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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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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
dalekliz  (2) San Diego, California | May 18, 2013
Iíve been trying to stop here for years and finally made it while picking up a keg for a wedding. Excellent brewpub. Spacious, relaxed space, 20 of their beers on tap, a bunch of bottle, and great sandwiches. I had the roast beef sandwich with a sweet tomato and balsamic vinegar paste, and a lot of beer.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
xav33  (2) Midland, MI, Michigan | July 4, 2007
Went to da UP and figured I would hit Shortís on the way down. I walked in the door and the place looked clean, new and inviting. It was fairly busy (around 5pm), but the tall ceilings make it so the crowd noise wasnít so disruptive. The quality of their beers is excellent, but Iíve only scratched the surface... The service was great but they were busy and apparently in between shift changes so they seemed a bit slowed down due to the amount of orders. Very friendly and smiling staff. I asked some specific questions pertaining to the nature of the hops in the beer and the brewing process and the guy didnít know so he went to try to find Joe Short who unfortunately was unavailable :( They have way too many beers!!! ( or I donít have enough money) I only dropped by to pick up a few beers and head back home, I was too tired to throw back a few and relax after having been on the road for 6 hours driving ( I probably would have passed out on my barstool), so I didnít get the full effect, just a 15-20 minute session of talking and moseying around the bar checking out the artwork and general atmosphere. I will definitely go back again though for the full experience, this place is great, smack in the middle of nowhere right by Traverse City, my favorite MI travel destination.

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