Bell’s Brewery Starts Sending Double Two Hearted Ale Out for Limited Release

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its always highly sought-after Double Two Hearted Ale in late July 2021.

Back to give hopheads a double dose of everything they love about the classic Two Hearted Ale, Double Two Hearted Ale is an American Double India Pale Ale that boasts “two and a half times the amount of Centennial hops” found in its little brother. Coming in at a sizable 11% ABV and 80 IBUs, Double Two Hearted Ale “has intense pine and citrus notes, a resinous hop aroma and rich malt character.”

Double Two Hearted Ale will start hitting shelves and taps this week and will see a gradual rollout across the country over the next few weeks. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Double Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Limited/DIPA Series; late July 2021
Style – American Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 80
Featured Hops – Centennial
Shelf Life – 3 months
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Detailed Release Info – https://help.bellsbeer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360033778574-How-to-Find-Double-Two-Hearted-2021
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

Bell’s Brewery Sends Incessant New England DIPA Out for Limited Release

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Incessant New England-style Double IPA in mid-April 2021.

Named after the incessant requests Bell’s Brewery received to tackle a New England IPA, Incessant is here to satisfy those requests and go next level by being a New England Style DOUBLE India Pale Ale. Coming in at 8.5% ABV, Incessant is “juicy (tropical, mango and pineapple hop aromas) with a full body and soft bitterness.”

Incessant is rolling out now and will hang around (as long as supplies last) through May 2021. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Incessant from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Limited/Double IPA Series; mid-April – May 2021
Style – New England-style Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 60
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

Bell’s Brewery Brings Juicy Gossip Back for Limited Release

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Juicy Gossip in March 2021.

Originally released as a part of Bell’s Brewery’s Jingle Bell’s Holiday Variety 12-pack in 2020 and now back for a stand-alone release as a part of the brewery’s 2021 Specialty lineup, Juicy Gossip is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale that boasts a “soft bitterness with a fruity, juicy hop character and tropical notes.” Coming in at a sessionable 4.7% ABV, Juicy Gossip is “perfect for those who want tropical hop flavor at a lower ABV.”

Juicy Gossip is set to return in March and is scheduled to hang around through April 2021. You can expect to find this Specialty Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Bell’s Brewery’s full distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Juicy Gossip from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Limited/Specialty; March – April 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 4.7%
Recommended Glassware – Nonic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

Bell’s Brewery Adds ‘No, Yeah’ to Year-Round Lineup

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that No, Yeah, an easy-drinking Golden Ale, will hit the Midwest as a new Year-Round on January 18, 2021.

An homage to “Midwest politeness and . . . [colloquial] phrases like ‘ope’, ”scuse me’ and ‘let me sneak past ya’, No, Yeah is a “balanced, not overly bitter” Golden Ale meant to be a “lighter craft beer option [that] is crisp and dry with a slightly sweet flavor profile.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, No, Yeah “will resonate with fans of lagers and those just looking for a really nice beer.”

“We saw an opportunity with our core offerings, part of a growing market, but also a niche that’s near and dear to us as proud Midwesterners. This beer will appeal to those who are looking for another alternative to higher ABV beers, something that is crisp and refreshing and not too hoppy.”
– Larry Bell, President & Founder of Bell’s Brewery

No, Yeah is scheduled to enter distribution during the week of January 18. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota only. Prost!

Vital Information for No, Yeah from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching January 18, 2021
Style – American Golden Ale
ABV – 4.5%
Recommended Glassware – Nonic or shaker pint
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Only available in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

Bell’s Best Brown Ale Makes Seasonal Return With New Look

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that its long-standing Best Brown Ale will be rocking a new look when it makes its Seasonal return in September 2020.

Originally released in 1988, Best Brown is a “smooth, toasty” American Brown Ale that “offers hints of cocoa and caramel” balanced by American hops. Coming in at 5.8% ABV, Best Brown is “incredibly balanced and bridges the gap between lighter-bodied beers and malty stouts.”

