For the 10-year anniversary celebration, Short’s Brewing Company shut down the streets of Bellaire with a celebration inside and outside of the pub included an outdoor music tent and 99 different taps. Food trucks were on hand for the 4,000+ capacity crowd which include the annual State of the Brewery Address from owner Joe Short as well as a 10-Year commemorative video. Admission was free to the family-friendly event which included a 2-set headlining performance from Dean Ween of the band Ween whose song names served as inspiration for the items on the Short’s pub’s regular food menu.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Short’s to Short’s Paddle 2013

Short’s to Short’s Paddle 2013

Short’s Brewing Company is excited to announce its Annual Short’s to Short’s Paddle to occur on Saturday, May 18th, 2013.  One of the Midwest’s largest sea kayaking events, the paddle begins outside the Short’s brewpub in Bellaire and meanders 27 miles through Antrim County’s lower Chain of Lakes to the Short’s production brewery in Elk Rapids.
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Short's Brewing Company: Brewery Review

If Joe Short is the Willy Wonka of Beer then the Shorts pub and microbrewery in Bellaire, Michigan is his “Chocolate Factory.” For the already infinitely seeming variety of beers available in 6-packs produced at the main facility in Elk Rapids, the pub (and fully functioning microbrewery in it's own right,) is also a source of an even greater variety of beers. With 20 beers on tap all the time and many pub exclusives, it is no wonder that beer enthusiasts from around the world seek out this, the public headquarters of the pro-Michigan brewery.
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How to Make a Fruity Ice Cream While using Short's Soft Parade

I wanted to try something more fruity than chocolaty for this batch of ice cream. The delectable Soft Parade fruit-infused rye ale from Short's Brewing in Bellaire seemed like a good starting point. I also added some peach syrup from Torani (the stuff they use at coffee shops) to add flavor and chopped up some gummy peach rings to put in the ice cream. The result was pretty good. Not an A+ but a solid effort. I would perhaps add more syrup the next time. 
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Finished Bread using Short's Spruce Pilsner

Here's a quick and easy beer-cheese bread recipe. It's great for weeknights after work when you want some fresh bread that doesn't take hours of rising, and it is literally idiot-proof to put together. T'was a cold and blustery winter's eve when I made this bread and wanted something earthy & soul warming, so I dug out a bottle of Short's Imperial Spruce Pilsner from the cellar.
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Short's Brewing Company - Bellaire, Michigan

Click below to watch the Michigan Brewery of the month the Short's Brewing Company.

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