Released initially in August, 2014 as the first beer in the Bell’s Planets Series, Mars (The Bringer of War) is a double IPA with a complex hop character and a malty backbone. Mars will return in 2017.
Notes of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, lemon, lime and pineapple are all present in both the aroma and flavor. Hopped at a ratio of about 3.4 pounds of hops per barrel, the recipe for Mars was developed from a trial batch called Larry’s Latest Double IPA brewed in our original brewery located adjacent to the Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo.
Original release date: August, 2014
Color: Reddish Copper
THE PLANETS SERIES
Inspired by Gustav Holst's seven-movement orchestral suite, "The Planets."
Released in the order of Holst's piece, Mars to Neptune,
August 2014 - July 2015.
Note: Beer availability is subject to change.