New look: Special Double Cream Stout's label highlights complex malt blend
This is the first of a series of blog posts that take a look at our new packaging.
Special Double Cream Stout has 10 different specialty roasted malts, and its new label highlights the complexity those ingredients contribute.
Those 10 malts include 2-Row, Munich, Victory, various caramel malts,...
B1 beer: Get to know Boon Companion, a beer that doesn't fit any single style
This post is part of an occasional series looking at the beers we develop at our original brewery, or B1.
Tasting notes: Resinous & tangerine hop notes w/ lemon verbena
Boon Companion is a beer unlike any other and doesn't fit any single style.
The beer was developed by our Vice President...
Help start a conversation; look for Pints for Prostates crowns on bottles of Bell's beer
After a successful first year, we are again proud to work with Pints for Prostates once again.
This year, more than 40 craft breweries (up from 14 in 2015) across 26 states are using special Pints for Prostates crowns to help encourage men to talk with their doctors about scheduling health...
Octoberfest now shipping: 12-packs, 6-packs and draught
Our fall seasonal and specialty beers have started shipping!
For the first time in 5 years, Octoberfest will be bottled. Twelve-packs are also debuting this year.
Along with Octoberfest, Best Brown and Special Double Cream Stout are also heading out to your local stores, restaurants and bars. ...
Bell’s Beer Science: Yeast, the work we don't see that makes beer
Wade Begrow is Bell's Quality Lab Team Microbiologist. He studies our beer at the biological level and works to find ways to maintain and improve quality of our beer.
Yeast are the workers we don't really see make beer here at Bell’s. Our brewers work hard on recipes and maintaining quality, but...
Photos from camp: 2016 Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison
Last weekend we were in Madison for Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison. This year's theme was Camp Handshake, a summer camp with our friends from Upper Hand Brewery.
Our tap list included Bourbon Barrel Aged Hell Hath No Fury, Raspberry Ale, Traverse City Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee Consecrator...
Special tapping of winning Homebrew Competition beer this Saturday
We're excited to host a special tapping of the beer that won last year's Bell’s Homebrew Competition this Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Eccentric Cafe.
Bale So Hard is dry-hopped farmhouse ale developed by David Hellen. It beat out 131 other entries that were submitted and judged by Bell's...
What you need to know for our 2016 Homebrew Competition
Things to keep in mind if you decide to enter this year's homebrew competition:
Homebrewers should bring a sanitized vessel with them to transport their wort home. Buckets, carboys (please be extra careful handling glass carboys) and cornelius kegs are the most common vessels. You can leave them...
DETAILS FOR 2016 BELL'S HOMEBREW COMPETITION NOW AVAILABLE
Our 7th Annual Bell’s Homebrew Competition Kick-off & Expo is coming up on Sept. 10 at Bell’s Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo.
The homebrewer who takes first place from this year's competition will get to brew their recipe at our original brewery to then go on tap at the Café next door....
Our new packaging will leave the brewery soon, get a preview
Earlier this year, we announced a new chapter in our family-owned brewery with a first look at our refreshed logo and packaging.
We've evaluated each beer's branding to make sure we maintained the heritage and vision of each while highlighting what makes each unique. We also made some other...