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Inspired by family, fun and beer: Get to Know Mike

Inspired by family, fun and beer: Get to Know Mike

This is part of an ongoing interview series that spotlights coworkers who make Bell’s the brewery it is. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. As we continued our coworker interview series, we sat down with Mike, Bell’s sales rep for the Kalamazoo...

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Eclipse Cider Shandy Recipe

Eclipse Cider Shandy Recipe

Close out autumn with the ultimate Eclipse Cider Shandy! This one’s a crowd pleaser, folks. Yields 1 drink… but you’ll want a couple more. Cheers!

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5 Ways to Up Your Beer Can and Bottle Recycling Game

5 Ways to Up Your Beer Can and Bottle Recycling Game

We do numerous things at the brewery to help reduce our overall environmental impact, including recycling many materials used to brew, package, and ship our beer. But what can you do as an enthusiastic beer drinker to ensure you are doing your part? Here are some tips...

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It’s Stout Season at Bell’s!

It’s Stout Season at Bell’s!

Feed the pumpkins to squirrels and leave the spice in the cupboard, it's Stout Season here at Bell's. Stouts are some of our favorite beers to enjoy, and fall and winter are some of the best times to do so. Here's the history of our Stouts and what will be released...

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Supporting what we believe in: Get to know Amy

Supporting what we believe in: Get to know Amy

This is the seventh interview in a series that spotlights coworkers who make Bell’s the brewery it is. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.   As we continue our series of coworker interviews, we sat down with Amy, one of the people who’ve made...

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Get to Know Oberon Eclipse

Get to Know Oberon Eclipse

Instead of hunkering down, Oberon Eclipse embraces the season. That includes Polar Plunges, ice golfing and doing the very Midwestern thing of using a snowbank as a cooler.

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Porter Cold Brew Frozen Slushie

Porter Cold Brew Frozen Slushie

The last bit of summer heat? No match for a frozen cold brew Porter slushie. With five simple ingredients, you’re sure to keep things cool… and delicious. Ingredients 3 cups ice 4 cups cold brew 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp heavy cream 1 Porter Instructions In a...

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Kalamazoo Kickstart – A Kalamazoo Stout Cocktail

Kalamazoo Kickstart – A Kalamazoo Stout Cocktail

Level up your next brunch with a little help from our newest cocktail recipe. Your tastebuds say thanks in advance. Ingredients 3oz chilled cold-brew coffee 3/4oz ginger-brown-sugar syrup* 1 1/2oz whiskey 1 Kalamazoo Stout   Instructions Add whiskey,...

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Recipe: Octoberfest Pretzel

Recipe: Octoberfest Pretzel

Beer pairs well with many foods, but nothing beats a pint and a pretzel. We asked Chef Kris who runs the kitchen at the Eccentric Café for a recipe to make fresh pretzels at home. Octoberfest Pretzel yield: 6 pretzels Ingredients For the dough 1 packet of dry active...

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Activities

Raise a Wing and support Meals on Wheels

Raise a Wing and support Meals on Wheels

We’re excited to announce that our annual Raise a Wing event is back for its third year. We’re teaming up with Meals on Wheels America to support their urgent mission to improve the health and quality of life of seniors, so no one is left hungry or isolated. Raise a...

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2022 Bell’s Beer Garden Summer Series Announced

2022 Bell’s Beer Garden Summer Series Announced

We have another incredible Beer Garden Concert Series for 2022! Indie rock band, Built to Spill will kick it off, the first of many incredibly talented musicians to visit downtown Kalamazoo this summer. Matt & Kim, fan-favorite The Mummies, and Michigan’s Steppin’...

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How to tap and enjoy a Bell’s mini-keg (video)

How to tap and enjoy a Bell’s mini-keg (video)

So, you've located and purchased a Bell's mini-keg. What's the best way to tap and enjoy it? Check out the video below for more. Other helpful links Our Beer Finder (please remember to call ahead and that results are based on deliveries)Our calendar: Beer release...

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Supporting what we believe in: Get to know Amy

Supporting what we believe in: Get to know Amy

This is the seventh interview in a series that spotlights coworkers who make Bell’s the brewery it is. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.   As we continue our series of coworker interviews, we sat down with Amy, one of the people who’ve made...

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Get to Know Oberon Eclipse

Get to Know Oberon Eclipse

Instead of hunkering down, Oberon Eclipse embraces the season. That includes Polar Plunges, ice golfing and doing the very Midwestern thing of using a snowbank as a cooler.

