Short's Brewing Company

Short's Brewing CompanyShort's Brewing Company
Short's Brewing CompanyShort's Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

121 N. Bridge Street
Bellaire, Michigan, 49615
United States

(231) 498-2300 | map
shortsbrewing.com

Notes: 19.99% owned by Lagunitas/Heineken
BEER STATS
Average:
3.81
Beers:
396
Ratings:
27,513
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.56
Ratings:
279
pDev:
8.33%
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Ratings by Hallbrauhaus:
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4.1/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
by Hallbrauhaus from Mississippi

Jun 29, 2018
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4.28 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Nov 14, 2020
 
4.45 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Jan 04, 2020
 
4.11 by Muss42 from Michigan on Feb 15, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by bushbeer75 from Michigan

Visited October 2018

Shorts Brewing Company is located in the Village of Bellaire a nice quiet and friendly small town in Michigan's Northern Lower Peninsula on the west side of the state. Shorts is inside an old renovated brick building.

The tap selection was extensive with approximately 21 unique brews. The brewery also had a large selection of beer in bottles and cans. The beer was fresh and prices were reasonable. The staff was knowledgeable about their offerings. Unfortunately I had eaten prior to visiting so I did not try the food. However, the food looked and smelled good.

If you are anywhere close to Bellaire stop and visit the brewery - sure worth the visit.

Dec 14, 2018
 
4.75 by U2Chaser from North Dakota on Oct 15, 2018
 
4.2 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Jul 30, 2018
 
5 by Coho11 from Ohio on Jul 08, 2018
 
4.66 by Kjager13 from Michigan on Jan 24, 2018
 
4.34 by oldmankoch from Tennessee on Oct 30, 2017
 
4.23 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Sep 17, 2017
 
3.98 by JDoHo from Michigan on Aug 26, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
by leantom from Indiana

Very nice place; additional seating on the outside for those who like that sort of thing.

Beer selection was adequate; the food was also very, very good.

Service was excellent! These people truly car about their patrons and strive to make them comfortable.

Only issue I had with this place was the uncomfortable chairs. High, metallic and very narrow. My dad's fat ass could hardly fit (albeit he is very large).

Aug 15, 2017
 
4.36 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Jul 26, 2017
 
4.29 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Jul 26, 2017
 
4.61 by HopHEAD1522 from Michigan on Jul 14, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

Great visit to a bustling spot, lots of fine choices, beer and food. The service was a bit lackadaisical, friendly but often absent. That said, the bar staff and shop staff were attentive and helpful. The beer is exceptional, frankly a significant step above what I expected based on the beers in circulation at home. The variety was not surprising but the quality takes on wild ales and NE IPAs made an impression. I liked Short's before, but I have a renewed respect for their brewing chops.

Jul 08, 2017
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5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by MJPG from Michigan

My favorite brewery.

Jun 11, 2017
 
4 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2017
 
4.78 by Michiganman2325 from Michigan on May 21, 2017
 
3.8 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Apr 09, 2017
 
4.71 by Dshepp1979 from Michigan on Mar 26, 2017
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4.98/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
by KeyserGose from Michigan

Cool old hardware store in a small town in northern Michigan. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Gets busy in the summer but plenty of seating. Live music on weekends. Great beers on tap and even some specialty bottles available only there to try.

Dec 15, 2016
 
4.45 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Dec 11, 2016
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5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by ChloeJMK from Michigan

Went there for the first time and it was really nice. I really like their Autumn Ale, Space Rock, Strawberry Shortcake, lager, Huma, Anniversary Ale, Soft Parade...those are my favorites that I can remember right now.

Aug 16, 2016
 
5 by bakerBB from Washington on Jul 29, 2016
 
4.54 by stadmo1 from Michigan on Jul 02, 2016
 
4.34 by Gear54 from Indiana on Jun 30, 2016
 
4.5 by JollyRoger from Michigan on Jun 05, 2016
 
5 by CohrsCA from Michigan on May 29, 2016
 
3.99 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on May 26, 2016
 
5 by davandwar from Texas on May 24, 2016
 
4.26 by CBrodbeck from Florida on May 19, 2016
 
4.53 by BretMC987 from Indiana on May 03, 2016
 
4.66 by zacky_U from Michigan on Apr 15, 2016
 
4.56 by knight48 from Michigan on Mar 29, 2016
 
4.18 by petersonmatt22 from Wyoming on Mar 27, 2016
 
4.6 by montyeric from Michigan on Mar 24, 2016
 
5 by RedWingFan2k1 from Michigan on Mar 05, 2016
 
4.39 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2016
Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI
Brewery rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 27513 ratings