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Oberon Slush

Oberon Slush

Cheers summer with an Oberon Slush. Use this recipe to make one for you or many for friends.

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Recipe: Cherry and Short Rib Raviolo with Bell’s Porter

Recipe: Cherry and Short Rib Raviolo with Bell’s Porter

We recently joined Chef Kris in the Eccentric Café’s kitchen for the first “Most Chefinitely” ingredient challenge, where he is given a box of mystery ingredients and is put on the spot to cook a dish. This is one of two dishes he came up with, the other is Bell’s...

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Recipe: Bell’s Porter Braised Short Rib

Recipe: Bell’s Porter Braised Short Rib

We recently joined Chef Kris in the Eccentric Café’s kitchen for the first “Most Chefinitely” ingredient challenge , where he is given a box of mystery ingredients and is put on the spot to cook a dish. This is one of  two dishes he came up with – the other being a...

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Pairing and Cooking with Craft Beer this Holiday Season

Pairing and Cooking with Craft Beer this Holiday Season

Beer and the holidays go hand in hand... but what can we do to elevate our pairing and cooking game? We sat down with Kris, the executive chef at our Eccentric Café, to discuss some of his tips for cooking and pairing beer this time of year. Cooking with Beer...

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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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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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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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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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Recipe: Oven Baked Tandoori Two Hearted Chicken Wings

Serving Size: 6 servings Ingredients - 16 fresh chicken wings - 3 cups plain yogurt - 3 ounces of Bell’s Two Hearted IPA - ½ cup tomato paste - TBS minced garlic - 2 TBS Garam Masala - 1 TBS of turmeric - 1 tsp of paprika - 1 tsp of cayenne - 1 tsp of cinnamon - 2 tsp...

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Recipe: Bell’s Eccentric Café Deviled Eggs

You've probably had deviled eggs before... but have you had them the Eccentric way? Chef Kris shares the Eccentric Café's recipe with us... and they are tasty. Ingredients 2 dozen eggs, hard boiled, peeled, halved, with yolk removed 1 cup of mayonnaise ¼ teaspoon...

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Recipe: Two Hearted Beer Cheese

A staple at our Eccentric Café -- and enjoyed with thousands of pints over the years -- now available to make at home.   Ingredients ¼ cup sour cream 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 8 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature ½ cup Two Hearted beer ½...

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Recipe: Bell’s Amber Ale Pulled Pork Sliders

Recipe: Bell’s Amber Ale Pulled Pork Sliders

Amber Ale is not the best beer to cook with; it’s the perfect beer to cook with. The malty sweetness is strong enough to cut through and enhance the sweetness and acidity you’d find in most desserts. The roasted flavor from the malt combined with the slight bitterness...

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Recipe: Amber Ale Onion Rings

Recipe: Amber Ale Onion Rings

  A favorite recipe, using our Amber Ale to tie it all together! Amber Ale Onion Rings Serving Size: 5-6 servings Ingredients 4 cups flour 1/3 cup salt 1 TBS cornstarch 2 tsp black pepper 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cayenne 3 ½ cups Amber Ale 2 quarts vegetable oil...

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Recipe: Oberon Orange Blue Cheese Dressing

Recipe: Oberon Orange Blue Cheese Dressing

Yields about 4 cups of sauce. Ingredients 1 ½ cups crumbled blue cheese  ½ cup sour cream  ½ cup Oberon Ale  ½ cup buttermilk  Zest and Juice from one orange  1 tsp ground mustard  1 tsp ground coriander   2 tsp salt  1 ½ cups mayo Directions In a blender, puree the...

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Recipe: Garlic Maple Sauce

Recipe: Garlic Maple Sauce

Yields about 4 cups of sauce. Ingredients 1 lb butter, melted  1 cup maple syrup  ½ cup soy sauce  ½ cup balsamic vinegar  1 heavy pinch of chili flake  12-15 cloves garlic  Salt to taste  Directions In a blender, puree the maple, soy, balsamic, chili flake, and...

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Recipe: Bell’s Two Hearted Buffalo Sauce

Recipe: Bell’s Two Hearted Buffalo Sauce

Yields about 4 cups of sauce. Ingredients 1 ¼  cup of your favorite hot sauce  1 cup melted butter (warm)  Zest from 2 limes and juice from 3 limes  ¼ cup Bell’s Two Hearted  1/8 tsp garlic powder  ¼ tsp cayenne pepper  ¼ tsp ground juniper  1 tsp salt  Directions In...

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Recipe: Bell’s Two Hearted Spicy Caramel Corn

Recipe: Bell’s Two Hearted Spicy Caramel Corn

Good things come in threes. Bell's Two Hearted Caramel Corn recipe is spicy, salty and sweet, making it the perfect snack to satisfy all your cravings! Yields about 1 gallon. Ingredients 15 cups popped plain popcorn (from about 1/2 cup kernels)1 1/2 cups packed brown...

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Recipe: Bell’s Amber Ale Mustard BBQ Sauce

Recipe: Bell’s Amber Ale Mustard BBQ Sauce

You can really make a dish stand out with a custom sauce, such as our Amber Ale Mustard BBQ Sauce. Developed by Bell’s Eccentric Café Executive Chef Kris McDonough. Ingredients 1 cup of your favorite grainy mustard½ cup Dijon mustard1 cup Bell’s Amber Ale½...

