Reminder: Holiday hours and New Year’s Eve shows at Bell’s Eccentric Café
We want to remind everyone that the Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo will be closing early on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. The Café will also be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Please also note that tours of our original brewery will not be offered Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. Free tours will return Jan. 7.
Plans to ring in the New Year?
You can catch Strange Arrangement of Chicago not once, but twice at the Cafe.
On Dec. 30, they will be joined by special guests The Coop. On New Year’s Eve, Strange Arrangement will be joined by The Twin Cats, who recently announced that they will be heading to the 2012 Super Bowl to serve as the house band for ESPN’s SportsNation.
Speaking of the new year, you can also purchase advance tickets for three other shows coming up in 2012:
• An evening with Dark Star Orchestra on Feb. 7
• An evening with Cornmeal on Feb. 10
• Conspirator on Feb. 19
Bell's beer event roundup: Beast feast, taco beer dinner, Christmas takes on Hanukkah and more
Here is a look at Bell's beer events this week in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Indiana.
Beast Feast at M.o.M.'s
This beer dinner tonight in Doylestown will pair dishes like wild boar tenderloin, grilled buffalo sausage and venison with Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock, Christmas Ale and more. Call 215-340-1880 for more information.
Celebrate the darkest day of the year at Devil's Den
Black Note, Expedition, Cherry, Double Cream and other Bell's stouts will featured on the longest night of the year in Philadelphia. Call 215-339-0855 for more information.
Hanukkah vs. Christmas
Steinbeck's Ale House in Decatur will host this six course beer dinner featuring beer from Bell's and Shmaltz Brewing Co. Tickets are $50 per person. Take a look at the menu here. Call 404-373-1116 for more information.
Christmas Xtravaganza at Midway Pub
Bring a canned food donation instead pf paying admission to this holiday celebration featuring Black Note, Christmas Ale, Hopsoulution, Quinannan Falls Special Lager, Sparkling Ale and more. Call 404-684-0335 for more information.
Special tapping at Ale Yeah
This all day event will feature Amber Ale, Expedition Stout, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Quinannan Falls Special Lager, Two Hearted Ale and Winter White Ale. Call 404-371-4331 for more information.
Holiday taco and beer dinner
This six course beer dinner will feature Two Hearted, Best Brown, Christmas Ale, Winter White, Special Double Cream Stout and Bell's Lager at City Park Grill in Petoskey. Call 231-347-0101 for more information. Check out the full menu here.
Deer Park Christmas Party
Celebrate the holidays with a firkin of Two Hearted plus Best Brown, Winter White and Christmas Ale starting at 5:30 p.m. at Deer Park Pub in Fort Wayne. Call 260-432-8966 for more information.
Gift guide: Bell’s for the holidays
Made with Bell’s beer
Gretta’s Goat Milk Soap is made with our Kalamazoo Stout and organic steel cut oats without artificial colors or synthetic fragrances. Gretta’s also donates 15-percent of all proceeds to help support programs and services for children in Romania who are blind or visually impaired. Note: This item is not available online.
Oberon and Two Hearted
Perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough Two Hearted or Oberon Ale, these gift sets come with a t-shirt, bottle opener, pint glasses and a sticker for your car, bike, etc. We also have Oberon beach towels to help remind you of warmer times during these colder months.
• Stickers are only $1 and include free shipping.
The Bell’s General Store, along with various retailers, give you the option of building that perfect six-pack.
From hats to t-shirts to cycling jerseys to socks and more, there are plenty of ways to show the world what craft beer you drink, including this new embroidered fishing shirt.
Brew your own
Everything from homebrewing equipment to ingredients and books, our General Store has you covered. Here are a few examples.
• This basic beer gift set has everything required to make that first batch off beer, except a stock pot.
• Any new to intermediate homebrewer will enjoy “The Complete Joy of Home Brewing.”
We also sell a variety of locally made products including:
Just can’t decide?
The Bell’s General Store also offers gift cards that can be purchased in any amount. We can even ship them to you. Call 269-382-5712 for more information.
Important shipping information
Orders must be placed by the end of the day on Dec. 15 in order to ensure delivery before Christmas (via Bell's Saver Shipping). If you have any questions about which delivery method to choose, please call 269-250-8484. You can also go here for more information.
General Store information
For hours and location, go here.