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Getting to Short's Brewing Co.'s taproom in Bellaire normally takes about an hour from Traverse City.
We include it in this list because new this summer, you can drive half as far to drink beer outdoors and take tours at the Elk Rapids production facility where the beer is brewed.
Her friends liked it so much, she decided to start selling it as a “Belgian special.” Other house beers on rotation include the Son of a Bee-sting!
Honey blonde (6% ABV), made with local honey, a variety of IPAs and more.
The recipe included lemon zest as well as juice, and it was delicious — a refreshing, more-natural-tasting departure from the uber-sweet shandies (lemonade mixed with beer) that have been rising in popularity. (with, for example, Nicie, a wheat ale brewed with orange and lemon zests, coriander, and some peppercorn), are among the most experimental in the state.
Both breweries have received national gold medals in the Great American Beer Festival's "experimental beer" category (see here and here).
The relaxed brewpub setting includes slabs sawed from a massive, local cottonwood tree for its tabletops.
The walls are lined with the wood of former apple crates.
In an entirely different flavor spectrum, Cherry Pie Whole (5.2% ABV) is an amber ale made with actual cherry pie crust and filling.Rare Bird Brewpub co-owners (L to R) Nate Crane and Tina Schuett in front of various beer taps inside their brewery and restaurant in Traverse City, Michigan on May 26, 2017.