Bell's beer event roundup: Burgers, the darkest day of the year, This one goes to 11 and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
12.16.2012

Bells_GoesTo11-01.pngBelow is a look at our events this week in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

Wisconsin

Dec. 17

Bell's Sampling: Dublin Square Irish Pub in La Crosse from 6-9 p.m. - Two Hearted, Amber, Best Brown and Winter White

Minnesota

Dec. 18

Bell's Tasting: Ale Jail in St. Paul from 5-7 p.m. - fall/winter seasonals plus some specialty stouts and more

Michigan

Dec. 19

Bell's & Burgers Beer Dinner & Tap Takeover: The Buck Burgers & Brew in Saint Joseph at 5 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Kal-Haven Ale, our Jazz Series, Roundhouse IRA, Rye Stout, Debs' Red, Midwestern Pale Ale, Two Hearted, Winter White, Christmas Ale, an a la carte beer dinner and Bell's swag!

Dec. 20

Hop Head Heaven: Hermann's Ole Town Grille in Plymouth at 6 p.m. - Hopsoulution DIPA, The Oracle DIPA, Two Hearted, This one goes to 11 Ale and Christmas Ale (for the non hop heads)

The Darkest Day of the Year: The Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo - Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Black Note, Rye Stout, Sweet Potato Stout, Java Stout, Expedition Stout, Kalamazoo Stout and Porter

Indiana

Dec. 20

Bell's Tasting: Bottle & Keg in Roanoke from 5-7 p.m.

Bell’s Stout Night: Corner Wine Bar in Indianapolis at 5 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Kalamazoo Stout, Rye Stout, Java Stout, Double Cream Stout, Two Hearted and more

Dec. 21

Beer Tasting: Plymouth Party Pack in Plymouth from 5-7 p.m.

Dec. 28

Beer Tasting: Blarney Stone Wine & Spirits in South Bend from 5-7 p.m.

Illinois

Dec. 20

Bell's Night: Village Tap in Chicago at 5 p.m. - This One Goes to 11 Ale, Expedition Stout, 2011 Cherry Stout, Special Double Cream Stout, Rye Stout, Winter White and Two Hearted

Looking ahead to 2013

Join us for beer dinners in Owosso and Grand Rapids, Michigan – plus, Hopslam’s return in January.

 


Photos: Brewing Eccentric Ale with Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing Co., Eccentric Day 2012

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
12.11.2012

MapleSyrup.jpgWe were joined by a very special guest in our Kalamazoo brewhouse on Eccentric Day Eve.

Jamie Floyd, owner and founding brewer of Ninkasi Brewing Co. in Eugene, Oregon, stopped by to help brew next year’s batch of Eccentric Ale.

Traditionally, our guest brewers bring an ingredient or two to contribute to the recipe and Jamie did not disappoint. He brought honey and a combination of pureed squash, pumpkin and sweet potatoes - ingredients all local to the Eugene area - along with him.

That batch of Eccentric Ale, which will be released in December 2013, was also brewed with ginger, Michigan maple syrup and a variety of spices.

Below are a few more photos from our brew with Jamie.

Photos from this year’s Eccentric Day are also now online. Take a look at them on our Flickr page, on the Eccentric Café’s Facebook page or on Google+, depending on your preferred social network.

Also, If you haven’t already, be sure to take a look at our post about how this year’s eccentric menu came together as well.

A huge thank you to Jamie for everything - cheers!

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Bell's beer event roundup: Holiday parties, beer dinners, Black Note and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
12.10.2012

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Below is a roundup of our events this week in Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Florida.

Indiana

Dec. 10

Beer 101 Tasting: Point Blank Brewing Co. in Corydon at 7 p.m.  – Winter seasonals

Dec. 11

Ring in the Bell's: Rocky's in Jeffersonville at 5 p.m. - 12 Bell’s on tap including Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, The Oracle and Golden Rye

Dec. 12

3rd Annual 12 Bell’s Of December: Chatham Tap in Indianapolis at 6 p.m.  - 12 beers on tap including Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 and This one goes to 11

Dec. 13

12 Bell's of Christmas: Chubby Trout in Elkhart at 4 p.m.  - Best Brown Ale, Christmas Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Sparkling Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Winter White Ale, This one goes to 11 Ale, Kal-Haven Ale, Harry Magill's Spiced Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Debs' Red and Golden Rye

12 Bell’s of Christmas: Bar Louie in Evansville at 5 p.m. – Amber, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Best Brown, Christmas Ale, Debs’ Red, Double Cream Stout, Golden Rye, Midwestern Pale Ale, Porter, Sparkling Ale, Two Hearted and Winter White

Dec. 15

Celebrate the Dark Side: Bone Dry in Highland at 4 p.m.  - Best Brown, 2011 Cherry Stout, Expedition Stout, Porter, Rye Stout, Special Double Cream Stout, Two Hearted Ale, Oatmeal Stout and Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000

Illinois

Dec. 11

Bell's Night: Fatpour in Chicago at 6 p.m. - Oatmeal Stout, Two Hearted, Winter White and more.

