Bell's beer event roundup: Hopslam, Smitten, firkins, tap takeovers and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
01.22.2013

SmittenAle_Label.pngBelow is a look at our events this week in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, North Dakota, North Carolina and Minnesota.

Michigan

Through Feb. 3

“I Love Beer Mini Tour:” Old Chicago in Portage - Hopslam, Two Hearted and Captain Spontaneous on draft. Bottle options are also be available.

Through Jan. 27

Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week: Food Dance, Central City Tap House, Webster's Prime, Zazio's and Beer Exchange are all featuring special menus. Look for specialty pairings and draft selections as well.

Jan. 22

Bell's Tap Explosion: Old Burdick's at Wing's West in Kalamazoo at 6 p.m. - Hopslam, Sweet Potato Stout, Harvest Ale, Hell Hath No Fury, Captain Spontaneous and more

Jan. 24

Hopslam Firkin Tapping: Central City Tap House in Kalamazoo at 5 p.m.

Jan. 25

Bell's Tap Takeover: 8th Street Grille in Holland - Black Note, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Hopslam, This One Goes to 11, Captain Spontaneous, Smoked Vienna Lager, Third Coast, Two Hearted, Sparkling Ale, Amber Ale, Winter White, Midwestern Pale Ale and Java Stout. BBA beers will be tapped at 8 p.m. and entertainment starts at 9 p.m.

Hopslam Tapping: Treetops Resort in Graylord at 5 p.m. - Two Hearted, Oarsman, Winter White and Best Brown will be available as well.

Pennsylvania

Jan. 22

Bacon Night: Harris Grill in Pittsburgh at 6:30 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout and Smitten Golden Rye Ale

Kentucky

Jan. 22

Bell's Barrel Aged Night: The Beer Trappe in Lexington at 4 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 and Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

Hopslam Tapping: Lexington Beer Works at 3 p.m. - Java Stout, Two Hearted, Midwestern Pale Ale, Expedition Stout, and Winter White will also be on tap.

Indiana

Jan. 23

Hopslam Release Party: Deer Park Pub in Fort Wayne at 5 p.m. – giveaways and a surprise firkin

Jan. 24

Hopslam Release Party: Dicky's Wild Hare in Fort Wayne at 5 p.m.

Jan. 25

Hopslam Release Party: Flat Rock Tap in Hammond at 5 p.m.

Hopslam Release Party: Trion Tavern in New Haven from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Smitten Golden Rye Ale and Captain Spontaneous Ale will also be on tap.

Illinois

Jan. 23

Bell's Night: World of Beer in Evanston at 3 p.m. - Smitten, Oarsman, Expedition Stout, Java Stout, Best Brown, Two Hearted, Amber and at 7 p.m. - Hopslam

Jan. 24

Hopslam Firkin Tapping: Binny’s South Loop Tasting Room in Chicago from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call 312-768-4400.

Ohio

Jan. 23

Hopslam Tapping: Old Bag of Nails, Mason at 7 p.m. - Two Hearted, Smitten and Third Coast Old Ale will be on tap too.

Jan. 26

Multi-Tap Event: Chappy's in Dayton at 1 p.m. - more than 10 Bell's beers on tap including Hopslam and Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

Jan. 27

Bell's Night: Fries Café in Cincinnati at 5 p.m. - Hoplsam, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Expedition Stout as well as our Jazz Series of beers

North Dakota

Jan. 24

Stout Night: Ho Do Lounge in Fargo at 5 p.m. - Harry Magill's Spiced Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Black Note, Double Cream Stout and Expedition Stout

Jan. 26

Best Brown Cask Tapping: JL Beers West in Fargo at noon

North Carolina

Jan. 26

Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Tasting: Tylers Restaurant in Raleigh from 3-6 p.m. (imperial tasting begins at 2 p.m.) – We will be pouring Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout.

Minnesota

Jan. 26

Winter Carnival Beer Dabbler: In St. Paul from 3:30-7:30 p.m. - Best Brown Ale, Smitten, Roundhouse, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 and Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

Jan. 27

Hopslam Midnight Release Party: Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis

Hopslam Midnight Release Party: The Bulldog NE in Minneapolis

Hopslam Midnight Release Party: Bulldog Uptown in Minneapolis

Hopslam Midnight Release Party: Buster's on 28th in Minneapolis

Looking ahead

Join us for a Hopslam firkin tapping in Kansas City, dinner in Missouri, a tap takeover in Grand Blanc, Michigan and more. Our full calendar can be found here. And there are already quite a few events planned for February as well ...


