April 7th to April 10th The Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers will be hosting the Craft Brewers Conference. Short’s is sending a truckload of beer to the windy city to select establishments especially for this occasion. Check out Sheffields website for our brief features.
Here is a list of where to find Short’s in Chi-Town:
Hey there Short’s fans. We’re proud to announce that our much anticipated release of our seasonal brew, The Magician is now available in bottles at select locations across the state where fine Short’s Beer is found.
If you store doesn’t have it, ask them to carry it!
Leave us a comment on our website at the Magician page, or leave us a comment on our Facebook fan page, and let us know what you think.
Josh Davis, Seth Bernard, May Erlewine, Darlene, Jen Sygit, Sam Corbin, Chris Dorman, Gifts or Creatures, Laura Bates, Susan Fawcett, Jam Rek, DJ Martoosh, Mike Shimmin and special guests. Silent auction featuring local food and crafts and lots more. Starts at 4 PM until late.
Hey Short’s fans! We have a few announcements we’d like to make, with more information to come soon:
Announcing the 2010 Short’s to Short’s paddle April 30th. This years Short’s to Short’s will be celebrating our 6th anniversary on Saturday May 1st! Registration and details coming soon. For now, please enjoy our video from last year’s pre-paddle and a note from Joe Short from last year’s event:
The official Short’s 2 Short’s pre paddle report
Yesterday (4.19.09) Leah, Monica, Ryan, Woj and I paddled kayaks from Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire to Short’s Brewing Company in Elk Rapids. My alarm did not go off; as I had it set incorrectly. We started the day with a late start. Our goal was to be on the water by 6:30 a.m. We were all in the water by 7:47 a.m. We launched our vessels at the Intermediate River Boat launch behind Fisher Insurance. We had lunches, water and coffee, and extra warm gear packed on our boats in waterproof containers. All of us except Monica had kayak skirts. I managed to go most of the day without mine, as it reduced your ability to access beer.
The Intermediate stretch to Lake Bellaire and Lake Bellaire to Grass River took a casual 50 minutes. There was a little chop on Bellaire and with wet hands became cold (bring warm stuff). Once entering Grass River, we enjoyed the leasurly ride to Clam Lake, which took just about an hour. We rested at the clam lake boat launch for about 20 minutes and proceeded to head down the lake toward the Dockside where we had the safety boat parked and Captain Curt waiting for us. Once we got to the Dockside, Woj rolled his kayak and we had to break so he could change into dry close (note: back up gear). It took another hour to get from Clam Lake to Torch Lake after the whole Woj incident. There we offloaded some of our gear with Captain Crut and the Ski Nautique and began our paddle to the south end of Torch at 11:10 a.m. Torch was calm and it was sprinkling a little bit. Since the water was flat, we decided to skip out on the Alden drop point and make the long diagonal paddle toward the river to save time. Shortly after we made this call the wind picked up and to our benefit was blowing south west. It likely helped the speed, but maybe canceled out due to the heavy chop. I’d say at least a foot to 18” at times. I speed up my, as I wanted to be out of the rough water as soon as possible. I arrived at Torch River at 1:10 p.m. and waited for the rest of the crew to roll in. We broke for lunch at the mouth of the river and resumed our kayak trip at 2:10 p.m.
Torch River started with a little head wind and it began to die down and change direction as we wound about and into more covered areas. The river ride took under an hour and the wind was heavy at our backs once in Lake Skegemog, with rollers trying to get into the boats. I clocked a video documentation at 3:10 p.m. at Skegemog. In Skegemong to Elk Lake was mostly riding the rollers in and having a few beers. The group was scattered all over the lake and Captain Crut continued to make the rounds. When we hit Elk Lake the chop seemed to die down a little until we reached the east arm and the wind picked up. These were pretty intense waters and still no time was recorded. The chop and wind began to die as we entered the mouth of Elk River. Leah decided she wanted a couple of short tows from the safety boat through part of Elk Lake. Being towed behind the boat in a kayak looked pretty fun.
Paddling became easier in Elk River and a great way to wind down the paddle to the finish. We landed at the Elk River Boat Launch at 5:00 p.m. on the dot. The safety boat and the rest of the paddlers tricked in shortly after. I can’t wait to do it again!
Don’t forget that this Saturday, March 6th is the 2010 Suds & Snow at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City! The Short’s Crew will be there again, helping quench your thirst.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 after March 5th @ noon.
Tickets include commemorative glass, trail pass, and 2 tasting tickets. Additional beer & food tasting tickets will be $1 each. For more information, visit www.TimberRidgeResort.net or download the promotional flyer here.
ABOUT BREW-SKI FESTIVAL:
The first annual Brew-Ski Festival takes place Saturday, March 13 and features 100+ craft brews, entertainment and an evening of parties. We’ll be pitching a big ole’ tent at the base of the slopes where you and friends can purchase tickets and sample a variety of brews. The frothy samples are served while you enjoy music, brats and spring conditions. The tent is open from noon until 4 p.m., then the party heads to the legendary Zoo Bar with live music by the Aaron Vaughn Band. Tent patrons must be at least 21 years of age and admission to the tent is free. Tickets can be purchased for $2 each and samples are 3 ounce pours. Participating breweries include Short’s Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, New Holland Brewing Co., Arcadia Brewing Co., Arbor Brewing Co., Founders Brewing Co., North Peak Brewing Co., Sam Adams, Stone Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Leinenkugel, among others.
“Looking back it seems inevitable. Like a burnt out light bulb or the rising of the sun. But before Graham Parsons and the Go Rounds came to be its members were scattered throughout the mitten state, dipping their hands into various musical pots:
The rhythm section oozing fusion dance grooves in Kalamazoo (Max Dandy
Slax), members of Toro and the National Guard harnessing the clang of country rock in Grand Rapids, and a young yooper with a versatile voice leading a successfulfolk/pop group through many trying
incarnations.(Squeaky Clean Cretins)
What brought these tangents to a strong focal point was a shared love for the craft of songwriting. A passion for capturing and conveying the emotions that capture each of us. Whether its with a light breath
of a country waltz, or the heavy stomp of a swampy blues, the Go
Rounds do just that.
And so with a great respect for the folkies, soul crooners, and all-night rockers of the past, the Go ‘Rounds travel with a constant ear to the ground and listen for the hoofbeats of progress.”