In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Short’s Brewing. It is their Twist Of Cain Black Lager. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this Black Lager.
It has a jet black color with creamy tan head that disappears over time. The smell has a chocolate to coffee notes. The taste has a chocolate to hints of coffee. The aftertaste has a dry crisp chocolate notes. It is kind of drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
Twist of Cain is a pitch black lager with notable aromas of roast, molasses and hints of sweet chocolate. Intense flavors of rich sugary malt and dark fruit resonate with a big coating sweetness. Coupled with a cocoa like bitterness, all of the flavors seem to linger equally and dry the palate.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, everyone knows how I feel about this beer but they have some good beer. They are just far and between. They make way too many seasonals but I see it is by design. They are attacking craft beer drinkers in a way they do their shopping. This beer is one of the good ones. It is smooth but has some nice flavor. It is pretty average but I wish this beer was everyday. Shiner Black is still king for me but I will search this out if I was looking for a Michigan craft. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser