Rejoice Short’s IPA lovers! Our second most popular local IPA (next to Huma of course) will be hitting the shelves soon to a Michigan retailer near you!
Here’s the inside scoop on this fan favorite:
(SOURCE – Petoskey News) City Park Grill
It is said that the ghost of Frank Fochtman, former owner of the City Park Grill in Petoskey, haunts the establishment today.
Manager Jason Septic said it is rumored that Fochtman hung himself in the basement, when it was named Grill Cafe. “I know many people who’ve just had a weird sensation or feeling that there’s someone else down there,” he said, adding that his hair has stood up on the back of his neck on occasion when down in the basement.
The ghost has on occasion been blamed for broken glasses, when they would just snap as they sat on the table. “They seemed to, when just sitting on the table, break where the stem meets the glass,” Septic recalled. However, despite some broken stemware, Fochtman — commonly just called Frank by the staff — does not seem to have a mean or negative presence. “My personal feeling is that he’d be here, just watching over the place,” Septic said.
For more information, visit the City Park Grill Website.
The Great Taste of the Midwest is one of the premier beer festivals in the United States. On the second Saturday in August, over one hundred brewpubs and microbreweries from the Midwest come to beautiful Olin-Turville Park overlooking lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin, to share beer and good times with six thousand patrons.
Event is Sold OUT
Coming soon in June! Rich’s Rye – A super hopped golden rye beer and Spruce Pilsner – an imperial pilsner brewed with Northern Michigan spring blue spruce tips and healthy doses of high alpha hops!
The wait is over!!!
Nicie Spicie 6 Packs hit shelves sometime in July!!! Short’s summer seasonal American wheat ale spiced with fresh citrus, coriander and freshly ground peppercorns.
Join Short’s at the 13th Annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival!
13th Annual Summer Beer Festival
Riverside Park ~ Depot Town, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Friday July 23rd, 2010 5pm to 9pm
Saturday July 24th, 2010 1pm to 6pm
Tickets go on sale May 1st!
The Summer Beer Festival is the Michigan Brewers Guild’s oldest and largest of our four annual festivals. The festival takes place outside in a lovely riverside setting and will feature more than 300 different beers from more than 50 different Michigan breweries.
A variety of tasty food items are available for purchase from independent food vendors inside the festival and there will be a diverse selection live music from a variety of local bands.
Tickets on sale beginning May 1st ***Purchase Tickets***
Friday $30 advance ($35 at gate if available)
Saturday $35 advance ($40 at gate if available)
The festival is expected to sell out again this year so advance ticket purchase is encouraged to assure admittance. Tickets are available on line to print at home on your printer and are also available at some member breweries and select retail outlets. Ticket outlets will be posted on our blog, the MASH, as they become available at the outlets. www.mbgmash.org Designated Driver tickets are available in advance on line for $5. Designated Drivers are not allowed to drink beer.
We posted some pictures of some recent past events, including our anniversary party, and the Short’s to Short’s 2010 paddle.
You can find both of these at our Flickr page.
And of course, you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter too.
If you’re in the Kalamazoo area on June 23rd, come visit Short’s at the Food Dance Cafe! A collaboration of two of Michigan’s true artisinal industries. Short’s Brewing Company pairs up with Evergreen Lane Creamery for a one of a kind event at Food Dance Cafe in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Limited reservations available.
Wednesday, June 23
Food Dance Cafe
Live original regae music.
Do you remember? The original fresh water reggae band from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Conceived through Alexander Kofi Washington and aided by generations of musicians. If you remember the band fondly, we welcome you home!
For more information, visit their MySpace page, or their Facebook Page.
Dave Boutette’s music has one foot in just about every style of American Roots music including folk, blues, country, swing, and the rock radio that came out of Detroit in the late ’70′s. His songs are crafted and rooted in Michigan. They give witness to the beauty of the land, and strive to inspire those fortunate enough to call this place home toward a better future than what may be forecast by outsiders or non-believers.
Blending world beat, folk, and gypsy roots rock all tied together with strong pop sensibilities, the band raged dance floors all over the country, having performed 200 shows in 2009. Front woman and lead songwriter, Erin Zindle, woos audiences with her instrumental versatility and soothing lyricism. The beautiful and talented songbird really ensues the positive vibes found in her songwriting. Utilizing an arsenal of instruments from around the world, including violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, kalimba and various hand drums, the Ann Arbor-based project has garnered significant buzz in the national music scene with a number of national festival performances including Rothbury, 10,000 Lakes Music Festival, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Wookiefoot’s Harvestfest.
Heavily influenced by 60′s/70′s rock/soul and blues artists like Stevie Wonder,Sly and the Family Stone to current artists like Ray Lamontange.Lucysbrownseville is a combination of the old school rhythm sections,bluesy guitar playing and the soulful vocals of Marcus Christy and Rebekah Hopper.www.myspace.com/lucysbrownseville