Homebrew competition deadline is coming up, download entry form and labels

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

3rdAnnualBell'sHomebrewExpoThe deadline to submit your entry for our 3rd Annual Homebrew Competition is 9 p.m. Oct. 26.

Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Bell's General Store (Attn: David Curtis).

Remember, you must have used our wort, which we handed out back in September.

The winner will be announced during All Stouts Day on Nov. 4.

Download the complete rules and entry form here.

Download the labels for each of your four bottles of homebrew here.

Cheers and good luck!

Take a look: 2012 Deroit Fall Beer Festival tap list, Detroit Beer Week events

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

DetroitBeerFest.jpgHere is our tap list for this year's Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market:

  • Black Note
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000
  • Kal-Haven Ale
  • OctoberFest
  • Oberon
  • Cherry Stout (2011)
  • Best Brown Ale
  • Two Hearted Ale
  • MBG 15th Anniversary Ale
  • This one goes to 11
  • Debs' Red
  • Double Cream Stout
  • Le Batteur
  • Le Pianiste
  • Le Contrebassiste
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Hopsoulution Ale
  • The Oracle DIPA
  • Sparkling Ale


In addition, we also have four events celebrating Detroit Beer Week. Take a look.

Bell's beer event roundup: This one goes to 11, Cleveland Beer Week, brunch and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

PennyBlackDinner.jpgBelow is a look at our events this week in Michigan, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio and Georgia.


Oct. 16

27 Beers for 27 Years: Ashley's Ann Arbor: For the complete tap list and special times, go here.

Oct. 18

Bell's Beer Dinner: The Penny Black in Rochester at 5:30 p.m. – 6 beers on draft, flight options and a firkin. Reservations are required.

North Carolina

Oct. 17

Bell's Tasting: Salud Beer Shop in Davidson from 5:30 - 7 p.m. – Amber, Best Brown, Midwestern Pale Ale, Porter, Two Hearted and Rye Stout


Oct. 17

This one goes to 11 Ale Tapping: Old Towne Pub in Geneva at 5 p.m. – Best Brown and Two Hearted will also be on tap


Oct. 19

Tasting: France 44 in Minneapolis from 4-6:30 p.m.  - Amber Ale, Best Brown, Kalamazoo Stout, Lager, Oarsman, Porter, Third Coast Beer and Two Hearted Ale


Oct. 16

Bell’s Night: The Beer Sellar, Indianapolis at 6 p.m. - Hopsoulution, Sparkling Ale, Hell Hath No Fury, This One Goes to 11 and a cask of Two Hearted Ale

Oct. 18

Bell's Beer Dinner: Finch's Brasserie in Bloomington. Call 812-333-2700 for more information.

Oct. 19

Black Note Tapping: The Bishop Bar in Bloomington at 8 p.m.

Oct. 20

3rd Annual October Craft Beer Festival: Deer Park Irish Pub in Fort Wayne from 1-5 p.m.


Oct. 19

Tap Takeover & Pint Night: The Hungry Monk in Chandler from 6-9 p.m.  - Kalamazoo Stout, Two Hearted, Pale Ale, Best Brown, Oberon and The Oracle (pint and flight specials)


Oct. 19

Cleveland Beer Week - IPA Trifecta: Melt Bar and Grilled (Cleveland locations) from noon until close - Two Hearted, Hopsoulution and The Oracle

Oct. 20

Cleveland Beer Week - Bell's Jazz Series: Stampers in Cleveland at 7 p.m. - 3 interpretations of the French Biere de Garde Style - Le Batteur Ale, Le Contrebassiste Ale and Le Pianiste Ale.

Cleveland Beer Week - This one goes to 11 tappings: 3 Winking Lizard locations (Bedford Heights, Gateway and Independence) at 11 a.m.

Oct. 21

Cleveland Beer Week - Culture Yourself: Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. - Best Brown Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Oarsman and Two Hearted Ale


Oct. 20

Brewer's Brunch: The Square Pub in Decatur at 10 a.m. - gear up for the Great Decatur Beer Festival with breakfast burritos, pastries and specialty cheeses from Sweet Grass Dairy in addition to some fine Bell’s brews

Looking ahead

Cleveland Craft Beer Week continues, Detroit Beer Week begins, a Halloween Beer Dinner in Benton Harbor and more: View our complete calendar here.

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