Shorts Brewing Co.

Mayor: bpar73 (29) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10-20
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Beers At Shorts Brewing Co.

NameABVEntered
Short’s Critterless8.6%1/20/2017
Short’s Slippery Brit5.4%1/6/2017
Short’s Bourbon Publican Porter10.7%12/27/2016
Short’s The Double Magician8.1%12/4/2016
Short’s Tastes Like Jazz6.3%12/3/2016
Short’s Orange You Glad I Didn’t Call You Honey0%12/1/2016
Short’s Michigantuan7%12/1/2016
Short’s Meadowland6.7%12/1/2016
Short’s Purest Form6.1%12/1/2016
Short’s Scapolean Doodright4.8%11/30/2016
Short’s Huma Lupa Licious7.7%10/23/2016
Starcut Ciders Squishy7.5%10/14/2016
Short’s Soft Parade7.5%9/24/2016
Short’s Alicornucopia6.9%9/5/2016
Short’s Bourbon Vanilla Bellaire Brown7%9/1/2016
Short’s To Be Gracious7.3%9/1/2016
Short’s Rollin’ Down the Street6%8/31/2016
Short’s Bourbon Slow Jam6.5%8/31/2016
Short’s Hazelnut Chocolate Wheat0%8/23/2016
Short’s Tequila Barrel Aged Nectar de la Vida6.2%8/23/2016
Short’s Totally Noche6%8/23/2016
Short’s Raspberry Foray6.5%8/23/2016
Starcut Ciders Maple Bourbon Squishy7.5%8/23/2016
Short’s Nicie Spicie4.5%8/20/2016
Short’s Bourbon Huma-Lupa-Licious8.2%8/13/2016
Short’s Space Rock5%8/13/2016
Short’s / Half Acre Freedom Of ’786.9%8/12/2016
Short’s So the Saying Gose5.9%8/7/2016
Short’s A Tribe Called Zest9.2%8/7/2016
Starcut Ciders Cidre-Colada6.4%8/7/2016
Starcut Ciders Erraticus No. 1 (1ne)7.3%8/7/2016
Short’s Lord T Ferguson6.8%8/2/2016
Short’s Strawberry Short’s Cake5%8/1/2016
Short’s Snake Juice6.9%7/16/2016
Short’s Hoppin’ The Cherry8.7%7/8/2016
Short’s Das Lokal5.2%7/8/2016
Short’s Starshot8%7/8/2016
Short’s Beery McBeerface8.4%7/8/2016
Short’s Anduril4.5%7/8/2016
Short’s Pinball Whispers9.1%7/5/2016
Short’s Ginger Oaked Elixir5.7%6/30/2016
Short’s Stellar Ale with Habanero Peppers5.3%6/30/2016
Short’s Declaration Ale with Papaya7.8%6/30/2016
Short’s Good Humans8%6/27/2016
Short’s Hi-Dilly-Ho Neighbor6.6%6/24/2016
Short’s Rosie Palmer2.5%6/20/2016
Short’s Beard of Zeus4.5%6/18/2016
Short’s Chestnut Magician0%6/2/2016
Short’s Peachy Pom Pom7%5/29/2016
Short’s Goodnight Bodacious9%5/28/2016
Short’s Pomegranate Huma0%5/20/2016
Starcut Ciders Octorock6.3%5/18/2016
Short’s Melt My Brain6.1%5/18/2016
Short’s Small Heath4.4%5/17/2016
Short’s Bourbon Hammer Jack8.8%5/11/2016
Short’s Tip ta Tip10.9%5/11/2016
Short’s Aww Jeah10.4%5/10/2016
Short’s Tunnel Bear7.2%5/1/2016
Short’s #Hashtag Sportz4%5/1/2016
Short’s Tiramisu Blonde5%5/1/2016
Starcut Ciders Erraticus No. 4 (4our)7.4%5/1/2016
Short’s Killer Pompadour3.7%5/1/2016
Short’s Bourbon Pig Bird7.7%5/1/2016
Short’s Bourbon Sweep the Leg Johnny8%5/1/2016
Short’s Love Knife6.7%4/25/2016
Short’s Fantastic Mr. Funx0%4/19/2016
Short’s Powder Blue7.6%3/29/2016
Short’s The Viscount6.4%3/25/2016
Short’s Ein Freund8.7%3/25/2016
Short’s Ester4.5%3/16/2016
Starcut Ciders Izabella6.5%2/28/2016
Short’s Hot Loins6.1%2/28/2016
Short’s Pekko5.7%2/28/2016
Short’s Diane6.3%2/28/2016
Short’s Batch 500015%2/24/2016
Starcut Ciders Grandma Emmerick’s Apple Pie7.6%2/7/2016
Short’s Ralph Whistler4%2/4/2016
Short’s Zangief’s Bearhug10.2%1/21/2016
Short’s Funky Is As Funky Does6.8%1/21/2016
Short’s Citra Local’s4%1/21/2016
Short’s Queen Bee8%1/7/2016
Starcut Ciders Immortal Jelly7.8%1/5/2016
Short’s 600 Pounds of Sin6.2%1/5/2016
Short’s Candy Cane Porter6.6%1/5/2016
Short’s Oak Smoked Lager7.4%1/5/2016


