Short's bottling beer faster than ever

The new line at the Elk Rapids brewery can fill 150 bottles per minute.

Northern Michigan's largest craft brewery is now bottling its beer faster in order to meet a growing demand.

Short's Brewing Company's new bottling and packaging line is up and running at their Elk Rapids brewery.

The line was purchased to keep up with sales, which managers say is growing forty percent every year.

The line is capable of filling 150 bottes per minute.

Short's managers say they are excited about the improvements it will bring to production. The line will not lead to any job losses.

"It will allow us to push production to be 300 percent more so our local capacity is going to increase by the same amount as this bottling line has increased our capacity," Operations Manager Tyler Glaze said. "We're looking to be able to push about 5,000 barrels of beer to the state of Michigan".

Short's will immediately begin offering a new beer to their year-round lineup called "Prolonged Enjoyment".