Shorts Brewing Co. | Bellaire, Michigan
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Shorts Brewing Co.
World Class based on 50 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 (37) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10-20


Shorts Brewing Co.

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Beer Available At Shorts Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Shorts Yeagerís Puff , Shorts Bourbon Barrel Huma-Lupa-Licious 89, Shorts Huma-Lupa-Licious 97, Shorts Moher Export Irish Imperial Stout , Shorts Honey Badger 82, Shorts Quasar Dank , Shorts Empress Catherine 92, Shorts Bourbon Barrel Wizard 98, Shorts Bourbon Carrot Cake , Shorts Lectronic Lager , Shorts London Fog , Shorts Vintage Premium Lager , Shorts Dark Daze , Shorts The Stellar Ale 87, Shorts Olfactor Spectacular , Shorts The Empire Hops Back , Shorts Bourbon Magician , Shorts Bourbon Benís Asthma , Shorts Black Chai , Shorts The Chocolate Wheat 90
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50 reviews for Shorts Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  83%
 Selection  90%
 Food  73%
 Value  80%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  97%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
rumproasts  (115) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 3, 2012
located in the small town of bellaire. the process of placing an order is somewhat frustrating. food was pretty good, but the beers are fantastic. the creativity is some of the best in the whole beer industry.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla  (262) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 27, 2012
A great stop with a ton of shorts beer on tap. Bottles are plentyful as well. Food is nothing special, but service is great and Joe the brewer is often around to answer questions.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
CMK  (5) , | March 5, 2012
Fun stop if your in the area!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
blackflag321  (41) Lansing, Michigan | January 16, 2012
Went out of our way to visit while in the area last spring and was not disappointed. Didnít have a meal, but enjoyed a fresh, great-tasting Anniversary Ale!
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
RudiNicole  (77) Michigan | December 6, 2011
Shorts is awesome! Tons of unique beers on tap, good food, and fun things to look at. The only complaint...why no wait staff? It makes things pretty annoying when you have to place your order (beer and food) at the window, wait for it, and walk it back yourself. When it gets crowded the line gets long. Oh well, still one of the best brewpubs in Michigan!
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. Shortís really pushes the envelope on creativity - and does it well. You can always count on being able to try something youíve never heard of - or even thought of. The Huma Lupa Licious, Bludgeon Yer Eye, Imperial Spruce India Pilsner, Captain Fantasy, Smoreís Stout, Mystery Stout, are some of my favorite brews anywhere, and I always look forward to their anniversary beer. Iíve 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
KPD  (165) Michigan | September 25, 2011| Updated September 26, 2011
Brewpub of a microbrewer in a very pretty part if the state. Nice place with a comfortable feel. Staff were very nice, order food, which is quite good, and beer at the bar. A nice taproom touch. Tried 10 of 18 beers in tap. They do seem to be going the dogfishhead route with lots of atypical beers. I avoided the oddball beers, e.g. Key lime pie. Of the 10 I tried only one missed the mark. Most were good and three including an oak barrel aged old ale were excellent. Well worth a visit.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone  (90) Wood River, Illinois | September 18, 2011
Four of us stopped in on a beer trip. This is a nice drive from Grand Rapids. It is in a delightful little town and the small town atmosphere comes through so well. One would never guess they brew such good beer because of the unassuming nature of the brewery. So comfortable here. The beer is also very good and the sandwiches we had were quite nice. I am so glad we stopped in.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt  (57) Ann Arbor, Michigan | September 11, 2011
We arrived around 5:00, and the bar room was pretty much full, so we sat in the near-empty second room for most of our visit. The room did start to pick up a bit later, and we moved to an open table in the bar for our third beers. Their extensive lineup on tap means that, even with so many different Shortís beers seeing Michigan distribution these days, thereís not much shortage of pub-exclusive beers to try, either. We just had an appetizer with our beers, the chorizo cheese dip, but the chorizo made it quite tasty. Good beer, and though you have to go up to the bar to order, service is fast. I kind of wish the bus-seat tables were replaced by more traditional tables, but thatís just my preference.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
miketd  (124) Cleveland, Ohio | July 24, 2011
Went a few times over the weekend. Atmosphere was nice and inviting, with it being bright and earthy. Service was decent and the girls were pretty friendly, but it did become quite slow at times, even when not busy. The selection was decent, and while none of the beer was great, I have a much higher opinion of Shortís now than before - most of the bottles Iíve had have been infected. Pretty cool place and I would not mind a return visit.

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