Available on tap at Bellaire Pub and The Elk Rapids Pull Barn

Bellaire Brown

American Brown Ale

We could’ve named it Benchmark Brown, because it is the benchmark for what a brown ale should taste like. A glass of Bellaire Brown will greet you with big notes of chocolate, toasted malt, caramel and coffee. It is equally full bodied and easy on the palate, dry and unfussy. We named it after our hometown and put the clock tower on the label as an homage to Northern Michigan, to small towns and slower lifes, to roasty fires and long days at the beach. Your favorite beer awaits you.

  • ABV: 7.0%
  • IBU: 19
  • ABW: 5.5%
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Origin Story

The label art shows the Bellaire Courthouse clocktower. Occasionally brewed with Cascade hops Bellaire Brown, a Short’s flagship was originally designed by Joe Short to appeal to people who enjoy coffee and beer drinkers who were seeking a less hoppy libation. The label artwork for Bellaire Brown depicts the clocktower of the Antrim County Courthouse in Bellaire, MI. In 1879 it was decided through a vote that the Antrim County Seat would be moved from Elk Rapids to Bellaire in order to be more centrally located. While the courthouse was opened in 1905, it lacked a clock. The clock we see in downtown Bellaire or on the label of this Brown Ale was installed on December 14th, 1922 after a fundraising campaign. So next time you find yourself in Bellaire, take a moment to appreciate the history behind the label art of one of our favorite brews. You can find the Antrim County Courthouse on the 200 block of Cayuga St., just south of the Pub.


US Golding

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 200
  • Carbs: 16

Name Origin

Named for the community where the pub was built.

Available In

  • 12oz Can
  • 6 Pack Cans
  • 12 Pack Cans
  • 1/2 Keg
  • 1/4 Keg
  • 1/6 Keg
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