Eccentric Day 2012: 60 beers on tap – take a look at the full list and menu

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
12.04.2012

IMG_1623.JPGEccentric Day will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 7).

There is no cover and food is free (see menu below). The only requirement is that you must come dressed for the occasion so, come “as you aren't.”

If you need inspiration, take a look at photos from last year.

The beer

Sixty different beers will be available on tap throughout the day:

  • Two Hearted
  • Red Nose ESB
  • Winter White
  • Debs’ Red
  • Christmas Ale
  • Black Rye
  • Best Brown
  • Mild Ale
  • Amber Ale
  • Michigan Brewers Guild 15th Anniversary Ale
  • Lager of the Lakes
  • The Oracle DIPA
  • Oarsman Ale
  • Hopsoulution DIPA
  • Pale Ale
  • Le Batteur
  • Le Pianiste
  • Le Contrebassite
  • Porter
  • Third Coast Beer
  • Third Coast Old Ale
  • Octoberfest
  • EXP 2012-3
  • EXP 2012-4
  • EXP 2012-5
  • EXP 2012-6
  • Mead
  • Expedition Stout
  • Kalamazoo Stout
  • Java Stout
  • Special Double Cream Stout
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Spiced Stout
  • Milk Stout
  • Smoked Stout
  • Sweet Potato Stout
  • Dagger Stout
  • Trumpeters Stout
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout Firkin
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Best Brown
  • Captain Spontaneous
  • Wedding Ale
  • Ravissant
  • Dunkelweizen
  • Roundhouse IRA
  • Raspberry Ale
  • Harvest Ale
  • Hell Hath No Fury … Ale
  • Eccentric Ale
  • This one goes to 11 Ale                                                                                         
  • Kal-Haven Ale
  • The Wild One
  • Black Note
  • 2008 Eccentric Ale
  • 2007 Cherry Stout
  • 2007 Third Coast Old Ale
  • 2009 Expedition Stout
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout 2011

The food

A variety of cheeses, caviar, escargot, oysters, shrimp and smoked meats (including pheasant, salmon and many others) will be available all day long.

The kitchen will also be serving:

  • Antelope Stew
  • Alligator Gumbo
  • Reuben Skewers
  • Capon (castrated rooster) Potpie
  • Boiled Cow Tongue with horseradish mustard
  • Quail scotch eggs with chorizo and Sriracha sour cream
  • Venison Shepherd’s Pie
  • Smoked Turkey Legs
  • Smoked Wild Boar Legs
  • Squid stuffed with Ground Buffalo
  • Smoked Duck with Apricot – Mint Spread
  •  Fried Sweetbreads
  • Jerk Smoked Quail Legs
  • Venison Osso Buco
  • Rocky Mountain Oysters
  • Chocolate covered bacon
  • Asian Marinated Tempeh
  • Spicy bean salsa
  • Deviled eggs (curry, chipotle and traditional)
  • Udon noodles with peanut sauce
  • Pickled Eggs
  • Smoked Jalapenos with cream cheese (and w cream cheese & Chorizo)
  • Smoked Tomato Salsa
  • Smokey Tofu Bites
  • Spring Rolls filled with rice noodles, tofu & jicama slaw
  • Veggie Turducken ( squash filled with stuffing, leeks, sweet potatoes & mushrooms and then smoked)
  • Vichyssoise          
  • Stuffed mushrooms

The music

DJ Bowser and Bat Guano will spin beginning at 6 p.m.

Just a little bit more ...

The Bell’s General Store will also be selling a variety of vintage Eccentric Ales in addition to this year’s batch.

See your alter ego on Friday. Cheers!


Bell's beer event roundup: Dinners, ugly sweater contests, Christmas Ale and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
11.26.2012

MarketGardenFlyer.jpgBelow is a look at our events this week in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Indiana.

Illinois

Nov. 26

Specialty Night: Jerry's Sandwich's in Chicago - Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, This one goes to 11, Special Double Cream Stout, Christmas Ale, Winter White and Two Hearted

Nov. 27

Specialty Night: Jerry's Sandwich's (Andersonville) in Chicago - Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, This one goes to 11, Expedition Stout, Third Coast Old Ale and Special Double Cream Stout

Michigan

Nov. 27

Tap Event: Buffalo Wild Wings in Brighton at 7 p.m. – Trivia, This one goes to 11 (tapped at 8 p.m.), Black Note, Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Two Hearted Ale and Winter White

Nov. 28

Tap Takeover: Detroit Prime in Farmington Hills from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Half-off appetizers plus Winter White, Two Hearted Ale, Amber Ale, Porter, Smoked Vienna Lager, Oatmeal Stout, Sparkling Ale and This one goes to 11 Ale

Bell's Holiday Party: Oak Café in Wyandotte at 7 p.m. - Batch 10,000 (a special treat from Oak Cafe's cellar), Best Brown Ale, Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Sparkling Ale, Two Hearted, Golden Rye, Kal-Haven Ale and Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000. $20 tasting ticket available. For more details, go here.

Nov. 29

Tap Takeover: Buffalo Wild Wings in Rochester Hills at 7 p.m. - Black Note (tapped at 8 p.m.), Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Winter White Ale and This one goes to 11 Ale

Tasting: Bacchus Wine & Spirits in Kalamazoo from 4-6 p.m.

13 Bell's of Christmas: Lynch's in Port Huron at 4:30 p.m. - Batch 9,000, Best Brown Ale, Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Hopsoulution, Kalamazoo Stout, Rye Stout, The Oracle, Two Hearted Ale, Winter White Ale, This one goes to 11 Ale, Smoked Vienna Lager, Kal-Haven Ale and Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000

Nov. 29 & Dec. 1

2-day event: Zazios Birmingham – For details, go here.

