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Short’s Brewery to Distribute in Illinois Come March 4

Short’s Brewery to Distribute in Illinois Come March 4
Mike Wronski
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Short’s Brewing broke the news a couple weeks ago about their intentions to begin distributing outside of Michigan for the first time. They would head to Pennsylvania and Illinois within the near future, exciting many Chicagoans at no longer having to make the trek to New Buffalo, MI for their Short’s fix.

With Pennsylvania already receiving their first shipments of Short’s, many Chicago fans were anxiously awaiting their own fix. Well, it appears now that all the Illinois distributors have been solidified, and Chicagoans can expect their first taste of Short’s beers on March 4th!

Short’s opened in 2004 and distributed solely within Michigan up until they recent out-of-state distribution announcement. Citing the growing competition within Michigan, along with further pressure from outside sources, Bridgett Beckwith, Director of Marketing at Short’s says expanding distribution was “the right decision in order to remain an independently owned and operated business that employs many Michigan residents, and contributes to our community.”

According to Beckwith, there were some minimal comments about going back on the ‘Michigan Only, Michigan Forever’ slogan they had been pushing, but that many of their Michigan fans are very supportive of the decision.

“Ultimately they see this as an opportunity to share our Michigan-made products throughout the country, and they’re proud of that,” says Beckwith. “At the end of the day, our philosophy remains the same – to continue to work hard to create a product people enjoy and are proud of, and to continue to support our home state in many ways.”

Short’s has a number of events planned for the week of their Chicago release.  Along with the beer line-up included below, they’ll also be bringing some specialty beers to the events during release week. Their experimental beers are not to be missed, so clear your calendar for at least one of the dates!

March 6: Starting at 2 pm, Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph St.

March 7: Bangers and Lace, 1670 W. Division St.

March 8: Roots, 1924 W. Chicago Ave.; and Tribes, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park.

March 9: Northdown Cafe and Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave.; and Woods Creek Tavern, 251 Randall Road, Lake in the Hills.

March 10: Starting at 5 pm, Sheffield’s, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave.

Congratulations to our friends at Short’s on the big step forward – and congratulations to our friends in the Windy City for now having these at their fingertips.

The initial line-up of the distribution includes many PorchDrinking favorites:

Beers

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Soft Parade

ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 15

“Fruit infused Rye Ale,” brewed with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.


 

Huma-Lupa-Licious-Bottle-Web

Huma Lupa Licious

ABV: 7.7% | IBU: 96

IPA, inspired by the name of the hops plant “humulus lupulus” and brewed using 5 different hop varieties.


 

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Space Rock

ABV: 5% | IBU: 70

Gluten-free APA, crafted to have all the gluten removed!


 

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Bellaire Brown

ABV: 7% | IBU: 14

Classic Brown Ale, brewed for people who enjoyed drinking coffee and aren’t as big into hoppy beers


 

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ControversiALE

ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 65

Spring Seasonal Pale Ale, brewed as a tribute to Simcoe hops every Spring


 

Ciders

Short’s is also bringing their brand of ciders (Starcut Ciders) to Chicago as well, all made using Michigan apples

Pulsar

Pulsar

Semi-dry cider


 

Octorock

Octorock

Semi-sweet cider


Congratulations to our friends at Short’s on the big step forward – and congratulations to our friends in the Windy City for now having these at their fingertips.


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