Don’t say that Bell’s doesn’t like to take chances – Larry’s Latest is their first foray into Kettle Sour ales. I’ve been on a bit of a sour kick lately after avoiding them for years. How does Larry’s latest fare against the plethora of other sours out there, and can a sour produced on this level be as good as a handcrafted sour? Stay tuned to find out!
Depending how you answer the question in the title, I think that will help determine how you’d like this beer. Today’s Breview4u is Bell’s Whiskey Barrel Aged Cherry Stout which is the whiskey barrel aged variety of their Cherry Stout (which I haven’t had previously). There’s also a bourbon barrel aged version of this same stout, so be on the lookout for that one too.
On Today’s Breview 4 U, I’m checking out Bell’s first big release of the year – their double IPA Hopslam. Hopslam is a 10% double IPA that really fuses together the midwest style IPA with the West Coast IPA, combining it’s sweet opening notes with this piney and bitter finish. It’s probably one of Bell’s most anticipated seasonal releases year after year and I’m going to dive into it today. I hope you brought your taste buds with you!
I’m taking a look at the elusive and exclusive 2017 edition of Bell’s Black Note Stout. This time, topping over 11%, Black Note hits notes of dark chocolate, coffee and dried fruit to … a masterful performance! You can check out more info from Bell’s about Black Note here: https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/specialty/black-note
Today I’m checking out Bell’s newest coffee milk stout, Arabicadabra. Arabicadabra was just released in October and boy is it a doozy. It’s brewed with a cold coffee extract and the added lactose makes this thing creamy as all get out. Bell’s is adding to their already killer lineup with another quality beer. You can find more about Arabicadabra at https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/specialty/arabicadabra
Today I’m doing a Michigan Oktoberfest Face-off Extravaganza!
I’ve wrangled six Michigan Oktoberfest Beers – Marzen’s only! NO PUMPKIN BEERS!) I pour, taste and declare which is the best of the bunch!
The contestants are:
1. Bell’s Octoberfest: https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/specialty/octoberfest-beer
2. Short’s Noble Chaos: https://www.shortsbrewing.com/beers/noble-chaos/
3. Pigeon Hill’s Okotoberfest: http://pigeonhillbrew.com/portfolio-posts/oktoberfest/
4. North Peak’s Dauntless: http://www.northpeakbeer.com/nb/seasonal
5. Dark Horse’s Oktoberfest: http://www.darkhorsebrewery.com/oktoberfest/
6. Mountain Town Company’s Oktoberfest Lager:
LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!
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On this “Breview 4 U”, I take a look at Bell’s Brewery’s 10.1% DIPA, Mars. Bell’s Two Hearted is my favorite IPA of all time, so how did Mars stack up? Take a look!