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

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

Mayor: bpar73 (32) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10-20

Shorts Brewing Co.

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Beer Available At Shorts Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Short’s Happy Tendencies , Starcut Ciders Squishy , Starcut Ciders Octorok , Short’s Batch 1999 , Short’s Huma Lupa Licious 97, Starcut Ciders Navi , Short’s El Calypso Sauvin , Short’s The Fig Lebowski , Starcut Ciders Radio Friendly , Short’s Badankadank , Short’s Snake Juice , Short’s Brew Ninja , Short’s S S. Ambition , Short’s Mull It Over , Short’s Ester 73, Short’s Bubbalooski , Short’s ControversiALE 92, Short’s Thirst Mutilator 85, Short’s Smugglin’ Plum Sweet Stout 87, Short’s Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout
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55 reviews for Shorts Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  83%
 Selection  90%
 Food  74%
 Value  80%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
KPD  (204) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | July 7, 2010
The mecca of the north. They have many, many (too many!) great shorts brews on draft to choose from. They had a number of bourbon barrel brews on draft when I visited which were outstanding. Not surprisingly, seems constantly crowded, but I think their system handles the crowds well. One line for beer and food. If you order food you get a number and they bring it out to you. They are very efficient generally speaking. The food is average. The beer is worth the trip from almost anywhere. One negative was the lack of air conditioning. Generally, I don’t think this is a big issue, but we visited on a very very hot weekend. A must see.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
rumproasts  (179) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
miketd  (125) 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 Short’s now than before - most of the bottles I’ve had have been infected. Pretty cool place and I would not mind a return visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | September 18, 2008| Updated September 20, 2008
Cozy little brewpub way up in northern Michigan. Great selection of beers on tap, sixteen total when we visited, along with a ton of other beers available in bottles (if at a really high price for the imperial series). The vegetarian food is a bit limited, with the cheese / vegetable sandwich being almost completely unhealthy (tons of gooey cheese and oily vegetables), but tasty nonetheless. Solid, excellent selection of beers, with good service and lots of great bottles. That said, those familiar with the imperial series of beer in bottles might be a touch disappointed by the selection on tap, and big beers seem to be where this brewery shines. Altogether, definitely a great stop in northern Michigan, and (let’s be honest with ourselves) there’s really nothing else around.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone  (107) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1  (92) North Carolina | August 2, 2010
Stopped in while on a road trip and really liked this place. Warm and inviting you a greeted by a nice wooden bar and tables. Everything needs to be ordered from the bar but no worries as I was sitting at the bar. Got a nice sampler of beers along with a pizza. Pizza was pretty good. Also ended up picking up some of their special release beers while there. Wish they had more beers on tap though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951  (90) 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 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger  (85) Aurora, Illinois | April 6, 2009
A nice little brewery in the middle of nowhere. Great tasting brews and the food while not a big selection was pretty tasty. Everyone I ran across was very nice and helpful. Cool decorating inside. Must of changed the 4.50 for 2 beers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
bpar73  (84) Bellaire, Michigan | January 17, 2015| Updated March 24, 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!

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