Short's Brewing Company

Short's Brewing CompanyShort's Brewing Company
BA SCORE
66.8%
Liked Their Beers
3.81 w/ 26,645 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:
7,936
Ratings:
26,645
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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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Short's was the brewery that opened my eyes to what microbrews could be, and the annual visit to the taproom is always a pleasure, even more so now that they've expanded. It's one thing to have their beers from the bottle, it's another to have a fresh Soft Parade alongside Tears for Eddie (pretzel sticks alongside several different dips that feature their brews) or one of Short's awesome pizzas. The taplist is usually ten to twelve deep, including regulars, seasonals, and limited releases. You'll also find a couple of ciders on the list as well. The menu features smoked meats and cheese plates, soups, sandwiches, pizzas, and mac n cheese. Get a bowl of the mac n cheese to share, there's a daily special version and each one I've had has impressed. Same for the pizzas.

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Every beer from this brewing company is outstanding. Never disappointed. Tried Noble Chaos tonight. So good.

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My favorite brewery for sure

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

What great brewpub!! To my mind, they have got it all going on here- a nice, laid back atmosphere with great decor, a genuinely friendly and cheerful staff, and an amazing selection of outstanding brews.

From beers like their Pineapple Pilsner, Turtle Stout, and Raisin Apollo, I was bedazzled by the incredible range of flavors to be experienced under one roof. So much so, that i bought a sixer of the Woodmaster (one of the few ones i havent had yet), plus a t-shirt, and came back the following day for a growler of Uber Guber to savor back home as well. I was also impressed (but not surprised) by the number of people who were also enjoying themselves on a Sunday evening (near closing time, at that!).

If you live anywhere in Michigan (or anywhere, for that matter), i would highly recommend that you wow yourself with a visit to this fantastic brewpub. I know if i lived closer, i'd practically live there :) Massive props go out to Brian for the tour and humbling generosity!!!

"May the Short's be with you!"

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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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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Atmosphere is great and family friendly which is important to me, our
kids love going to shorts as much as we do.

Quality is top notch, food ,beer, merchandise, all of it is great

Service is great, they make you feel like a local

Selection speaks for itself, at least 20 beers on tap and many great
limited and pub only brews

Food is the best I've ever had at a brewery, so many great choices

Shorts has made Bellaire a destination, I will continue to visit, and
each time i visit is better than the last. Life is Shorts drink it while your here!

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Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI
Brewery rating: 66.8% out of 100 with 26,645 ratings
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