Short's Brewing Company is opening its Elk Rapids production facility to the public, the company announced Thursday.
The facility - which opened in 2009 - has traditionally only been accessible by the public for pre-arranged tours and during the company's annual Short's Fest celebration. Starting May 25, the facility will offer a public outdoor space on the property featuring draft and packaged Short's brews and Starcut Ciders (including same-day packaged products), food from Vendetti's Spanky Wagon, production facility tours, yard games, a selection of Short’s Mart merchandise, and more. The space will operate Monday-Friday from 3pm to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm 10pm. Tours will be available Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3pm.
According to Short’s, the “Pull Barn” taps will begin flowing at 3pm on Thursday, May 25, with a grand opening celebration to follow on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27. "This location will bring a little slice of pub life to the other side of Antrim county," Short's said in a statement.