Shorts Brewing Co. | Bellaire, Michigan
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Shorts Brewing Co.
World Class based on 55 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

shortsbrewing.com

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


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


Shorts Brewing Co.

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Short’s Tapawera , Short’s Starcut Ciders Rustic Sheen , Short’s Starcut Ciders White Skies , Short’s Starcut Ciders Aurora Borealis , Short’s Starcut Ciders Tabula Rasa , Short’s Starcut Ciders Johnny Five , Short’s Starcut Ciders Funkadelic Facemelter , Short’s Starcut Ciders Radio Friendly , Short’s Starcut Ciders Moonage Daydream , Short’s Starcut Ciders Magpie , Short’s Starcut Ciders Jasper’s Astro , Short’s Happy Jack , Short’s Pretty Vacant , Short’s Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout 98, Short’s Funkin’ Punkin 72, Short’s Shadow Assassin , Short’s Hellacious Rock , Short’s Ermagerdness , Short’s Giggle Bush , Short’s Empress Catherine 93
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55 reviews for Shorts Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  83%
 Selection  90%
 Food  74%
 Value  80%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
bpar73  (75) Bellaire, Michigan | August 13, 2008| Updated May 31, 2013
My hometown brewpub. How lucky is it to live 2 miles from one of the most innovative brewers and coolest brewpubs in the world. Pretty darn lucky.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
jbrana  (33) NASHVILLE, Tennessee | July 27, 2012
This place was outstanding. The selection was very nice with quite a variety of styles. I got an appetizer, a sandwich, and a flyte of beers and was thoroughly impressed by them all. The food was great, the beers were great, and the atmosphere was very nice. One of my favorite breweries and one of my favorite taprooms.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
paintedmaple  (50) Fenton, Michigan | July 3, 2011
Short’s is crazy good...the Dogfish Head of the Midwest I dare say. A Disneyland of brews. A day at Torch Lake followed by an evening st Short’s is truely sublime...
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
northernbrews  (14) Allen Park, Michigan | January 13, 2009
I’ve been to Short’s quite a bit over the last 4 plus years they’ve been open. I usually stop in here at least once every time I’m up north at my mom’s lake cottage on Intermediate Lake. Ambiance: This is located in an old hardware store in downtown Bellaire. The interior is very cool. It kind of reminds me of Bell’s Eccentric café with the unique art and set-up. Service: The service here is usually very good. All the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the food and beers. They are always giving non-locals help picking out something good. . Selection: They have by far the best selection I’ve seen at a brewpub, period. It’s actually quite amazing that a small brewpub in northern MI can offer so many tasty, unique, and damn good beers at one time. First they offer the 13 Imperial Beers for either takeout or to enjoy at the pub. They also offered the 3 Anniversary IPA’s . Too bad they’re out of the grapefruit. For the beers on tap, there are usually about 10 – 15 regular beers ($4.50 for 2
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
bruwery  (21) Lowell, Michigan | November 16, 2011
Very nice brewery in a renovated old building which lends a nostalgic feel. The beer here is always outstanding, with 16 - 20 unique taps typically available. Short’s really pushes the envelope on creativity - and does it well. You can always count on being able to try something you’ve never heard of - or even thought of. The Huma Lupa Licious, Bludgeon Yer Eye, Imperial Spruce India Pilsner, Captain Fantasy, Smore’s Stout, Mystery Stout, are some of my favorite brews anywhere, and I always look forward to their anniversary beer. I’ve always had great service here, and the bartenders, though generally quite busy, are very friendly and fairly well-versed in the beer. The pub has a tiny little closet of a kitchen off the end of the bar, but they prepare surprisingly good food in it. This place is a must-visit every time I get to northern Michigan.
96
  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
94
  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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85  (238) Greenville, Indiana | March 30, 2013
In a quiet little Michigan village sits one of the most incredible brewpubs in the country. I was expecting a nice place but really exceeded my expectations. A selection of 20 taps pretty much guarantees you will find something you like and many of them sessionable. Incredibly friendly service. I was there at lunch time so wasn’t too crowded - seemed to be extremely popular among the retired crowd in the area but also family friendly and a selection of locally made soft drinks. Food was very good. Love this part of Michigan anyway, but this is a jewel in the crown.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner  (11) 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
SpudClampDawg  (43) Jasper, Indiana | July 7, 2008| Updated September 23, 2008
Took the short trip over to Short’s during a recent trip to mid-Michigan. The drive was more than worth it. Bellaire is a small lake town brimming with young people meandering around the small downtown. The brewery sits in the small block and was practically full when we visited. The bar is modern and comfortable, a nice mix of tunes playing in the background. Over a dozen taps offered the brewery’s beers. We tried The Magician, Huma Lupa, Bellaire Brown, Chocolate Wheat, Soft Parade and Pandemonium Pale. All were above average. We also grabbed a case full of 750ml Imperial beers before heading out the door. Great place to spend a few hours (or a long night if you have a place to stay). From the looks of it, they also have music every Thurs-Sat during the summer. We tried a little bit of food, but beer was definitely our focus. If you are thinking about making the trip, it is well worth your time.

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