Bell's Vintage Tasting will include a special charity auction to benefit Fair Food Matters in Kalamazoo

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
01.15.2013

VintageBeerAuctionSM.jpgKalamazoo Beer Week may officially end on Friday, but we still have one more event on Jan. 19.

Our Vintage Tasting at the Eccentric Cafe will be similar to a mini beer festival but will also include a special charity auction to benefit Fair Food Matters, a local nonprofit in Kalamazoo.

Up for auction:

  • One 3 liter bottle of The Oracle
  • One 3 liter bottle of 2012 Black Note
  • 2 4-packs of 1995 Expedition Stout (Great American Beer Festival gold medal winner, Aged Beer Category, 2011)
  • 1 6-pack of Cherry Stout Reserve 2001, aged over cherry pits and oak chips
  • 1 6-pack of Batch 6000
  • 1 6-pack of Third Coast Old Ale, Batch #6197
  • Vintage Bell's gear

Saturday's event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $10 and includes 4 drink tickets plus a commemorative tasting glass.

Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each with most samples ranging in price from $1 to $2 (each sample is two to three ounces).

Bottles will also be available to purchase and will be priced accordingly.

THE BEER LIST

On draft:

  • 2007 Cherry Stout - Batch 8201
  • 2010 Expedition Stout - Batch 9931
  • 2007 Third Coast Old Ale - Batch 8211
  • 2008 Eccentric Ale
  • Batch 7000 (2005)
  • 2011 Black Note

Note: These beers will be available on their own or as part of a sampler.

Bottles:

  • 2008 Eccentric Ale
  • 2003 Eccentric Ale
  • 2004 Eccentric Ale
  • 2005 Eccentric Ale
  • 2001 Eccentric Ale
  • 1999 Eccentric Ale
  • Third Coast Old Ale - Batch 8723 (2008)
  • Third Coast Old Ale - Batch 8863 (2008)
  • Third Coast Old Ale - Batch 8943 (2009)
  • Expedition Stout - Batch 8183 (2007)
  • Expedition Stout - Batch 8728 (2008)
  • Expedition Stout - Batch 8944 (2009)
  • Cherry Stout - Batch 8730 (2008)
  • Cherry Stout - Batch 8957 (2009)
  • Cherry Stout - Batch 9434 (2009)

Bell's beer event roundup: Kalamazoo Beer Week continues, Hopslam, sliders and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
01.14.2013

KBW13Logo.pngBelow is a look at our events this week in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, South Carolina and Florida.

Michigan

Jan. 14

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Homebrew Demo with the Bell's General Store at Food Dance in Kalamazoo from 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 15

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Zazio's Chef's Table with Mattawan Artisan Creamery in Kalamazoo at 5:30 p.m. (happy hour) at 6 p.m. (dinner). Take a look at the menu (vegetarian options are available).

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Brewer's Happy Hour & Brew and View at the Eccentric Cafe. This is a rare opportunity to meet the people who make Bell’s beer in The Back Room at the Cafe from 5 to 7 p.m. for some informal beer discussion. Snacks will be provided and be sure to stick around afterward for a special beer themed Brew & View (free admission).

Jan. 16

Hopslam and Sliders: Green Dot Stables in Detroit from 5-9 p.m. Mix and match from an extensive menu.

“I Love Beer Mini Tour:” Old Chicago in Portage at 4 p.m. (this special will continue through Feb. 3) - Hopslam, Two Hearted and Captain Spontaneous on draft. Bottle options will also be available.

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Homebrew Demonstration at the Eccentric Cafe from 6-9 p.m. Bring your questions and your friends - all skill levels welcome.

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer, Smoked Meats and Cheese Tasting from 5-9 p.m. - Along with various smoked meats and cheeses, the Eccentric Café will be serving up bourbon barrel aged versions of Cherry Stout, Batch 9,000, Kalamazoo Stout (also a firkin) and Expedition Stout. Black Note will also be on tap. Order a flight and get a sidecar of Lager of the Lakes as well.

