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Bell's beer event roundup: Tap takeovers, barrel aged beers, The Oracle and more
Below is a look at our events this week in Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indiana, Washington DC, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Iowa, North Dakota and North Carolina.
Tasting: Whole Foods Milwaukee from 4-6 p.m. – Winter White, Best Brown, Christmas Ale and Two Hearted
Bell's Beer Dinner: Carlucci Restaurant & Bar in Downers Grove – call 630-512-0990 for more information.
Michigan Beer Night: Hackney's Printers' Row in Chicago
10th Annual FOBAB (Festival of Barrel Aged Beers): Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago from 1-5 p.m. & 6-10 p.m.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout Tappng: Mad Mex in Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. Two Hearted will also be on tap.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000 Tapping: Mad Mex in Cranberry at 5 p.m.
Night of the Imperials: Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis at 6 p.m. - Black Note, This one goes to 11, Expedition Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000, The Oracle and Hopsoulution
Darkened Glass Night: 3 Squares in Maple Grove at 6 p.m. - Black Note, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000, Expedition Stout, Java Stout, Special Double Cream Stout, 2011 Cherry Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Rye Stout, Hell Hath No Fury, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout and Kalamazoo Stout
Bell's Night: Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine Lounge in Brainerd at 6 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000, The Oracle DIPA, Sparkling Ale and a few other specialties
Oracle Tapping: Bru Burger Bar in Indianapolis at 7 p.m. – other Bell’s beers will also be on tap.
Tap Takeover: Old Town Tavern in Ann Arbor - Two Hearted, Winter White, Best Brow, Amber, Christmas Ale, Debs' Red, Golden Rye, Hopsoulution, Double Cream Stout, Le Contrabassiste and This one goes to 11
Tap Explosion: Diamond Jim's in Midland at 6 p.m. - Hell Hath No Fury, Sparkling Ale, This one goes to 11, Two Hearted and Midwestern Pale Ale
Bell's Beer Dinner: Vitale's of Comstock Park at 6 p.m. - 5 course meal will feature Best Brown Ale, Black Note, Java Stout, Special Double Cream Stout and Third Coast Beer. Call 616-784-6044 for more information or to make reservations.
Tap Takeover: Shamrock Pub in Utica at 4 p.m. - The Oracle, a Best Brown Firkin, Amber Ale, Two Hearted and Porter
Beer & Cheese Tasting: D&W Fresh Market in Kalamazoo from 4-6 p.m.
Bell's Night: 101 Bottles of Beer in Kent at 5 p.m. - more than 10 different beers on draft including The Oracle, Cherry Stout, Winter White and more
Blind Tasting & Tap Takeover: Coasters Pub in Melbourne from 5-9 p.m. – 13 drafts plus a firkin
Progressive Tap Takeover: Red's Ale House in North Liberty - 18 beers on tap - Black Note, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout, all of year round beers, Best Brown, Winter White, Christmas Ale, Expedition Stout, Third Coast Old Ale, Java Stout, Double Cream Stout and Oarsmen
This one goes to 11 Tapping: Ho-Do in Fargo at 5 p.m.
World of Beer Raleigh First Anniversary Celebration: - 30 beers on tap starting at noon - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000, Expedition Stout (2011 and 2012) and Black Note to name just a few
Join us for a specialty night and tap takeover in Chicago, bourbon barrel-aged tappings in Minneapolis, dinner in Walled Lake, Michigan and more. Check out our full calendar here.
Bell's beer event roundup: Hopsoulution, This one goes to 11 screenings, Winter White and more
Below is a look at our events this week in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona, Minnesota, Ohio and Georgia.
Hopsoulution Tapping: Beer Geeks in Highland at 5 p.m.
Jazz Beer Event: Club Soda in Fort Wayne at 5:30 p.m. – Our Jazz Series beers, Black Note and a live jazz band
CASA 10th Annual Holiday Festival: Biomet Hangar in Warsaw from 6-10 p.m. – various Bell’s beers and food to benefit disadvantaged children in the community
This one goes to 11 Tapping: Rocking Horse in Chicago
This one goes to 11 Tapping: Delilah's in Chicago at 7 p.m. – We’ll also be showing “This is Spinal Tap.”
