Bell's Vintage Tasting will include a special charity auction to benefit Fair Food Matters in Kalamazoo

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
01.15.2013

VintageBeerAuctionSM.jpgKalamazoo Beer Week may officially end on Friday, but we still have one more event on Jan. 19.

Our Vintage Tasting at the Eccentric Cafe will be similar to a mini beer festival but will also include a special charity auction to benefit Fair Food Matters, a local nonprofit in Kalamazoo.

Up for auction:

  • One 3 liter bottle of The Oracle
  • One 3 liter bottle of 2012 Black Note
  • 2 4-packs of 1995 Expedition Stout (Great American Beer Festival gold medal winner, Aged Beer Category, 2011)
  • 1 6-pack of Cherry Stout Reserve 2001, aged over cherry pits and oak chips
  • 1 6-pack of Batch 6000
  • 1 6-pack of Third Coast Old Ale, Batch #6197
  • Vintage Bell's gear

Saturday's event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $10 and includes 4 drink tickets plus a commemorative tasting glass.

Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each with most samples ranging in price from $1 to $2 (each sample is two to three ounces).

Bottles will also be available to purchase and will be priced accordingly.

THE BEER LIST

On draft:

  • 2007 Cherry Stout - Batch 8201
  • 2010 Expedition Stout - Batch 9931
  • 2007 Third Coast Old Ale - Batch 8211
  • 2008 Eccentric Ale
  • Batch 7000 (2005)
  • 2011 Black Note

Note: These beers will be available on their own or as part of a sampler.

Bottles:

  • 2008 Eccentric Ale
  • 2003 Eccentric Ale
  • 2004 Eccentric Ale
  • 2005 Eccentric Ale
  • 2001 Eccentric Ale
  • 1999 Eccentric Ale
  • Third Coast Old Ale - Batch 8723 (2008)
  • Third Coast Old Ale - Batch 8863 (2008)
  • Third Coast Old Ale - Batch 8943 (2009)
  • Expedition Stout - Batch 8183 (2007)
  • Expedition Stout - Batch 8728 (2008)
  • Expedition Stout - Batch 8944 (2009)
  • Cherry Stout - Batch 8730 (2008)
  • Cherry Stout - Batch 8957 (2009)
  • Cherry Stout - Batch 9434 (2009)

Bell's beer event roundup: Kalamazoo Beer Week continues, Hopslam, sliders and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
01.14.2013

KBW13Logo.pngBelow is a look at our events this week in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, South Carolina and Florida.

Michigan

Jan. 14

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Homebrew Demo with the Bell's General Store at Food Dance in Kalamazoo from 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 15

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Zazio's Chef's Table with Mattawan Artisan Creamery in Kalamazoo at 5:30 p.m. (happy hour) at 6 p.m. (dinner). Take a look at the menu (vegetarian options are available).

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Brewer's Happy Hour & Brew and View at the Eccentric Cafe. This is a rare opportunity to meet the people who make Bell’s beer in The Back Room at the Cafe from 5 to 7 p.m. for some informal beer discussion. Snacks will be provided and be sure to stick around afterward for a special beer themed Brew & View (free admission).

Jan. 16

Hopslam and Sliders: Green Dot Stables in Detroit from 5-9 p.m. Mix and match from an extensive menu.

“I Love Beer Mini Tour:” Old Chicago in Portage at 4 p.m. (this special will continue through Feb. 3) - Hopslam, Two Hearted and Captain Spontaneous on draft. Bottle options will also be available.

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Homebrew Demonstration at the Eccentric Cafe from 6-9 p.m. Bring your questions and your friends - all skill levels welcome.

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer, Smoked Meats and Cheese Tasting from 5-9 p.m. - Along with various smoked meats and cheeses, the Eccentric Café will be serving up bourbon barrel aged versions of Cherry Stout, Batch 9,000, Kalamazoo Stout (also a firkin) and Expedition Stout. Black Note will also be on tap. Order a flight and get a sidecar of Lager of the Lakes as well.

