Visiting the Eccentric Cafe, General Store? Be aware of construction, alternate route

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

KALAMAZOO - If you are planning on visiting the Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo soon, please be advised that due to construction, a portion of Kalamazoo Ave. is closed until the end of September/early October.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be working on the railroad tracks directly in front of the General Store/Cafe at Porter Street.

Detour signs will be posted, but you can also consult the Google map below for alternate routes as well.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

This One Goes to 11 Ale will be released in bottles and on draft

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bells_GoesTo11-01.pngOur Batch Series ended at 10,000, but This One Goes to 11 Ale is a bit louder.

Brewed to commemorate our 11,000th batch, this Imperial Red uses hops from the Southern Hemisphere, but also features those from the Pacific Northwest, including a freshly named and newly released varietal.

The official description:

This One Goes to 11 Ale opens with bright, juicy aromas such as tropical fruits & ripe cherries, largely derived from massive kettle & dry-hop additions of Southern Hemisphere hop varieties such as Galaxy, Motueka, and Summer. The citrus & resinous pine notes of the Pacific Northwest hop family are also well represented, making their presence known through Simcoe, Citra, and the newly released Mosaic varietal, just to name a few. A wide range of specialty malts anchor the hops to this Imperial Red Ale, contrasting the assertive bitterness & juicy aromatics with a robust, toasty depth of flavor. Fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 Ale finishes with a lingering warmth.

Coming in at 11% ABV, this limited single batch release will be available in both bottles (six-packs) and on draft. It will begin shipping later this month.

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

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

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


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.


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.


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.


Sept. 12

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


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.

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