Short’s Chalk Art Extraordinaires

Beer isn’t our only artistic outlet that we stretch the boundaries of being creatively fearless; slabs of slate get us just as giddy. No matter the occasion, the legendary Short’s chalk boards will be sure to put a smile on your face and define your Short’s brewpub visual experience. Today, we present to you the characters behind the chalk.

8683760480_1856434420_bThe Worldly Traveler
She enjoys seeing new places and meeting new faces, but she loves living in Northern Michigan. Erin Kuethe is the creative whiz who brings the over-sized green chalk board to life, and makes sure you know what pub going ons are going on. Erin has a love of anything hoppy and a soft spot for Nector de la Vida and Yer My Boy Blue, both of which she named. As our brewpub assistant general manager, Erin keeps the pub running strong and welcomes every patron with the best darn grin in the whole wide world!

10328905745_4d0cab6fc5_bSometimes He Goes By Chaz
Page by day… Chaz, any other time he feels like it. Jason Page is best known for his one-of-a-kind penmanship. You order from his fluorescent script every time you check out the beer list. With a knack for adventure and mixing up his wardrobe, Jason knows how to keep you guessing and never fails to put a smile on your face.


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Known around the brewpub as Little Mama, Deli Llama, or Leah Short, this superb women not only aided in the creation and evolution of our gourmet deli, she is also one of the original handicrafters of Short’s chalk art. Leah joined her life long friend, Joe, at the brewpub during the summer of 2004 and then came on full-time in 2005. Today, you will find Leah chatting with pub patrons, jumping behind the bar to pour a beer once in a while, and running around with Joe and her two little boys, Simon and Elmer.

Erin, Jason, and Leah are not the only chalkboard specialists, a lot of pub staff enjoy letting out their inner creative through chalkboard expression! And let me tell you, these people really are specialists. They even have scientific methods for wiping them off without creating streaks… bazinga!!

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