Bell's beer event roundup: Oracle tappings, Stout Bout, anniversary parties and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
09.10.2012

SinkingShip.jpgBelow is a look at our events this week in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota and Kentucky.

Minnesota

Sept. 10

Oracle Tappings
Minneapolis: Stub & Herbs (11 a.m.), First Avenue (4 p.m.) and Longfellow Grill (5 p.m.).

Black Note, Oracle Tapping
Blue Door Pub in St. Paul will pair these two rare beers with the “Return of the Drunken Blucy,” a burger made with Expedition Stout at 5 p.m.

Oracle, Hopsoulution Tapping
Hop-Centric Night at Bulldog Lowerton in Saint Paul will feature these two rare beers along with Roundhouse IRA starting at 5 p.m.

Sept. 11

Bell's at The Butcher
Enjoy Black Note, Octoberfest and The Oracle in Minneapolis at 6 p.m.

Michigan Comes to Minnesota
Pizza Luce in St. Paul will tap Roundhouse IRA and Wedding Ale at 6 p.m.

Sept. 12

Stout Bout
What’s a night of big stouts without Black Note? Join us at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis at 6 p.m.

Oracle Tappings
Minneapolis: Town Hall Tap (3 p.m.), Ginger Hop ( 4 p.m.) and Primebar (5 p.m.)

St. Paul: Amsterdam Bar & Hall (5 p.m.) and Groveland (5:30 p.m.)

Bell's Hop-Centric Night
Two Hearted, Hopsoulution, The Oracle, Roundhouse IRA, Debs' Red and a cask of Pale Ale will be on tap at Buster's in Minneapolis at 6 p.m.

Sept. 13

Multi-Tap Event
Join us at the Bulldog Uptown in Minneapolis for a tapping of 21 different beers including The Oracle, Hopsoulution, Wedding Ale, Roundhouse, Debs' Red, Black Note, The Jazz Series and many others starting at 5 p.m. Get there before the kegs run out.

Sept. 14

Oracle Tappings
Join us at Pig-N-Fiddle in Minneapolis (4 p.m. ) and at Sweney's in St. Paul (6 p.m.).

Ale Jail Anniversary Tasting
Celebrate with Amber Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, Lager Beer, Pale Ale, Oarsman Ale, Oberon, Porter, Third Coast Beer and Two Hearted Ale from 4-7 p.m. in St Paul.

Sept. 15

Autumn Brew Review
We will be pouring six beers including Hopsoulution, Wedding Ale and Debs' Red along with special tappings of Black Note and The Oracle in Minneapolis.

Indiana

Sept. 11

Yogi's Anniversary Party & Bell's "O" Fest
Join us in Bloomington and celebrate with Oberon, Oarsman, Oracle and Octoberfest.

Sept. 12

Bell's Night
The Sinking Ship in Indianapolis will tap Oberon, Two Hearted, Amber, Octoberfest and Hopsoulution at 7 p.m.  

Sept. 15

Hoosier Hops and Harvest
We will be pouring our year-round portfolio along with Oberon at our a table plus a special keg of The Oracle at the Hoppapalooza trailer. See you at Story Inn in Nashville.

North Dakota

Sept. 11

Bell's Beer Dinner
The Ho-Do Lounge in Fargo will serve a five course meal paired with Wedding Ale, Roundhouse, Le Batteur, Octoberfest and Porter. Reservations are required.

Michigan

Sept. 11

Bell's Beer Dinner
We are teaming up with The Ideal Place in Benton Harbor and Lambrecht's Liquor for a five course dinner featuring fresh seafood and a variety of Bell's beer including Roundhouse, Oarsman, Expedition Stout and more. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Camp 911, a southwest Michigan organization serving families of first responders.

Illinois

Sept. 12

Special Tappings
Hopsoulution and Wedding Ale will be available at Chicago’s High Dive.

Kentucky

Sept. 13

Bell's Night
Lexington Beer Works will tap The Oracle at 6 p.m.

