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Celebrating diversity, Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale will debut in June

Bell's Sparkleberry Ale cans

Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale is slated for 16-ounce cans in June 2018.

This fruit-forward release first debuted in 2013 in honor of the Kalamazoo, Michigan Pride Festival. Bell’s Brewery was a presenting sponsor. Since then, the beer has been made more widely available on draft, plus a few 750-milliliter bottles at Bell’s General Store.

This summer, Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale will debut in 16-ounce cans for the first time.

The brewery continues to maintain their partnership with Kalamazoo Pride, a fundraiser for OutFront Kalamazoo.  The Kalamazoo Gay-Lesbian Resource Center, OutFront Kalamazoo, continues to serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community of greater Kalamazoo, its friends, and allies.

“Our celebration of diversity is no secret, but this can says it front and center. No matter who you are or who you love, all are welcome at Bell’s.”-  Laura Bell, CEO of Bell’s Brewery

Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale will be canned and available in June.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Raspberries)
Availability:
Debut: June 2013
Can Release: June 2018

9% ABV

Posted in Beer News, Bell's Brewing, Great Lakes Brewing Company

Bell’s & Great Lakes To Open Airport Spots

Bell’s Brewery will mimic the style and feel of the infamous Eccentric Café based in Kalamazoo to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The spot will feature Bell’s beers, and food reminiscent of the downtown staple.

“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.

Good news for all those going the the airport – the new Bell’s spot is pre-security. Those there to drop off or pick up passengers can grab a beer there. Great Lakes Brewing Co will also have tap room on Concourse B. Bell’s will be served there too.  Bell’s new spot should be ready this summer.

 

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Coming Soon

Bell’s Eccentric Bottles: Round House IRA

Bell's Roundhouse IRA

Another small batch Eccentric Cafe bottle offering from Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI). Round House IRA, an IPA with honey, sounds a bit like a Hopslam cousin. A few special brews are picked by Bell’s to be bottled in a very limited run, and often times, released without warning.

Style: IPA (w/ Honey)
Availability: Draft (Previously), 750ml bottles
Arrival: TBA

7.7% ABV 

Read more: Eccentric Cafe Releases

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Jazzy: Bell’s Le Contrebassiste

Bell's ContrebassisteAbove is the artwork for Bell’s Brewing’s new Jazz Series Releases.  Le Contrebassiste Ale will be available in 750 ml bottles, most likely limited to the Eccentric Cafe.  Previously only available on draft, each of the three beers in the jazzy trio are interpretations on the French style Biere de Garde.

The last entry in a three-part series of interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style, Le Contrebassiste blends roasted & lightly smoked malts and is fermented with a special French ale yeast which lends its own distinctive aromatic notes. The beer’s namesake, the Double Bass, is reflected in the deep, rich flavors that resonate in this unique offering.

Style: Biere De Garde
Availability: 750ml bottles

7% ABV

Other beers in series include:  Le Batteur & Le Pianiste.

note: The above is tentative.  Subject to change at whim of the brewer, the beer, or the barrel.

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Bell’s Le Pianiste Ale

Bell's Le Pianiste AleAbove is the artwork for Bell’s Brewing’s  Jazz Series Releases.  Bell’s Le Pianiste Ale will be available in 750 ml bottles, most likely limited to the Eccentric Cafe.  Previously only available on draft, each of the three beers in the jazzy trio are interpretations on the French style Biere de Garde.  A french take on the farmhouse style.

The second in a three-part series of jazz-inspired interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style, Le Pianiste starts as a malt forward beer, combining biscuity, breadcrust notes with a light caramel flavor. Noticeably dry, the finish is crisp with a lively, refreshing acidity.

Style: Biere De Garde
Availability: 750ml bottles
Arrival: TBA

6.5ABV

Other beers in series include:  Le Contrebassiste & Le Batteur

note: The above is tentative.  Subject to change at whim of the brewer, the beer, or the barrel.

Posted in Bell's Brewing, New Releases

Bell’s Sparking 750’s Hit Eccentric

Bell’s announced to day that Sparkling Ale just hit shelves at the Eccentric Cafe.  Last seen in 12oz bottles and draft more than a year ago.  No word on distribution of this beer again any time soon.   This is the first time this beer has been in large bottle format.

Conceived as an American interpretation of the classic Belgian Triple, Sparkling Ale combines notes of cloves, honey and dried fruits from a blend of two Abbey-style yeast strains with citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest to offer a heady, fragrant mix. These aromas are enhanced by an effervescent carbonation, while a degree of residual malt sweetness serves to balance the complex array of flavors.

Style: Tripel
Currently Availability (As of 11/23/11) 750ml bombers. Cafe only

9% ABV 

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Coming Soon

Bell’s Hop Harvest Has Eccentric Cafe Written All Over it

Bell's Harvest AleBell’s Brewing’s Hop Harvest has Eccentric Cafe release written all over it.  It’s a 750ml release, and bottle size is limited (450 bottles.) Other releases in the 750ml format include Sparking AleThe Wild OneQuinannan Falls Lager, Golden Rye Ale, Raspberry Ale,  Wedding Ale.

The beer is obviously a fresh hopped beer (hop harvest) pale or IPA .

Availability: 750ml bottles

Arrival: TBA