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Bell's Eccentric Café
1 hour ago
All. The. Light. Hearted. Merch. (plus more) 👏🏼 Doors open at 10am tomorrow morning (1/20) as we welcome this beer to the family year-round! Come join us for a pint and stop by the General Store for merch and beer to-go. *15% off all Light Hearted merch in store and online beginning now through January 24th at 11:59pm. Use the code LIGHTHEART at checkout: https://bddy.me/2NWPObB
Bell's Eccentric Café
1 day ago
We're excited to participate in the 15th Anniversary of the Downtown Kalamazoo Chili Cook-Off! Stop by the Eccentric Cafe on Saturday, January 25th from 11am to 2pm and enjoy a sample of chili created by our very own, Tyler Parsons! Don't forget to vote: Text "CHILI" to 59925
Bell's Eccentric Café
1 day ago
7 days. 7 beers. ✔ Today is our last release for Kalamazoo Beer Week! On tap? Überon (10.3% Alc/vol): Whiskey barrel aged beer with spicy, toffee characteristics and a warming finish. Don't forget, you can win some Bell's swag by tagging us in your photo of Uberon using the hashtag #BellsKBW2020
Bell's Eccentric Café
2 days ago
Expedition Stout flight, anyone? Today we're pouring 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Expedition Stout. Enjoy this vertical flight while supplies last. #BellsKBW2020 🍻
Bell's Eccentric Café
2 days ago
Go VIP with Hayes Carll on March 5th in the Back Room and enjoy a meet & greet with Hayes, a pre show performance, intimate Q&A, and more! Tickets are on sale now right here: https://bit.ly/2suybIp *Please note: Limited VIP tickets are available, don't wait to buy yours!
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Address:
355 E Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone:
(269) 382-2332
Website:
Hours:
Mon 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Tue 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Wed 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Thu 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Fri 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Open Now
Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Open Now
Sun 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Tour Times:
Sat 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM
Sun 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM
MORE INFO
On June 11, 1993, Bell's Brewery, Inc. became the first Michigan brewery to serve beer by the glass to the public. The Eccentric Café offers customers a chance to taste many of our well known beers, as well as small batch brews that are not distributed outside of the pub. Visitors enjoy its warm atmosphere and spacious beer garden. The Eccentric Café also features a food, an extensive collection of art and ephemera, and live music throughout the week.

Additional parking can be found on Willard St. (north of Kalamazoo Ave.) and west of the Cafe on Kalamazoo Ave.

Visit our website for our event calendar, draft cam, menu and more. Please note, that after 11 p.m., we ask that all our guests are 21+ (with valid ID). Our kitchen closes daily at 11 p.m.

We also offer free WiFi - ask the bartender for the password.

The Bell's General Store, located adjacent to the Cafe, sells a variety of home brewing supplies and equipment, beer to go, Bell's gear and more. It is open 10 am - 9 pm Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am - 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 am - 7 pm Sunday You can reach the store at 269-382-5712.

Free tours of our original brewery downtown Kalamazoo are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Our Comstock brewhouse also offers tours. Learn more at bellsbeer.com/tours

This is a page for customers, employees and fans of Bell's Brewery and we encourage open discussion and invite you to share your opinion on issues related to Bell’s in a respectful manner. However, we do reserve the right to moderate posts containing any of the following elements:

