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79 minutes | 4 years ago
We Say Goodbye to Short's Cast
It's been real Short's Cast listeners. After 144 episodes, we're going to press pause on the podcast to go out and make some new stories. Take a little trip down memory lane with this final (for now) episode, hosted by the one and only, Woj. On this episode, you'll also hear from our trusty Producer, Mike Moran and a few of our other favorite characters like Joe, Jack, Seth Bernard, and Ralph Whistler as we listen back on some of our favorite Short's Cast moments. Before we go, we'd like to say a big thank you to all of our friends out in the Short's-i-verse who've faithfully listened to the Short's Cast and all those friends who've joined us for a recording. Don't fret, our episodes will remain live online so you'll be able to go back and listen to those nuggets of knowledge at any time. While this is goodbye for now, we doubt this is goodbye forever. And in the meantime, we hope we can fill your ear balls again over a pint at the pub...CHEERS!
52 minutes | 5 years ago
It's Whiskey Time with Traverse City Whiskey Co.
It's whiskey time! On this week's episode of Short's Cast, Tyler Glaze and Woj hit the road and sit down with Chris Fredrickson and Moti Goldring of Traverse City Whiskey Company in Traverse City, MI. Located off of 14th street in the suburbs of Travesrse City, sits this beautiful little distillery that Northern Michigan has come to love. Chris and Moti, tell the backstory of how TC Whiskey Co came to be, and their plans for growth. We encourage you to check out their website www.tcwhiskey.com to read up on what they have to offer and to find a time to enjoy a craft cocktail. The music you'll hear on this episode of Short's Cast is by Abigail Stauffer. Catch "Alone To Dream" and "College, Love, and Cheesecake". She'll be performing at the pub in Bellaire on Thursday, September 22nd, at 7:30 pm.
46 minutes | 5 years ago
Oktoberfest 2016 at Short's!
We're throwing our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration to toast good beer and good people. Speaking of good people, Tyler Glaze, and Woj sit down with brewstorian, Jack Archiable, and head pub brewer, Ryan Hale, to talk about the history of Oktoberfest as well and the beers that are planned to be released at the pub for the celebration. The Hacky Turtles who provided the songs "Take Me There" and "Atlas", will be performing at the party. You can find more music from them at www.thehackyturtles.com. Keep your eyes on www.shortsbrewing.com for more information on Oktoberfest, as well as upcoming beer releases scheduled to hit store shelves this fall.
52 minutes | 5 years ago
On this week's episode of Short's Cast Jon "The Woj" Wojtowicz and Tyler Glaze sit down with a group of veteran pubtenders to talk about summer and the influx of business the pub takes on. It's only fitting to chat with this crew post Labor Day fun! Emily, Taylor, Ash, and Jason share stories about the challenges the pub faced including the recent expansion and much more... The music you'll hear on this episode is from Michaela Anne who will be performing at the pub in Bellaire on September 16th at 8:30 pm. Catch the tracks "Luisa" and "Won't Go Down."
31 minutes | 5 years ago
Re-Release: Tailgating with Short's
Football season is upon us, so we decided to throw it back to an episode we recorded in 2014, "Tailgating with Short's." Before Woj joined the show as a host, he often made guest appearances and wowed us with his beer and food knowledge. This episode is no exception. Tune in now to get all your tailgating tips prior to the kick off of the college season!
52 minutes | 5 years ago
John Holl returns to Short's Cast
On this week's episode of Short's Cast Woj and guest host, Gillian Cobb, are joined by the award-winning editor of All About Beer Magazine and author of Dishing Up New Jersey and the American Craft Beer Cookbook, John Holl. We get the scoop on his new podcast, After Two Beers, his books, and the evolution of All About Beer Magazine. We want to thank John for taking the time to speak with us not only about food and beer pairings, but about the growth of the craft beer industry as a whole. John is always willing to be candid with us, and we're grateful to have him join us on this episode of Short's Cast.
30 minutes | 5 years ago
Summer Cook Out Series: Koegel Meats!
If you've been to a Short's Anni Party or Short's Fest you'll most likely notice Woj slinging hot dogs over at the Woj's Weiners tent. Well today we're making dreams come true. John Koegel, CEO of the family owned Koegel Meats, Inc. of Flint, MI joins Short's Cast for an interview all about Michigan's favorite dogs. Woj and Bridgett get an education on Viennas and Frankies in the final episode of our summer cookout series. We want to thank John for joining us on Short's Cast. Congratulations to Koegel's on 100 years of business!
