Short's Brewing Company
Active Beers: 206
Beer Ratings: 17,829
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 20 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by RocPorterFanatic:
3.59/5 rDev -21.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Made the drive to Short's from Traverse City while on vacation on Lake Leelanau. Bellaire is a sleepy, out of the way town with alot of character, but Short's is the highlight by far.
Approx. 20 beers on tap, some of their mainstream, but alot of their one-offs as well.
A flight of 5 beers ran $8.75 for 5 6oz. pours, a great way to taste the lot and not be destroyed. We had 2 flights to try all of the beers we were interested in. My personal favorite was the India Spruce Pilsner, while my fiance preferred The Magician.
We were only stopping in for a few beers and a snack, so we really didn't get to try the food, but the menu was very appealing.
Alot of diehard Short's fans know that they are huge fans of the band Ween. Their menu displays this almost infatuation with them. The menu is designed to look like an record jacket. All of the food is named after Ween songs, and some of the descriptions include lyrics as well, a nice kitchy touch, but fits in with the overall environment.
The only downfall to the entire time there was the service. When we got in, around 2:30pm, the bar was pretty empty. There were only 2 people sitting at the bar besides us, yet we waited almost 15 minutes to be greeted, then another 10 minutes to get our first drinks. When we decided on another round, we waited 10 more minutes to get our order taken, then it took a committee of 4 people to decide who would actually pour the beers.
I will definitely be back next time I'm up in this part of the country, its well worth the drive.
07-28-2011 13:57:02 | More by RocPorterFanatic
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