Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America: Bell's events and tasting notes for Maillard's Odyssey

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
07.10.2014

MaillardsOdyssey.jpgThis summer, we’re joining Sierra Nevada for Beer Camp Across America, a multi-weekend traveling beer festival taking place in seven cities across the country.

With more than 700 breweries and at least 1,300 craft beers on tap from nearly every state in the country, Beer Camp Across America promises to be the largest craft beer celebration in history.

In conjunction with the festival tour, the Beer Camp Across America collaborative 12-pack includes 12 different beers including two beers packaged in cans.

The Beer Camp Across America variety pack is out now and also includes Allagash, the Asheville Brewers Alliance, Ballast Point, Cigar City, Firestone Walker, New Glarus, Ninkasi, Oskar Blues, Russian River, 3 Floyds and Victory.

Our contribution, Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale, is a robust dark ale layered with complex malt flavors of toffee, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. This malt-focused concept spawned a daunting grain bill featuring 10 different grains including pale malt, Munich, chocolate malt, oats, dark wheat and roasted barley for a rich, semi-sweet and intense experience. 

The name honors the Maillard reaction—the “browning” of sugars and amino acids—that creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer.

We have are participating events in a quite a few different states including Michigan, Florida, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Illinois (Chicago/Midwest festival).

Details for all can be found here.


Bayview Mackinac Race event info; how to follow the race live online

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
07.08.2014

BayviewLogo.jpgHeading to this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race?

Here’s a look at the events we have planned leading up to launch as part of Port Huron Boat Week.

Don’t forget you can also follow the race live right here on our website starting Friday afternoon (July 11).

July 8

Bell's and Bocce Ball: Casey's Pizza and Subs, 6 p.m.

Casey's is kicking off Port Huron's Boat Week with an evening filled with Bell's beer and bocce ball. Compete against the Bell's rep for a chance to win some great prizes.

July 9

Bell's on the Patio: Vintage Tavern, 7 p.m.

Enjoy some delicious Bell's beers and the amazing view from Vintage's roof top deck. Beer list: Hopsoulution DIPA, Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, Debs' Red and Wedding Ale.

Bell's Night: Lynch's Tavern, 5 p.m.

Enjoy the Blue Water Fest parade and a Bell's Beer from the air conditioned comfort of Lynch's. Beer list: Amber Ale, Hopsoulution DIPA, Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, Roundhouse IRA, Mercurial, Baron von Nordwestlich and Baroness von Nordwestlich.

Special Tap Feature: Fuel Wood-fire Grill, 5 p.m.

Beat the heat! Enjoy a view of the Blue Water Fest parade from inside Fuel with a tasty Bell's beer in hand. The beer list: Hopsoulution DIPA, Lager Beer, Oarsman Ale, Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, Roundhouse IRA, Baron von Nordwestlich, Baroness von Nordwestlich and a firkin of Amber Ale.

July 10-11

Beer Tent: Port Huron Yacht Club

The Port Huron Yacht Club will feature a Bell's beer tent for two nights during Boat Week. Come for the beer, the boats, and the view. There will also be live entertainment both nights. Thursday’s event starts at 5 p.m. and goes until midnight. Our Friday event starts at 7:30 p.m. and goes until midnight.


First look at next 3 Bell’s beers to be released in cans

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
06.23.2014

BellsSeasonalCanLineup.jpgFollowing the successful launch of Two Hearted and Oberon Ale in 16 oz. 4-packs, we are proud to announce and share the look of the rest of our seasonal lineup in cans.

Best Brown Ale, Winter White and Smitten Golden Rye Ale will be available in cans for the first time later this year and early next year.

All three seasonal beers will continue to be available on draft and in both 6-pack and 12-pack bottles.

“We love being able to offer these brands in both cans and glass to suit the various lifestyles of our customers and fans,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President.

Best Brown Ale will be Bell’s third can offering and will be available along with bottles and on draft beginning around Labor Day. All three seasonal beers will be available in the same 16 oz. 4-packs.

Cans of Winter White will be released in November and Smitten will return in February.


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