Uncle Steve’s Irish Stout is Short’s version of the classic Irish Stout, complete with a dark color, soft head, and smooth full flavor typical of this lighter bodied beer. A simple grist formula provides a base of roasted malt flavors and a creamy drinkability everyone loves.
Uncle Steve’s was originally brewed by Joe Short in 2008 at Steve’s request. After thirteen imperials in a row, Steve thought something traditional would be fun, and being a fan of roasty, dark beers (and ¼ Irish), he suggested that Joe brew a traditional Irish Stout for the Brewski Bash, which celebrates the arrival of winter in Bellaire, MI.
Watch Joe Short and “Uncle” Steve Ison tell the story behind Uncle Steve’s Irish Stout:
The label was created by artist Fritz Horstman and depicts Steve and “Blackie.” Blackie was an old alley cat that lived behind the pub and was adopted by Steve. Alas, Blackie is no more, but lived a long, pampered and happy life.
A great Irish Stout goes with great Irish food. Short’s Beer Liberation Specialist Jon Wojtowicz recommends pairing Uncle Steve’s with a classic corned beef Reuben sandwich.
Uncle Steve’s Traditional Irish Stout is a Specialty Release available in Michigan Meijer stores. The February release gives you plenty of time to enjoy it through St Patrick’s Day (May 17).