By now, you know how much we love beer. The cool part is we also know how much YOU love beer. You read our beer stories, you like our beer posts, and you join us for beer-related games and events. That makes writing this post pretty tricky — let’s be honest, beer isn’t a hard sell. What happens when you add the words “Short’s,” “birthday party,” and “Greensky Bluegrass” to the mix? Now that, folks, is an event worth mentioning.
Behold, the Short’s Brewing Company 11th Anniversary Extravaganza! From 4 PM until 10:04 PM on April 25, Michigan’s favorite brew crew will be partying in the streets of good ol’ downtown Bellaire. Your ticket gives you access to the tastiest line-up of beer, cider, food, and Michigan music that you’ll ever find in April!
The people who bestowed Soft Parade upon the world are worthy of being celebrated, right? But that’s just one of 20 beers that will be on tap during the Anni Party — seven of which are being brewed up special for the event! Don’t miss your chance to try Mr. Fusion (Green Tea and Mint IPA), Power of Love (Rosemary and Raspberry Lemonade Shandy), or Melt My Brain (Gin and Tonic beer). Is your mouth watering yet?
The delicious new Starcut Ciders will be featuring 10 ciders at the event, three of which were made solely for the Anni Party. Ever wonder what four berries taste like in a glass? Join us for a pint of Five to One, a cider with blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry. Berry-licious!
As if libations weren’t enough, six food trucks will be serving up yummy local grub all night long. You’ll also be privy to the 3rd Ever Private Stache bottle release, the Anniversary Ale bottle release, and a State of the Brewery Address from Joe Short.
A party just isn’t a party without jams, and Short’s sure knows how to pick ’em! The Accidentals, still barely legal and fresh off of a romp to SXSW in Austin, will kick off the night with some stellar indie folk tunes. From there, the party will ramp up with the soulful stylings of Vulfpeck — a band who won’t be touring this summer, so this may be your last chance to see them for quite a while. And, finally, we’ll end the evening with a rousing twangfest from Greensky Bluegrass in their first Michigan show since who knows when.
There’s really no anniversary like a Short’s-aversary, so get your tickets now. A Standard Rig is $20 including a lanyard and tasting token but an Upgraded Rig (with swag like a custom Anniversary Party fanny pack, stainless steel Short’s beverage cup, and custom inaugural M.O.M.F. [Michigan Only, Michigan Forever] patch) is only $35! You know you need that fanny pack.
See y’all in the streets!