Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Brewing CompanyShort's Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
180 Beers
6,640 Reviews
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 88
Visits: 229
rAvg: 4.47
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: 88 | Visits: 229
Reviews by Mark1125:
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4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I stand by my statement that Michigan has outstanding breweries. Short's is no different. A little off the beaten path, but definately worth the trip. My girlfriend and I were on vacation in Traverse City and took the 45 minute drive to visit Short's.

We walked in around 4:00 on a Thursday afternoon and it was pretty empty. They have a walk up counter for you to place your order. I went up planning to order my usual Huma Lupa, but the bartender offered up some samples (free) of other beers she thought I might like. One of them was Kind Ale which I thought was a phenomanal beer. I ordered a pint of that while I perused the other options. Next was a sampler including Huma Bourbon, key lime, and some other ones. Short's is never shy about trying unique beers. not all of them hit, but more often than not, I like what they do.

If you are looking for a large menu, don't. They are limited to sandwhiches, salads, and pizza. I had a sandhwhich and it was very good. Lets face it though...you come here for the beer.

The service was first rate. From the knowledgeable and very friendly bartenders, to the attentive busstaff who was always around to clean up the table, to the manager who took us through for a tour of the brewery. We felt welcome.

The prices are also very reasonable with most pints available for $3. A little more for premium pours.

We left as the brewery got pretty busy towards the evening hours. I left with a full belly, drank some very good beers, and had a great time. Even left with t-shirts and a few 6 packs for home.

I was very impressed on all fronts. (1,594 characters)

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4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4.98/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

4.98 (4 characters)

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

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4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MichaelGroebe
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of MrPlayboy
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BIN29
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
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 +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of snydee
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My favorite brewery for sure (28 characters)

Photo of Segnem5
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +6.3%
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 +11.9%
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)

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

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4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI
98 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.