While at Ashley’s Westland, we are going to sample Short’s Brewery Bourdon Sustanance. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their brews, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read those posts to get to know Short’s Brewery. Let us get into beer.
It has a jet black color with a constant off white color head. The aroma has a heavy chocolate to bourdon notes. The taste has a bourdon bite at the front and a nice smooth chocolate malty notes to finish it off. The aftertaste is a nice crisp finish. It is sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Beer is our spring Schwarzbier (black lager) aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months. It features rich roasted malt qualities with bold flavors of vanilla, charred oak, and even a slight nuttiness. The light, crisp finish makes this bourbon soaked beer light in flavor, which is wonderful because it highlights the complexities of the bourbon aging process. The light body also makes it an ideal beer for a springtime refreshment.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I will be upfront and honest. I am not a huge fan of Short’s beers. I just believe almost everyone in the State of Michigan over rates their beers. With that said, I have to say most underrate Greenbush’s beers. So I had the chance to try this beer and a beer from Greenbush at the same time. I can’t remember what beer. I was so disappointed with the Greenbush and was really impressed with this beer from Short’s. No, it is not odd. I love my German Beer Styles and it took me a long time to come around to respect these beer styles. This Black Lager that is aged in Bourdon Barrels gives the beer drinker something different from the normal German Black Lager. Schwarzbier is name Black Lager in German. I highly recommend this beer and I will be searching for this beer in bottles. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser