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2018 Glacial Hills Challenge

August 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Bellaire, MI

The second race of the NMMBA Trail Series, the Glacial Hills Challenge, highlights the fun and challenging trail system in Bellaire, Michigan! After the running of the event, there will be an informal race to the Short’s Beer. Join us for a toast to Glacial Hills and all it has to offer at the Short’s Pub in downtown Bellaire. Cheers!

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Shandy Ski Squad – Come Ski With Us at Dockside

August 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Bellaire, MI

Join us on Thursday, August 23rd to celebrate summer with waterskiing! We’ll be docking some Mastercraft boats from Action Water Sports at Dockside for a great afternoon of skiing and shandy on beautiful Torch Lake. Ski for the first time (we’ll have instructors to show you how), or the first time in a long time, and reward yourself with a cold can of Soft Parade Shandy or Melt My Brain once you’re done. Plus, enter to win a pair of custom combo water skis from Radar…

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Lake Leenanau Street Fair

September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Leelanau, MI

The mission of the Lake Leelanau Street Fair is to have an annual event that provides entertainment for the Lake Leelanau Community, showcases our community to visitors in our area and provides funding for Lake Leelanau area projects. The third annual Lake Leelanau Street Fair takes place on September 15, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come join us for a day of art, food, music, and fun!

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Cadillac Craft Beer Festival

September 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Cadillac, MI

Established in 2009, the Cadillac Craft Beer Festival has grown leaps and bounds to include the best in local libations, food & music. This year is expected to be the best yet with expansions in nearly every aspect of our celebration. There is something for everyone, so come enjoy beautiful City Park at the Cadillac Commons! You will find the best in Michigan Beer & Cider along with our annual Homebrew Competition, Tailgate & Yard Games, Food & Retail Vendors,…

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Hops N Highlands

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Harbor Springs, MI

Join us for the 5th Annual Hops ‘n Highlands Microbrew Festival! Boyne Highlands’ fall beer festival will be featuring 45+ Michigan breweries and 175 microbrews. A special weekend lodging package includes two nights’ hotel lodging, Friday night party, commemorative gift, drink tickets and free entry. If you are not part of the lodging packing there will be a $10 cover charge.

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Northern MI Liberator

Rachel Payne

Rachel is the Northern Michigan Beer Liberator for Short's Brewing Company. Her love for craft beer began in her beer-centric hometown, Grand Rapids, and flourished during travels. Rachel later made the move to Bellaire, MI to be a part of the Short's Brewing family. She couldn't be happier connecting with the amazing Michigan community, and going on northern adventures whether it be on wheels, foot, or water. So, If you see her at a nearby event in Traverse City, or enjoying a brew at Short's Pub, be sure to clink as glass with her.