Joe Shorts Birthday Bash

What: Beer & Food

When: Thursday - December 19, 2013 @ 05:00PM

Where: HopCat, Grand Rapids, Michigan
HopCat GR will be hosting it's annual birthday party for the founder of Short's Brewing Company, Joe Short. To celebrate his 35th birthday, Joe and his crew will be coming down from Bellaire, MI with 35 Short's drafts. The list includes:

1. Brambling Martian - A heavily hopped ale brewed exclusively with Brambling Cross and Admiral English hop varieties. 4.4%
2. Walking Red - A deep red English Ale brewed with vanilla. 5.3%
3. Black Cherry Porter - Brewed with hundreds of pounds of sweet black cherries, eight different malts, and three varieties of hops. 7%
4. Bloody Beer - A lighter bodied beer fermented with Roma tomatoes and spiced with dill, horseradish, peppercorns, and celery seed. 7%
5. Raisin Apollo - A big bodied double IPA fermented with golden raisins. 9%
6. Pineapple Pilsner - A refreshing American Pilsner with and exotic twist of pineapple. 6.7%
7. Earl of Brixom - English Dark Mild Ale. 3.9%
8. Kind Ale – An Wet-Hopped Pale Ale brewed with hops straight from the fields on Leelanau Peninsula to the kettle. 5.5%
9. Peaches and Cream - High gravity golden ale fermented with lactose and fresh peaches. 8.3%
10. Sticky Icky Icky - American India Pale Ale loaded with citrusy hop aromas of oranges, nectarines and apricots. 5.7%
11. Kentucky Common - A southern style dark brown American lager brewed with flaked maize and rye. 4.3%
12. OMGWTFBBQ - A Barbecue themed experimental beer brewed with tomatoes, brown sugar, molasses, spices, and smoked hops. 6.7%
13. Mystery Stout - Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with cocoa and molasses. 10%
14. Evil Urges - Belgian Dark Strong Ale. 7.8%
15. Bourbon Pig Pen - An intense IPA brewed with brettanomyces and aged in bourbon barrels. 7.8%
16. Cerveza de Julie - Pale yellow Mexican lager brewed with real lime. 5%
17. Key Lime Pie - Made with fresh limes, milk sugar, graham cracker, and marshmallow fluff. 5.5%
18. Ale la Reverend - A distinctively dry, light bodied IPA. 4%
19. Sustenance Black Beer - Schwarzbier. 6.4%
20. Mmmkay - American India Pale Lager. 5%
21. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster - Double Belgian IPA brewed exclusively with galaxy hops. 8.4%
22. India Spruce Pilsner - Double Pilsner brewed with local, hand-picked blue spruce tips. 7%
23. Noble Chaos - Marzen. 5.6%
24. The Curl - Imperial American Pilsner with hefty doses of hops. 7.25%
25. Bludgeon Yer Eye - India Black Ale. 6.2%
26. Dark Passenger - A dark black colored lager. 4.3%
27. Captain Fantasy - Saison brewed with pear and Sorachi Ace hops. 6.7%
28. Cup a Joe - A coffee stout brewed with milk sugar and Higher Grounds roasted fair trade espresso beans. 6.8%
29. Chocolate Giddy Up - Experimental stout made with cocoa nibs and cold brewed coffee. 6.6%
30. Ectoplasmo - Belgian Stout brewed with candy syrup and a massive amount of raspberries. 6.9%
31. Bim Bam Boom - Rich dark stout brewed with cocoa nibs, cayenne pepper, and orange. 7.4%
32. Big Style – Stout brewed with brown sugar and molasses. 6.9%
33. Huma Lupa Licious - American IPA. 7.7%
34. Good Humans - Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale. 8%
35. Jitterbug Perfume - An experimental Belgian Golden Ale brewed with beets, lemon juice, and jasmine tea. 6.4%

The beers go on at 5pm. Come down and join the celebration!

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