17 beers on tap for 2015 Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti
Seventeen different Bell’s beers will be flowing at this year’s Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival.
No timed tappings this year. Except where noted below, all will be available in our main tent. The others will be in our specialty tent nearby.
Our tap list:
Two Hearted Ale
Bell’s Lager Beer
Boiling Pot Pale Ale
Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer
The Oracle DIPA
The Wild One
Traverse City Whiskey Barrel-Aged Porter
Bell’s 30th Anniversary, an American Imperial Stout, to be released in September
In 1985, Larry Bell set out on a quest for better beer with his 15-gallon soup pot.
Thirty years later, we will release our 30th Anniversary Ale.
An American Imperial Stout, Bell’s 30th Anniversary Ale is also a nod to another beer and one of the earliest examples of the style released here in the United States, Bell’s Expedition Stout.
“This beer is a testament to three-plus decades of hard-work. It honors all that has helped us get to this point – hard work, quality and authenticity,” said Larry Bell, Bell’s President and Founder.
“It reminds us of where we’ve been, how we’ve grown over the years, the challenges we’ve faced and at the same time, looks forward to what comes next,” he added.
Flavors of dark chocolate and fruit meld to create a full-bodied, roasty stout.
A fair amount of Polaris hops lend a brightness and a nice character that will help carry the beer in its early stages making it incredibly drinkable and interesting. Malt characteristics will continue to develop over time, so that beer drinkers who choose to cellar it can enjoy the beer for years to come.
This big, strong celebratory beer (11% ABV) will be released in September coinciding with our 30th anniversary celebration.
It will be available in bottles (6-packs) and on draught. The label will feature a special seal designed and made specifically to commemorate and celebrate our anniversary.
Celebrate this year's Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race all week in Port Huron
We are proud to sponsor this year's Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race starting in Port Huron on Saturday and concluding on Mackinac Island.
Along with live tracking right here on our website, there are quite a few events planned leading up to this weekend's main event. Check out the details below and look for us both in Port Huron and on the island.
Safe travels to all of this year's participants! Cheers!
Thursday, July 16: It’s Family Night at the club and everyone is welcome. The beer tent opens at 5 p.m. and we will be featuring Oberon, Two Hearted and Bell’s Lager. The club will also be hosting a chicken dinner to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Enjoy some chicken and Bell’s Lager Beer, while supporting a great cause.
Friday, July 17: Everyone is welcome for our Boat Night Party. The beer tent will feature Oberon, Two Hearted and Bell's Lager and will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. There will be live entertainment on stage from 8 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $15 at the gate or $8 before Friday when purchased at the club or online.
Bell’s Beer Bayview Oasis
Location: Along the Black River, between the Harbor Master and the 7th Street Bridge.
Thursday, July 16: Tent opens at 4:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Live music and beer service begins at 5 p.m. Oberon, Amber, Two Hearted and Lager will all be featured in the tent. Also beginning at 5 p.m., delicious food from Fuel Woodfire Grill will be available for purchase. There will be special beer and food sampling opportunities throughout the evening.
Friday, July 17: The tent opens at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Live music and beer service begins at 5 p.m. Oberon, Amber, Two Hearted and Lager will all be featured in the tent. Also at 5 p.m., food from Fuel Woodfire Grill will be available for purchase. There will be special beer and food sampling opportunities throughout the evening.
There will also be live entertainment and yard games.
Other Port Huron, Boat Week featured events
Bell’s and Bocce at Casey’s Pizza (628 Huron Ave.): Tuesday, July 14 beginning at 4 p.m. Compete against Erica from Bell’s in a game of Bocce for a chance to win some great Bell’s prizes. Oberon, Two Hearted, Wedding Ale, Boiling Pot Pale Ale, Hopsoulution DIPA and Sparkleberry will be on tap.
Freighters Restaurant (800 Harker St.): Beginning Wednesday, July 15. Oberon, Two Hearted, Lager, Hopsoulution DIPA, Quinannan Falls Special Lager and Sparkleberry Ale will be on tap.
Fuel Woodfire Grill (213 Huron): Beginning Wednesday, July 15, stop in before or after the parade for Bell’s beer and some delicious BBQ. Oberon, Two Hearted, Lager, Traverse City Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter, Hopsoulution DIPA, Boiling Pot Pale Ale, Quinannan Falls Special Lager AND Sparkleberry will be on tap along with a firkin of Third Coast Beer.
Lynch’s Irish Tavern (210 Huron): Beginning Wednesday, July 15, stop in before or after the parade for a Bell’s beer and Lynch’s famous Irish Nachos and Shepherd’s Pie. Oberon, Two Hearted, Amber, Lager, Kalamazoo Stout, Traverse City Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter, Hopsoulution DIPA, Debs’ Red, Quinannan Falls and Sparkleberry will be available on draught.
Vintage Tavern (103 Michigan St.): Beginning Wednesday, July 15, enjoy a Bell’s beer on the roof deck, with a spectacular view of the river. Oberon, Lager, Traverse City Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter, Debs’ Red AND Hopsoulution DIPA.
Vinomondo Wine Bar and Brewpub (104 1st Street (at Vantage Point)): Beginning Wednesday, July 15, create your own custom picnic basket and enjoy a Bell’s beer on the deck while watching the boats sail. Oberon, Two Hearted, Lager AND Sparkleberry will be on tap.
The HAC (400 Quay St.): Enjoy a Bell’s beer, including Oberon, on the waterfront deck.
Other places to find Bell’s beers on tap in Port Huron
• ZEBRA BAR (522 Quay St.): Oberon AND Two Hearted
• RAVEN CAFÉ (932 Military St. #1): Two Hearted
• ROCHE’S BAR (405 Quay St.): Two Hearted