Oh what a night… It was an event of epic scale, a gathering unlike anything we have ever seen before in a Downtown Traverse City establishment. Short’s Brewing Company decended upon 7 Monks Taproom and with them came 30 of their beers, yes 30. By the time I arrived at 4pm there was already a good crowd, by 5 there was a line out the door. Looking over the menu it was hard to decide where to start so the 3 beer flight seemed like a good place to start. To check out all of the beers I tasted you can check out my twitter @tcbeerguy. The beers in the photo are Aphasia (barrel aged Old Ale), Gleaner’s Mingle (Single Hop Pale Ale) and 2008 Rich’s Rye ICE (Hoppy Amber Lager Ice Conditioned). All winners, but Rich’s was unlike anything I’ve ever really had before and will haunt my dreams. From there I visited some old friends: Bludgeon Yer Eye, Spruce Pilsner, Liberator… the list goes on.