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Old 11-06-2005, 06:32 AM   #11
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Yeah, I picked up one of their Porters when I was passing through on my way back from Canada this summer. Unfortunately, I only got one because I was trying to check out as many beers as possible. I do remember it being pretty good, though. I've got to start keeping notes on the beers I try.
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:12 AM   #12
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I used to have to go to Chicago for Bell's but a liquor store around here just started selling it. All their beers are good, but for my money, I can't help but buy the Two Hearted almost every time. It's just beautiful in every way.
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:53 PM   #13
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If you ever come through kalamazoo, you should stop in to their general store. You can buy single bottles of every beer they make. Mix and match your own case if you want to.

I still havent tried all of their beers......Alot of the local bars and pubs keep oberon on tab during the summer, and amber ale in the fall.

They sell homebrewing supplies too...

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:35 PM   #14
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A local distributor just started carrying their line, so of course I had to pick up a sampler. Very high quality and tasty stuff. Reminds me of homebrew

 
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:43 PM   #15
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Tried the Kalamazoo Stout and the Java Stout last night. Split a case with a complete stranger out in the parking lot of the distributor! That was cool. Anyways, both are very good, but I am partial to the Kalamazoo. Interestingly for a Stout, it pours a big head! I kind of like that. The Expedition (I am guessing it is an Imperial Stout?) is almost $60 for a case....so that was outta the question.
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:57 PM   #16
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Cool. All I've had is the Two hearted Ale and the Pale Ale, and both were good.

I hope you didn't drive home after you split a whole case of beer with that stranger!!!!!! I'm surprised you didn't have alcohol poisoning after that!
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:07 PM   #17
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Cool. All I've had is the Two hearted Ale and the Pale Ale, and both were good.

I hope you didn't drive home after you split a whole case of beer with that stranger!!!!!! I'm surprised you didn't have alcohol poisoning after that!
Lol. There is a cool twist to the story. He just moved into town from Michigan (Guess that is why he likes Bells), and we got talkin and he's a homebrewer! Seemed like a nice enough guy.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #18
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Bell's makes a really tasty beer.

At the bars around down they carry the Two Hearted Ale, Pale Ale, Winter Ale and in the summer, Oberon. I've tried all of 'em and their Belgian, 'Hell Hath No Furry,' which was also delicious.

I'd give 'em a thumbs up to anyone looking to try something new.

 
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:33 PM   #19
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Just a follow up on the Java Stout. I tried another one last night. I chilled it down to 58 (down from the mid 60's of when I had brought it home and first tried it). It is very well done, but probably is more of a dessert beer if you ask me. It is a fairly high ABV for a Stout, and imo the coffee balance is excellent. I sat there savoring the flavor of one last night. Truly an excellent example of the style. I tend to judge food and beverages by how well they favorably remain in the memory after you are done with them. I am having trouble getting this out of my mind. Definitely not an every day beer, imo, but great to have around for when you are in the mood.
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:16 AM   #20
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I'm from Battle Creek although I am moving to Massachusetts this weekend. Have you every tried Arcadia (local brewery here)? I love their Scotch Ale.
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