Bell’s Brewery Launches Official Hazy IPA

146A7058Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that Bell’s Official Hazy IPA, the newest addition to the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio, is rolling out now across the brewery’s distribution network.

Combining “two of the styles [Bell’s Brewery is] known for best” (think American IPA | Two Hearted Ale and American Wheat Ale | Oberon Ale), Bell’s Official Hazy IPA is a double dry-hopped India Pale Ale that showcases “pungent American hops and delicious wheat malt.”  Thanks in large part to a hop bill boasting Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo and El Dorado hops, this Hazy IPA offers “complex peach, stone fruit and tropical notes with a dry finish and balanced bitterness.” Setting itself apart so that it is “not . . . confused with New England IPAs”, Bell’s Official Hazy IPA (6.4% ABV) is “a refined beer for those who love hops AND for those who prefer wheat beers.”

Bell’s Official Hazy IPA is shipping now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans (Michigan only), and on draft.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round brew at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s expansive distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Bell’s Official Hazy IPA from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Year-Round, launching March 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.4%
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo & El Dorado
Suggested Food Pairings – “Savory: Pizza, garlic bread, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, pickled fruits, grilled vegetables | Sweet: White chocolate | The Eccentric Way: Fennel, orange, and arugula salad with bleu cheese; miso and citrus pork belly; a ginger mango cake with a cream cheese frosting”
Recommended Glassware – Nonic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans (Michigan only) & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

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Bell’s Brewery Announces 2019 Release Calendar

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Another week brings with it another wave of beer calendars, and this one is kicking off with the 2019 Release Calendar from Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan).

Just as we do with all beer calendars in these parts, we have published Bell’s 2019 Release Calendar in its entirety below for you to thumb through whenever you have the opportunity.  With that said, we feel it is our duty to briefly go over a few important highlights before turning you over to that document.  Let’s get to it:

  • Things get off to a proper start with the annual limited release of Hopslam Ale. Click here to view the 2019 Shipping Schedule for this always highly sought-after brew. 
  • Bell’s Official Hazy IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in February.  This Hazy India Pale Ale “is double dry-hopped (a combination of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo and El Dorado hops) resulting in complex peach, stone fruit and tropical notes with a dry finish and balanced bitterness.”  Official Hazy IPA (6.4% ABV) will be available in 6-packs & 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs & 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.
  • Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight – “a new tart Fruit Ale brewed with passionfruit and lime zest” – is beginning its Seasonal run now and is scheduled to hang around into the month of March 2019.
  • Hopheads will be happy to hear that Double Two Hearted, a Double IPA version of the brewery’s classic Two Hearted Ale, will debut in bottles (4-packs of 12 oz. bottles) for the first time in July.  Double Two Hearted is a Specialty Release that will be available as long as supplies last.
  • After a two year hiatus, Sparkleberry, a Belgian-style Tripel Ale brewed with Raspberries, will return for a limited time in June.
  • Smitten Ale, a Golden Rye Pale Ale, will return in May as a part of Bell’s Brewery’s lineup of Rotating Specialties.
  • Finally, Bell’s will roll out the “Leaves of Grass” Series later this year.  There is not a lot of information available on this series at this time, but here is what Larry Bell had to say about it:

“This is just a preview of coming attractions, though not all of them are ready to share just yet. We still have a few more surprises to come,” Larry Bell, President and Founder of Bell’s Brewery said. “A few years ago we debuted The Planets Series, beers inspired by the work of Gustav Holst. This year, we’re going to introduce a new series inspired by the arts, but this time a little closer to home.”

“Our Leaves of Grass series will kick off later this year, we’ll have more to share on that soon,” he added.

That should just about cover everything we wanted to go over for this one, but there is still a good amount of information left for you to uncover on the calendar below.  Be sure to check it out that way you are fully prepared for all the releases headed your way from Bell’s Brewery in 2019.  Prost!

 

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