Beer Hoptacular: Riverfront Theater in Chicago (1-4:30 p.m. & 6-9:30 p.m.)
Music Series Night: Conor O'Neill's in Ann Arbor at 6:30 p.m. - beers from our Jazz Series, This one goes to 11, Best Brown, Two Hearted and Midwestern Pale Ale
Winter White Release Party/Tap Takeover: Paint Creek Tavern in Rochester - wear your whitest whites to help us create a Winter White Out. Winter White Ale, Two-Hearted, Special Double Cream Stout and a few other special beers will be on tap.
Bell's Night: Country Boy Brewing in Lexington at 4 p.m. – eight beers on draft including The Oracle and Hopsoulution
Bell's Night: Papago Brewing Co. in Tempe at 6 p.m. - Hell Hath No Fury Ale, This one goes to 11, Two Hearted, Porter, Oberon, Amber Ale, Best Brown Ale and Double Cream Stout
12 Bell's Night: 1702 Pizza in Tucson from 6-8 p.m. – Porter, Winter White, Double Cream Stout, Kalamazoo Stout, Oberon, Amber, Two Hearted, Java Stout, Christmas Ale, Expedition Stout and Sparkling Ale
Mini-Tap Takeover: Whole Foods in Scottsdale from 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Rye Stout (tapped at 5:30 p.m.), Two Hearted and Porter
Darkened Glass Night: Boulder Tap House in St. Cloud at 5 p.m. - Black Note, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000, Expedition Stout, Java Stout, Special Double Cream Stout, 2011 Cherry Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Rye Stout, Hell Hath No Fury and Kalamazoo Stout
This one goes to 11 Tapping: Sweeney's in St. Paul at 6 p.m.
Movie Night: The Moerlein Lager House in Cincinnati from 6-9 p.m. - This one goes to 11, Hopsoulution and a firkin of Best Brown, plus a screening of "This is Spinal Tap." Appetizer plate and one beer are included with admission. Seating is limited. Please call 513-421-2337 for reservations.
Join us for dinner, a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout tapping, a night of Imperials and more. Take a look at our full calendar here.
Winners of Bell’s 3rd Annual Homebrew Competition announced
One hundred and twenty six entries were submitted for the 3rd Annual Bell’s Homebrew Competition and Nick Rodammer, pictured at right, took first prize with his Belgian black IPA.
All of the winners were announced during All Stouts Day on Nov. 4 at the Eccentric Café.
Rodammer will get to brew his recipe with Specialty Brewer Zeke Bogan at our original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo to then go on tap at the Café.
This is the same brewery where many of our smaller batches are brewed including The Wild One, the Jazz Series, Roundhouse IRA, Kal-Haven Ale, Harvest Ale, a number of specialty stouts and more.
Overall, judges were very impressed with the caliber of entries this year, noting lots of experimentation and a lot of hops.
There was also a good presence of beers made with wild yeast and bacteria, said David Curtis, Bell’s General Store Manager and coordinator for the competition.
Look for details for the 4th Annual Bell’s Homebrew Competition to come in 2013.
Cheers and congratulations to all!
1st place: Nick Rodammer, Belgian black IPA
2nd place: Jay VonBuskirk, hoppy beer brewed with mango
3rd place: Adam and Britani Wisniewski, brown ale brewed with smoked malt
Sam Mirto, coffee porter
Jerry Pardeik, citrusy IPA
Richard Dueweke, weissbier
Matt Holley, black IPA
Brad Wyant, coconut cream stout
Chris Carr, a beer fermented with lactobacillus and aged on oak and brettanomyces
Alex Mantakounis, chocolate peanut butter cup porter
Scott Fitzsimmons, citrusy pale ale
Sam Bailey and Kyle Smith, tropical IPA