Showcasing Short’s Brewing, this night of the summer league there will be Short’s Brewing and Starcut Cider Swag, learn about the brewery, try amazing products, and peep the Short’s raffle item that will be drawn on the final night in August.
The 12th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival will be coming back to the American 1 Event Center on Saturday, March 11th, 2023!
The event will be held inside the American 1 Event Center with food trucks, games, fire pits, and activities held out on the patio!
The event will showcase over 150 craft beers, ciders, meads, and wines along with food trucks; Tiki Sams Pizza, PBJ BBQ, The Bandwagon, and Baby Bear Burger!
Ticket prices: GA tickets are $35.00 in advance. Patrons get 10 tasting tokens. The day of the event is $40.00. We also have VIP tickets for $50.00 that get you 15 tasting tokens, a chance to come in one (1) hour early, and a commemorative hat.
Beer and Cider List:
Tickets are currently on sale at Etix.com or Jacksoncountyfair.net or they can be purchased at the Jackson County Fair Box Office located at N administrative entrance at the American 1 Event Center or can be charged by calling (800) 517-3849 or (517) 788-4405.
Starcut Ciders, a craft cider brand produced by Short’s Brewing Company, is celebrating two years handcrafting hard ciders this month. Launched at the Short’s Brewing Company pub in November 2014, Starcut Ciders began bottled cider distribution in August 2015. Experiencing tremendous growth, in just two years Starcut Ciders is now the third largest cider maker in Michigan and a strong regional brand.
Regularly distributed in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Colorado, the company has sold approximately 315,000 liters or 2,700 barrels of hard cider in 2016. According to Short’s CEO and Creative Engineer, Joe Short “We are thrilled to have created a locally grown brand that’s connecting with consumers in Michigan and throughout the Midwest. Between artwork by the legendary Don Pendleton and the well balanced and unique ciders crafted by our team, we’ve found a winning combination.”
According to the company’s Head Cider Maker, Tony Hansen, cider fans have much to look forward to in the years to come. “We have a lot of exciting cider projects happening soon including a bottled sparkling cider to be released at our Starcut Ciders Celebration (February 25th, 2017), a new fruit cider, and a handful of experimental ciders. We also plan to increase our number of Erraticus wild cider and barrel aged offerings in the new year.”
In 2017 the company will continue to distribute flagship ciders Octorock (semi-sweet) and Pulsar (semi-dry) and three seasonal varieties; Immortal Jelly, Squishy, and Phuzz. In addition to the ciders distributed by Starcut, the company will continue to bottle their Erraticus Series. Erraticus is a series of rare, small batch, wild ciders fermented with apples sourced from Northern Michigan orchards. Erraticus 5 and Erraticus 6 are currently available for sale at the Short’s Brewing Company pub and Short’s Mart in Bellaire, MI. Erraticus 7, a spruce cider, will be released later this season.