82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (673) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
A touristy area, relaxed, and that filters into the brewpub. Exceptionally friendly service, everyone seems to acknowledge you are there, and with a smile. Many, many bottles and varieties available, easing the travel burden. Many beers, mostly one-offs, on tap and there were some very good ones.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99  (590) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 17, 2012
Easy to find location with street parking. Middle of the afternoon on saturday and the place was very busy. Got a seat at the bar direct in front of chalk board with beer. list. Freindly service and good knowledge of beers. Started with tap list and server (Amy) allowed me to do three samples at a time. I had nine new beers for me and half where not on page. No food. Short trip from Traverse City, but long trip from Cincy. I will return when within 60 miles.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
deyholla  (589) Minneapolis, Minnesota | 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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
chriso  (557) London, England | July 2, 2007| Updated September 8, 2007
Fantastic place. 15 beers on tap (3 of which are "gourmet pours") plus about a dozen special release large bottles (15 to 25 bucks a bottle - ouch). The first unashamedly beer geek place for days. Really cool vibe too. Do not miss this place if you’re in the area. Only problem is that the sampler is only 5 beers so you need a fair while to do this place justice. Unfortunately we didn’t have that. If I was in the area again, I’d spend a night in Bellaire just to spend the whole evening at Shorts.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor  (367) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 30, 2010
Shorts is a nice, cozy brewpub located in the small town of Bellaire (which I wouldn’t call a touristy town based on my brief impressions of it). Most of the patrons were not locals but they seemed to be relative locals (ie somewhere else in Michigan). There were 20 beers on tap, including specialty and gourmet beers. Obviously, there is a wide variety of beers to choose from, although a lot of the styles offered were very similar. While most of what I had was pretty good, I didn’t find anything great which was a little disappointing. The food was good (I split the spinach & artichoke dip plus had a bowl of soup). I liked the atmosphere - it had a very cozy feel with the long bar and the seats by the windows. There also is a small stage, but it obviously wasn’t in use on a Thursday afternoon. Anyway, if you come to Shorts plan to stay awhile to try a bunch of their taps. Also they sell a limited amount of their special bottled items (1/2 of which were sold out when we were there). Definitely a great place to check out in Michigan!
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | July 28, 2009
Next to Founders, this is the best beer bar in Michigan. Amazing array of their beers on tap and in bottles. Fast and knowledgeable service in a very artistic and hip space. Not to be missed if you’re in their quiet neck of the wood in Bellaire.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85  (352) Greenville, Indiana | March 30, 2013
In a quiet little Michigan village sits one of the most incredible brewpubs in the country. I was expecting a nice place but really exceeded my expectations. A selection of 20 taps pretty much guarantees you will find something you like and many of them sessionable. Incredibly friendly service. I was there at lunch time so wasn’t too crowded - seemed to be extremely popular among the retired crowd in the area but also family friendly and a selection of locally made soft drinks. Food was very good. Love this part of Michigan anyway, but this is a jewel in the crown.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
KPD  (231) 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
heemer77  (226) 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.

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