Jan. 17

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Minute To Win It Party at Shakespeare's Pub in Kalamazoo at 7 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Raspberry Ale, Two Hearted, Amber and Winter White. Challenge the Bell’s team (and others) to four rounds of short challenges similar to the TV show “A Minute To Win It” and compete for prizes.

This Tap Takeover Goes to 11: Stardust in Saginaw at 6 p.m. - Black Note, Sparkling Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, This one goes to 11, Midwestern Pale Ale, Best Brown, Two Hearted, Porter, Captain Spontaneous, Kalamazoo Stout and Hopslam.

Hopslam Release Party: Shamrock Pub in Utica at 6 p.m. - Amber, Porter, Winter White and Two Hearted will also be on tap.

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Jazz Series Tasting with special musical guests Big Organ Trio at the Eccentric Cafe starting at 9:30 p.m. Our Jazz Series - Le Pianiste, Le Contrabassiste and Le Batteur - will come together for a perfect pairing of great beer and live jazz music starting at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover for the music.

Jan. 18

Kalamazoo Beer Week - 2nd Annual Bell's Beer Dinner hosted by Larry Bell: The Park Club in Kalamazoo at 6:30 p.m. (happy hour) and 7 p.m. (dinner). Take a look at the menu (vegetarian options are available). For reservations, please call 269-381-0876.

Tap Takeover: The Red Baron in Burton/Flint - Sweet Potato Stout, Sparkling Ale, Black Note, Hell Hath No Fury, Midwestern Pale Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Two Hearted, Captain Spontaneous, Kalamazoo Stout, Winter White, Lager of the Lakes and HOPSLAM.

Jan. 19

4th Annual Beer & Boards: Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire at 3 p.m. - Winter White, Best Brown, Hopslam and Porter

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Vintage Bell's Beer Tasting at the Eccentric Cafe from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A silent auction for charity will include vintage Bell's gear and beer. $10 admission includes 4 drink tickets and a commemorative tasting glass. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each with most samples ranging in price from $1 to $2 (each sample is two to three ounces). Bottles will be priced accordingly.

Indiana

Jan. 15

Hopslam Tapping Party: Chumley's in Lafayette from 6-10 p.m. Two Hearted will also be on tap.

Jan. 17

Hopslam Release Party (plus firkin): Fiddler's Hearth in South Bend at 5 p.m. - Rednose ESB, Harvest Ale, Roundhouse IRA, Two Hearted, Midwestern Pale Ale and Golden Rye will also be on tap

Jan. 18

Hopslam Release Party: Tilted Kilt in Granger at 5 p.m.

Jan. 19

Hopslam Firkin Tapping: Beer Geeks in Highland at 7 p.m.

Ohio

Jan. 14

Hopslam Tapping: The Comet in Cincinnati at 5 p.m.

Jan. 16

Hopslam Tapping: Vintage Estates in Boardman at 7 p.m.

Jan. 18

Barrel Aged Beer Festival: Jungle Jim's in Fairfield from 7-9 p.m. – Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

Minnesota

Jan. 17

Bell's Stout Night: Whistle Binkies in Rochester at 6 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Black Note and Harry Magill's Spiced Stout

Jan. 18

Bell's Cask Ale Night: Patrick's in St. Peter at 6 p.m. – Two Hearted

South Carolina

Jan. 19

The Biggest Little Beerfest: Barley's Tap Room in Greenville from 2-6 p.m.

Florida

Jan. 16

Bell's Meet & Greet: The Little House in Boynton Beach starting at 6 p.m. Raffles and giveaways plus Amber, Best Brown, Oberon, Special Double Cream Stout and Two Hearted.

Jan. 18

Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 Tapping: World of Beer - Tampa Palms at 7 p.m. - Amber, Oberon, and Two Hearted will also be on tap.

Jan. 19

Miami Beer Festival: Marlins Park from 7-10 p.m. (general admission).  We'll be pouring Amber, Oberon, Two Hearted and one specialty release.

Looking ahead

Bacon Night in Pittsburgh, a Hopslam firkin tapping in Kalamazoo, Stout Night in Fargo and more on our calendar for next week. Take a look at our full calendar here.


