Starcut Ciders outside the state of Michigan for the first time. The company began distributing cider in Colorado in March of this year.

Short’s Partner, Scott Newman-Bale is excited to be returning to Colorado for the events leading up to GABF. “We’re thrilled to be able to make the trip out west. We’ve only been distributing our ciders for a number of months in Colorado, so we’re still becoming acquainted with the market. It’s very exciting to be in the field to help introduce new craft lovers to Starcut and give them a glimpse into the world of Short’s.”

The events will take place at Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins on Monday, October 3rd, at FATE Brewing Company and Back Country Pizza & Tap House in Boulder on Tuesday, October 4th, and at Finley’s Pub and Falling Rock Tap House in Denver on Wednesday, October 5th. Short’s Flagship brews, Soft Parade and Huma Lupa Licious, as well as their current variety pack will be available in bottles at retail accounts. Additional specialty varieties will be available on tap at all events. Starcut Ciders Octorock, Pulsar, and Phuzz will be also available. Joe Short and members of the Short’s team will be on hand for each event.   

Starcut Ciders is distributed by Elite Brands of Colorado. According to the distributor, “GABF is an exciting week for us.  We’re thrilled to welcome the Starcut Ciders & Short’s Brewing team back to Colorado and to showcase these two great Michigan brands throughout the week!”

For more information about Short’s Brewing Company please visit www.shortsbrewing.com.

Starcut Ciders Official, Official Colorado Launch Events

Starcut Ciders Official, Official Colorado Launch Events

We know you’ve probably already seen our ciders in stores and on tap around the beautiful state of Colorado and we hope you’ve had a chance to give ‘em a taste. But now, we’re ready to celebrate with official launch events taking place this week. Join us in celebrating Starcut Ciders distribution in Colorado at tap features in Ft. Collins, Lakewood, and Denver. Get the details below and come thirsty!

Tuesday, June 21st  
Black Bottle Brewery Tap Feature
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1611 S. College Ave Ft. Collins, CO

Wednesday, June 22nd
World of Beer Tap Feature
4:00 pm
921 Pearl St, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Thursday, June 23rd
First Draft Tap Feature
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1309 26th St. Denver, CO

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