March 14, 2016
New Shorthorn Now in Bottles
Now in bottles, introducing the New Shorthorn American Pale Ale.
As a beer style, American pale ales are slightly less balanced, showing a stronger hop profile, then English pale ales. The hop flavors are also different. American hops run toward a citrus and pine resin profile, while the English hops have an old world character of floral earthiness. Our “original” Shorthorn was known for its lemon and grapefruit notes on the front end, followed by spicy tones, and a clean, soft, bitterness, finished with a touch of malt sweetness.
What separates the "New" from the "Original" is the addition of two highly sought after premium hops. We waited a long time to get them, specifically, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Both are patented hops from the state of Washington. Amarillo possesses a quality of "orangeyness" and Simcoe contributes a woody, musty, citrus-like character. These two additional hops make the New Shorthorn pop with enhanced flavor, citrus qualities, and a slight boost in bitterness.
Available in beverage stores soon. Look for the green sticker on the carton to tell it apart from the Original Shorthorn.