Bell's beer event roundup: BBQ, Kegs and Eggs, bacon, Uberon and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

MilwaukeeBurgerTapTakeover.jpgBelow is a look at our events this week in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.


July 10

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.

July 11

Kegs & Eggs: Zazio's, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. (cocktail hour), 7 p.m. (dinner) - Oarsman,  Oberon, Two Hearted and  Debs' Red will be the featured beers. For the full menu and details, go here.

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

July 12

Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” VIP Tour: Bell's Comstock Brewery, 4:30 p.m.

July 12-13

Annual Summer Bash: Monelli's Italian Grill and Sports Bar, Wyoming, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.  - Oberon and Two Hearted


July 9

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

July 12

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.


July 11

Bell's Night: Garage Bar, Louisville, 5 p.m. - Raspberry Ale, Oberon, Two Hearted and Oarsman Ale

July 12

Uberon Tapping: Louisville Beer Store, 1 p.m. - Expedition Stout, Oarsman Ale, Debs' Red and others will also be tapped.


July 12

Oberon Beach Party: O'Donalds, Downtown Youngstown, 5 p.m.  

July 13

Cleveland World of Beer: North Coast Harbor - Dock 32, 1-5 p.m.  - Midwestern Pale Ale and Oarsman Ale


July 9

Red & White Bacon Night: Harris Grill, Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. - Debs' Red, Wedding Ale, Oberon, Two Hearted, Oarsman and more

July 10

Beer Passport Night 1: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m.  For more information, go here.


July 10

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).

Looking ahead

Join us for Port Huron Boat Week, the Bell’s Bayview Mackinac Race, Debs’ Red tappings in Ohio and more. Take a look at our full calendar.

Two Bell's beers ranked top in the nation by Zymurgy readers

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

photo1.JPGOnce again, the readers of Zymurgy, the magazine from the American Homebrewers Association, voted Two Hearted one of the top two best beers in America.

This is the fourth year in a row Two Hearted has taken the No. 2 spot as part of the 11th annual Best Beers in America issue.

Hopslam is also on the list at No. 4.

One reader called Two Hearted “a symphony of Centennial hops” while another referred to it as her “go-to for hop happiness.”

Thank you to everyone – we are truly honored.

The July/August 2013 issue will be available at the Bell’s General Store.

You can also take a look at the full list, as well as other categories like Best Portfolio (Bell’s is No. 6) and overall Brewery Rankings (No. 6 again) here.



Bell's beer event roundup: Bru Fest, SAVOR, Sparkleberry's debut and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

Sparkleberry-01.jpgA look at our events this week in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana PLUS SAVOR.


June 11

The Eccentric Cafe turns 20: We're celebrating with ping pong starting at 4 p.m. plus $1 off beers if you wear Bell's apparel (all day). And there will be cupcakes.

Bell's Beer Tasting: Pete's Place, Taylor, 7 p.m. - Midwestern Pale Ale, Oberon, Special Double Cream Stout, Two Hearted, Smitten and Debs' Red

June 13

Tap Takeover: Shores Inn, St. Clair Shores, 6 p.m. – Oberon, Two Hearted, Le Batteur, Le Contrebassiste, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale and Special Double Cream Stout

Beer & Cheese Tasting: Lynch's Tavern, Port Huron, All day/5 p.m.  - Le Batteur, Le Contrebassiste, Le Pianiste, Smoked Lager, Harry Magill's Spiced Stout, Smitten and Roundhouse IRA. Take a look at the cheese list.

June 14

20th Annual Bell's Scrambled: Thornapple Creek Golf Club, Kalamazoo, 10:30 a.m. shotgun start

June 14-15

Kalamazoo Pride 2013: Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo – Sparkleberry Ale debuts! Oberon, Oarsman and Two Hearted will also be on tap.

June 15

Glen Arbor BBQ & Brew Fest: Glen Arbor, 2-8 p.m.

2nd Annual Sailing Under the Stars: Bayview Yacht Club, Detroit, 6-11 p.m.  - Proceeds from this event will go to six local non-profits including Autism Speaks, COTS, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Matrix Human Services, Play-Place for Autistic Children and Rose Hill Center.

3rd Annual Bru Fest: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 6 p.m. (VIP) or 7-11 p.m. - Oberon, Two Hearted, Lager of the Lakes, Oarsman, Third Coast Beer, Midwestern Pale Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, Porter, Amber, 2011 Cherry Stout, Sparkling Ale, Black Note, Smitten, Hell Hath No Fury, Roundhouse IRA, Java Stout, Quinnanan Falls Special Lager, Sweet Potato Stout, Smoked Lager, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Raspberry Ale and Special Double Cream Stout.

June 17

Bell's Beer Dinner: Dino's Lounge, Ferndale, 7-10 p.m. Take a look at the menu.


June 14-15

Jungle Jim's International Beer Fest: Jungle Jim's, Fairfield, 7-10 p.m.  – Two Hearted and Oberon

New York

June 14-15

SAVOR: Altman Building and adjoining Metropolitan Pavilion, Manhattan - Pairings: Black Note with Black and Tan Brownie with Butterscotch and Pretzel Bite and Raspberry Wild One with Duck Rillete with Peach Hoisin on Black Brioche (Table Group 14)


June 14

Indy Wine and Brew Fest: Over 250 beers and wines for sampling plus live entertainment.

June 15

Summer Extravaganza Beer Tasting: S & V Liquors, Fort Wayne, 5-8 p.m. - Amber Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Oarsman Ale, Oberon, Porter, Third Coast Beer and Two Hearted

Looking ahead

Join us for Oberon Happy Hour, a Two Hearted firkin tapping, a Summer Solstice Celebration and more. Check out our full calendar.

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