For those of you headed to the Larry Bell meet and greet tonight at tonight at Taco Mac Metropolis, there is a full lineup of Bell’s beers tapping.
Here is the full lineup, get your glasses ready..
Amber — Amber Ale, 5.8% ABV. Flagship Bell’s offering. Mostly Pale Malts, with some Munich & Caramel Malts. Malty sweet flavor w/ nice American hop balance.
Porter — 5.6% ABV. Dark malts with roasted tones. Subtle chocolate & coffee tones. Gold medal winner in Brewers Association World Cup 2008
Two Hearted Ale — IPA, 7% ABV. Centennial hops. Pale & Caramel Malts. More HERE.
3rd Coast — American Blonde, 4.8% ABV. Brewed with Pale Malts, and a strong addition of American Hops. Crisp, bitter, refreshing. Year round offering.
Java Stout — Imperial Stout, 7.5% ABV. Personal Favorite! Sumatra coffee beans, blended with chocolate and roasted malts. Full flavored, beautifully balanced. Very short seasonal offering.
Double Cream Ale — Milk Stout, 6.1% ABV. Sweet stout with roasted malts. Creamy, with subtle chocolate and coffee flavors. Much more subtle than Java stout on the coffee side.
Winter White Ale — Witbier, 5% ABV. American Wheat Ale, brewed with proprietary blends of Hefe and Belgian Yeasts. Very light, wheaty, and fresh.
Best Brown Ale — Brown Ale, 5.8% ABV. Strong malty character. Toasted sweet malts. Hoppy undertones. Sweet finish. Sold Oct — March.
Christmas Ale — Scottish Ale, 5.4% ABV. Caramel and toffee flavors. Bold without being overbearing, Christmas ale has sweet and malty notes with very little bitter in the finish. Rare offering. Grab this one.
Cherry Stout — Fruit beer/ Flavored Stout. 7% ABV. Fantastic sour cherry flavor from Michigan. Has a chocolate covered cherry flavor. Subtle coffee. Van Twee takes some inspiration from Cherry Stout.
Expedition Stout — Russian Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV. Strong on toasted malts. Chocolate aromas, bitter chocolate flavors on the palette. Perhaps even some sweet molasses too.
CASK!! Cherry Stout — I had the opportunity to try this yesterday at Brickstore Pub. Great cask offering, with subtle sour cherry flavors with a coffee/chocolate finish. Well balanced and flavorful.
Van Twee- This draft offering is especially rare opportunity. Bell’s brewery John Mallett collaborated with De Proef in Belgium It’s a dubbel, porter blend with sour cherries, and beet sugar to bottle condition. More on Van Twee HERE! 2 taps for Van Twee tonight.
There are delays with Hopslam, while it’s not completely ruled out, it’s not looking good.
It all kicks off at 6 pm! See you there!
Taco Mac — Metropolis
933 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Bell’s Brewing launched in Georgia back in May. While that is great news for Atlanta drinkers, there were some beers that didn’t find their way from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In my opinion, there are 2 very important beers by Bell’s that have yet to be sold in Georgia. Hopslam, and Two-Hearted Ale.
Unfortunately, Hopslam is still looking to arrive in 2010! As for Two-Hearted? The wait is over. While the exact date is a bit uncertain, you should see it before mid November. (Possibly sooner.)
Two Hearted Ale is brewed year round by Bell’s. While the hop content is unpublished, homebrew recipes concur the use of Centennial hops. From various tastings, Two Hearted has Pale and Caramel malts. The Name? Many speculate on the meaning of the name, but after speaking with an individual at the brewery its a taste description. Two Hearted essentially has 2 “hearts”, the hop and the malt. Neither seems to overwhelm the other.
From the bottle – India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.
Two Hearted is 7% ABV. 12 oz bottles, ½ and ¼ barrels. It is being distributed by Savannah Distributing. I will definitely update with arrival dates and locations on this site and on Twitter – @atlbeermaster