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Bell's Brewery headed to 2011 Great American Beer Festival in Denver; see what we’re pouring
DENVER - Bell’s Brewery will be among 466 U.S. breweries pouring more than 36,000 gallons of beer at the 30th annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver this weekend.
We thought you might like to know what we will be pouring.
PS – We’ll be near the GABF Store in the Great Lakes region (C3 on your map) – stop by and say hello.
Oarsman Ale: Designed as a flavorful session beer, Oarsman Ale uses a classic German brewing technique to impart a light, refreshing tartness. Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers, trading intensity for finesse while still creating a worthwhile experience for the taster. The grain bill includes a healthy portion of wheat, while citrusy hops lend bright notes to the aroma. Fermented with Bell’s house ale yeast, Oarsman comes in at 4.0% alcohol by volume. Rather than being the dominant flavor note, the tartness in Oarsman takes on more of a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect for pairing with food.
Le Pianiste: The second in a three-part series of jazz-inspired interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style, Le Pianiste starts as a malt forward beer, combining biscuity, breadcrust notes with a light caramel flavor. Noticeably dry, the finish is crisp with a lively, refreshing acidity
Quinannan Falls: Born in a dream, Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer refers to a mythical place in the boreal north. While the waterfall may exist solely in Larry Bell’s imagination, the beer he remembered drinking there is now quite real. Quinannan Falls possesses the crisp, dry bitterness you’d expect from a German pilsner, but the use of highly aromatic hops from the Pacific Northwest in both the kettle & dry-hop invokes the fragrant pine forests that inspired this beer.
Kalamazoo Stout: Kalamazoo Stout represents stouts in the Bell’s year-round roster, offering a blend of dark chocolate and coffee flavors with just a hint of brewer’s licorice. One of our oldest recipes, it balances a significant hop presence against the roast malt body.
Photo credit: Jason E. Kaplan (2010 GABF)
Bell's beer event roundup: 3 chances to get to know Q-Falls, Skitoberfest, a tap takeover and more
There are lots of great and unique events featuring Bell’s beer this week. Below is a look at what is coming up in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa and Georgia. Bell’s Brewery will also be at The Great American Beer Festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, in Denver. Stop by and have a beer with us.
Three events this week will introduce our fans to Bell’s Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer (6.5% ABV), a dry-hopped lager usually only available on tap at our pub in downtown Kalamazoo!
Q-Falls was most recently part of Bell’s 750 ML bottle series that are also only available at Bell’s Eccentric Café. These hand-numbered bottles were limited to just 318.
Bell’s will be taking over Capone’s in Norristown starting at 6:30 p.m. In addition to Q-Falls, Two Hearted Ale, Bell’s Porter, Amber Ale, Wedding Ale, The Oracle, Expedition Stout and Consecrator Doppelbock will also be available on draft.
Call 610-279-4748 or visit them online for more information.
Bell’s will take over Jeremy’s Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia with Two Hearted, Porter, Consecrator, Q-Falls, Amber Ale, Oarsman Ale and Expedition Stout on draft starting at 8 p.m.
Call 215-238-5888 for more information.
This first look at Q-Falls will be held at Blue Dog Tavern in Chalfont alongside Two Hearted, Porter, Consecrator, Amber, Pale Ale, Oarsman Ale and Expedition Stout.
Call 215-997-9988 or go online for more information.
Tailgating party at Mickey’s Pub in Union Pier (updated)
Wear your team colors and enjoy food from the grill while testing your skills in our bags tournament starting at 6:30 p.m. $5 will get you in the door and proceeds will benefit a local animal rescue. Enjoy pints of Oberon, The Oracle and Two Hearted Ale on draft plus bottles of Amber and Porter. Call 269-231-5205 for more information.
3rd Annual Skitoberfest at Boyne Mountain Resort
Celebrate the best of fall in an Oktoberfest style setting and get ready for the upcoming winter season with a Snowsports Summit. Enjoy great food, Michigan beer, wine and spirits plus music and family entertainment. Go here for more details.
Great Lakes Brew Festival, Midland
Bell’s Brewery will be represented at this second annual event from 5-10 p.m. at Dow Diamond, 825 East Main St. For more information, go here.
Draft takeover at Red’s Ale House
This event will feature multiple stouts, Third Coast Old Ale and the last of this year's Oberon in the state of Iowa. Call 319-626-2100 or visit them online for more information.
Elliott Street Art & Flux at Elliott Street Pub
Enjoy a pint of Bell’s beer while you tour the Castleberry Hill area in downtown Atlanta and take in the local art scene.
Call 404-523-2174 for more information or visit them online for more details.
Looking ahead to next week
Stop by for Bell’s Stout Night at Current and a beer dinner at TJ’s inside The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.
Bell's expansion news: Take a look at how we are growing
COMSTOCK – The banner on the side says it all - “We’re growing so more beer will be flowing.”
That growth has become even more evident over the last few weeks.
On Sept. 13, a new hot water tank, energy storage tank, cold water tank and millstar were installed. Later that day, four of Bell’s new tanks were delivered from Wisconsin on the S.S. Badger to Ludington (photo below, left).
The new mashtun and kettle were lowered into place two days later. All are part of a new 200-barrel brewhouse and an expansion that will also include a new fermentation cellar, a new employee area, parking lot and more.
More equipment is expected to arrive in the coming months which should allow us to get the new brewhouse up and running by January.
Local media were on site to help share some of these important milestones. Below are some links in case you missed them. You can also take a look at the video embedd above and below.
• Bell's Brewery Inc. expects new 200-barrel brewhouse to begin operation in January (with video) [MLive.com/Kalamazoo Gazette]
For more images, go here.