For its 2020 release, Best Brown will be adorned with new-look packaging and label designs featuring a modern take on the beloved owl that has been on the beer’s label since 1993.

“It’s a mix of the old and the new. It hearkens back to our original labels while paying homage to the heritage of the brand, a modernized nod to the history of Best Brown.”
Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s Brewery

Best Brown Ale is scheduled to release in September and will hang around through October 2020. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Bell’s Brewery’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Best Brown Ale from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Seasonal; September – October 2020
Style – American Brown Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 34
Calories – 187 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 16 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Recommended Glassware – Nonic
Availability – 6-packs & 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

Bell’s Brewery Set to Release Bottles of Mango Oberon into Wider Distribution

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mango Oberon in mid-July 2020.

Releasing as the first widely-distributed bottled variant of the brewery’s long-standing Oberon Ale, Mango Oberon is an American Wheat Ale brewed with a twist of real mango. Coming in at 5.8% ABV, Mango Oberon is “refreshing, easy-drinking and only here for a short time.”

“We have heard from a lot of fans asking for something like this and the response to a small release here in Kalamazoo was incredible. Oberon season will be over before you know it, this is a perfect way to celebrate those last bits of summer,” Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s Brewery said.

Mango Oberon will start shipping after Fourth of July weekend and will be available as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Bell’s Brewery’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Mango Oberon from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Limited; mid-July 2020
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 25
Added Ingredients – Mango
Recommended Glassware – Nonic
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – http://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder


Bell’s Brewery Presents 2020 Release Calendar

Lemon Lime Flamingo Fruit Fight_12oz_canBeer calendar season is still alive and well, and this week we are here to offer you a look at the 2020 Release Calendar from Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan).

Just as we do with pretty much every beer calendar around here, we have posted the full 2020 Release Calendar from Bell’s Brewery below for you take in at your own leisure.  With that said, the brewery has plenty of exciting releases in store for all of us and we feel it necessary to quickly go over a few of those highlights. Let’s get to it:

  • Light Hearted IPA officially joined the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in late January.  A Lo-Cal IPA, this member of the Hearted family shares many of the characteristics of Bell’s award-winning Two Hearted Ale. At 3.7% ABV and only 110 calories (per 12 oz. serving), Light Hearted is available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. 12-packs of 12 oz. cans will also ship in February in Michigan.
  • Speaking of the Hearted family, Double Two Hearted – a Double American IPA – will return in August for another wide release.
  • This year’s Seasonal lineup will consist of three returning favorites: Bright White | December 2019 – March 2020; Oberon Ale | March – August; and Best Brown | September – November.
  • The Flamingo Fruit Fight Series will continue in 2020 with the return of Flamingo Fruit Fight Passionfruit and Lime Tart Ale in May and the introduction of Lemon Lime Flamingo Fruit Fight in July.
  • Previously only available as a Bell’s General Store Exclusive, Incessant – a Double New England-style IPA – will see a wider release in May.  This Specialty Release will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.
  • Lampshade Party Ale, a Double IPA previously only released in 2018, is scheduled to return as a Specialty Release in November 2020. This offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.
  • The brewery’s Leaves of Grass series, seven beers each inspired by a different Walt Whitman poem, will conclude in 2020 with three remaining offerings. Song of the Open Road, a Winter Warmer Ale, is available now. Salut au Monde will ship in March and Spontaneous Me will conclude the series in May.

“Now, this isn’t all we have lined up for 2020. We always like to keep a few things close to the vest. We’ll have plenty more to share in due time.”

 

– Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s Brewery

That should just about cover all the releases we wanted to mention, but there are still quite a few exciting brews left for you to discover on the calendar below. Give it a good look and get ready for lots of good times with Bell’s Brewery in 2020.  Prost!

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Bell’s Brewery Lightens Things Up with Year-Round Release of Light Hearted IPA

BellsLightHearted-12ozCan_GlasswareRenderBell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that it will introduce Light Hearted IPA, a low-calorie Session IPA, as its newest Year-Round offering in late January 2020.

