Bell's beer event roundup: BBQ, Kegs and Eggs, bacon, Uberon and more
Below is a look at our events this week in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Bell's Backyard BBQ Party: Karl's Cabin, Plymouth, 6 p.m. - Oberon, Two Hearted, Amber and Le Contrebassiste. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.
Bell's on the Patio: Captain Joe's, Whitmore Lake, 6:30 p.m. – Oberon, Two Hearted, Roundhouse India Red Ale, Wedding Ale, Quinnanan Falls Special Lager and Oarsman
Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” VIP Tour: Bell's Comstock Brewery, 4:30 p.m.
Annual Summer Bash: Monelli's Italian Grill and Sports Bar, Wyoming, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. - Oberon and Two Hearted
Bell's Brewery Pick the Beer Promo: Tony Sacco's, Granger, 6-7:30 p.m. - Oarsman Ale, Porter, Amber Ale and Midwestern Pale Ale
Bell's Tasting: Chalet Party Shoppe, Goshen, 5-7 p.m.
Meet the Brewer: Twenty Tap, Indianapolis, 6-9 p.m. - Join our Specialty Brewer, Zeke Bogan, for Oberon, Uberon, Two Hearted, Debs' Red, Oarsman and Quinannan Falls Special Lager.
Bell's Night: Garage Bar, Louisville, 5 p.m. - Raspberry Ale, Oberon, Two Hearted and Oarsman Ale
Uberon Tapping: Louisville Beer Store, 1 p.m. - Expedition Stout, Oarsman Ale, Debs' Red and others will also be tapped.
Oberon Beach Party: O'Donalds, Downtown Youngstown, 5 p.m.
Cleveland World of Beer: North Coast Harbor - Dock 32, 1-5 p.m. - Midwestern Pale Ale and Oarsman Ale
Red & White Bacon Night: Harris Grill, Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. - Debs' Red, Wedding Ale, Oberon, Two Hearted, Oarsman and more
Steal the Pint Night: Sauced, Staunton, 5 p.m. - Oberon, Two Hearted and Kalamazoo Stout
Through July 31
Tap Takeover: Milwaukee Burger Company, Eau Claire - Amber, Two Hearted, Midwestern Pale Ale, Oberon, Kalamazoo Stout, Porter, Third Coast Old Ale, Expedition Stout and Special Double Cream Stout along with a few specialty releases and special food parings (see photo).
A message from Larry Bell in response to recent events and a proposal by Enbridge Inc.
The following is a message from Larry Bell, president of Bell’s Brewery, Inc., in response to recent events along the shore of Morrow Lake in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, and the proposal by Enbridge Inc. to construct a pollution processing facility within several hundred feet of the company’s brewery.
“Bell’s Brewery, Inc., has been operating in Comstock Township for 12 years, and we are proud to call Comstock our home. As Michigan’s oldest and largest brewery, Bell’s has a longstanding commitment to quality. While Bell’s uses water from the municipal water system to brew our beer, the pristine cleanliness of the water and air around our brewery and neighbors is of the utmost importance to us.
“Bell’s Brewery owns properties on both sides of Morrow Lake, so we have watched with concern the news of the Enbridge pipeline spill and resulting damage to the Kalamazoo River basin. As events unfolded over the last few years, we have noted the efforts of all involved to clean up the spill and repair the environment. We have applauded those efforts.
“However, the process by which the cleanup of Morrow Lake is accomplished must be 100- percent transparent. We share the concerns of our neighbors that decisions regarding recent activities may not have fully involved the residents or businesses located near the Enbridge site, so we thank the Township of Comstock for giving us the opportunity to address these concerns with Enbridge.
“Bells Brewery will continue to be in direct contact with local officials, and with state and federal environmental personnel, regarding Enbridge’s activities in and around Morrow Lake. Our focus will continue to be the best interests of our company, our employees, our customers, and our neighbors.”
We're heading to the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, here is where you will find Bell's
We’re heading to Electric Forest again this year and hosting two special tastings.
The first is with Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident and will feature guest brewers and musicians along with beer samples. It will be on Friday (June 28) at 3:45 p.m. at the Obervatory Bar (look for Brewru on your map/schedule).
The second event will be on Saturday at the Forest Stage Bar. Debs’ Red and Wedding Ale will be on tap from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
We’re also hosting a scavenger hunt on Twitter. All you have to do to participate is tweet us 1 photo of something #eccentric, #green (the sustainable type) or #bells related (don’t forget to mention us so we can see it) at the festival. Then come to Saturdays tasting to claim your free schwag. (You must claim your prize during the tasting and only one piece of schwag per person).
If that wasn’t enough, Oberon and Two Hearted will also be available at every bar at the festival.
See you in the Forest – Cheers!
Photo caption: Kyle Hollingsworth (left) and Mike Strazdas at last year's Electric Forest Festival Bell's tasting.