37 minutes | 5 years ago
Taste the Medal in the Fall Classics
Fall is just around the corner and that means Autumn Ale will soon be available! This beer took home the silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival back in 2006. Bridgett and Woj bring in head brewer Tony Hansen and Brewstorian Jack Archiable to discuss this ESB (Extra Special Bitter), which always deserves a little edumucation because whenever you throw the word "bitter" in to the mix people get all emotional, you know who we're talking about. Another award winning beer is hitting the shelves this week. In fact this beer took home the gold medal at GABF in 2010 and 2014, and that would be Key Lime Pie! It's in a bottle people and you better pick yourself up a sixer if you see one because they'll be going fast. Tony Hansen tells the story of the beer, and what his wife thought of the idea. Don't you dare doubt Tony Hansen, the dude has got skills. Speaking of skills, lets talk a little music. Luke Winslow King is playing at the pub on Sunday August 14th at 7:30pm. Luke has been featured on the podcast before and you'll hear his songs "Domino Sugar" and "Swingin That Thing"...hmm. So there you have it Short's Cast listeners, another podcast jam packed with craft brew information. No go find yourself some Key Lime Pie!!!
52 minutes | 5 years ago
A trip to Great Lakes Potato Chips
Back on the road with another installment of our Summer Cook Out Series. First we went to Northwoods Soda's who's dishing out the non-alcoholic beverages for the good DD's of the world, and now...oh man. You've had them at the pub, you've seen them on the shelves, and if you live in Northern Michigan you're most likely addicted to Great Lakes Potato Chips! We knew they were special and now the world knows with the recent national awards they have won. Bridgett and Woj meet Ed Girrbach and Kevin Paveglio who lead a staff full of motivated potato peelers into battle everyday, processing up to 40,000 lbs of Michigan potatoes a week! The Original flavor, which was just chosen as the #1 kettle chip in America by the Chicago Tribune, accounts for 60% of Great Lakes Potato Chip's sales. Michiganders consume more potato chips then any other state in the good ole U.S.A., and if you've tasted a Great Lakes Potato Chip you'll understand why. We'd like to thank Ed and Kevin for their time and hospitality. Short's Fest is sold out which is a total bummer for those who don't plan ahead, but you can always listen to jams from the bands that will be performing at Short's Fest. Who knows, they might be coming to a town near you. You'll hear the song "We're So Lonely" by Vox Vidorra, and "Sinking Faster" by AOK Music. If these bands are coming to a venue near you, we highly recommend you check them out. Thanks to Vox Vidorra and AOK for permission to use their fantastic music.
50 minutes | 5 years ago
Roundtable with Shannon Long of Pure Brews America
Damn it's hot outside, so we're cranking up the AC and jumping on Skype to interview Shannon Long, the host of Pure Brews America. Shannon and her team attended the Short's 12 year anniversary party in April. They got to see just about everything there is to see at Short's and then some. You can watch their experience on the Short's episode that will air July 30th and 31st on the CBS Affiliates across Michigan or on the Pure Brews website www.PureBrewsAmerica.com. Shannon is young and ambitious, so ambitious that she started her own international exporting business for craft beer called Brew Export. You'll learn a ton about exporting and all of the hurdles one has to jump over in order to get their beloved Michigan craft beer into a country like China. We'd like to thank Shannon for joining Woj and Bridgett on Short's Cast and we encourage you to watch Pure Brews America sponsored by our friends at Meijer and HopCat. We've got music from two of Short's Brewing Company's favorites playing at the pub this upcoming week. Breathe Owl Breathe takes the stage on July 30th at 9:30pm. You'll hear their song "Swimming" which is fitting for this time of year. The Crane Wives give us the track.....off their new album "The Fox Tales." They'll be performing at the pub on Saturday July 28th at 8:00pm. There's always great live music going on at the pub and in order to find out who's playing make sure you go to our events page!
