Take a look: 2012 Deroit Fall Beer Festival tap list, Detroit Beer Week events

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

DetroitBeerFest.jpgHere is our tap list for this year's Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market:

  • Black Note
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000
  • Kal-Haven Ale
  • OctoberFest
  • Oberon
  • Cherry Stout (2011)
  • Best Brown Ale
  • Two Hearted Ale
  • MBG 15th Anniversary Ale
  • This one goes to 11
  • Debs' Red
  • Double Cream Stout
  • Le Batteur
  • Le Pianiste
  • Le Contrebassiste
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Hopsoulution Ale
  • The Oracle DIPA
  • Sparkling Ale


In addition, we also have four events celebrating Detroit Beer Week. Take a look.

Bell's beer event roundup: This one goes to 11, Cleveland Beer Week, brunch and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

PennyBlackDinner.jpgBelow is a look at our events this week in Michigan, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio and Georgia.


Oct. 16

27 Beers for 27 Years: Ashley's Ann Arbor: For the complete tap list and special times, go here.

Oct. 18

Bell's Beer Dinner: The Penny Black in Rochester at 5:30 p.m. – 6 beers on draft, flight options and a firkin. Reservations are required.

North Carolina

Oct. 17

Bell's Tasting: Salud Beer Shop in Davidson from 5:30 - 7 p.m. – Amber, Best Brown, Midwestern Pale Ale, Porter, Two Hearted and Rye Stout


Oct. 17

This one goes to 11 Ale Tapping: Old Towne Pub in Geneva at 5 p.m. – Best Brown and Two Hearted will also be on tap


Oct. 19

Tasting: France 44 in Minneapolis from 4-6:30 p.m.  - Amber Ale, Best Brown, Kalamazoo Stout, Lager, Oarsman, Porter, Third Coast Beer and Two Hearted Ale


Oct. 16

Bell’s Night: The Beer Sellar, Indianapolis at 6 p.m. - Hopsoulution, Sparkling Ale, Hell Hath No Fury, This One Goes to 11 and a cask of Two Hearted Ale

Oct. 18

Bell's Beer Dinner: Finch's Brasserie in Bloomington. Call 812-333-2700 for more information.

Oct. 19

Black Note Tapping: The Bishop Bar in Bloomington at 8 p.m.

Oct. 20

3rd Annual October Craft Beer Festival: Deer Park Irish Pub in Fort Wayne from 1-5 p.m.


Oct. 19

Tap Takeover & Pint Night: The Hungry Monk in Chandler from 6-9 p.m.  - Kalamazoo Stout, Two Hearted, Pale Ale, Best Brown, Oberon and The Oracle (pint and flight specials)


Oct. 19

Cleveland Beer Week - IPA Trifecta: Melt Bar and Grilled (Cleveland locations) from noon until close - Two Hearted, Hopsoulution and The Oracle

Oct. 20

Cleveland Beer Week - Bell's Jazz Series: Stampers in Cleveland at 7 p.m. - 3 interpretations of the French Biere de Garde Style - Le Batteur Ale, Le Contrebassiste Ale and Le Pianiste Ale.

Cleveland Beer Week - This one goes to 11 tappings: 3 Winking Lizard locations (Bedford Heights, Gateway and Independence) at 11 a.m.

Oct. 21

Cleveland Beer Week - Culture Yourself: Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. - Best Brown Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Oarsman and Two Hearted Ale


Oct. 20

Brewer's Brunch: The Square Pub in Decatur at 10 a.m. - gear up for the Great Decatur Beer Festival with breakfast burritos, pastries and specialty cheeses from Sweet Grass Dairy in addition to some fine Bell’s brews

Looking ahead

Cleveland Craft Beer Week continues, Detroit Beer Week begins, a Halloween Beer Dinner in Benton Harbor and more: View our complete calendar here.

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.


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