Photo gallery: 2014 Michigan Summer Beer Festival

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
07.30.2014

Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by either our beer tent or photo booth or both this past weekend at this year's Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti.

Below are the photos we took. They are also posted on our Facebook page as well as Google+.

If you cannot find your photo, please let us know.

Cheers!


See what we're bringing to the 2014 Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
07.23.2014

980354_573947289310649_955142283_o.jpgIn addition to the beers we are bringing for this year’s Michigan Summer Beer Festival (tap list is below), we are also co-hosting a tap takeover with Dark Horse Brewing Co. at Red Rock in downtown Ypsilanti on Thursday night starting at 6 p.m.

Five beers from each brewery will be on tap.

We’ll have Two Hearted, Oberon, Debs’ Red, Hopsoulution DIPA and Special Double Cream Stout on Nitro. Dark Horse will have Plead the 5th, Smoked Stout, Crooked Tree IPA, Reign in Blood Orange Pale Ale and Eert Dekoorc Ollopa.

Also be sure to stop by the Bell’s Photo Booth during the festival and get your picture taken.

See you in Ypsi – Cheers!

TAP LIST

BOTH DAYS

  • Oberon
  • Two Hearted
  • Amber


FRIDAY

  • Porter
  • Debs’ Red
  • Mercurial Belgian Style Single
  • Bull in a China Shop
  • Raspberry Wild One
  • Sparkleberry
  • Wedding Ale
  • Black Note


SATURDAY

  • Midwestern Pale Ale
  • Berry Ale
  • Java Stout
  • Baron von Nordwestlich
  • Baroness von Nordwestlich
  • Sparkleberry
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout
  • Wedding Ale
  • Black Note


IN THE SPECIALTY TENT (BOTH DAYS)

  • Hopsoulution DIPA
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout
  • Traverse City Cherry Third Coast Old Ale
  • Roundhouse IRA

 You can find the entire festival beer list here.


Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America: Bell's events and tasting notes for Maillard's Odyssey

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
07.10.2014

MaillardsOdyssey.jpgThis summer, we’re joining Sierra Nevada for Beer Camp Across America, a multi-weekend traveling beer festival taking place in seven cities across the country.

With more than 700 breweries and at least 1,300 craft beers on tap from nearly every state in the country, Beer Camp Across America promises to be the largest craft beer celebration in history.

In conjunction with the festival tour, the Beer Camp Across America collaborative 12-pack includes 12 different beers including two beers packaged in cans.

The Beer Camp Across America variety pack is out now and also includes Allagash, the Asheville Brewers Alliance, Ballast Point, Cigar City, Firestone Walker, New Glarus, Ninkasi, Oskar Blues, Russian River, 3 Floyds and Victory.

Our contribution, Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale, is a robust dark ale layered with complex malt flavors of toffee, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. This malt-focused concept spawned a daunting grain bill featuring 10 different grains including pale malt, Munich, chocolate malt, oats, dark wheat and roasted barley for a rich, semi-sweet and intense experience. 

The name honors the Maillard reaction—the “browning” of sugars and amino acids—that creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer.

We have are participating events in a quite a few different states including Michigan, Florida, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Illinois (Chicago/Midwest festival).

Details for all can be found here.


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