Bell's beer event roundup: Beer dinners, Charlottesville Beer Festival and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

CaptainJoesMenu.jpgBelow is a look at the rest of our events this week in Indiana, North Dakota, Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia and Arizona.


Sept. 19

Oracle Tapping: Flatwater in Indianapolis

Sept. 20

Bell's Hopped Up Night: Bar Louie in Mishawaka at 5 p.m. - Hopsoulution, Oracle and Two Hearted

Sept. 22

Festiv-Ale: Downtown Indianapolis from 4-8 p.m.  – live entertainment, portion of your ticket is tax deductible (to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

Sept. 23

Charity Beer Dinner: Club Soda in Fort Wayne from 4-7 p.m. – six courses, firkin tapping, silent auction. More details can be found here.

North Dakota

Sept. 19

Bell's Beer Dinner: East 40 in Bismarck at 6 p.m. - Two Hearted, Kalamazoo Stout, Porter, Octoberfest, and Le Batteur. Reservations are required.

Sept. 20

Bell's Baker's Dozen: The Walrus in Bismarck at 5 p.m. – 13 beers on tap - Black Note, Roundhouse, Le Batteur, Le Pianiste, Le Contrebassiste, Debs' Red, Kalamazoo Stout, Amber, Oberon Hell Hath No Fury ... Ale, Two Hearted, Smoked Vienna Lager, Golden Rye, and Octoberfest


Sept. 19

Bell's Beer Dinner: Benedict's Steakhouse & Grill in Coldwater at 6:30 p.m.  – Roundhouse, Oracle, Octoberfest and more.

Bell's Beer Dinner: Captain Joe's in Whitmore Lake at 6:30 p.m. – Octoberfest, Oberon, Amber, Two Hearted, Wedding Ale (menu above, left)

Sept. 20

Wing Challenge: Buffalo Barbeque Wings in Jackson at 6 p.m. – prizes for the messiest, fastest, barest – Oberon, Two Hearted and Oarsman

Bell's Night: The Hangar Bar & Grill in Kalamazoo – a la carte beer dinner, swag and specialty beers including Debs’ Red and Roundhouse IRA. Take a look at the menu.

Sept. 22

Tap Explosion: The Hofbrau in Interlochen all day - Oberon, Two Hearted, Amber, Lager, Vienna Smoked Lager, Octoberfest, Pale Ale and Oarsman *Apologies - This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.


Sept. 20

Bell's Night: Pele's Wood Fire in Jacksonville from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. – Kalamazoo Stout, Oberon and Two Hearted


Sept. 20

Bell's Beer Dinner: Red Onion Café in Racine at 6 p.m.


Sept. 22

Tops of the Hops: Charlottesville Beer Festival from 3-7 p.m. – Octoberfest and Amber Ale.


Sept. 22

Oracle Tapping: Papago Brewing Co. in Scottsdale at 11 a.m.

Looking ahead

Join us at Whole Foods in Louisville, Karl’s Cabin in Plymouth, Michigan, Beer Run in Charlotte and more. Our full calendar can be found here.

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.

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