47 minutes | 5 years ago
Michigan Craft Soda from Northwoods Soda
Craft Beer and Craft Soda are pretty much cousins right? Well we're rolling with that and bringing in the family owned Northwoods Soda from just up the road in Williamsburg. Bill Fosdick started this local soda company over 20 years ago and later on as the business grew he was joined by his son David. Michigan restaurants are loving it and so is Short's! We recently used the Northwoods Soda Lemonade in our new summer shandy, Power of Love. You're going to learn yourself quite a few things about soda as well as where you can find yourself a bottle throughout the great state of Michigan. Our music in this episode is kindly provided by the band Valentiger, they are performing at the pub in Bellaire on Friday night, July 22nd at 8:30pm. You'll hear the song "What Makes A Heart." We want to thank Bill and David for their hospitality and we encourage you to find yourself some Northwoods Soda. Let us know what you think!
44 minutes | 5 years ago
The Noble Quest for Quality
It's been awhile since we've mixed science and craft beer and it's time we get our fix. Quality is what we strive for here at Short's and our QC team is always working hard to make our beer taste the way it should: fresh, clean, and full of flavor. Sam DeCamp is back from completing his Master Brewers Program in California and he sits in with Bridgett and Woj on the ultimate quality discussion. You'll get to meet Leslie Nagy for the first time - who plays a vital role on the Quality Control and Quality Assurance team. You'll hear about what the team has recently been testing in the lab and what shiny new tools they are using that make Short's beer top notch. You'll look at and taste your beer with a whole new perspective after downloading this info into that big brain of yours. Our music in this episode is kindly provided by Levi Britton who will be performing at the pub in Bellaire on Friday, July 25th at 8:30pm.
42 minutes | 5 years ago
Churchill's of Flint Roundtable Road Trip Style
Flint town! We're back and talking with one of the biggest craft beer enthusiasts the state has to offer, Bill Gravanis, the owner of Churchill's Food & Spirits and The Red Baron, located in Flint and Burton, MI. Bridgett and Woj sit down with Bill to talk about his passion for craft beer, how he came into ownership of these two fine establishments, and his opinion on the craft beer industry in Michigan. We want to thank Bill and his staff at Churchill's Food & Spirits and The Red Baron for their hospitality. The Music you'll hear on this episode of Short's Cast is made possible by The Way Down Wanderers who will be performing at the pub in Bellaire on July 7th at 8:30pm. You'll hear their songs "Dead Birds" and "Your Will is a Wildflower."
41 minutes | 5 years ago
We Speak with the Kings! From King Orchards
We're back on the road with Short's Cast and luckily we just have to drive about ten minutes up the road from our production facility in Elk Rapids. King Orchards is a family owned business started by two brothers, John and Jim King. Bridgett and Woj got the opportunity to interview the second generation of Kings involved in the family business, Jack and his wife Courtney. King Orchards grows everything from cherries, apples, plums, and apricots. Their concentrate has been used in Short's beers and by many other craft breweries throughout the country. We want to thank Jack and Courtney for the opportunity and their hospitality. You don't get many opportunities to record a podcast in the middle of an Orchard, and we appreciate the experience. Our Music in this episode was kindly provided by The Moxie Strings. They will be performing at the pub in Bellaire on Thursday June 29th, at 8pm.
49 minutes | 5 years ago
Roundtable discussion with Brewery Terra Firma
Short's Cast is on-site at Brewery Terra Firma in Traverse City, Michigan to talk with Head Brewer and Owner John Niedermaier. You've heard of John before within the tales of Jack Archiable. John was the head brewer at Traverse Brewing Company and when TBC closed he moved on to become the head brewer at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. John's overall plan was to start his own sustainable brewery on a farm somewhere in Northern Michigan. Well, a few years ago that dream came true. Brewery Terra Firma is a self sustaining brewery a few miles south of Traverse City. It sits on a 10 acre farm that grows hops, barley, pumpkins, you name it, they'll grow it and brew it up in one of John's delicious recipes.
71 minutes | 5 years ago
Speedcult Drinks Vintage Premium Lager, and You Should Too!
