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Stout and Wide: The Burly Beers of Bell’s

Bell’s, the pioneering craft brewery of the Midwest, most often conjures up images of sun and summer. Oberon Day is an unofficial holiday in Michigan and the crisp wheat beer fuels Midwestern summers. Two Hearted is the year long flagship, … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Unspiced Christmas Beers

The typical winter warmer/Christmas beer is something strong, both in alcohol and the amount of spices. Toss in honey, ginger and some cinnamon and you’ve got your typical Christmas beer. Ohio seems to do this pretty well. But occasionally you’ll … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Bell’s Hopsoulution

Call it the hipster Mosaic beer. The beer that was using Mosaic hops before it was cool to use Mosaic hops. The beer that was using Mosaic hops before they even had a name. Bell’s Hopsoulution may seem like a … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Russian Imperial Stout

The Russian imperial stout, winter’s answer to the double IPA. It’s the big huge beer that gets all of the press. One of the most coveted styles, it’s the jewel of the brewery’s winter lineup. The style grew out of … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: American Pale Wheat Ale

Pale wheat ale is a uniquely American invention. It has far more in common with pale ale and IPA than it does the German hefeweizen and the Belgian wit, two other wheat-heavy styles. Whereas the hefeweizen relies on specific yeast … Continue reading

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Against the Grain: A Tour of Bell’s Brewery

It all started with an amber ale. Actually let’s back up a couple of years. That amber ale came in 1985, the result of a batch brewed in a 15 gallon soup pot, but our story really begins in 1980, … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Bell’s Hopslam

Every March marks the highly anticipated release of the Bell’s summer seasonal, Oberon, but it’s a release a couple months earlier that outshines even that in the mad dash to secure six packs before they are all gone. Early January … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Arcadia, Bell’s and Dark Horse Visits

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I took on the challenge of visiting six breweries over a span of three days at the end of December. Already having covered the Indianapolis leg of the journey, it’s time to move … Continue reading

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The Best of 2013: Saturday Sip

Saturday Sip was one of the newest features added to the blog, launching earlier this year. During 2013 I’ve drank a lot of beer (you can follow me in real time on Untappd), spirits and wine all in the name … Continue reading

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Bosch Region: Second Round

Vote for the Sweet 16 here. The Bosch Region was quite the mixed bag in the first round. On one hand you had favorites like Bell’s, Boulevard and Summit running away with the votes. On the other four of the … Continue reading

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