Developed to be the more calorie-conscious little brother to Two Hearted IPA, Light Hearted is a Session IPA that is “aromatic, balanced, and incredibly easy-drinking.” Clocking in at just 3.7% ABV and 110 calories, Light Hearted IPA allows you to “enjoy all the benefits of a light beer, with the flavor and quality you would expect from Bell’s.”

Light Hearted IPA is actively rolling out now and will hit the brewery’s full distribution area by February 20, 2020.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Bell’s Brewery’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Light Hearted IPA from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching late January 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 3.7%
Calories – 110 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 8.7 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Protein – 1.3 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Fat – 0 grams (per 12 oz. serving) 
Recommended Glassware – Nonic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Release Schedule – January 19:  FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, NV, TX, WY | January 20 – 26: CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NY, OH, SD, WI | February 2 – 20: AL, AR, CA, CT, DE, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NJ, MN, NV, NY, RA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, WV
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

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Bell’s Brewery Rebrands Winter White Ale as Bright White Ale

Bright White bottling line -08Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that its Winter Seasonal Winter White Ale will return in November 2019 with a new look and a new name – Bright White Ale.

Brewed with the same recipe as the long-standing Winter White Ale and adorned with a refreshed look that is “reminiscent of what fans have seen since 2003,” Bright White Ale is a Belgian-inspired Wit – a.k.a. White Ale – that is “fermented with a Belgian yeast strain, yielding a mix of clove and fruity aromas without the use of any spices.”  Coming in at just 5% ABV, the “stylish and refreshing” Bright White Ale is “the same bright alternative to stouts, porters and other darker beer styles fans have loved over the years.”

“It is easy-drinking and lighter than the long list of stouts traditionally released in the winter months,” said Larry Bell, founder and president of Bell’s Brewery. “Stout should be enjoyed year-round but sometimes, you just need a break.”

 

“We wanted to keep the new name simple and connect it back to the original. And since many of our fans use ‘bright’ to refer to this beer, it just made sense to play to those strengths,” said Bell.

Bright White Ale will begin hitting shelves and taps in November 2019 and is scheduled to hang around through the end of March 2020, while supplies last.  You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Bell’s Brewery’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Bright White Ale from Bell’s Brewery 

Release – Seasonal; November 2019 – March 2020
Style – Belgian Wit
ABV – 5%
Calories – 153 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 13 (per 12 oz. serving)
Fun Fact – “Bright White is inspired by the Belgian Wit (White) style of beer that has been brewed as far back as the Middle Ages. Unlike traditional Wit beers, Bright White includes no spices like coriander seed, orange peel, and sometimes grains of paradise. Bright White has several fruity aromas which all comes from the malt and yeast. This seasonal beer is enjoyable whether your view includes a snow man or a palm tree.”
Availability – 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

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Bell’s Brewery Closes Out Summer with New-Look Packaging for Oberon Ale

146A9639Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that Oberon Ale will be temporarily wearing a new limited-edition look for the rest of Summer 2019.

Inspired by the artwork featured on this year’s Oberon mini-kegs, Bell’s Brewery has decided to give Oberon a refreshed look that reflects the subtle shifts that occur throughout the summer season. This new design will be featured on all Oberon packaging: 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles. In addition to being featured on Oberon bottles and cans, this “same beautiful imagery has also inspired some brand-new Bell’s merchandise that can be purchased online and in person from the Bell’s General Store.”

“This is a fun way to celebrate the different parts of the summer season… rest assured, it’s the same beer you’ve grown to know and love,” said Larry Bell, founder and president of Bell’s Brewery.

If you happen to be unfamiliar with this summertime favorite, here’s the full brewery description for Oberon Ale (description sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Oberon Ale – One of Bell’s most popular beers, Oberon is an American Wheat Ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel. A classic summer beer, Oberon is only brewed with water, malt, hops and yeast.  ABV – 5.8% 

Oberon Ale is available beginning in late March through August as a Summer Seasonal in Alabama, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution territory. Florida and Arizona have Year-Round access to Oberon Ale.  Prost!

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