Bell's beer event roundup: Bru Fest, SAVOR, Sparkleberry's debut and more
A look at our events this week in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana PLUS SAVOR.
The Eccentric Cafe turns 20: We're celebrating with ping pong starting at 4 p.m. plus $1 off beers if you wear Bell's apparel (all day). And there will be cupcakes.
Bell's Beer Tasting: Pete's Place, Taylor, 7 p.m. - Midwestern Pale Ale, Oberon, Special Double Cream Stout, Two Hearted, Smitten and Debs' Red
Tap Takeover: Shores Inn, St. Clair Shores, 6 p.m. – Oberon, Two Hearted, Le Batteur, Le Contrebassiste, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale and Special Double Cream Stout
Beer & Cheese Tasting: Lynch's Tavern, Port Huron, All day/5 p.m. - Le Batteur, Le Contrebassiste, Le Pianiste, Smoked Lager, Harry Magill's Spiced Stout, Smitten and Roundhouse IRA. Take a look at the cheese list.
20th Annual Bell's Scrambled: Thornapple Creek Golf Club, Kalamazoo, 10:30 a.m. shotgun start
Kalamazoo Pride 2013: Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo – Sparkleberry Ale debuts! Oberon, Oarsman and Two Hearted will also be on tap.
Glen Arbor BBQ & Brew Fest: Glen Arbor, 2-8 p.m.
2nd Annual Sailing Under the Stars: Bayview Yacht Club, Detroit, 6-11 p.m. - Proceeds from this event will go to six local non-profits including Autism Speaks, COTS, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Matrix Human Services, Play-Place for Autistic Children and Rose Hill Center.
3rd Annual Bru Fest: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 6 p.m. (VIP) or 7-11 p.m. - Oberon, Two Hearted, Lager of the Lakes, Oarsman, Third Coast Beer, Midwestern Pale Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, Porter, Amber, 2011 Cherry Stout, Sparkling Ale, Black Note, Smitten, Hell Hath No Fury, Roundhouse IRA, Java Stout, Quinnanan Falls Special Lager, Sweet Potato Stout, Smoked Lager, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Raspberry Ale and Special Double Cream Stout.
Jungle Jim's International Beer Fest: Jungle Jim's, Fairfield, 7-10 p.m. – Two Hearted and Oberon
SAVOR: Altman Building and adjoining Metropolitan Pavilion, Manhattan - Pairings: Black Note with Black and Tan Brownie with Butterscotch and Pretzel Bite and Raspberry Wild One with Duck Rillete with Peach Hoisin on Black Brioche (Table Group 14)
Indy Wine and Brew Fest: Over 250 beers and wines for sampling plus live entertainment.
Summer Extravaganza Beer Tasting: S & V Liquors, Fort Wayne, 5-8 p.m. - Amber Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Oarsman Ale, Oberon, Porter, Third Coast Beer and Two Hearted
Join us for Oberon Happy Hour, a Two Hearted firkin tapping, a Summer Solstice Celebration and more. Check out our full calendar.
All Four Ale, Greensky Bluegrass return for annual Bell's Beer Garden Opener
All Four Ale will return to the Eccentric Café this weekend in downtown Kalamazoo.
Named after the Greensky Bluegrass song of the same name, All Four is a dry hopped American Pale Ale/IPA.
This is the second time we have brewed this beer and it is brewed with hops from the Southern Hemisphere and malt from North America along with a touch of rye. All Four is a pub exclusive.
Look for ripe, tropical fruit notes along with pine and an ABV of 5.85%.
This is the ninth year Greensky has opened our Beer Garden Series. They will be performing on both Friday and Saturday nights with Ryan Montbleau Band.
For advance tickets to any of the Café’s shows (when available), go here.
Photo credit: Eric Fischer
Bell's beer event roundup: Plenty on tap for American Craft Beer Week
A look at our events this week in Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
Monday Night Slow Jams/Multi-Tap Event: Woodbridge Pub, Detroit, 9 p.m. – Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Hopslam, Oberon, Porter and Two Hearted
American Craft Beer Week Tap Takeover: Central City Tap House, Kalamazoo - On tap throughout the week: Black Note, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000, Raspberry Ale, Kal-Haven Ale, Roundhouse IRA, Red Nose ESB, Oberon, Two Hearted, Amber, Oarsman, Midwestern Pale Ale, Le Contrebassiste, Le Pianiste and a firkin of Amber.
Bell's Beer Dinner: Sophie's Steakhouse, South Haven, 6:30 p.m. - Four courses each paired with a different beer - Oarsman Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Kalamazoo Stout and Raspberry Ale. Take a look at the menu.
2nd Anniversary Party: Fuel Wood-fire Grill, Port Huron, 5 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Hopslam, Two Hearted, Sparkling Ale, Consecrator Doppelbock, Smitten Golden Rye, Oberon, Hell Hath No Fury, and a firkin of Amber Ale. (Image at left.)
2013 World Expo of Beer: Heritage Park, Frankenmuth - We'll be pouring Oberon, Two Hearted, Oarsman, Amber Ale, Black Note and one other surprise specialty beer.
Tap Takeover: FireRock Grille, Caledonia, 5 p.m. - Live music, samplers and 8 different beers on tap: Black Note, Hell Hath No Fury, Oberon, Quinannan Falls Special Lager, Raspberry Ale, Smitten, Two Hearted and This one goes to 11
Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival, 6-10 p.m. - Sample more than 300 beers from more than 45 different breweries. Several local restaurants will be there to serve up great food to pair with the wide selection of beer and live entertainment.
Bell's Beer Dinner: Chapin's Restaurant, Morris, 6:30 p.m. - Five course dinner paired with four different Bell's beers. Call 815-942-1880 for more information.
Michigan Tap Takeover: The Owl, Chicago, 7 p.m. - Raspberry Ale, Black Note, Double Cream Stout and Quinannan Falls Special Lager
American Craft Beer Week Tapping: The Downtown Eatery & Spirits, Warsaw, 7 p.m. - Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with Oberon, Two Hearted, Roundhouse IRA and Lager of the Lakes.
American Craft Beer Week Outdoor (Free) Tasting: Cap N' Cork, Fort Wayne, 5-7 p.m.
Beoir Go Leoir Festival: JK O'Donnell's Irish Ale House, Fort Wayne, 1-6 p.m.
Bluegrass & Bell's: The Mousetrap, Indianapolis, 8 p.m. - 5 Bell's beers on tap including the last keg of The Oracle in the state of Indiana, Roundhouse IRA, Two Hearted, Oberon and Special Double Cream Stout
Black Note Flights - Lexington Beer Week: The Beer Trappe, Lexington, 4 p.m. - The Beer Trappe will kick-off the first Lexington Beer Week starting at 4 p.m. on May 13 with Expedition Stout and Special Double Cream Stout on tap along with bottles of Black Note for special flights.
Pints for Pets 2013: People's Natural Gas Field, Altoona, 1-4 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. - Come out and support the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society at the 6th Annual Pints for Pets Brewfest! Over 75 breweries will be present and Bell's will be there in full effect! 100% of the ticket proceeds will go to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. Tickets can be purchased online in advance.
Beer, Jazz and Dancing - American Craft Beer Week: Republic Seven Corners, Minneapolis - In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, we're releasing three varieties of our acclaimed Jazz Beer: Le Contrebassiste, Le Batteur & Le Pianiste.