Come learn to ski with us!


Short’s Brewing Company is excited to partner with Action Water Sports and Radar Skis to bring waterskiing and Soft Parade Shandy to you throughout Michigan! While we couldn’t wait to get in the water (check out the video below), we’re inviting you to join us on the boat at events throughout the state all summer long. Whether you’re an old pro or you have never skied before we want you to join us on the water for our unofficial sport of choice, and reward yourself with a tasty Soft Parade Shandy.


Follow our adventures and share your own shandy ski days using #ShandySkiSquad


Upcoming Events: TBD










Past Events: 

Shandy Ski Squad – Summer Kick Off! 
Where: Short’s Brewing Company Production Facility – 211 Industrial Park Dr. Elk Rapids, MI
When: Saturday, May 26th
Mark your calendar and join us at the Short’s Brewing Company Pull Barn for the official kick off to the Shandy Ski Squad Summer! We’ll be celebrating all day long with boats on display from Action Water Sports, food trucks, and plenty of Short’s Brews and Starcut Ciders. Plus you’ll be able to enter to win a pair of custom Soft Parade Shandy combo waterskis from Radar Skis! We won’t be hitting the water for this round, but join us for a beer and get ready to hit it soon.





Shandy Ski Squad – Ski for a Cause
Where: West Shore Ski Club – 2600 Coolidge Conklin, MI 49403
When: Saturday, June 9th

Sometimes water skiing contests can be a little…stuffy. So we’re breaking the mold and putting together Michigan’s first water ski “not-a-contest” contest. An event created to bring together serious slalom swervers alongside recreational weekend warriors. Combo skiers taking turns with trick skiers. Beginners paired up with pros. An opportunity to  bring the entire water ski community together for an afternoon of fun, food and festivities, along with raising funds for a great cause.


Shandy Ski Squad – Learn to Ski at The White Lake Inn
Where: White Lake Inn – 3955 Ormond Rd, White Lake, MI 48383
When: Thursday, June 21st, 4-8pm
We’re celebrating the summer solstice by getting some turns in at the historic White Lake Inn. Come learn to ski with us all day long and treat yourself with a cold Soft Parade Shandy when you’re done. Link to Flickr album.





Shandy Ski Squad – Come Ski with us at Dockside!
Where: Dockside – Torch Lake, MI
When: Thursday, August 23rd
Wrap up your season with the Shandy Ski Squad in style with a ski day on beautiful Torch Lake! Learn to ski behind a Mastercraft boat from Action Water Sports on some sweet Radar Skis. We’ll have Soft Parade Shandy and Melt My Brain available to wet your whistle after getting your turns in at Dockside. Plus, they’re always pouring Bellaire Brown from the taps and have Huma Lupa Licious and Local’s Light in bottles. Join us for a day of family fun on the water!