Shacksbury Releases ‘Shorts’—The Cutest Little Hard Cider Seltzer

Shacksbury has outdone itself with the launch of a brand-new, summer-ready hard cider seltzer, Shorts, ready to crush in the cutest little 8-ounce can we ever did see:

Shacksbury Shorts

Shorts is what Shacksbury calls an “early-morning, weekend-brunch, day-drinking, post-workout, pre-dinner, just-put-the-kids-to-bed, ‘I’ll take one more’ kind of cider.” Bright, citrusy and hibiscus notes, tiny bubbles, zero grams of sugar and a sessionable 4.5% ABV make this an instant must-have to your warm-weather beverage repertoire.

The bright aromatics featured in Shorts are the expert handiwork of Burlington, VT-based cocktail apothecary, Alice and the Magician. It’s a blend of natural extract of lemongrass along with whole flower hibiscus, which really pops against the clean, tart flavor of the fresh cider base, made with New England apples, including Mac, Empire, Gala, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples.

Then there’s the amazing label art, designed by Austin-based artist and illustrator Will Bryant, who has done work for a huge range of clients, from Adidas to The White House. Bryant’s style is notable for its squiggles, dad jokes, googly eyes, and anatomically incorrect — but charming — wildlife. Check more of his work via Instagram.

To kick off your Shorts obsession, shop online or at your favorite bottle shop!

  • Feature photo: Shacksbury


  1. Marie A McLaughlin on September 28, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I had to drop a note to let you know how much we love your product We love the flavors the taste and the quality of your drinks. I have been getting them over the summer but now that tailgate season is in swing you know I will be taking my drinks with me to the party. I also know that with the holiday season coming it is the thing to bring or to have on hand. I would like to get some swag to show my love of your product. I look forward to hearing from you Marie McLaughlin 4652 Caribou Avenue North Port Florida 34287

  2. Beer Caused Depression on January 29, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    This beer is absolutely disgusting and smells like ***. Initially, it caught my eye because of the super cute design on the can. That was my first mistake. I popped one in the car after picking it up from the liquor store and the entire car smelled like death, immediately. I had to drive with the windows down. If you value your sense of smell or taste, please invest in getting a different beer. This isn’t worth it.

    • Emily Kovach on January 29, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      That’s strange – we’ve had Shorts (a cider, not a beer, for what it’s worth) a number of times and have never experienced a horrible smell before. Maybe it was a bad batch?

      • America on March 13, 2020 at 12:51 am

        Same here. Terrible, awful, disgusting smell.

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