Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bell's Brewery will release three of its beers in cans for the first time in the coming months. (Image courtesy of Bell's Brewery)

Bell's Cherry Third Coast Old Ale with a black bean wrap, enjoyed at Bell's Eccentric Cafe. (Eric Strader)

Bell's beer garden (Eric Strader)

Bell's Oberon and Two Hearted cans (Eric Strader)

Bell's Eccentric Cafe (Eric Strader)
Three Bell’s Brewery beers to be released in cans for first time ever

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Recently, Bell’s Brewery released both Two Hearted and Oberon in 16 oz. four packs.  These have been hugely popular, and they are available in Michiana as well as in northern Michigan where I was last week.  As I have mentioned before, cans are the perfect way to enjoy beer during your summer outside activities.

Bell’s has just announced three more beers for its seasonal lineup of canned beer – Best Brown Ale, Winter White and Smitten Golden Rye Ale. These have been previously available in bottles and draft, and starting around Labor Day, Best Brown will be the first of these three to be available for the first time in cans.

“We love being able to offer these brands in both cans and glass to suit the various lifestyles of our customers and fans,” Laura Bell, Bell’s vice president, said in a blog post on the brewery’s website.

Cans of Winter White will be released in November, and Smitten will return in February, all in the same 16 oz. four-packs. All three seasonal beers will continue to be available on draft and in both six-pack and 12-pack bottles. Bell’s products are available widely throughout Michiana. Just about every reputable pub and restaurant has at least Two Hearted or Oberon on tap, and often you can find other seasonal or special release Bell’s beer on tap as well.

And if you are looking for a road trip, Bell’s is located about an hour north of my home in Goshen. If you go, there is quite a bit of construction that can cause huge traffic delays on the Stadium Drive exit off of U.S. 131.  I would recommend taking either the I-94 exit to Westnege Avenue north or to keep going on U.S. 131 north to the West Main exit. If you have never been there, you are in for a treat. The brewery has over 20 taps (sometimes some repeat, but other times there are that many different beers on tap).  Check out the tap cam for up-to-date draft list. I also recommend the Eccentric Grilled Cheese from the kitchen.


Description taken from Bell’s Brewery’s website

Bell's Brewery, Inc., began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we've grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 200 people over a 20 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. We strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers. For more information, please visit

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