Bell's beer event roundup: Plenty on tap for American Craft Beer Week

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

Fuel_2ndAnniversary-01.jpgA look at our events this week in Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.


May 13

Monday Night Slow Jams/Multi-Tap Event: Woodbridge Pub, Detroit, 9 p.m. – Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Hopslam, Oberon, Porter and Two Hearted

May 13-18

American Craft Beer Week Tap Takeover: Central City Tap House, Kalamazoo - On tap throughout the week: Black Note, Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000, Raspberry Ale, Kal-Haven Ale, Roundhouse IRA, Red Nose ESB, Oberon, Two Hearted, Amber, Oarsman, Midwestern Pale Ale, Le Contrebassiste, Le Pianiste and a firkin of Amber.

May 16

Bell's Beer Dinner: Sophie's Steakhouse, South Haven, 6:30 p.m.  - Four courses each paired with a different beer - Oarsman Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Kalamazoo Stout and Raspberry Ale. Take a look at the menu.

2nd Anniversary Party: Fuel Wood-fire Grill, Port Huron, 5 p.m. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9,000, Hopslam, Two Hearted, Sparkling Ale, Consecrator Doppelbock, Smitten Golden Rye, Oberon, Hell Hath No Fury, and a firkin of Amber Ale. (Image at left.)

May 17-18

2013 World Expo of Beer: Heritage Park, Frankenmuth - We'll be pouring Oberon, Two Hearted, Oarsman, Amber Ale, Black Note and one other surprise specialty beer.

May 18

Tap Takeover: FireRock Grille, Caledonia, 5 p.m. - Live music, samplers and 8 different beers on tap: Black Note, Hell Hath No Fury, Oberon, Quinannan Falls Special Lager, Raspberry Ale, Smitten, Two Hearted and This one goes to 11


May 17

Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival, 6-10 p.m. - Sample more than 300 beers from more than 45 different breweries. Several local restaurants will be there to serve up great food to pair with the wide selection of beer and live entertainment.


May 16

Bell's Beer Dinner: Chapin's Restaurant, Morris, 6:30 p.m. - Five course dinner paired with four different Bell's beers. Call 815-942-1880 for more information.

May 19

Michigan Tap Takeover: The Owl, Chicago, 7 p.m. - Raspberry Ale, Black Note, Double Cream Stout and Quinannan Falls Special Lager


May 16

American Craft Beer Week Tapping: The Downtown Eatery & Spirits, Warsaw, 7 p.m.  - Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with Oberon, Two Hearted, Roundhouse IRA and Lager of the Lakes.

May 17

American Craft Beer Week Outdoor (Free) Tasting: Cap N' Cork, Fort Wayne, 5-7 p.m.

May 18

Beoir Go Leoir Festival: JK O'Donnell's Irish Ale House, Fort Wayne, 1-6 p.m.

Bluegrass & Bell's: The Mousetrap, Indianapolis, 8 p.m. - 5 Bell's beers on tap including the last keg of The Oracle in the state of Indiana, Roundhouse IRA, Two Hearted, Oberon and Special Double Cream Stout


May 13

Black Note Flights - Lexington Beer Week: The Beer Trappe, Lexington, 4 p.m.  - The Beer Trappe will kick-off the first Lexington Beer Week starting at 4 p.m. on May 13 with Expedition Stout and Special Double Cream Stout on tap along with bottles of Black Note for special flights.


May 18

Pints for Pets 2013: People's Natural Gas Field, Altoona, 1-4 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. - Come out and support the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society at the 6th Annual Pints for Pets Brewfest! Over 75 breweries will be present and Bell's will be there in full effect! 100% of the ticket proceeds will go to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. Tickets can be purchased online in advance.


May 13

Beer, Jazz and Dancing - American Craft Beer Week: Republic Seven Corners, Minneapolis - In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, we're releasing three varieties of our acclaimed Jazz Beer: Le Contrebassiste, Le Batteur & Le Pianiste.

Looking ahead

We’re hosting beer dinners in Michigan,  pouring beer at the 8th Annual Beer and Brat Festival and more. Take a look at our full calendar.

Kalamazoo Bike Week events include a Bell's to Bell's ride and special screening of 'Rising from Ashes'

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

Bells2BellsPoster-01.jpgKalamazoo Bike Week kicks-off on May 9 and to celebrate, we have two events planned at the Eccentric Café.

The first is also part of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival and will feature a screening of “Rising from Ashes.”

The synopsis:

“Rising from Ashes” is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.

Admission is $5 and it will be shown at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (for those 21 and up) on May 14.

Money raised from ticket sales will go to Team Rwanda (cash or check please). Check out the trailer.

The other event – a Bell’s to Bell’s Bike Ride – will be held on Saturday, May 18. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and at 1 p.m., we’ll ride from the Café to our Comstock Brewery for a tour.

We’ll then head back to the pub for drinks, a raffle and socializing.

Suggested donation is $10 and all proceeds will go to support the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (KRVT) extension.

Be sure to bring your ID, a bike lock and a helmet.

Kalamazoo Bike Week aims to raise cycling awareness, promote the use of cycling as a means of transportation and explore the possibilities cycling has to offer in terms of enjoyment, health, fitness, and social and environmental benefits.

For more on Kalamazoo Bike Week 2013, go here.


Bell’s will be arriving at Grand Rapids airport this summer

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

GRAND RAPIDS – Bell’s is bringing the look and feel of the Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

While the beer list is still being determined, a selection of year round, seasonal and specialty Bell’s beers will be offered along with a food menu that will focus on local ingredients and reflect the taste of the Eccentric Cafe.

“We think it will be a great opportunity to share Michigan’s beer culture and passion with visitors to our state,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Marketing Director.

The new Bell’s Bar will be located in the airport’s pre-security area, currently Home Turf, so visitors will be able to visit without purchasing a ticket.

We are working on the design process now and a tentative opening is scheduled for late summer, Bell said.

Bell’s is working with Maryland-based HMSHost, who received the contract for the renovation of the airport’s main hall as well as concourse retail, food and beverage options.

Bell’s beer will also be served in the Great Lakes Tap Room planned for Concourse B.

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