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Short's Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
214 Beers
21,898 Hads
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 89
Visits: 239
Avg: 4.51
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 | map
www.shortsbrewing.com

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Reviews: 89 | Visits: 239
Reviews by ffejherb:
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4.33/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited with with fellow BA's brewslut, Deuane and SierraGS on 11/29/08 for the annual Brew-Ski event.

Short's is situated in the quaint little town of Bellaire, MI. It was particularly cold and snowy during our visit, which was probably par for the course during this time of year in Michigan. We were able to park right outside the brewpub, which was nice. Upon our entrance, we were greeted by a decent-sized room with high ceilings and a short bar, as well as a variety of seating options, including some old car seats! On the far, "colder" side of the establishment (and down a few steps), there are plenty of tables, a side rail for standing, and also a nice-sized stage for musical entertainment. The band on this particular night was unfortunately not that great. At any rate, it is still awesome for Short's to host live music. Overall, this place has a really unique vibe.

The selection on this particular evening certainly wasn't lacking, especially for stout fans, because they had FIVE great stouts on tap, including a S'more Stout (complete with marshmallow garnish!), Coffee Stout, Irish Stout, Peanut Stout and a Mystery Stout. In addition to the special stouts, they also had a variety of excellent ales, fruit beers and more. All in all, I'd say around 20 beers on tap!

The service and food were both fine. Prices are reasonable as well, although their 750ml bottles are a little pricey. Still, we took home a bottle of Soft Parade, which brewslut absolutely loved. This definitely has a hometown feel, and I wish I lived closer! It kind of reminded me of Selin's Grove a little bit, although much bigger. But it still has the same type of atmosphere.

If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of Bellaire, MI, do yourself a favor and stop in to Short's. This place has the entire package, from a cool, unique vibe to some of the best beer around!

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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of humaloopa
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

one of the best places i have ever been. some moments have been odd. all in all quite congenial. christopher hitchens would love it.

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Photo of bhwk
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
4.15/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of chuckj6643
4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of cards22
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SometimesIfart
4.15/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of nickhefferan
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of mgavin
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of kryciacomposer
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Sexton
4.98/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

4.98

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4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.15/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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