Jan. 17

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Minute To Win It Party at Shakespeare's Pub in Kalamazoo at 7 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Raspberry Ale, Two Hearted, Amber and Winter White. Challenge the Bell’s team (and others) to four rounds of short challenges similar to the TV show “A Minute To Win It” and compete for prizes.

This Tap Takeover Goes to 11: Stardust in Saginaw at 6 p.m. - Black Note, Sparkling Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, This one goes to 11, Midwestern Pale Ale, Best Brown, Two Hearted, Porter, Captain Spontaneous, Kalamazoo Stout and Hopslam.

Hopslam Release Party: Shamrock Pub in Utica at 6 p.m. - Amber, Porter, Winter White and Two Hearted will also be on tap.

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Jazz Series Tasting with special musical guests Big Organ Trio at the Eccentric Cafe starting at 9:30 p.m. Our Jazz Series - Le Pianiste, Le Contrabassiste and Le Batteur - will come together for a perfect pairing of great beer and live jazz music starting at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover for the music.

Jan. 18

Kalamazoo Beer Week - 2nd Annual Bell's Beer Dinner hosted by Larry Bell: The Park Club in Kalamazoo at 6:30 p.m. (happy hour) and 7 p.m. (dinner). Take a look at the menu (vegetarian options are available). For reservations, please call 269-381-0876.

Tap Takeover: The Red Baron in Burton/Flint - Sweet Potato Stout, Sparkling Ale, Black Note, Hell Hath No Fury, Midwestern Pale Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Two Hearted, Captain Spontaneous, Kalamazoo Stout, Winter White, Lager of the Lakes and HOPSLAM.

Jan. 19

4th Annual Beer & Boards: Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire at 3 p.m. - Winter White, Best Brown, Hopslam and Porter

Kalamazoo Beer Week: Vintage Bell's Beer Tasting at the Eccentric Cafe from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A silent auction for charity will include vintage Bell's gear and beer. $10 admission includes 4 drink tickets and a commemorative tasting glass. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each with most samples ranging in price from $1 to $2 (each sample is two to three ounces). Bottles will be priced accordingly.

Indiana

Jan. 15

Hopslam Tapping Party: Chumley's in Lafayette from 6-10 p.m. Two Hearted will also be on tap.

Jan. 17

Hopslam Release Party (plus firkin): Fiddler's Hearth in South Bend at 5 p.m. - Rednose ESB, Harvest Ale, Roundhouse IRA, Two Hearted, Midwestern Pale Ale and Golden Rye will also be on tap

Jan. 18

Hopslam Release Party: Tilted Kilt in Granger at 5 p.m.

Jan. 19

Hopslam Firkin Tapping: Beer Geeks in Highland at 7 p.m.

Ohio

Jan. 14

Hopslam Tapping: The Comet in Cincinnati at 5 p.m.

Jan. 16

Hopslam Tapping: Vintage Estates in Boardman at 7 p.m.

Jan. 18

Barrel Aged Beer Festival: Jungle Jim's in Fairfield from 7-9 p.m. – Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

Minnesota

Jan. 17

Bell's Stout Night: Whistle Binkies in Rochester at 6 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Black Note and Harry Magill's Spiced Stout

Jan. 18

Bell's Cask Ale Night: Patrick's in St. Peter at 6 p.m. – Two Hearted

South Carolina

Jan. 19

The Biggest Little Beerfest: Barley's Tap Room in Greenville from 2-6 p.m.

Florida

Jan. 16

Bell's Meet & Greet: The Little House in Boynton Beach starting at 6 p.m. Raffles and giveaways plus Amber, Best Brown, Oberon, Special Double Cream Stout and Two Hearted.

Jan. 18

Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 Tapping: World of Beer - Tampa Palms at 7 p.m. - Amber, Oberon, and Two Hearted will also be on tap.

Jan. 19

Miami Beer Festival: Marlins Park from 7-10 p.m. (general admission).  We'll be pouring Amber, Oberon, Two Hearted and one specialty release.

Looking ahead

Bacon Night in Pittsburgh, a Hopslam firkin tapping in Kalamazoo, Stout Night in Fargo and more on our calendar for next week. Take a look at our full calendar here.


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