Shorts Brewing Co. | Bellaire, Michigan
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Shorts Brewing Co.
World Class based on 53 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)
Shortís Empress Catherine 93, Shortís Black Licorice Lager 93, Shortís Itís About Thyme , Shortís Twist of Cain , Shortís Steely Danzig , Shortís Imperial Abnormal Genius , Shortís Anniversary Ale 2006/2007 Part One 98, Shortís ControversiALE 93, Shortís Iíve Got Five On It , Shortís Shandy , Shortís Imperial Soft Parade 90, Shortís Imperial Black Cherry Porter 97, Shortís Arithmacrut , Shortís Imperial Peaches and Creme , Shortís Woodmaster 90, Shortís Imperial Ginger in the Rye , Shortís Pandemonium Pale Ale 72, Shortís Stache Bender 94, Shortís Gambler 60, Shortís Imperial Aorta Ale
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53 reviews for Shorts Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  83%
 Selection  90%
 Food  73%
 Value  80%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  97%
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88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone  (11) North Central, Indiana | October 14, 2012
Stopped in on the honeymoon brew tour. Definitely worth the 45+ min. drive from TC. Bellaire is a cute little town, and Shorts is a cute little brew pub, with nice worn brick and an old-timey kind of feel. Plenty of room in there, but on our particular visit everyone was crammed into the close side near the bar, which is cool. Nice menu selections. Didnít try the pizzas but they sound good. They have at least 20 taps and a wide selection of bottles, which I took a bunch to go. Very friendly and helpful staff and decent prices. Will definitely go back next time Iím up that way, which hopefully wonít be too far into the future.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
lampeno420  (11) Zeeland, Michigan | February 16, 2009
Great little brewery that smelled of malt and grains as soon as you enter. Had 2 of their beers on tap and a good price. The waitresses were all very friendly and knowledgeable of everything there. Had a sandwich PACKED with turkey which was great, but a little pricey. Looks like a lot of fun at night on the dance side. Tons of old beer cans/micro bottles lined the back of the room. Worth the drive if you can stay for a while, or have someone drive you home.
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, Iíd 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.
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
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!
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Porterback  (5) | November 19, 2010
We have a cottage in Traverse and we make it a point to head to Shorts for lunch a couple of times a year. Great addition to what appears to be a sleepy little town. I have never been there in the evening but they do have a nice stage for live music. The service has always been wonderful. They food is solid and I like the fact that the place has a taproom feel as opposed to a restaraunt. The beer is good. Itís not up to Founders or Bells standards yet but well worth drive.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
targhee  (4) Tacoma, Washington | April 1, 2007| Updated April 2, 2007
As previously mentioned, you come here for the beer. But, the food is good too, just dont expect froo-froo menu, but good solid offerings. The beer is awesome. Especially go for the seasonal stuff, the high octane material with cherries for instance. Their IPAs are also excellent. The clientele are great too. We ended up talking with this women who was in her 70s, used to ski jump over roads in Quebec- she has her own beer glass at Shorts. One of those community places that we could use a lot more of in this country. And, a little inside tip, not found on tourist info, is a great place for homemade sausages and other meats is just up the street. I cant remember the name of the place, but am sure the folks at Shorts will know. Shorts also offers growlers to go.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMac  (4) Wyandotte, Michigan | November 19, 2007
Made a detour to check this place out. A little out of the way but worth it. The staff was very acomidating and friendly reminded me of a few old school GD chicks. Food was very good I liked the selection very original. If you want a restaurant go to a restaurant. I went during the day the music was kept at a minimum to backround. Ambiance was very inviting and original. The beer selection was great I belive there was 16 taps. More than enough to chose from. I would say this is worth the stop. Also got to meet Joe ....Great guy!!!!! Many people may not understand the nature of this place but those who do ,do..... Dont change a thing Thank You For Being Something!!!!!!
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.

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