Nov. 30

Happy Hour Tasting: Bottoms Up in Kalamazoo from 4-6 p.m.

Dec. 1

Tap Takeover: Reno's Sports Bar East in East Lansing starting at 6 p.m.  – 14 beers on tap - Black Note (6 p.m.),This one goes to 11 (7 p.m.) Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 (8 p.m.), Amber Ale, Best Brown Ale, 2011 Cherry Stout, Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Java Stout, Midwestern Pale Ale, Third Coast Old Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Winter White Ale and Smoked Vienna Lager

Christmas Ale Tasting: Horrock's Farm Market in Lansing from 2-5 p.m.

Ugly Sweater Party: The Grotto at Capone's in Kalamazoo starting at 11 a.m. – prizes for the best ugly sweater, free food from 8-10 p.m. plus 12 Bell’s beers on tap

Minnesota

Nov. 27

Bell's Night: Bar 209 in Bemidji at 6 p.m. - Golden Rye, Roundhouse IRA and Le Contrebassiste

Nov. 28

Bell's Beer Dinner: Skal Bar & Grill in Vergas at 6 p.m. - Christmas Ale, Le Pianiste, Oatmeal Stout, Debs' Red, and Two Hearted Ale. Seating is limited. Please call 218-342-7525 for reservations.

Nov. 29

Multi-Tap Night: Grizzly's Canal Park in Duluth at 4 p.m. - Two Hearted, Best Brown, Golden Rye, Oatmeal Stout, The Oracle, This one goes to 11, Debs' Red, Le Contrebassiste, and Le Pianiste

Ohio

Nov. 28

Collaborative Beer Dinner: Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland at 6:30 p.m.  – Five course beer dinner featuring Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale, Le Contrebassiste Ale, Midwestern Pale Ale, Two Hearted Ale and others. Please call 216-621-4000 for reservations.

Indiana

Nov. 30

Bell's Tasting: St. John Wine & Spirits in St. John from 6-8 p.m. - Amber Ale, Best Brown Ale, Expedition Stout, Midwestern Pale Ale, Special Double Cream Stout, Third Coast Beer, Two Hearted Ale and Winter White Ale

Looking ahead

Join us for a beer dinner in Brainerd, 12 Bell’s of Christmas in Chelsea, Michigan, pint night in Asheville and more. Take a look at our full calendar here.


Bell's beer event roundup: Beers we are thankful for, tastings, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000 and more

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery
11.19.2012

BBA9K-01.pngBelow is a look at Bell’s beer events this week in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio and Kentucky.

Illinois

Nov. 19

Specialty Beer Night/Tap Takeover: Beer Bistro in Chicago

Nov. 20

Stout Blowout Night: Small Bar in Chicago – enjoy a rare taping of 2011 Cherry Stout

Nov. 26

Specialty Night: Jerry's Sandwich's in Chicago

Indiana

Nov. 19

Bell's Night: The Aristocrat in Indianapolis  - multiple taps including The Oracle, Wedding Ale, Le Batteur and more

Minnesota

Nov. 19

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Beer Tappings: Buster's on 28th in Minneapolis at 11 a.m. - Black Note, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Batch 9,000 and Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

Burnt: Republic in Minneapolis at 5 p.m. - 11 different beers including Java Stout, Kalamazoo Stout, Double Cream Stout, Expedition Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Rye Stout, Harry Magill's Spiced Stout, Black Note, Hell Hath No Fury and Oatmeal Stout

Michigan

Nov. 20

Beer Dinner: Casey's in Walled Lake at 6 p.m. – take a look at the menu.

Beer Tasting: Harding's on West Main St. in Kalamazoo from 4-6 p.m.

Ugly Sweater Contest & Great Beer: Fuel Woodfire Grill in Port Huron at 6 p.m. – prizes for the ugliest sweater, great food, Christmas Ale, Hell Hath No Fury, This one goes to 11 and more

Beers We're Thankful For: Ashley's in Westland starting at 2 p.m. (staggered tappings) - Two Hearted, Winter White, Best Brown, Third Coast Beer, Midwestern Pale Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, Porter, Double Cream Stout, Hopsoulution, Hell Hath No Fury, Sparkling Ale, Vienna Smoked Lager, Christmas Ale, Le Pianiste, Oatmeal Stout, Golden Rye, This One Goes to 11, Kal-Haven Ale, 2011 Cherry Stout, Black Note and bottles of Java Stout and Expedition Stout, plus beer infused cuisine

Nov. 21  

Beer Tasting: Harding's on Centre St in Portage from 4-6 p.m.

North Carolina

Nov. 21

Holiday Tasting: Whole Foods South Park in Charlotte at 5 p.m. - Best Brown Ale, Christmas Ale and Winter White Ale

North Dakota

Nov. 21

This one goes to 11 Tapping: The Walrus in Bismarck at 5 p.m.

Ohio

Nov. 23

Black Note Tapping: Moelein Lager House in Cincinnati at noon.

Kentucky

Nov. 21

This one goes to 11 Tapping: Nach Bar in Louisville at 11 p.m.

Nov. 23

Black Friday Black Out: Nach bar in Louisville - Expedition Stout will be on tap all day. Black Note will be tapped at 8 p.m.

Looking ahead

Join us for holiday parties, tap takeovers, beer dinners and more. Take a look at our full calendar here.


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