Short's Brewing Company

Short's Brewing CompanyShort's Brewing Company
BA SCORE
66.8%
Liked Their Beers
3.81 w/ 26,647 ratings
Short's Brewing CompanyShort's Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: 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

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BEER STATS
Beers:
285
Reviews:
7,937
Ratings:
26,647
Liked:
17,793
Average:
3.81/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
97%
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
269
Liked:
261
Avg:
4.56/5
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 93
Reviews by Mitchster:
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4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not having ever been to Bellaire, I had no idea where this place was, but I found it within about 20 seconds because it's right off the main strip.

The atmosphere is quite cool. I went there at about 6:00 on a friday night and there were 10 other people there, with about 20 there when I left at 7:30. The building is divided into the smoking section, which has an elevated stage and room for a dance floor and tables, and then the other side (the bar side) is non-smoking. That's forward thinking in my book. On the bar side, they have perhaps room for 15-20 at the bar, and comfy couches which would seat about 50-75 more. Everything except the furniture is wood and provides a nice natural decor.

Chad, the barkeep was exceptionally nice, calling us by our first name and chatting with us for a while. Met Joe, the owner and brewer and he was intrigued by my methodological dissection of his beer:) Nice guy...shot the shit about beer and life for a while. Told him about BA.

We tried 2 sandwiches, one was greek style, and the other was italian style. The breads are awesome and quite memorable.

I had 4 beers...The Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA, which was a great representation of the style...the Nicie Spicie, which is a wit hybrid fermented with ale yeast and brewed with tons of lemon and orange rind, pepper and coriander...The chocolate wheat was wonderful, which is kinda like a porter brewed with wheat and fermented with standard ale yeast...I also had the seasonal Double Chocolate Wheat, which is the chocolate wheat brewed with a shitload of cocoa...Quite rich and wonderful, reminding me of something between a Sam Adams Chocolate Bock and a Rogue Chocolate Stout.

I believe they had 9 brews on tap at this visit. All of the beers were excellent, including the sample of "The Soft Parade" which is brewed with 200 lbs of mixed berries. They were all cleanly fermented and unfiltered.

An excellent brewery with a very cool laid-back and friendly atmosphere make this a place that I will frequent again and would highly recommend to my friends.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JeffSK
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JDoHo
3.98/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of leantom
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

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).

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Photo of Zonian1
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of HopHEAD1522
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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.

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Photo of MJPG
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My favorite brewery.

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Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.8/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dshepp1979
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of KeyserGose
4.98/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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.

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Photo of Tjb14
4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ChloeJMK
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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.

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Photo of bakerBB
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of stadmo1
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gear54
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JollyRoger
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CohrsCA
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of davandwar
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BretMC987
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI
Brewery rating: 66.8% out of 100 with 26,647 ratings
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