Shorts Brewing Co.

Mayor: bpar73 (23) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10-20
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Beers At Shorts Brewing Co.

NameABVEntered
Short’s Soft Parade7.5%7/10/2017
Short’s Melt My Brain3.8%7/8/2017
Short’s Golden Eagle11%7/8/2017
Short’s Slurm5.5%7/8/2017
Starcut Ciders Immortal Jelly7.8%6/23/2017
Short’s Exeter6.5%6/10/2017
Short’s Vanilla Coffee Porter5.1%5/30/2017
Short’s Magic Eye6%5/30/2017
Short’s No Recess6.5%5/30/2017
Short’s Cerveza De Julie5%5/28/2017
Short’s Anni Ale 13irteen8.7%5/24/2017
Short’s Lil’ Wheezy7%5/21/2017
Short’s The Curl7%5/21/2017
Starcut Ciders Octorock6.3%5/19/2017
Starcut Ciders Pulsar6.9%5/19/2017
Short’s Citra Local’s4%5/18/2017
Short’s Step Into the Haze5.7%5/16/2017
Short’s Bourbon Goodnight Bodacious8.75%5/16/2017
Short’s Vintage Premium Lager4%5/16/2017
Short’s Pistachio Cream Ale5%5/16/2017
Short’s She’s a Beaut7.7%5/16/2017
Short’s Ben’s Asthma11%5/16/2017
Short’s Bourbon Carrot Cake7.5%5/16/2017
Short’s Ziltoidia Attaxx5.5%5/16/2017
Starcut Ciders Cidre Colada6.4%5/16/2017
Starcut Ciders Phuzz6.9%5/16/2017
Starcut Erraticus Elita6.5%4/30/2017
Short’s Terr Bear6.1%4/30/2017
Short’s Tequila Sauna7.5%4/30/2017
Short’s Frank The Snake Meets The Time Traveling Stag6.4%4/30/2017
Starcut Ciders Boomin’ Granny w/ PB20%4/25/2017
Short’s Batch 500015%4/24/2017
Short’s Crayon Ponyfish9.4%4/24/2017
Short’s Keeping It In Czech5.3%4/15/2017
Starcut Ciders Erraticus No. 4 (4our)7.4%4/10/2017
Starcut Ciders Erraticus No. 3 (3ree)6.1%4/9/2017
Starcut Ciders Erraticus No. 2 (2wo)6.5%4/9/2017
Starcut Ciders Erraticus No. 1 (1ne)7.3%4/9/2017
Short’s / Rare Bird Machu Beechu8%4/7/2017
Short’s Cat’s Pajamas9%4/6/2017
Starcut Ciders Erraticus No. 8 (8ight)6%4/5/2017
Starcut Ciders Bareback8%3/14/2017
Short’s Kwikriek4%3/14/2017
Short’s Chief Hopper9.2%3/14/2017
Short’s The Double Magician8.1%2/27/2017
Short’s Bourbon Barrel Ein Freund12%2/25/2017
Short’s Black Yukon Sucker Punch10.6%2/25/2017
Starcut Ciders Reign of Bowser6.5%2/7/2017
Short’s Farmhouse L-I-V-I-N6.3%2/7/2017
Short’s Das Mandarina4.8%2/7/2017
Short’s Cozy Blanket5.1%2/7/2017
Short’s RUN11%2/4/2017
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 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 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
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


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!
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
amg800  (38) Ada, Michigan | August 14, 2009
Besides all the horse poop that was scattered behind the brewery in the very small parking lot it was awesome! Love the relaxed feel of being able to walk up and order your own beer/food instead of having servers constantly checking in. Beer selection was excellent. Shorts offers a wide variety of styles. Bellaire is very touristy for lack of a better word, but near by Torch Lake is amazing. I spent a week on the water there.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (694) 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.
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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger  (98) 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.
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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
aaaaaaaaaah  (14) Warren, Michigan | February 11, 2009
16 beers on tap. Located in down town Bellaire in an old hardware shop. There are two main rooms, one with the taps and another with a stage. I’ve been there a few times when they had local bands. Beers are good. Great place to visit.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
bigtaster  (90) Grand Rapids, Michigan | February 10, 2009| Updated January 25, 2015
Nice place with some character, with a small town feel. The pizza seemed like a frozen pizza they just put into the oven and served. The beer was great and decently priced. Friendly and nice crowd, will try to make it there again sometime. The food has changed a lot since the last time I was there, the pizza is many times better, lots of tap options, would recommend a stop here if you are in Northern Michigan.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
northernbrews  (15) Allen Park, Michigan | January 13, 2009
I’ve been to Short’s quite a bit over the last 4 plus years they’ve been open. I usually stop in here at least once every time I’m up north at my mom’s lake cottage on Intermediate Lake. Ambiance: This is located in an old hardware store in downtown Bellaire. The interior is very cool. It kind of reminds me of Bell’s Eccentric café with the unique art and set-up. Service: The service here is usually very good. All the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the food and beers. They are always giving non-locals help picking out something good. . Selection: They have by far the best selection I’ve seen at a brewpub, period. It’s actually quite amazing that a small brewpub in northern MI can offer so many tasty, unique, and damn good beers at one time. First they offer the 13 Imperial Beers for either takeout or to enjoy at the pub. They also offered the 3 Anniversary IPA’s . Too bad they’re out of the grapefruit. For the beers on tap, there are usually about 10 – 15 regular beers ($4.50 for 2
62
  • 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.

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