See what we're bringing to the 2014 Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

980354_573947289310649_955142283_o.jpgIn addition to the beers we are bringing for this year’s Michigan Summer Beer Festival (tap list is below), we are also co-hosting a tap takeover with Dark Horse Brewing Co. at Red Rock in downtown Ypsilanti on Thursday night starting at 6 p.m.

Five beers from each brewery will be on tap.

We’ll have Two Hearted, Oberon, Debs’ Red, Hopsoulution DIPA and Special Double Cream Stout on Nitro. Dark Horse will have Plead the 5th, Smoked Stout, Crooked Tree IPA, Reign in Blood Orange Pale Ale and Eert Dekoorc Ollopa.

Also be sure to stop by the Bell’s Photo Booth during the festival and get your picture taken.

See you in Ypsi – Cheers!



  • Oberon
  • Two Hearted
  • Amber


  • Porter
  • Debs’ Red
  • Mercurial Belgian Style Single
  • Bull in a China Shop
  • Raspberry Wild One
  • Sparkleberry
  • Wedding Ale
  • Black Note


  • Midwestern Pale Ale
  • Berry Ale
  • Java Stout
  • Baron von Nordwestlich
  • Baroness von Nordwestlich
  • Sparkleberry
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout
  • Wedding Ale
  • Black Note


  • Hopsoulution DIPA
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout
  • Traverse City Cherry Third Coast Old Ale
  • Roundhouse IRA

 You can find the entire festival beer list here.

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

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

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

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.

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