Looking ahead

Join us for a Cask Night in Fargo, a Tap Takeover in Des Moines, dinner in Whitmore Lake, Michigan and more. Take a look at our full calendar here.


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

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
09.04.2012

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 jason@bellsbeer.com 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: Tap takeovers, Oracle tappings, beer dinners and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
09.04.2012

BellsOctoberfestFrntLabel.jpgBelow is a look at Bell’s beer events this week in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Washington DC.

Michigan

Sept. 5

Tap Explosion
Upfront & Company in Marquette will feature Amber Ale, Two Hearted, Octoberfest and Wedding Ale starting at 5 p.m. Black Note will also be tapped at 7 p.m.

Tap Takeover
Foran's Grand Trunk Pub in Detroit will feature six different beers starting at 5 p.m. There will also be a special tapping of The Oracle as well.

Sept. 7

Bell's Tap Event
Whole Foods Cranbrook in Ann Arbor will tap Hopsoulution, Octoberfest and other Bell’s favorites at 5 p.m. Special cheese pairings will also be available.

Sept. 8

Bell's anniversary
Join us as we celebrate our 27th anniversary this weekend at the Eccentric Café. For more details, go here.

5th Annual Art on Tap (beer tasting)
Join us at Flint Institute of Art for multiple Michigan beers, delicious food and live entertainment. We will be pouring Two Hearted, Porter, Amber, oarsman and Pale Ale. Go here for more information.

Pennsylvania

Sept. 5

Bell's Beer Dinner
Bigelow Grille in Pittsburgh will present a four course dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 412-281-5013 for more information.

Sept. 7

Oracle Tapping
Our west coast style DIPA will be tapped at Blue Dust in Homestead at 7 p.m. Octoberfest and Oberon will also make an appearance.

Sept. 8

Steel City Big Pour
Stop by the Bell’s tent at Construction Junction in Pittsburgh for Oberon, Two Hearted, Wedding Ale and the very rare Black Note from 12-3 p.m. and again from 5-8 p.m. (Please note, this event is sold out.)

Illinois

Sept. 5

Farm Dinner
Join us at Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe for a special dinner. Call 847-835-5440 for more information.

Sept. 8

Screw City Brewfest
We’ll be pouring Two Hearted, Amber, Oberon, Octoberfest and Porter in downtown Rockford from 1-6 p.m.

Chuck's Fest
Sample Amber, Oberon, Two Hearted, Kalamazoo Stout and Octoberfest at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.

Indiana

Sept. 6

Oracle Tapping
The Beer Sellar in Indianapolis will tap The Oracle at 5 p.m. Two Hearted, Amber, Oberon and other Bell’s favorites will be available as well.

Sept. 7

Get Your “O” Face On Party
The Pub in Granger will celebrate with Oberon, Oracle and Octoberfest at 5 p.m.

Sept. 8

Zoo Brew
The Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend will host this fourth annual event from 7-10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit wildlife conservation, new naturalistic exhibits and education programs. Ticket includes a commemorative sampling mug and unlimited beer sampling.

Minnesota

Sept. 9

Rock For Democracy
Bell’s is the official beer sponsor for this event in Minneapolis. We will be pouring Two Hearted, Oberon, Oarsman, Lager of The Lakes and Amber Ale at Bryant Lake Bowl. *Note: The date for this event was previoously Sept. 8.

Wisconsin

Sept. 8

Tap Takeover
8th Street Ale House in Sheboygan will hand over control of their taps to us starting at 6 p.m. Call 920-208-7540 for more information.

Washington DC

Sept. 9

Kick-off Celebration
Stop by the Capitol Lounge for the start of the Detroit Lions' season! We will be tapping the delicious Hopsoulution double IPA and giving away great Bell's swag. The party starts at 11:30 a.m.

Looking ahead

We have multiple Oracle tappings coming up in Minnesota, beer dinners and more. Check out our full calendar here.


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