Bell's beer event roundup: Hopslam, stouts, Kalamazoo Beer Week and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
01.08.2013

KBC HopslamAle lable.tif.pngBelow is a look at our events this week in Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio.

Michigan

Jan. 8

Hopslam Release Party: Ashley's Ann Arbor at 6 p.m. The author of the best toast will get to purchase the first pint of the year and have their words read aloud to start the season off right. To enter, email your best toast to Hopslam to toast@bellsbeer.com.

Jan. 9

Hail to the Hops: Fraser's Pub in Ann Arbor. Beginning at 5 p.m., we will tap Hopslam and a Two Hearted firkin. We will also feature some other heavy hop hitters: Hopsoulution, This one goes to 11, Captain Spontaneous and Two Hearted.

Hopslam Release Party: One Eyed Betty's in Ferndale at 6 p.m.

Hopslam Release Party: Karl's Cabin in Plymouth from 6-11 p.m. Special musical guest The Flutter & Wow will keep the party "hopping." Amber Ale, Two Hearted and Winter White will also be available. Reservations are recommended. Please call ahead -734-455-8450.

Bell's Black Party: Crunchy's in East Lansing at 6 p.m. Celebrate the dark side of beer with tappings of Black Note, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Smoked Vienna Lager, Expedition Stout, Special Double Cream Stout, Harry Magill's Spiced Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Kal-Haven Ale and Hell Hath No Fury. Hopslam and Two Hearted will also be available.

Jan. 10

Hopslam Tap Explosion: 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City at 5 p.m. Celebrate Hopslam's return with 2011 Third Coast Old Ale, 2012 Third Coast Old Ale, Captain Spontaneous, Java Stout, Midwestern Pale Ale, Sparkling Ale, Best Brown, Two Hearted, This one goes to 11, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout and Hell Hath No Fury.

Hopslam Release Party: Ashley's Westland at 6 p.m. The wheel of prizes will also be in attendance.

Bell's Beer Dinner: San Chez Bistro in Grand Rapids at 6:30 p.m. Take a look at the menu.

Jan. 11

Bell's Tap Takeover: Olivera's Pizzeria in Ionia from 5 p.m. to close. We’re taking over all of the taps with 8 different Bell's beers including Black Note, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 & Cherry Stout plus Hopslam!

Jan. 12

Kalamazoo Beer Week Kick-off: Bell’s Brewery Snow Jog Adventure Race and Challenge at 11 a.m. (registration) and noon (start) at the Eccentric Cafe. For more information, go here.

Jan. 13

Hopslam Poetry Slam: The Tap Room in Ypsilanti at 5 p.m. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for your best Hopslam poems! On tap: Hopslam (of course), This one goes to 11, Best Brown and Captain Spontaneous.

Minnesota

Jan. 10

Bell's Beer Class: Westside Liquor in Willmar from 6-7:30 p.m. Jason Gillum will talk about our brewery and brand history. He will also lead a sampling of a number of Bell's offerings and discuss style, history and how each made it into the Bell's portfolio.

Indiana

Jan. 8

Hopslam Release Party: The Ale Emporium in Indianapolis starting at 5 p.m. Christmas Ale, Two Hearted, Best Brown, Winter White, The Oracle and Captain Spontaneous will also be featured on draft in addition to bottles of This one goes to 11, Hell Hath No Fury and Kalamazoo Stout.

Jan. 12

South Bend BrewFest: Century Center Great Hall from 1-5 p.m.  Come and check out the Bell's table at this years festival! Tickets are $35 and include a commemorative glass, program and food coupon. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 and include a food coupon and unlimited soda/water. Tickets are available online.

Ohio

Jan. 13

Hopslam Kick-off: Tremont TapHouse in Cleveland at 3:30 p.m. Come early for brunch and stay for the Hopslam.

Looking ahead

Kalamazoo Beer Week gets into full gear, more Hopslam, Stout Night in Minnesota and much more. Take a look at our full calendar here.


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