Help raise money for ALS research with Ales for ALS at the Eccentric Cafe

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

AlesForALS.JPGMore than 60 breweries from 22 states have signed on to participate in this year’s Ales for ALS and Bell’s is proud to be one them.

Ales for ALS was created by B.T. Loftus Ranches and Hopunion LLC to support ALS research.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain.

In exchange for participating, breweries gain access to a proprietary hop blend. This year’s blend was designed by Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo, Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman and our very own John Mallett.

It uses Citra and Mosaic hops along with four other experimental blends that are so new, they do not have official names yet. [Read more about them.]

A portion of the sales from each beer in this program will go to ALS TDI, the world leader in ALS research.

You can also donate here.

Bell’s Ales for ALS IPA (6.5% ABV) is an oatmeal IPA brewed with malted and flaked oats with notes or tropical fruit and grapefruit with a silky mouthfeel.

It is currently on tap at the Eccentric Café (be sure to check our Draft Cam before heading out the door) and $1 will be donated for each pint sold.


Photo gallery: 2014 Michigan Summer Beer Festival

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by either our beer tent or photo booth or both this past weekend at this year's Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti.

Below are the photos we took. They are also posted on our Facebook page as well as Google+.

If you cannot find your photo, please let us know.


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.

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