Short’s Fest

Summer starts here. Join us Saturday, June 10th as we kick off summer with our 12th annual Short’s Fest. It’s going to be an epic evening of Short’s Brews, Starcut Ciders, live music, and tasty snacks from local food trucks.

Life is Short’s, Drink it While You’re Here.

“I’ve always been driven by what I believe is possible.”— Joe Short

We built our brewery in our favorite corner of the world because loving where we live is key to loving what we do. Head down the rabbit hole with us, and discover how we are crafting the world we want to live (and drink) in.

Joe Short, with a curly mustache and twinkle in his eye, stands in front of the Short's Elk Rapids location

Let’s Find Your Fave

Photo of a hand holding a can of Local's Light lager in front of the Michigan Flag
I know its Select type of search
I’m looking in
Near me, at

We’ve Got It All…

Always Available

Our always available, hardest working legacy brews. The beers that put (and keep) us on the map.

Not Sure Where to Start?

Try: Local’s Light, Huma Lupa Licious, or Soft Parade


Our always available, hardest working legacy brews. The beers that put (and keep) us on the map.

Not Sure Where to Start?

Try: Pure Michigan Spring IPL, Power of Love, Soft Parade Shandy

Passion Projects

Buckle up, tastebuds, things are about to get delicious. Here’s where you’ll find the weirdest, wackiest, most innovative side of the Short’s

Not Sure Where to Start?

Try: Hopstache, Critterless, or Batch 15,000

Let’s Share A Drink.

The Pub

Bellaire, MI

The mothership. What once was a humble hardware store was transformed by tenacity, love, and a whole lotta Ween into a half block of absolute magic, where great staff, great food, great beer, and Good Humans come together. Come lose some time with us.

  • Sun–Thurs: 11:00AM–10:00PM
  • Fri–Sat: 11:00AM–11:00PM
121 N. Bridge St. Bellaire, MI 49615
Kitchen Hours
  • Sun–Thurs: 11:00AM–9:00PM
  • Fri–Sat: 11:00AM–10:00PM
Photo of the exterior of Short's Brewing's Bellaire, Michigan pub

Aerial photo of the production facility in winter with Lake Michigan and a beautiful sunset in the background

The Pull Barn

Elk Rapids, MI

The big facility. Surrounded by three lakes (one is pretty Great) with a beach across the street, expanding production here was an easy yes. The freshest kegs and stellar sunsets led to us adding a tap room and beer garden to share with y’all also.

Pull Barn Hours
  • Mon–Thurs: 12:00PM–8:00PM
  • Fri–Sat: 12:00PM–10:00PM
  • Sun–Sun: 12:00PM–7:00PM
211 Industrial Park Dr. Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Shipping and Receiving from 8:30-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Come Join The Fun.

Events & News

Get Your Shorts!

(Merch. Short’s merch. We don’t sell actual shorts.)

Need a hat? Maybe some stickers or a hammock? You’ll find a curated collection of awesome in our Short’s Mart store.

Golden retriever (who is a very good boy) drinks water out of a collabsable bowl on the beach

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