2018 Advent Beer Review
Date: Dec 1, 2018
Beer: Short's Brewing Company - Juicy Tree
Source: Elk Rapids, Michigan
ABV: Not Listed
"Experimental India Pale Ale brewed with spruce tips
with cranberries and juniper berries added." Juicy Tree
This was an interesting beer to start advent off with. After reading
the description I was expecting this to taste like pine needles, and
it definitely delivered on that front! If I could make gin flavored
beer, this would be it. I could taste the juniper but not the
cranberries. Overall, the taste was very bitter even by IPA
standards. At first I didn't know if I would be able to finish the
whole bottle. But after a few sips my taste buds adjusted and by the
end, I was almost enjoying it. Definitely an interesting novelty
drink and not a bad brew, but not something that I would want to
have more than once a year or outside of the month of December.
Would I buy it again? No.
How much could I drink in one night? One 12oz bottle.