Starcut Ciders Releases Semi-Sweet Peach Cider


Elk Rapids, Mich. – Starcut Ciders, a division of Short’s Brewing Company, will release a new rotating hard cider, Phuzz, beginning this month.

Phuzz (6.9% ABV) is a semi-sweet cider fermented with Michigan apples and peaches. The cider is a brilliantly clear amber-straw color and has aromas of fresh apple and peach. Phuzz is mildly tart and subtly sweet with flavors of bold apple and pleasant lingering peach.

According to Starcut’s Head Cider Maker, Tony Hansen, “As another amazing Northern Michigan summer comes to an end, we’re proud to capture the flavor of the peach harvest in Phuzz. I love the balance and complexity of blending apple and peach in this cider.”

Like Starcut’s flagship brands, Octorock and Pulsar, and previous rotating releases, Squishy and Immortal Jelly, the label artwork for Phuzz was created by the legendary artist, Don Pendleton.

Phuzz was released in bottles first at the Short’s Brewing Company pub and Short’s Mart in Bellaire, MI and at the company’s Elk Rapids Production Facility Pull Barn on Friday, September 23rd with state-wide distribution beginning on Monday, September 26th. Phuzz will be distributed throughout Starcut’s expanded Great Lakes area footprint and in Colorado soon after.

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About Starcut Ciders

Starcut Ciders is a division of Short’s Brewing Company. Originally introduced at Short’s Bellaire pub in 2014, Starcut Ciders was born out of a desire to celebrate the bounty of Michigan orchards. Short’s began distribution of Starcut Ciders in Michigan in 2015. In early 2016, Short’s announced it would begin regular distribution of Short’s brews and Starcut Ciders outside the state of Michigan for the first time. Starcut Ciders are currently available on draught and in bottles in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Colorado.