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Bell’s beer cocktail recipe: Sunstruck by Oberon

We're always looking for fun ways to celebrate our summer Wheat Ale, Oberon. This recipe, which debuted as part of this year's Bright Night events, is one of our current favorites. It's simple, delicious, and great by the pool, on the deck, or wherever you enjoy a...

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Recipe: Bell’s Light Hearted Beergarita

A light twist on a classic, best enjoyed any day! Ingredients 3 oz. Bell's Light Hearted 2 oz. silver tequila 1 oz. simple syrup .5 oz. orange liqueur Juice of 1/2 lime Hop salt for garnish Instructions Mix the tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add the lemon and...

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Recipe: Bell’s Amber Ale Michiganlada

Another amazing use for a Bell's classic! Ingredients 8-12 oz. Bell's Amber Ale (depending on your glass size) Chili lime salt (enough to rim the glass and a pinch to flavor the drink) Juice from 1 -1/2 limes (about 1.5 oz.) Worcestershire sauce (4 dashes) Your...

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Recipe: Light Hearted Jerk Chicken

Recipe: Light Hearted Jerk Chicken

This recipe makes 6-8 servings and is best enjoyed with a Light Hearted (or a few). Ingredients 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp ground nutmeg 2tsp ground Allspice 3tsp paprika 2tsp dried thyme Red onion – peeled and rough chop 6 Habanero peppers – remove seeds 2tsp sea salt ¾ C...

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Beer Cocktail Recipe: Two Hearted Paloma

Try this beer cocktail recipe next time you are looking to switch things up or just because! Ingredients 6 oz. Bell's Two Hearted 2 oz. tequila (reposado, blanco or your favorite) .5 oz. lime juice 1.5 oz. grapefruit juice 4-5 ice cubes Coarse salt (optional - pink...

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Recipe: Bell’s Hazy Hearted Cheesy Beer Bread

Looking for the perfect dish for your next dinner party (or anytime)? Here's a Hazy Hearted appetizer! Yields 1 loaf. Ingredients 1 can, Bell’s Hazy Hearted IPA 3 cups bread flour 2 cloves minced garlic 1 TBS baking powder 2 TBS sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground...

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Recipe: Two Hearted Chicken Tacos

Recipe: Two Hearted Chicken Tacos

Check out this recipe for one of our favorite foods paired with the Best Beer in America. Cheers! Ingredients 8 bone-in skinless chicken thighs1 small yellow onion, diced1 clove of garlic, minced1 TBS vegetable oil12 oz. Two Hearted Ale1-2 cups chicken stock1 tsp...

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Try this Oberon cupcake recipe with a vegan twist

Try this Oberon cupcake recipe with a vegan twist

Oberon season is always an exciting time for us at the brewery, and we love seeing people take our American Wheat Ale and do creative things with it. Jeni at Thyme & Love has this recipe for vegan, Oberon orange cupcakes: Oberon is often served with an orange...

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Recipe: Two Hearted Buffalo Sauce

Recipe: Two Hearted Buffalo Sauce

Want to add a little Two Hearted flair to your favorite wings or spicy snack? Here is a recipe that uses Two Hearted Ale to make a delicious buffalo sauce. Two Hearted Buffalo Sauce Developed by Bell’s Eccentric Café Executive Chef Kris McDonough. Makes...

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Recipe: Dark Night Stout Brownies

Recipe: Dark Night Stout Brownies

This recipe works with any of our stouts and creates a delightful and rich dessert or snack. Ingredients 1 cup of any Bell’s stout16 oz. bittersweet chocolate1 cup and 2 TBS unsalted butter1 1/2 cups sugar3 large eggs1 tsp vanilla extract3/4 cup...

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Recipe: Bright White Goat Cheese Fritters

Recipe: Bright White Goat Cheese Fritters

These cheesy fritters can't do anything about the weather, but they'll definitely make being snowed in tastier. Ingredients  16 oz. goat cheese1/2 cup Bell’s Bright White1 TBS chopped tarragon1 TBS chopped rosemary1 shallot, minced1 TBS salt1/2 tsp ground clove2...

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Recipe: Christmas Ale Cherry Chocolate Bread

Recipe: Christmas Ale Cherry Chocolate Bread

Chocolate bread is the perfect winter treat, and adding cherries only makes it better. Ingredients 1/2 cup dried cherries1 bottle (12 oz.) Bell’s Christmas Ale3 cups all-purpose flour1 TBS baking powder1 tsp salt1/3 cup brown sugar1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate...

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Recipe: Bell’s Porter Beer Cheese Soup

Recipe: Bell’s Porter Beer Cheese Soup

Can't make it out to Bell’s Eccentric Café? Now you can follow along and make our legendary soup at home. Ingredients 1 onion, finely diced2 ribs celery, finely diced2 TBS minced garlic2 TBS Dijon mustard1/4 cup Worcestershire2 tsp horseradish1 stick...

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Celebrate summer with an Oberon Beermosa

Celebrate summer with an Oberon Beermosa

Looking for something for a summer afternoon or Sunday brunch? Here is a recipe developed by our sales team for the perfect simple Oberon beermosa. Here's the recipe: 25% sparkling white wine15% orange juice60% OberonUse a mint leaf and/or an orange as...

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