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National Homebrewers Conference to feature commemorative Bell’s beer made with Michigan ingredients, special lounge

AHA_Group.JPG With a foundation firmly rooted in homebrewing, Bell’s Brewery is proud to be a part of the 2014 American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference, June 12-14, at the De Vos Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

As a Local/Craft Brewery Lounge Sponsor, a special Bell’s lounge will be available for all conference attendees to enjoy. Bell’s beer, including a special commemorative Michigan barleywine that is currently fermenting just for this conference, will also be on tap.

Made with Michigan grown hops from Hop Head Farms in Hickory Corners and barley from the Bell’s Farm in Shepherd, Bell’s Beer Michigan will be bottled exclusively for conference attendees to take home.

A variety of unique foods, including house smoked meats, from Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, will also be available to sample in the Bell’s Lounge.

“We are always thrilled to support the homebrewing community. It’s a natural fit since that’s how we got our start,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President. “To have a gathering like this, practically in our backyard, is a great way to give a little back and get a chance to talk with so many of those who share our passion,” she said.

Bell’s president and founder, Larry Bell, will also be in Grand Rapids for the conference and will be available to chat with homebrewers at the Bell’s Lounge during the first day of the conference.

Later that night, Larry Bell will kick-off a multi-day tap event at Logan’s Alley, located a short distance from the conference. Two Hearted, Oberon, Black Note, Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout, Berry Ale and many other Bell’s beers – 16 different beers in all plus a firkin – will be featured.

A special Bell’s brunch will also be offered on the final day of the conference at Logan’s Alley.

There’s still time to register and enjoy the largest annual gathering of homebrewers from all over.

Not sure what to expect? Have a look at last year’s photos, the first time attendee guide, and this video overview.

CAPTION: Brewing our Michigan barleywine in our 50-barrel brewhouse in Comstock.

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