Short's Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.82/5
Short's Brewing CompanyShort's Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(231) 498-2300 | map
shortsbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
262
Ratings:
25,992
Reviews:
7,751
PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Ratings:
262
Reviews:
91
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
4.88%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 262 |  Reviews: 91
Reviews by RocPorterFanatic:
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3.59/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.78/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.8/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dshepp1979
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of KeyserGose
4.98/5  rDev +10.4%
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 -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ChloeJMK
5/5  rDev +10.9%
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 +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of stadmo1
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gear54
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JollyRoger
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CohrsCA
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of davandwar
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BretMC987
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

Photo of knight48
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of petersonmatt22
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of montyeric
4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of RedWingFan2k1
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Stopped here on a Friday afternoon in February. They were having construction going on but didn't really take anything away from the vibe. Place was around 25% capacity when we first arrived, was over 50% when we left. I was mildly disappointed by the tap list, Superfluid was kicked but they did have bottles of it. Tried a sampler flite, five for $10 a good price. This included Appollo Raisin which was listed at 15.7%! It was delicious. The others were a sour, a fruit beer, a stout and Huma. I had the beef sandwich, wife had the Italian one, both were filling and fantastic. Glad I was able to make it here, next time I'd want to visit in the summer. Part of the renovations was to include an outdoor beer garden.

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Photo of tommy5
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI
3.82 out of 5 based on 25,992 ratings.
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