Short's Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.83/5
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
Ratings:
26,582
Reviews:
7,900
PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Ratings:
267
Reviews:
93
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
4.88%
 
 
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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 93
Reviews by frazbri:
Photo of frazbri
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Short's Brewing Company of Bellaire, Michigan is right on the main street of small northern town, and Bellaire isn't exactly a pitstop on the highway. If you get to Short's it's either as a destination, or an extremely happy accident. I made it a target on my return trip from Ontario.

Short's public area is divided in two sections. The main bar area is located on the north side of the brewpub. The bar is along the north wall with tables and stools and a couple more homey furnishings as well. The south area was a sort of lounge. Most of the seating being the more padded, living room style adornments with a few tables as well. The stage sits at the west end of the lounge. Friendly, folksy art adorns most of the wallspace in both rooms. The whole place has a homey vibe to it.

Food and beer service was at the bar only on this sunny memorial day monday. The staff was friendly, and courteous. The menu is deli sandwiches, soup and pizza. We ordered sandwiches and pints, found a table and relaxed. The food took a little while, but it was hot upon arrival. (There was a pretty big group ahead of us, and it wasn't suprising to have a little wait.) I had a chicken sandwich that was on the specials board, it was tasty and had a nice, spicy kick. My cousin ordered the Puerto Rican Power quesadilla and noted the salsa was hotter than he expected. We both enjoyed our lunches.

The beer menu was quite impressive. There were aproximately fifteen beers on tap, and the variety available should appease almost any beer drinker. They brew many session strength beers as well as thier heavy weight ales. I had a pint of the Chocolate Wheat Stout, and my cuz had the Village Reserve. I also grabbed a growler of the Huma Lupa Licious and one of the Stellar ale. There were no duds in the bunch.

Would I go to Short's again? I intend to visit again and again. I've been mapping out routes, trying to determine the best way to get there on my future northern expeditions. This is the kind of place I go out of my way to get to.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of leantom
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

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

Photo of HopHEAD1522
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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 +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My favorite brewery.

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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

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Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI
3.83 out of 5 based on 26,582 ratings.
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