Shorts Brewing Co. | Bellaire, Michigan
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Shorts Brewing Co.
World Class based on 56 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

121 N Bridge St
Bellaire, Michigan United States 49615 [ print map ]
231 498 2300

Hours: Every day of the week: 11AM-Midnight

Mayor: bpar73 (33) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10-20

Shorts Brewing Co.

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Beer Available At Shorts Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Short’s Queen Bee 78, Short’s Papaya Paradise , Short’s Basic B , Short’s Maple Bourbon Barrel Magician , Short’s Counterculture Common 44, Short’s Pumpkincrusha , Short’s The Ali-Gator , Short’s Herbst Hefe , Starcut Ciders Here Comes The Fuzz , Short’s L-I-V-I-N , Short’s Wishful Sinful , Short’s Agave Peach Wheat 40, Short’s Island Chomper , Short’s Mega la Mucho , Short’s Cocozacca , Starcut Ciders Five to One , Starcut Ciders Pulsar , Short’s Bellaire Brown 60, Short’s Bloody Beer 44, Short’s Soft Parade 62
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56 reviews for Shorts Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  83%
 Selection  90%
 Food  75%
 Value  81%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Kacieleigh  (1) petoskey, Michigan | June 6, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
bpar73  (108) Bellaire, Michigan | January 17, 2015| Updated September 22, 2015
Tried to update my rating and it completely disappeared. So here’s the new one. I previously had them with a total score of 100, but they have become a victim of their own success. Now that they have been "discovered" it is increasingly difficult to get a seat. Recently went down on a Friday night and was told it was a 1 1/2 hour wait for a table. Granted it was Friday night, but in Bellaire? In January? They are expanding their seating, which may help in the dead of winter, but summertime is still going to be next to impossible. I am happy for them and their success, but I miss being able to go to my hometown pub without it being a marathon ordeal. But they are doing the best that they can under the circumstances. Every brewpub wishes they had such problems!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
smroush  (7) Michigan | November 8, 2014
This is a fun place in the middle of nowhere. Shorts definitely does not have Michigan’s best beer, but I really admire their creativity with beer. They experiment like crazy - definitely try a sampler. The food is quite good also - definitely a plus for the place. Overall a fun, interesting place worth going out of your way for.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner  (16) Michigan | September 27, 2014
Made the trip for their 10th anniversary party and it was great. They blocked the whole street off with 100 taps right outside. Complete with a variety of food trucks and live entertainment. This and seeing what they can do at other events they are clearly ahead of the game in that department. The pub itself on the event was very packed as expected but was still served quickly. Got some duck nachos that were fantastic and some brewery glassware to take home which are really nice. The tap selection inside is very vast and full of seasonals and specials. I can imagine its a great time on your normal weekend visit. I would love to go back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
kpachla02  (2) Shelby Township, Alabama | July 23, 2014
Awesome atmosphere, always busy. 20 taps with rotating beers. Came back the next day and half of the beers had changed. Food is average. If you can find a place to sit, this place is great!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | July 7, 2014
I’ve only been to Short’s one time so far, & that was for their 10th Anniversary party, in which they blocked off the entire street in front of their brewery & put 100 beers on tap. So my opinion might be skewed. But it was far & away the best beer "event" I have been to. TONS of people everywhere (thousands) but even with all those people - the Short’s crew handled the part perfectly. Plenty of scattered stands with tons of food items, you never had to wait too long for a beer (except for maybe the first 30 minutes, but that quickly died down & things ran smoothly the rest of the time). The brewery itself was still open, but packed (as expected). Nice vibe on the inside... Even being so crowded, we managed to get two orders of (DELICIOUS) duck nachos without much trouble. The tap list is updated on the website - they always have some interesting/cool shit on tap. That’s just how Joe Short rolls. I would love to visit again during a non-party, & I’m sure it would still be a kickass time in the quaint town of Bellaire.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951  (92) Chicago, Illinois | May 26, 2014
One of Michigan’s best!!! Came up from Chi-Town for a beercation, and this was the highlight for sure. Great beer and good food, nuff said
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
bunker  (6) Michigan | March 30, 2014
great beer. nice atmosphere, wide open spaces, when it gets busy it gets loud and a little chaotic, still one of my favorite places to be
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
hubermi12  (23) , | February 17, 2014| Updated February 26, 2014
The selection is huge and they have so many good beers. Located in Belaire, its hard for me to get up there but I’m really glad I made the trip. The food is really good and everyone was really friendly.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
biertaster1  (3) Michigan | August 16, 2013
Cool place and awesome beer, and fun atmosphere. The only downside is how busy the place always is. Chocolate Wheat Iis good, hazy days awesome and smokey flavor. Servers nice and lots of choices.

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