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Annual hop selection “core of the soul of Two Hearted”

Annual hop selection “core of the soul of Two Hearted”

Every September, we head out to the Pacific Northwest for hop selection, a multi-week process that our brewmaster calls “the core of the soul of Two Hearted.” “As craft brewers, hops are such an important part of what we do,” said Andy Farrell, Bell’s brewmaster. “We...

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6 Tips for Cooking Smash Burgers with Chef Kris

6 Tips for Cooking Smash Burgers with Chef Kris

Folks who visit the Eccentric Café often come for the beer but come back again and again for our smash burgers. Our kitchen crew has perfected the dish and have experimented with a wide range of ingredients for specials each week. We went into the kitchen and got some...

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Bell’s coloring book pages: Draw in or outside of the lines

Bell’s coloring book pages: Draw in or outside of the lines

Today is National Coloring Book Day! We’ve collected some adult coloring pages we’ve created over the years, featuring Oberon, Two Hearted and more!  Stay within the lines and brand guidelines or be inspired to do something different! Print them out, grab your colored...

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How to throw the ultimate Two Hearted Day party

How to throw the ultimate Two Hearted Day party

We always celebrate Two Hearted, but August is extra special: August 15 is Two Hearted Day. If you want to throw a Two Hearted party, here are food pairings, recipes, cocktails, and other ways to celebrate our American IPA: Food One of the quickest ways for a Two...

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Trail Tips to Up Your Hiking Game

Trail Tips to Up Your Hiking Game

This summer, we’re spending more time on the trail as part of our Two Hearted Trail Pledge Program. We asked some coworkers who hike for some tips on how we can up our game, and here’s what they shared.   Extra Coffee: When you’re heading out for a hike, some...

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Recipes

Recipe: Two Hearted Manhattan

Take on the city with a Two Hearted twist on this classic cocktail:  Two Hearted Manhattan  Ingredients 2 oz Bourbon (can use Rye)  1oz Vermouth  1oz Two Hearted  Glass type: martini or coupe    Directions  Fill mixing glass with ice. Add bourbon, vermouth and Two...

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Amber Ale Negroni

Amber Ale Negroni

A twist on the classic cocktail, Negroni-lovers approved: Ingredients Gin Vermouth Campari Amber Ale Orange Peel   Directions Mix Gin, Vermouth and Campari into cocktail glass Add Amber Ale Rub orange peel around glass edge and add to drink Enjoy!...

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Oberon Brass Monkey

Oberon Brass Monkey

Or, you could drink your Oberon to label and then add OJ! Ingredients 12oz Oberon  4oz Orange Juice  Dash of Angostura Bitters    Directions Mix and serve!

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Oberon Beermosa

Oberon Beermosa

The classic Oberon beer cocktail... for brunch, sunny afternoons... or any time of the day! Ingredients Oberon Sparkling White Wine Orange Juice   Directions Mix and serve!  

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Kalamazoo Velvet

Kalamazoo Velvet

A craft beer take on the classic cocktail, that's rich, crispy and malty. Ingredients 1 part Kalamazoo Stout 1 part sparkling white wine   Directions Mix and enjoy!

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Oberon Grapefruit Radler

Oberon Grapefruit Radler

Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice makes this tart, citrusy and refreshing cocktail extra tasty. Ingredients ½ cup grapefruit juice 2 teaspoons sugar 1 bottle Oberon Grapefruit wedge, for garnish   Directions Add the grapefruit juice and sugar into a tall glass...

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Oberon Orange Sangria

Oberon Orange Sangria

A tasty nectar for any gathering... feel free to experiment with additional fruit! Ingredients 2 cups orange juice, cold 1/2 cup orange flavored liqueur 1/4 cup tequila 2 oranges, thinly slices A few sprigs of fresh rosemary A few sprigs of fresh thyme 6 (12 ounce)...

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Lager Punch

Lager Punch

Make a batch of this for a sunny get together... feel free to experiment with adding additional spirits to the mix. Ingredients 4 strawberries, chopped 1/4 cup blueberries 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons grenadine 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 (12-ounce) cans of Lager...

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Oberon Orange Aperol Beer Spritz

Oberon Orange Aperol Beer Spritz

This cocktail is a light, fruity and refreshing twist on Oberon. Ingredients Pilsner glass Ice Oberon 2 ounces of Aperol 1 ounce of freshly squeezed orange juice Orange slice and sprig of rosemary for garnish (optional)   Directions Fill pilsner glass with ice....

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