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Short's Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Short's Brewing CompanyShort's Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
190 Beers
6,715 Reviews
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 89
Visits: 232
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

121 N. Bridge Street
Bellaire, Michigan, 49615
United States
phone: (231) 498-2300

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @shortsbrewing

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Reviews: 89 | Visits: 232
Reviews by AylwinForbes:
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2.95/5  rDev -34.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

Dulcie and Aylwin's Big Beer Adventure Volume V targeted Shorts as our northernmost destination in Michigan. Have had the Huma Lupa prior and many have spoken highly; so the visit was one of those high-anticipation things.

The long and the Short, so to speak, disappointed. To be clear, and perhaps this is what really matters, the disappointment lay not in the beer, which is good, but in everything else, which was not. It's one of those things where you wonder what the place is trying to be: a real beer place or a ChuckeCheese catering to vacationing families.

When we arrived the bedlam was awful with kids and brats everywhere. We persevered and endured the rather annoying tradition of ordering everything at the bar. So there is a huge line for everyone except the lucky few who have seats at the bar - hotly contested.

I will commend the beer selection; besides the Huma Lupa that needs no introduction, there was a broad selection of variously-hopped pales of different hue, along with an impressive Bourbon Barrel Sustenance black lager. Some may enjoy the various essays in fruit, but we avoided those like the plague. Dulcie's fav was Stellar. No, not Artois.

Food very disappointing; the kitchen must be something like a fridge and a microwave. Anyone who makes a claim that this is good is violently misled.

I would like to return, out of season, to capture it in a more tranquil mode, where perhaps the true colors can be shown. (1,451 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of bigleague
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of nickhefferan
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Michigan only, Michigan forever, and they make sure it is worth the drive. Around 20 some beers on tap, as well as a couple of ciders from their sister cidery. Good prices, new construction means a lot more space will open up soon! If you find yourself in Northern Michigan, you'd better make your way to Short's. (313 characters)

Photo of mgavin
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of kryciacomposer
4.66/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Sexton
4.98/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

4.98 (4 characters)

Photo of Jaszucs
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Shaskins80
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MichaelGroebe
4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Gtg642
4.81/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.39/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of MrPlayboy
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of twkirkby
3.89/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BIN29
4.3/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

It's about an hour away by the car from Traverse City, the closest city to Short's. I had great time at the brewery. The place was full of patrons during the day. I went there for lunch and shared two flights with my wife. I'm a big fan of their beers even though sometimes they don't make them right but I appreciate thier approach for experimenting. The bartender was great and friendly. It's a fun place worth visiting if you're a fan of their beers. (453 characters)

Photo of Brent14
4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of snydee
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My favorite brewery for sure (28 characters)

Photo of Segnem5
4.39/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Flavorful beers. Always have variety which allows a wide range when doing a flight. Clean, friendly, and enjoy the food. Liked the small town feel before they got big. (169 characters)

Photo of hardysf
4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Lots of strange seeming but delicious looking and tasting food.

Awesome nachos and pretzels with dipping sauces made from their beers.

Food was a little pricey but high quality. Beer was tasty. (196 characters)

Photo of BrandoBrews
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Arguably best spot in Michigan. North of Grand Rapids FOR SURE. Great vibe. Music is stellar. Small town makes for great mingling. Staff is on point (150 characters)

Photo of deakin
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BryanA
4.57/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI
98 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.