Monday, April 28, 2014

Short’s Brewing Company Celebrates Epic 10-year Anniversary Party On The Streets Of Bellaire.

Written by  Dan VanderKooi
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For the 10-year anniversary celebration, Short’s Brewing Company shut down the streets of Bellaire with a celebration inside and outside of the pub included an outdoor music tent and 99 different taps. Food trucks were on hand for the 4,000+ capacity crowd which include the annual State of the Brewery Address from owner Joe Short as well as a 10-Year commemorative video. Admission was free to the family-friendly event which included a 2-set headlining performance from Dean Ween of the band Ween whose song names served as inspiration for the items on the Short’s pub’s regular food menu.
Fans flocked to the pub early to get in on the noon ticketed bottle release of Short’s special Anniversary Ales and Stache Bender IPA (double Hopstache,) which also include pre-sale food and drink tokens for the 3 PM gate opening for the celebration. Don Julin & Billy Strings were the first of 4 special guest act openers to perform through the afternoon and evening leading up to the headline performance from Dean Ween and the Brown Outs. Food trucks from Antrim Catering and Trailer Park’d supplemented Short’s own pub special menu which included turkey leg, duck nachos, and vegetarian burritos and kabobs.

Short’s 99 tapped beer selections included in addition to mainstays and seasonal releases, multiple barrel-aged release, 7 variations of “Anny” beers, and a revisitation of the entire Imperial Beer Series dating back to Fall of 2006 which includes such favorites as Soft Parade high gravity berry beer, The Woodmaster fermented with maple and roasted pecans, and Spruce India Pilsner. Also featured were a handful of Firkins including Bourbon Controversius Maximus, Bourbon Aphasia, and Stache Bender. Be sure to keep an eye out for for Short’s in 2014 is a $1.2 million expansion of the pub scheduled to be completed this Summer!

 

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VK has been following the Michigan Craft Beer scene since before Oberon has been available in 6-packs. Besides making the rounds at all the local craft breweries and beer bars, Dan also supports the local music scene, reads crime fiction, and enjoys playing volleyball with his wife and friends.