Available on tap at Bellaire Pub and The Elk Rapids Pull Barn

Local's Light

American Light Lager

Local’s Light is an American Lager made with the same level of dedication and intensity that we put into every beer we make. We call it “Beer in its Simplest Form” because it is just that: an all-grain, crisp, clean, bright yellow lager. Tastes great on a boat, in a backyard, at a dive bar, by a campfire, at a concert, on your couch. This is our go-to beer and our opus, perfected continuously since 2004, imported from Northern Michigan and delivered to your taste buds.

  • ABV: 5.2%
  • IBU: 11
  • ABW: 4.1%
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Origin Story

The first batch of Local's Light was brewed on 7/13/2004 and was the 30th batch of beer ever brewed at Short's! Although Pontius Pilsner was available during our first year of business, the requests for an even lighter beer, that was closer to a true American Pale Lager, were quite frequent. Therefore, Joe brewed Local's to satisfy this demand and added another beer to our slowly growing portfolio at the time that he could take great pride in. Unlike most mass produced domestic American Pale Lagers, which tend to use rice as a primary grain during the brewing process, Local's is a true craft beer brewed entirely with traditional pilsen malt. Local's Light was the 9th Short's brew ever created*! Seeing as most of the requests for Joe to brew an even lighter beer than our Pontius Road Pilsner were coming from the few patrons we had by July of 2004 (only 3 months after Short's officially opened our doors to the public), which were mostly people who lived in the area or golfers from out of town, Joe cleverly gave this new pale lager a bi-line of "Your Neighbor Knows Where It's At". Until 2010, Local's Light had been our lightest beer offering. Since then we have brewed Kolsch 45, Cerveza de Julie, Thirst Mutilator, and the soon to be released Der Norden, all of which have received great reviews by the Short's fans who have had the opportunity to sample them. It's no wonder that still to this day, the refreshing crisp clean pale lager is the most popular beer style in the world. (Kolsch is technically an ale that was brewed like a lager, so it has very similar characteristics in appearance and flavor)



Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 115
  • Carbs: 3

Name Origin

Joe Short wanted to create a beer that would appeal to new craft beer drinkers who lived in Michigan, and introduce them to the complex flavors of other beer styles.

Available In

  • 12oz Can
  • 16oz Can
  • 6 Pack Cans
  • 12 Pack Cans
  • 12 Pack 16oz Cans
  • 24 Pack Cans
  • 48 Pack Cans
  • 1/2 Keg
  • 1/4 Keg
  • 1/6 Keg
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