Bell's beer event roundup: Smoked Vienna Lager, Chicago Beer Fest, BontebOktoberfest and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
10.01.2012

A look at our events this week in North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Florida and Michigan.

North Dakota

October 1

Minot Launch Party: Bootlegrz Bar in Minot at 6:30 p.m. – Debs’ Red, Golden Rye, Rye Stout and more.

Minnesota

October 1

10 Years to the Pigs with Smoked Vienna Lager: Muddy Pig (St. Paul) & Pig-N-Fiddle (Minneapolis) - simultaneous tappings

October 3

Fiddle and Bell's Beer Dinner: Pig-N-Fiddle in Minneapolis  at 6 p.m. – five courses, Wedding Ale, Roundhouse, a firkin of Two Hearted and more. For more information or reservations, call 952-955-8385.

October 5

Hop-Centric Night: Boulder Tap House in St. Cloud at 5 p.m.  – Two Hearted, Debs’ Red, Roundhouse IRA and a cask of Pale Ale

Illinois

October 6

Chicago Beer Fest: Union Station from 1-4 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.  – Go here for tickets.

Indiana

October 4-5

Big Red Beer Fest: Bloomington Convention Center from 6-9 p.m.  – year round beers, plus a few seasonal offerings

October 6

The Ordinary Craft Beer Fest: New Bethel Ordinary Restaurant and Lounge in Wanamaker from 2-7 p.m.  – live music, pizza, Two Hearted, Best Brown and more

Miles Lab Oktoberfest: Elkhart from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. – get a taste of this year’s Octoberfest, available only on draft this year

Porter's Perfect Pint Festival: Hawthorne Park in Porter from noon - 5 p.m.  – we’ll be pouring Best Brown, Two Hearted, Porter and Le Pianiste Ale. Call 219-926-6211 for more information.

Florida

October 4

ABC Liquor Tasting: Tampa from 6-8 p.m.  – three beers including Two Hearted Ale.

Michigan

October 5

BontebOktober Fest: Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek from 6-10 p.m. – five beers, live music and a tour of the zoo

October 6

4th Annual Skitoberfest: Boyne Mountain from 2 p.m. - midnight  - celebrate the best of fall in an Oktoberfest setting. Go here for more information.

Looking ahead

Join us for multi-tap event in St. Paul, a tap takeover in Howell, Michigan, an Oracle tapping in Kansas City and more. Take a look at our complete calendar here.


Bell's beer event roundup: BBQ, Black Note, pumpkin carving and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
09.25.2012

Here is a look at our events this week in Kentucky, Florida, Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Indiana.

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Kentucky

Sept. 25

Bell's Beer Dinner: Whole Foods in Louisville at 6 p.m. – five course meal with Bell’s beers including Black Note. Reservations are required.

Florida

Sept. 25

Beer Dinner: Fresco's in Lakeland at 7 p.m.  – multiple beers including Two Hearted, Kalamazoo Stout and Best Brown. Space is limited.

Virginia

Sept. 26

Special tap selections: Bell's at Beer Run in Charlottesville at 5:30 p.m. – Batch 9,000, Black Note, Wedding Ale, Rye Stout, Smoked Vienna Lager and Two Hearted.

Michigan

Sept. 26

Octoberfest Celebration: Karl's Cabin in Plymouth from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  – German buffet, multiple Bell’s beers. Reservations are required.

Sept. 27

Bell's Beer Dinner: Yankee Rebel Tavern on Mackinac Island at 7:30 p.m.  – See the menu here. Reservations are required.

2nd Annual Bell's & BBQ: Central City Tap House in Kalamazoo at 5:30 p.m. – Nine beers on tap, raw bar, BBQ specials

Beer Dinner: Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club in Arcadia. For more information or reservations, please call 231-889-3009.

Sept. 29

Oktoberfest Celebration: Ashley's Westland at 5 p.m.  – Prizes for wearing your best Oktoberfest themed outfit, German style food, live music

Pumpkin Carving & Bell's Brews: Zeb's Trading Co. in Kalamazoo at 1 p.m. – special tappings of Roundhouse and Le Batteur

Weko Beach Brewers Festival: We'll be pouring Amber, Java Stout and Two Hearted in Bridgman from 1-7 p.m.

Minnesota

Sept. 28

Tasting: Northfield Liquor in Northfield  from 4-6 p.m.

North Carolina

Sept. 29

14th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest: From 2-7 p.m. – Two Hearted, Porter and Amber Ale

Wisconsin

Sept. 29

Quivey's Grove Beer Fest: Madison from noon-5 p.m. Tickets are available online and at Quivey’s Grove.

Indiana

Sept. 29

Valpo Brew Fest: Downtown Valparaiso from 1-5 p.m. – two firkins, Octoberfest, Roundhouse, Best Brown and more. Please note, this event is sold out.

Looking ahead

Join us for a Minot Launch Party in North Dakota, 10 Years to the Pigs Celebration in Minnesota, a tasting in Tampa and more. Check out our full calendar here.


Bell’s Pale Ale gets a new name and label; Midwestern Pale Ale begins shipping soon

Bell's Brewery, Inc.
09.24.2012

BellsMPALabelFrnt.pngCOMSTOCK, MICH. – Bell’s Pale Ale is getting a facelift.

While the label and the name are changing, the recipe will remain basically the same except for one small, yet very significant change.

Midwestern Pale Ale will now be brewed with a small portion of barley from the Bell’s Farm in Shepherd, Michigan and will begin shipping in mid-October.

“This is a relatively minor change to the recipe and people won’t notice anything different, however its part of a much larger picture,” said Laura Bell, Marketing Director for Bell’s Brewery, Inc.

It’s a deeper connection to the land, to Michigan and its agricultural heritage and to the Midwest, Bell said.

Barley from the Bell’s Farm is also used to brew two other beers – Christmas Ale and Harvest Ale (also made with Michigan grown hops).

The new label features an original painting of the Bell’s Farm by Kalamazoo artist Conrad Kaufman.


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