Short’s Spruce Pilsner is one of my favorites from these guys, and it should be out very soon in Michigan. It is an imperial pilsner fermented with local, hand-picked blue spruce tips. According to Joe Short, who narrates the video below, the spruce presence, rooted in historical brewing practices, is enormous and gives the beer a refreshing quality reminiscent of gin. The spruce tips are the quintessential symbol for Joe’s love of hops and craft beer.
Here is a short video clip taken last year.