Speedcult, Speedcult, Speedcult!!! Do you know what the hell we're talking about? Well you're about to find out as Joe Short and Jesse Den Herder are on-site in New Boston, just outside of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, where strange and amazing things are being built, burned, and crafted with vintage love. Tina and Len join Joe and Jesse to talk about the great city of Detroit, the home of Speedcult. Short's and Speedcult have joined forces to release and promote Vintage Premium Lager, an industrial lager for industrious people. This relationship started over an Instagram account and has blossomed into a real life collaboration between two companies that create and craft with care here in Michigan. You'll hear some of Len's music from his band Snakeout. The songs played are "Rode Hard," "Soul Train," and "I was a Teenage Goiter." If Snakeout is your jam their music is out there, but you're going to have to work for it. This week's beer release is Nicie, an American Wheat Ale brewed with orange zest, lemon zest, coriander, and a hint of peppercorn. It's a summer favorite around Northern Michigan and we think it's time you bring some into your world. Nicie is available in six-packs of bottles and cans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
62 minutes | 5 years ago
Behind the Design
That's right, it's time to reveal the team that is responsible for all the crazy, beautiful, edgy designs that Short's throws out in the world. Bridgett and Woj venture into a land where words are spoken in Adobe, and spot color is a fundamental. You've met Jesse Den Herder, our art director and skateboard enthusiast, but now you get to meet Laura and Libby, designers who work with Jesse on a day to day basis to bring the Short's culture in visual form. Our music in this episode is from Benjamin James and the Old Mission Collective, a young up-and-coming band out of Traverse City. You'll hear their songs "Mr Busy Body" and "Runaway." They will be performing at the pub in Bellaire on June 10th, Friday night at 8:30pm. If you have any questions or subjects you would like to hear covered on the podcast, hit us up on the ole email at Shortscast@shortsbrewing.com.
53 minutes | 5 years ago
Keeping it Real with Ales on Cask
Time for a history lesson folks, a field trip, and a few current events when it comes to Casks and Real Ales. Word is that Short's now carries Real Ales on Cask at the pub! What are they? Where did they originate from? Who drinks these room temperature craft beers? Let's bring in head pub brewer Ryan Hale, production brewer Curt Guntzviller, and Short's historian Jack Archiable to discuss these beautifully crafted beers. Bridgett and Woj take us on a trip all over Northern Michigan and we start at the pub in Bellaire for our first segment. In our second segment we talk to Graeme Leask, owner of the Little Traverse Inn out in Leelanau County. Little Traverse Inn is a must stop along the infamous M-22 highway. It has that old english gastro pub feel and it's a great place to watch a soccer or rugby game. Graeme loves his real ales and being that he is originally from England, we thought it would be great to hear his personal history in regards to real ales, and how he serves them up in his gastro pub at the Little Traverse Inn. Our music in this episode is from Steve Leaf & the Ex Pats, they will be performing at the pub in Bellaire on June 4th, at 8:30pm. You'll hear their song "Blood in the Snow".
42 minutes | 5 years ago
We visit the Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Short's was recently in downtown Flint for the Short's on the Road tour. Flint is a major industrial town in the state of Michigan and it's fallen on hard times, but the people of Flint are doing everything they can to overcome the water crisis and the challenges that come with it. In order to help the fundraising efforts, Short's donated a portion of the sales from fan favorite Superfluid during their Superfluid for Flint campaign. Special thanks to other Michigan establishments that joined in the effort: 7 Monks, Stardust Lanes, and Corner Bar & Grill. Bridgett and Woj had the opportunity to sit down with Kathi Horton, President of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. As you'll hear, Kathi is very close to the Flint water crisis and it's a powerful interview. We hope you listen to this episode because you can make a difference to so many people who were affected by the water crisis. If you would like to make a donation to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, please visit www.cfgf.org.
63 minutes | 5 years ago
Executive Director of the Michigan Brewers Guild Scott Graham
Bridgett and Woj finally have the chance to sit down and talk craft beer with the Executive Director of the Michigan Brewers Guild, Scott Graham. If you've listened to this podcast you've probably heard Scott's name come up as an influential figure in the Michigan craft beer industry. Scott talks about his days of being brewmaster at Big Buck Brewery in Gaylord, and a plethora of various jobs in the brewing industry. You'll get a good history on what the Michigan craft beer scene looked like at the very beginning, where it stands now, and where it's headed. We would like to thank Scott Graham for making the trip to Bellaire and sharing a few pints with the Short's Cast crew. Our music in this episode is from Vox Vidorra, you'll hear their song "We're So Lonely." They will be performing some straight up soul music at the pub on Friday May 20th, at 8:30pm. Lots of events to keep you up to date on in this episode, especially you Chicago listeners, we hear ya, and we'll see you soon.
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