Short’s was established by brewer-owner and CEO, Joe Short, in 2004.
Our brewpub is located in the heart of downtown Bellaire, Michigan. It features 20 draft beers brewed on-site, delicious food from our gourmet deli and a live music venue that showcases local musicians. At our production brewery in Elk Rapids, we brew the Short’s Brews that are sold in bottles and kegs throughout Michigan. We do not plan to expand our distribution outside of Michigan, but rather to establish ourselves firmly at the center of Michigan’s exciting craft beer scene.
Our philosophy is to bring an appreciation of craft beer through education. From our brewers to our pubtenders, we take pride that our staff can explain what makes our beer great. We call this method of building consumer appreciation through education “beer liberation.” Having many styles of beer on tap contributes to this vision, as Short’s always has a beer for any taste, whether you’re a first-time beer drinker or someone who travels the world seeking out adventurous new brews. We also take note of our favorite pub batches and later release them, along with our flagship and seasonal brews, in bottles and kegs sold throughout the state.