Bell’s Brewery names Laura Bell as CEO

When Laura Bell was just two months old, her father founded Bell’s Brewery. And now, over 30 years later, she has been named CEO of the Comstock, Michigan–based company. Growing up she helped around the brewery doing odd jobs and worked Eccentric Café’s kitchen during high school. Laura officially started working at the brewery full-time in … [ Read more]

Bell’s Poolside Ale coming this May

Bell’s Brewery is adding Poolside Ale to its specialty packaging lineup for 2016. This limited specialty beer will debut in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft throughout the entire Bell’s distribution footprint. Poolside Ale (5% ABV) is the third new specialty beer to join the brewery’s Release Calendar for 2016, following announcements for Quinannan Falls Special Lager and Hopsoulution … [ Read more]

ICYMI: Find Bell’s Oarsman Ale in cans next year

Bell’s Brewery‘s popular Berliner weisse–style Oarsman Ale is coming to 12-ounce cans in 2016. In a press release, Laura Bell spoke about the decision to can Oarsman Ale: “Since this beer is so versatile, canning this beer made a lot of sense and will allow it to be enjoyed in a wider variety of locations. It’s perfect … [ Read more]

The Mill: 612Brew Day and Charitable Drinking

The Mill is feeling content with long nights, cribbage marathons and the occasional Hamm’s. Don’t forget to hop on the Green Line this weekend and support some construction-plagued businesses. We sure plan to, and we’ll update you as we do. Events: Mayor Hodges will declare this Thursday “SIX ONE TWO BREW DAY” in the city … [ Read more]

Michigan Takes the Lead (Again) with Package of New, Beer-Friendly Laws

Michigan’s governor just signed a package of groundbreaking laws that could jump-start his state’s already booming craft beer industry. Minnesota, are you listening? By Brian Martucci Minnesota has plenty to boast about, but the state’s beer lovers have been looking east—beyond the Badger State (sorry, Wisconsin)—with a tinge of envy. On just about every conceivable … [ Read more]

Food Meets Beer: The Rabbit Hole

By John Garland, The Heavy Table Photos by Daniel Murphy L.A. transplant Thomas Kim has energized Midtown Global Market by giving Midwest staples a cheeky Korean glance. We get lost in decadent burgers and a carnitas cocktail as we tumble down The Rabbit Hole. Thomas Kim stands at the grill painting the flesh of a … [ Read more]

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Bell’s Brewing Smitten Golden Rye Ale

Bell’s Brewing Smitten Golden Rye Ale ABV: 6.0% Smitten pours a beautiful golden color, with inviting aromas of citrus and pine wafting up from the glass.  Rye malt and hops are a match made in heaven, and this beer doesn’t disappoint.  This beer is dry, with a refreshing hoppy bitterness and notes of black pepper.  It … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 1/16-1/19

Thursday, January 16 MIA Third Thursday—Science of Art Discover the intersection of science and art! Take in live music, chat chemistry with an art conservator, make microscopic paintings with help from the Science Museum of Minnesota, and dive into scientific works on view in the galleries. More information here. Minneapolis Institute of Arts 6:00pm-9:00pm 2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis   … [ Read more]

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Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Winners 2013

We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and November and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and support. Thank … [ Read more]

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Bell’s Expedition Stout

Bell’s Expedition Stout ABV: 10.5% The Bell’s Expedition Stout ages better than Betty White! This is a beer made to hangout for a while. It doesn’t hit its peak right out of the gate, but when it does, the rewards are glorious and plentiful. This stout hits your palate like an oil slick washing over the … [ Read more]

Opinion: The Race for Rare Beer: High Demand for Limited Releases

By Tyler Anderson, Beer Buyer for Zipp’s Liquors, & Mark Joseph, Beer Buyer for The Ale Jail It’s an interesting time to be working in the beer industry. The two of us, Tyler Anderson, beer buyer for Zipps, and Mark Joseph, beer buyer for The Ale Jail, have worked in the Minnesota beer industry for a … [ Read more]