Short’s Bloody Beer

Shorts Brewing Company, Bellaire, Michigan
Bloody Beer
(Beer modeled on flavorings of Bloody Mary)
8.5% ABV
12 oz bottle

“Specialty beer fermented with roma tomatoes and spiced with tellicherry peppercorns, celery seed, fresh horseradish and dill”

I worked up the courage to try a bottle of this so-called “Bloody” beer. One taster in our group reported that it was “like drinking compost”.  Thankfully the beer wasn’t the thick red sludgy mess that I had feared- it poured the typical orangish+light fluorescent color that these Short’s specialty ales tend to have.  I had three small sips, each of which began with herby promise and ended with precisely the vile aftertaste that one would expect from the unholy combination of ingredients. Frankly, I can’t imagine the Bloody Mary concept working successfully as a beer, so I wasn’t that let down by this grossness.

Nininja, on the other hand, was amused by the overwhelming flavor of celery seed, which reminded her of coleslaw. When I looked over again she had already finished the glass.


~ by Perry S. on November 6, 2010.

3 Responses to “Short’s Bloody Beer”

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  2. […] trying a high-end microbrew version of a Blood Mary Beer (Short’s Bloody Beer), we needed to ground ourselves in the common man’s experience of a comparable beverage. […]

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