Dec. 12

Bell's Night: The Long Room in Chicago at 5 p.m.  - This one goes to 11, Hell Hath No Fury, Special Double Cream Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 and Two Hearted

Minnesota

Dec. 11

Bell's Beer Dinner: Moonshine Lounge in Brainerd at 6:30 p.m. – four course beer dinner featuring Le Contrebassiste, Hopsoulution, Rye Stout, and Smoked Vienna Lager. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Dec. 12

Jingle Your Bell's: New Bohemia in Minneapolis at 5 p.m. - Black Note, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000, Harry McGill's Spiced Stout, The Oracle DIPA, and of course, Sparkling Ale

Michigan

Dec. 12

12 Bell's of Christmas, Ugly Sweater Party: Jet's Pizza in Chelsea at 6 p.m. - Best Brown Ale, Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Hopsoulution, Midwestern Pale Ale, Sparkling Ale, Winter White Ale and This one goes to 11 Ale

Dec. 13

Holiday Party: Uptown Grille in Commerce Township at 6 p.m. - Amber Ale, Best Brown, Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Special Double Cream Stout, Two Hearted Ale, Winter White, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Golden Rye, Sweet Potato Stout and Roundhouse IRA

Men's Night - Tap Explosion: U & I Lounge in Traverse City from 6-8 p.m. - Winter White, Best Brown, Two Hearted, Christmas Ale, This one goes to 11, Special Double Cream Stout, Hell Hath No Fury and Sparkling Ale

12 Bell's of Christmas: Stein Haus in Bay City - Midwestern Pale Ale, Amber, Winter White, Best Brown, Black Note, Christmas Ale, Two Hearted, 2011 Cherry Stout, Sparkling Ale, Oarsman, Hell Hath No Fury ... Ale and This one goes to 11

Brewer Night: Pints and Quarts in Muskegon at 5 p.m. – Eccentric Café specialties!

Dec. 14

Tap Takeover: Whole Foods Cranbrook in Ann Arbor

North Carolina

Dec. 12

Pint Night: Westville Pub in Asheville at 6:30 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000, Black Note, 2011 Cherry Stout, Amber, Best Brown and Two Hearted. You also get to keep the glass – Cheers!

Dec. 13

Bell's Tasting: Vitner Wine Market in Charlotte at 6:30 p.m. - Amber, Two Hearted, Expedition Stout, Java Stout, Christmas Ale, 2011 Cherry Stout, Black Note, Sparkling Ale and This one goes to 11.

Dec. 14

Bells Tasting: Whole Foods in Winston Salem from 4-8 p.m. - Two Hearted Ale, Winter White, Christmas Ale, Best Brown and Special Double Cream Stout

Bell's Tasting: Custom Home Pubs in Matthews at 6:30 p.m. - Sparkling Ale, Expedition Stout, Midwestern Pale Ale, Third Coast Old Ale and Christmas Ale

Pennsylvania

Dec. 13

Black Christmas: The Library in Pittsburgh at 7 p.m.  – Black Note (last chance to get this beer in 2012), Christmas Ale and Special Double Cream Stout. Get there early for a special stocking (limited).

Dec. 14

Two Hearted Firkin Tapping: OTB Bicycle Café in Pittsburgh at 6 p.m.  – Two Hearted (draft as well) and Winter White

Georgia

Dec. 13

Christmas Beer Dinner: Big Tex in Decatur at 7 p.m. – Four course meal will feature Winter White, Two Hearted, Best Brown, Porter and Black Note. Tickets are available online.

Wisconsin

Dec. 17

Bell's Sampling: Dublin Square Irish Pub in La Crosse from 6-9 p.m. - Two Hearted, Amber, Best Brown and Winter White   

Florida

Dec. 13

Bell's Night: World of Beer Carrollwood in Tamp from 7-10 p.m. - Oberon, Two Hearted, Amber, Best Brown, Christmas Ale, Winter White, Kalamazoo Stout, 2011 Cherry Stout, Special Double Cream Stout and 2 surprise kegs

Looking ahead

Join us at Village Tap in Chicago, Ale Jail in St. Paul, Minnesota, The Buck in St. Joe and more. Take a look at our full calendar here.


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