Northern Michigan Craft Beer: When it rains it pours. Lucky for Northern Michigan, this downpour comes in the form of yet another well-deserved and welcomed recognition for excellence. After Traverse City's recent nod as one of the country's best craft beer cities, Short's Brewing Co., the Bellaire-based Northern Michigan microbrewery, was named third best brewpub in the country by The Street, a digital financial media company. So bottoms up, Northern Michigan; as Short's says, "Life is Short's, drink it while you're here."
Here's what The Street writer Jason Notte had to say about Short's Brewing Co.:
In a notoriously tough beer state packed with favorites such as Founders, Dark Horse, Jolly Pumpkin, Bells and Kuhnhenn, the 20 taps at Shorts more than hold their own. All the way up near the top of the mitten in Bellaire, Shorts goes big on beers including the puckeringly bitter Huma Lupa IPA and bourbon-barrel-aged Black Cherry Porter. In true Michigan fashion, Shorts pairs these crafted gems not with burgers and burritos from the grill, but with turkey, ham, bacon, roast beef or pastrami sandwiches from its deli. Catch all of that on a night when there's live music and it's as perfect a Michigan brewpub experience as you'll find.
Read Notte's full article: 10 Best American Brewpubs Every Beer Fan Should Visit
Visit Short's Brewing Co. and see for yourself why this Northern Michigan microbrewery is one of the best!