Cheers to 27 years: Celebrate Bell's anniversary with us on Saturday

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

Homebrew Expo 2011KALAMAZOO – On Saturday (Sept. 8), we will celebrate our 27th anniversary.  Below is what we have planned at the Eccentric Cafe. Please note, tours of our original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo will not be offered that day. We will return to our normal tour hours on Sunday, however.

3rd Annual Bell’s Homebrew Expo and Competition Kick-off

Homebrewers can sign up for wort pick-up times beginning at 11 a.m. Wort will be distributed beginning at 1 p.m. Please arrive early to ensure your spot as supplies will be limited. Homebrewers should also plan on bringing a sanitized vessel as well. For more information on the competition itself, including rules, take a look at our original blog post.

We also put together a Q&A post on our Homebrewing Blog.

Vendors for this year’s Expo include White Labs, Blichmann Engineering, Brew Hauler, Coldbreak Brewing, Third Coast Products, Stir Starters, American Homebrewers Association, Kalamazoo Libation Organization of Brewers (KLOB) and Fetzer Farms.

6th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

How many can you eat in 10 minutes? Competition starts at 4 p.m. It's free to enter and includes a t-shirt. Call 269-250-8485 or email to add your name to the list.

Beer specials, entertainment

Anyone wearing Bell’s apparel will receive $1 off their pint until 9 p.m.

The Go Rounds will close out this year's Beer Garden season at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $8.

Questions? Send us an email.

Bell's beer event roundup: Wedding Ale, Oracle, Black Note, Roundhouse tappings and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

BellTheOracleLabelFrnt.jpgBelow is a look at our events this week in Indiana, North Carolina, Michigan and Kentucky.


August 27

Oracle Tapping #1
Club Soda in Fort Wayne will be pouring Oberon and Two Hearted in addition to The Oracle.

August 29

Oracle Tapping #2
Dicky’s Wild Hare in Fort Wayne will tap their keg at 6 p.m.

August 30

Oracle Tapping #3
Chatham Tap in Indianapolis will tap The Oracle along with Octoberfest, Oberon and Two Hearted Ale starting at 7 p.m.

August 31

Oracle Tapping #4
Bleacher’s Sports Bar & Grill in Mishawaka will feature Bell’s Porter and Two Hearted along with The Oracle at 6 p.m.

September 1

Lake of Four Seasons Brewfest
Stop by our table at this year’s charity event near Buddy & Pal’s in Winfield that will feature Oberon, Amber, Porter and Two Hearted.

North Carolina

August 29

Bell's at Duckworth's
We’ll be in Charlotte with rare beers like Black Note, The Oracle, Le Batteur, Wedding Ale and Roundhouse IRA along with Amber, Pale Ale and Lager starting at 6:30 p.m. Come on out and say hello.

August 31

Bell's Tasting
Enjoy the last few days of summer with us and the great folks at Sam's Quik Shop in Durham for a tasting of Amber Ale, Black Note, Le Batteur Ale, Oberon, The Oracle DIPA and Roundhouse IRA starting at 6:30 p.m.


August 29

Roundhouse Tapping
Conor O'Neil's in Ann Arbor will welcome students back to campus with this special IRA along with some other Bell’s favorites starting at 6:30 p.m.

Bucket of Bell’s
One more chance to celebrate summer with us at The Wine Loft in Kalamazoo (apologies for last week’s typo). See you at 7 p.m.

August 30

Football, Baseball, and Bell's - Oh, MY!
Doc's Sports Retreat in Livonia will pair some Detroit football and baseball with Bell’s beer. Get there early for a chance to win prizes.


August 31

Lexington Fest of Ales
We'll be pouring Amber, Oberon, Two Hearted and Wedding Ale from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in downtown Lexington. Go here for more information.

Looking ahead

Join us at Upfront & Company in Marquette, the Rock for Democracy in Minneapolis, Bigelow Grill in Pittsburgh and elsewhere. Take a look at our full calendar here.

Bell's beer event roundup: Oracle tappings, a Fish Fry, festivals and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

412491_430114627027250_1168036124_o.jpgBelow is a look at Bell’s events this week in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida and Pennsylvania.


August 20

Bell’s Beer Tasting
Amber, Third Coast and Oarsman will be available at Big Ten Store location in East Lansing tonight as part of Lansing Beer Week.

August 22

Buckets of Bell's
The Wine Loft in Kalamazoo will host their final Mixer on the Mall after party at 7 p.m.

Charity Beer Tasting
The proceeds for this event at Uptown Grille in Commerce Township will go to Share A Smile, a Michigan based charity. Ticket includes beer samples from 10 Michigan breweries (we will be pouring The Oracle, Oberon, Two Hearted and Amber), a beer glass and great food from Uptown Grille starting at 6 p.m.

August 23

Tap Explosion
Treetops Resort in Gaylord will feature Oberon, Oarsman, Smoked Vienna Lager and Black Note from 6-9 p.m.

August 25

4th Annual Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival
Join us at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons for live music, great beer and local food from 4-10 p.m.


August 21

Trivia Night
Sahm's Place in Indianapolis will have a great selection of Bell’s beers on tap plus trivia and prizes.

August 24

Multi-tap Event
Beer Geeks in Highland will feature 8 Bell’s beers including Roundhouse IRA, Le Batteur, Wedding Ale, Oracle and Black Note starting at 7 p.m.


August 25

AleFest Dayton
We will be pouring Oberon, Amber and Two Hearted from 2-5 p.m.


August 25

Brew at The Zoo
Spend the evening touring The Louisville Zoo while sampling some great beer including Amber, Oberon and Two Hearted.


August 25

Ten different breweries, including Bell’s, will be represented from 5 p.m. - midnight at Mellow Mushroom in Orlando.


August 25

Bell's Fish Fry
JG Domestic in Philadelphia will host a dinner featuring house-made dried pork sausage, Lake Michigan perch, blueberry pie with lemon meringue ice cream and more – not to mention Oberon, The Oracle DIPA, Two Hearted and others as well. Call 215-985-2106 for more information.

Looking ahead

Join us for a Roundhouse tapping in Ann Arbor, Lexington Fest of Ales and more. Check out our full calendar here.

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