September 18, 2020

Batch 10,000

Bottoms Up
By Craig Manning | June 22, 2019

Looks like 2019 has been a milestone year for Short’s Brewing Company. So far this year, the brewery has celebrated its 15th anniversary and brewed its 10,000th batch. Even if you missed the big anniversary party out in Bellaire in April, you can still get your hands on its ode to its anni: Batch 10,000. This beer, a double brut IPA brewed with mango and black currant, is a true one-of-a-kind recipe. As a brut IPA, Batch 10,000 carries a dry, champagne-like quality that is unusual for a beer. But the mango adds a refreshing fruity twist, and the currant contributes a bitterness that pairs perfectly with the hops of the IPA style. If you’re going to crack a bottle of Batch 10,000, just be prepared for the booziness. With a 14.2 percent ABV, this beer hits like liquor and finishes like a wedding-day champagne toast. It’s a delicious, smooth, one-beer-a-night kind of beer, with enough character to stick in your memory for a long, long time — even if you end up having two or three. We found a six-pack at GJ’s Pizza & Market in Traverse City (2700 Holiday Road, 231-938-2700) for $15.99, but it’s also still on tap out at Short’s Brewing Company’s brew pub in Bellaire. www.shortsbrewing.com

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