Sunday, May 21, 2017

Short’s Brewing Co. Announces Public Opening of Elk Rapids Production Facility

Written by  Paul Starr
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In an effort to quench the thirst of Northern Michigan beer lovers, Short’s Brewing Company announces the public opening of their Elk Rapids Production Facility. Opened in 2009, the company’s Production Facility has traditionally only been open to the public for pre-arranged tours and at their annual Short’s Fest party held during the village’s Harbor Days celebration. This location will bring a little slice of pub life to the other side of Antrim county.
The outdoor operation will feature draft and packaged Short’s brews and Starcut Ciders (including same day packaged products), food from Vendetti's Spanky Wagon, Production Facility tours, yard games, a selection of Short’s Mart merchandise, and more. Anticipated hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Tours will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Hours subject to change.

According to Short’s, the “Pull Barn” taps will begin flowing at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 25th with a grand opening celebration to follow on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th. For more information, please visit

About Short’s Brewing Company and Starcut Ciders

Located in the heart of Downtown Bellaire, MI, Short’s Brewing Co. was established in 2004 by Joe Short. In 2009, Short’s began keg and bottle distribution in Michigan via their Elk Rapids Production Facility. Starcut Ciders is a division of Short’s Brewing Company born out of a desire to celebrate the bounty of Michigan orchards. The brewery is known widely for their flagship and experimental brews including Huma Lupa Licious and Soft Parade. Short’s prides themselves on producing fearlessly creative beers, handmade by people who care in Northern Michigan.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.