2012 Great American Beer Festival: 5 Bell's beers will be available including Kal-Haven Ale, Roundhouse

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

2012GABFLogo.jpgIf you are going to be at this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, be sure to stop by the Bell’s table and say hello.

This year, we’ll be pouring …

Roundhouse IRA: Distinctly hop-forward, Roundhouse IRA possesses substantial amounts of late-kettle hop additions & dry-hopping, yielding a heady blend of fruit-like aromas such as pineapple, peach, and the citrus family. These notes continue into a crisply bitter hop presence across the tongue, but the judicious use of toasted & caramel specialty malts prevents the hop intensity from overwhelming the palate. Rather, the malt body lends a slight caramel undertone to the beer, creating a smooth, dry finish that pulls everything together.

Kal-Haven Ale: Combining malted & unmalted rye with a blend of kilned barley malts, Kal-Haven Ale brings a rich, earthy malt body to the glass. The use of Brettanomyces yeast in fermentation lends a degree of depth to the flavors, while pine & citrus notes from a blend of Pacific Northwest hops keep it from becoming heavy.

Smoked Vienna Lager: A balanced addition of smoked malts results in a subtle, smoky aroma that defines our Smoked Vienna Lager. Vienna & Munich malts lend toasty notes, while the presence of a blend of European hops complement the whole with a crisp bitterness and slightly drying finish.

Two Hearted Ale: Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of our house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

Porter: One of our many award-winning beers, Porter emphasizes the darker, roasted aspects of malt. Hints of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee provide the focus, while hops remain in the background. Not as full-bodied as a stout, Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and our more heavily roasted stouts.


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

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

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.


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


October 6

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


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.


October 4

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


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

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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Sept. 29

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


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.

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