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Oscar, Grammy winner Luis Resto to perform at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
KALAMAZOO – Bell’s Brewery, Inc., in partnership with the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, is proud to announce Oscar and Grammy award winner Luis Resto will perform at Bell’s Eccentric Café on March 22.
Resto’s recording resume includes working with musicians Anita Baker, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Jay-Z, B.o.B., 50 Cent and Eminem.
Admission to Resto’s performance at the Café, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave. in Kalamazoo, is $10. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and Resto will perform at 9:30 p.m. inside the Café’s recently renovated and state of the art performance space.
Known as one of Detroit’s most creative and accomplished songwriters, Resto earned both an Oscar and a Grammy for co-writing the hit song “Lose Yourself” with Eminem for the film “8 Mile.”
The single spent 12 weeks atop Billboard’s Top 100.
Resto continues to work with Eminem as a songwriter and keyboardist on both recording projects and live in concert. He co-wrote the single “Not Afraid,” part of Eminem’s 2010 album “Recovery,” which also received multiple Grammy nominations including Best Rap Song.
Luis was also responsible for the musical arrangement and choir production for the use of “Lose Yourself” in the 2011 Chrysler 200 commercial featuring Eminem.
Amongst all of these accomplishments, Luis has also found time to launch a solo career with the recent release of his debut album “Combo De Momento.”
Resto’s performance at the Eccentric Café is a little more than a month before he performs as part of this year’s Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival held April 26-May 12.
Bell's beer event roundup: Leap Day celebration, Hopslam, Suds & Snow and more
Here is a look at Bell’s beer events this week in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois.
Bell's beer tasting, pairing at University Roadhouse
Join us in Kalamazoo from 6-8 p.m. for five Bell’s beers each paired with a different appetizer. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 269-345-7990 for more information.
Bell's Leap Day multi-tap celebration - O'Connor's Public House
Special menu items will be paired with our beers starting at 5 p.m. in Rochester. There will be trivia, contests, prizes and a firkin of Two Hearted Ale. Also on tap: Amber Ale, Cherry Stout, Hopslam Ale, Lager Beer, Sparkling Ale, Two Hearted Ale, and Winter White Ale. Call 248-608-2537 for more information.
Bell's multi-tap event with Minute to Win It games - Ashley's in Westland
The first pour for this event will be at 4:30 p.m. On tap will be Amber Ale, Best Brown Ale, Black Note, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Hopslam Ale, Lager Beer, Pale Ale, Oarsman Ale, Porter, Quinannan Falls Special Lager, Rye Stout, Sparkling Ale, Special Double Cream Stout, Third Coast Beer, Two Hearted Ale, Winter White Ale, Oatmeal Stout and Golden Rye. There will also be games inspired by the TV show "Minute to Win It." Call 734-525-1667 for more information.
2012 Suds & Snow
From 1:30-6:30 p.m., we’ll be pouring at Timber Ridge in Traverse City for this year’s annual Suds & Snow.
Join us at The Deli/Z Bar in State College for a special Hopslam tapping at 7 p.m. Call 814-237-5710 for more information.
Tap takeover - City Tap House, Philadelphia
Ten Bell’s beers will be on tap including Hopslam and Sparkling Ale starting at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. if you are a Beer 2.0 member). Call 215-662-0105 for more information.
Bell's Brewery at The Twin Cities Food & Wine Show
Sample rare and seasonal releases at the 2012 Twin Cities Food and Wine Show from 1-5 p.m. We will be pouring more than 15 different beers including Amber Ale, Best Brown Ale, Consecrator Doppelbock, Kalamazoo Stout, Lager Beer, Pale Ale, Oarsman Ale, Porter, Special Double Cream Stout, Third Coast Beer, Third Coast Old Ale, Two Hearted Ale and Winter White Ale.
Extra love for Leap Year Babies
This event at Jerry's Wicker Park in Chicago will feature a cask of Two Hearted, Sparkling Ale and Hopslam. Call 773-235-1006 for more information.
Max's Place in Bloomington will tap a cask of Hopslam at 7 p.m. sharp. They will also have Two Hearted Ale, Kalamazoo Stout and Porter on tap as well. Call 812-336-5169 for more information.
The 3rd Annual Brew-Ski Festival and more. Check out our full calendar here.
Photo caption: A file photo from a previous Minute to Win It event at Shakespeare's Pub in Kalamazoo.
Tap list for Michigan Winter Beer Festival available here; Bell’s will be at 2 events leading up to sold out celebration
We have two events scheduled in Grand Rapids leading up to the sold out 7th Annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival.
On Feb. 23, we’ll be at Bagger Dave’s off of 28th Street on Kraft Ave. for a craft beer and burger pairing event. On tap will be: Winter White, Hopslam, Two Hearted, Best Brown Ale, Special Double Cream Stout, Lager, Black Note and Golden Rye.
The Hawktones will also perform.
On Feb. 24, we’ll take over all 16 taps at the Meanwhile Bar with Two Hearted Ale, Hopslam, Double Cream Stout, Winter White, Best Brown Ale, Raspberry Ale, Sweet Potato Stout, Java Stout, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Sparkling Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Rye Stout, a firkin of Hopslam, Third Coast Beer, Amber Ale, Oarsman Ale and Pale Ale.
Bell’s own Laura Bell will also make a special appearance that night as well.
Below is what we will have on tap for the main event at Fifth Third Ballpark on Feb. 25 (please note special tapping times):
• Black Note (special tapping at 3:15 p.m.)
• Raspberry Ale
• Le Batteur Farmhouse Ale
• Sweet Potato Stout
• Third Coast Old Ale
• Cherry Stout
• Java Stout
• Hell Hath No Fury … Ale
• Sparkling Ale
• Oatmeal Stout
• Golden Rye
• Batch 9,000 (special tapping at 2:15 p.m.)
• Batch 10,000 (special tapping at 4:15 p.m.)
• Wild One Raspberry Ale (special tapping at 1:15 p.m.)