Short’s Bellaire Pub Visit


I’m a huge Short’s fan, so naturally as I found myself driving North, I figured out a way to work in a visit to the Bellaire pub.  It wasn’t my DSC_0447first visit there, so I pretty much knew what to expect.  I was curious if their expansion had opened yet, but it was still in the works apparently with a floorplan taped to the window and some “coming
soon” verbiage.  It was mid-afternoon on a Friday, and about 3:00 PM it wasn’t very busy.  I grabbed a seat at the bar and ordered a Huma Lupa Licious.  Probably my favorite Short’s beer if I had to pick, and whenever I’ve had it at the pub it has always been the best/freshest Huma.  As usual, it didn’t disappoint.

Knowing that I had to drive the DSC_044930-40 minutes over to Traverse City shortly after, I had to gauge myself.  Since I couldn’t decide on just 1 more beer to try, I went for a flight and got 5 different ones.  I saw on the chalkboard that they seemed to now be carrying a “mac n cheese of the day”.  I ordered that, and the Cheddar and Bratwurst was amazing, and for only $3 it was a steal.

After I finished my beers and mac n cheese, I spotted that they had Devil’s Lettuce 6-packs for sale.  This came & went through the local beer shops so fast that I never even saw it, I just heard I missed it all.  So I picked up one for me, and one for a friend.  I then also saw they were trying to move out their Oktoberfest beer, Noble Chaos and were therefore selling 12-packs for $9.99.  What a deal.  Got some of that, too…

Here’s how I rated the beers, Left to Right in the picture below:

  • Chocolate Wheat: 3 out of 5 Stars
  • Pontius Road Pilsner: 3 Stars
  • Noble Chaos: 4.5 Stars
  • The Village Reserve: 5 Stars
  • Alter Spalter: 4 Stars