Short’s Brewing Company is based in Bellaire, Michigan – up near the top of the mitten, north of Traverse City. Their flagship beer is Local’s Light, a lager you can slug all day without any aftertaste. Cool looking can, too. It’s an easy-drinking alternative if you’re a domestic beer drinker who wants to mix things up a little and support a mom-and-pop brewery who fought to become a Midwest success story. I discovered it last weekend when my neighbor Craig had people over to watch the Bears stifle the Rams. I brought Bud Light. Another guy showed up with a sixer of this and urged me to try one. I did and I wanted to drink 3 more, but figured that wouldn’t be cool. I switched back to the Bud Lights, but Local’s stuck in my taste memory for future occasions.