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Jul 24, 2017

Bell’s Mars Double IPA

Mars may be the Roman god of war, but this big double IPA doesn’t really wage battle on your tastebuds. This 10.1% […]

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Oct 26, 2016

Bell’s Black Note Stout

Bell’s Black Note Stout has been a highly sought after beer ever since its 2007 debut. The big (10.8% ABV) barrel-aged imperial […]

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Aug 4, 2016

Bell’s Brewing Hopsoulution

I can’t tell you how many times I misspelled Hopsoulution in the writing of this review. That extra “u” in there kept […]

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Dec 2, 2015

Bell’s Brewing 30th Anniversary Ale

I’ve stated in the past that I’m all for a brewery celebrating a birthday milestone with some outlandish, barrel-aged concoction — whatever […]

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Jan 16, 2015

Book Review: “Malt” by John Mallett

Let’s start this review of Malt, by John Mallet (Bell’s Brewery) with what I think is a fairly obvious statement: this book […]

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May 29, 2013

Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale

This year, one of Larry Bell’s oldest recipes has been revamped in the form of a new seasonal release. Smitten Golden Rye […]

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Nov 13, 2012

Bell’s Brewery This One Goes to 11 Ale

I’ll be the first to admit that I was a little saddened when Bell’s Brewery ceased their “Batch” series of limited releases […]

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Jan 14, 2011

Bell’s Batch 10,000

I’ve been a big fan of what Bell’s Brewing has been doing with their Batch Series — a limited product to commemorate […]

Dec 29, 2010

Best Beers of 2010

In addition to the Year in Review I posted earlier, the below list is a little compilation (in no particular order) of […]

Sep 27, 2010

Bell’s 25th Anniversary Ale

The timing couldn’t have been better. This 25th anniversary celebration from Bell’s Brewery was a great way to commemorate a visit from […]

Feb 19, 2010

Bells Batch 9000

After hearing about more distribution issues for this Michigan brewery, I didn’t think I’d ever see a bottle of their 9000 batch […]

Jan 14, 2009

Bell’s Brewery $5.2 Million Expansion

“The brewery plans to add 15,000 square feet of office space onto its 60,000-square-foot production…” The expansion can only mean more Bell’s […]