Shorts Brewery to expand outside Michigan

Jan 29, 2016

Starting next month, Shorts Brewery will begin selling beer in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Credit Shorts Brewing Company

Shorts Brewing Company announced Thursday it will ship beer out-of-state for the first time. Next month, the brewery will expand operations into Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Shorts has always prided itself on being a “Michigan-only” brewery. But Chief Financial Officer Brian Beckwith says the company has grown since it opened in 2004.

“We got to a point where, after 12 years of thinking Michigan could consume all of the beer that we could brew, we started to wonder if that was true,” says Beckwith.

Beckwith says Shorts is also exploring other states and will likely enter new markets before the end of this year.