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 (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 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, Short’s White Falcon 83
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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 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
gearbike  (12) West Bloomfield, Michigan | October 6, 2008| Updated October 19, 2008
Solid good beer in a brew pub that captures the small town feel of this great little up north town. Beer is good but no real big stouts. Did not eat food selection limited.
78
  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.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
bpar73  (74) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart  (27) Byron Center, Michigan | July 23, 2008
Some really good beers and decent food (from what I remember when I ate there 2 years ago). Really good selection of beer.
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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 30, 2008
This place fuckin’ rocks! One of my favortie brewpub stylings. Eclectic, but very tasteful decor and design. Awesome big chalkboard of huge brewpub variety. Lots of beers to ogle. The food is simple, but well done, delicious and affordable. The waitress is very nice accommodating to my beer-geek needs. I had a fantastic flight of beer. I’d love to stick around for some music and a few pints of the Huma-luma. A must stop in Northern Michigan.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
heemer77  (212) Urbandale, Iowa | May 6, 2008| Updated August 22, 2008
Bellaire is a surprisingly small town in a recreational tourist area. The brewery itself is in a modest brick building it does not suggest anything special. However, once you get inside, you glance at their chalkboard and line up of 750’s on the bar and you know you are in a special place. The staff is friend and willing to tell you about what is happening. You can get any number of styles on tap and I admit I probably did not examine the beers as closely as I should have. The tap line up is solid and rival the best few brewpubs I have visited, both in quality and variety. An interesting and unique experience. I picked up some botteld sutff but had to restrain myself as it would be easy to spend a lot. Anyone coming anywhere near this place should make the trip. Maybe it’s not a good critique of the food, but I had some nice soup while drinking.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | February 10, 2008
Very cool old brick building with an airy, open interior reminiscent of The Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. I visited on a Saturday afternoon. The beer was excellent. They had 16 on tap the day I visited and offered 16 completely different bottled beers. Their beers are offered in different sizes, including 5 oz tasters for $1 per sample. The service was great. John, one of the guys who works there, was friendly and showed me around the brew house briefly. The food was decent and the music was even good (they played some Decemberists while I was there). The drive, although long, was scenic and well worth the effort.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
HailSquishface  (10) Ferndale, Michigan | February 9, 2008
Amazing place. Joe remodeled himself, it used to be an old hardware store. 16 taps of great beer, I’d move to Bellaire just to be closer to this place. The staff is amazing, they some of the friendliest people(except Kristen.) The pizza is great and all menu items looked good.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
yjb  (8) Davis, California | December 24, 2007
Very great! The highlight was the clientele, who where all very nice, enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. They serve only their beers, whose quality varied from good to great, and always interesting. The food was pretty good for the brewpub style. The remote distance makes a brew only trip as stretch however, it is in the middle of a nice tourist destination. The co$t of the imperial series is intimidating, and the lack of any of these on tap makes their purchase risky... hopefully their great, because I bought a ton.

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