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Bell’s beer event roundup: Join us for Detroit Beer Week, Cleveland Beer Week, the Detroit Fall Beer Festival, Stout Night and more
Here is a look at events featuring Bell’s beer this week in Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota and Virginia.
Detroit Beer Week, Detroit Fall Beer Festival
A multi-course beer dinner at the Rattlesnake Club will kick-off a series of Bell’s events leading up to the 3rd Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market (go here to see what we’ll be pouring). Other events include a special tapping of Raspberry Ale among others and the Four O’s of Bell’s at Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub. For more on Detroit Beer Week, go here.
Cleveland Beer Week
There will be no shortage of Bell’s beer on hand for the third annual Cleveland Beer Week. See how things are done at the Eccentric Café when we take over the taps at the Buckeye Beer Engine then follow that with Bell’s Pint Night at Parnell’s Pub, a beer dinner with Larry Bell, three stops on the Red Carpet Ride, a Premiere Beer and Cheese Pairing, a Bell’s tap takeover, a special tapping of Quinannan Falls, a Bell’s Beer Tour and the Brewzilla After Party. For more on Cleveland Beer Week, go here.
Bell’s Stout Night
Enjoy special tappings of Kalamazoo Stout, Java Stout, Cherry Stout, Double Cream Stout and Expedition Stout with Jason Gillum starting at 6 p.m. at JL Beers-Downtown in Fargo. For more information, go here.
This event will feature more than 40 of the world’s best breweries, delicious food and live entertainment over two days. For more information, go here.
Next week you can look forward to a Bell's beer dinner in Plainwell, Michigan, Bell's HopFest and more.
150,000 cups from Bell’s Eccentric Café are headed to the compost pile instead of a landfill
KALAMAZOO – About 150,000 plastic cups will not make their way to a landfill because of Bell’s Brewery’s commitment to the environment.
The 100-percent compostable Greenware Cups used at Bell’s Eccentric Café are made of Polylactic Acid, a starch based polymer derived from corn. They will be fed to a Tub Grinder, a machine that will literally beat the cups into pieces roughly the size of a quarter.
The plastic shreds will then be mixed in with other yard waste and compost by The Leaf Man, a Kalamazoo-based company that is under a trial contract to take over composting services for the city of Kalamazoo.
A lot of people use them, but they don’t compost them, said Evan Meffert, Bell’s Sustainability Coordinator.
“It’s all about being green and environmentally friendly. In the past we have used petroleum cups and despite the additional cost, they (Greenware Cups) are definitely worth it,” said Jason Reicherts, Retail and Pub Manager for Bell’s Eccentric Café.
The cups are made locally by Kalamazoo based Fabri-Kal from plant sources that are domestically-grown and annually renewable.
“It’s best to get them out of the waste stream entirely. That takes partnerships, which we have with Leaf Man and Fabri-Kal,” Meffert said.
“We cut solid waste by about 70-percent just by using these cups,” he said.
Bourbon barrels once used for beer conditioning are outfitted with recycled PVC pipes to collect the cups and make sure they are kept separate from other garbage.
Bell's beer event roundup: Dinner with Larry Bell, Stout Night, a tap takeover and more
Here is a look at events featuring Bell's beer in Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Ohio.
Atlanta Craft Beer Week
The Midway Pub in Atlanta will kick-off Atlanta Craft Beer Week with Batch 10,000, Hell Hath No Fury ... Ale and Quinannan Falls Special Lager at 5 p.m.
Multiple Bell's beers will be on tap at Fourth Street Patio in Columbus. For a list and details, go here.
Bell's Stout Night
Come to the dark side with vintage and draft-only Bell's beer and food at Current in Richmond.
Beer and cheese
Enjoy beer from five breweries, including Bell's, paired with artisinal cheeses starting at 6 p.m. at The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta.