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Hop Fiends: Bell’s Oracle Ships, Oktoberfest Returns

Bell’s Brewing’s Oracle is headed back to shelves for it’s seasonal return, while Oktoberfest has already arrived.  Oracle is aggressively hoppy, but no honey to sweeten the finish (like Hopslam.)  All bitter baby!

Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first & foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt & balance. The fireworks start with the floral aromatic punch of two separate dry-hop sessions with Amarillo and NZ Pacific Jade. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Limited late summer seasonal.
10% ABV

Oktoberfest is back for another fall run.  It’s still so hot its hard to get into the marzen swing of things.  (Cool weather is coming. It just has to be.)

Crafted as a flavorful session beer, Bell’s Octoberfest Beer is perfect for a week-long wedding celebration in Germany or the start of the Michigan autumn. As with Bell’s Lager Beer,Octoberfest spends a full six weeks maturing in the fermentation vessels. Unlike its cousin,Octoberfest trades in the assertive hop presence for a focus on a light caramel malt note, lending body without too much sweetness.

Style: Octoberfest/Marzen
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Late Summer/Fall seasonal.
5.5% ABV