THE PLANETS SERIES
Inspired by Gustav Holst's seven-movement orchestral suite, "The Planets."
Released in the order of Holst's piece, Mars to Neptune.
Beginning in August 2014 and ending in July 2015
Holst did not write a composition for Earth. "The Planets" is loosely based in astrology where Earth is the reference point and not included in the mapping.
Pluto had also not been discovered when the suite was composed between 1914 and 1916.
The Bringer of War
STYLE: Double India Pale Ale
RELEASE DATE: August 2014
COLOR: Reddish Copper
SHELF LIFE: 6 months (we recommend this beer be enjoyed as fresh as possible)
TASTING NOTES: The first release in Bell’s Planets Series, Mars (The Bringer of War) is a double IPA with a complex hop character and a malty backbone. Notes of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, lemon, lime and pineapple are all present in both the aroma and flavor. Hopped at a ratio of about 3.4 pounds of hops per barrel, the recipe for Mars was developed from a trial batch called Larry’s Latest Double IPA brewed in our original brewery located adjacent to the Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo.
Diameter: 4,217 miles
Orbit: 687 Earth days
Day: 24 hours, 37 minutes