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Bell's Brewery, Inc., Comstock, Michigan
Payment options: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Parking: Parking lot, Street parking
Price range: $$
  • Good for groups
  • Good for kids
  • Outdoor seating
TOUR INFO
Price: Free!
Max group size: 20
Tour notes: Our original brewery, where beers like Amber and Oberon were first brewed, is located right next door to our General Store and Eccentric Café, which also includes our Beer Garden and patio. With more than 40 different beers on tap and a full-service restaurant, guests can grab a pint, hop on a tour and then grab a seat.
More info here: http://www.bellsbeer.com/tours
BEER LIST
Two Hearted Ale
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 464,414
Score: 3.96
Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter. Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for adventures everywhere.
Hopslam Ale
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 10.0%
# Ratings: 166,619
Score: 4.30
A biting, bitter, tongue bruiser of an ale. With a name like Hopslam, what did you expect?
Hopsoulution Ale
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 70
# Ratings: 39,710
Score: 3.97
A remarkably drinkable Double IPA that pays tribute to one of Mother Nature’s finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. A mild caramel malt character and dry finish provide balance.
Vanilla Black Note (2019)
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.3%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Imperial Vanilla Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels
Bright White Ale
Style: Wheat Beer - Other
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 21
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
An alternative to dark and heavy winter warmers and stouts, Bright White (formerly Winter White) is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices.
This One Goes To 11 Ale
Style: Red Ale - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
This One Goes to 11 Ale opens with bright, juicy aromas such as tropical fruits & ripe cherries, largely derived from massive kettle & dry-hop additions of Southern Hemisphere hop varieties such as Galaxy, Motueka, and Summer. The citrus & resinous pine notes of the Pacific Northwest hop family are also well represented, making their presence known through Simcoe, Citra, and the newly released Mosaic varietal, just to name a few. A wide range of specialty malts anchor the hops in this Imperial Red Ale, contrasting the assertive bitterness & juicy aromatics with a robust, toasty depth of flavor. Fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 Ale finishes with a lingering warmth
Hopslam Ale (2020)
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 10.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
Chocolate Vanilla Cherry Stout (2019)
Style: Stout - American
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Black Note Stout (2017)
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.2%
IBUs: 65
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell's history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The resulting harmony of flavors captures the finest features of all three components: malty notes of dark chocolate, espresso & dried fruits, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. Aimed squarely at the stout and bourbon aficionados, Black Note makes a grand statement about the art of the dark.
Oberon Ale
Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 293,202
Score: 3.75
Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
Amber Ale
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 109,047
Score: 3.59
The beer that helped build our brewery; Bell’s Amber Ale features both toasted and sweet caramel notes from carefully selected malts, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas. Capped by a clean bitterness, it’s incredibly versatile with food, but very tasty on its own.
Expedition Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 10.5%
# Ratings: 104,984
Score: 4.05
One of the earliest examples of the Russian Imperial Stout in the United States, Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruits, and other aromas. Intensely bitter in its early months, the flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages.
Special Double Cream Stout
Style: Stout - American
ABV: 6.1%
# Ratings: 104,900
Score: 3.84
Special Double Cream Stout derives its name from its smooth, creamy texture, not the ingredients. Completely dairy-free, this stout blends ten different specialty malts to yield a remarkable depth of flavor. With only a touch of burnt notes, Special Double Cream Stout focuses on the softer, cocoa & espresso-like aspects of roasted malt.
Best Brown Ale
Style: Brown Ale - American
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 103,282
Score: 3.69
A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown Ale is a mainstay in our fall & winter lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.
Kalamazoo Stout
Style: Stout - American
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 96,860
Score: 3.75
Named after the city where it all began, Kalamazoo Stout is one of our most classic recipes. This smooth, full-bodied stout offers a blend of aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, balanced with a significant hop presence.
Smitten Golden Rye Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 80,275
Score: 3.54
Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten began as Golden Rye Pale Ale, part of a series of beers that explored the use of rye malt at our pub, the Eccentric Café. With wonderfully bitter citrus notes, resinous hop aromas and earthy overtones, this dry-hopped Pale Ale doesn't leave a lot of room for you to wonder if you'll love it.
Official Hazy IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.4%
# Ratings: 77,642
Score: 3.79
Two of our favorite ingredients come together in the brewhouse; pungent American hops and delicious wheat malt. This Hazy IPA is double dry-hopped (a combination of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo and El Dorado hops) resulting in complex peach, stone fruit and tropical notes with a dry finish and balanced bitterness. A refined beer for those who love hops and for those who prefer wheat beers. Go ahead and make it Official.
Oarsman Ale
Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 75,312
Score: 3.43
First brewed in 2008 at our original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo, Oarsman Ale grew out of our desire to explore the tradition of session beers and to create a unique, flavorful experience for everyone, no matter what the occasion. Tart and refreshing, this sessionable, bright Wheat Ale exudes citrus and lemony aromas from Cascade hops and trades sour intensity for finesse. A perfect companion for any occasion, Oarsman Ale is a beer based in tradition, but with that distinctive Bell’s twist. A perfect beer to compliment any menu.
Porter
Style: Porter - American
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 33
# Ratings: 72,852
Score: 3.73
Our award winning Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and heavily roasted stouts. Notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley are offset with just a slight hop bitterness. Enjoy any time of the year.
Octoberfest Beer
Style: Märzen
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 66,608
Score: 3.65
Crafted as a flavorful session beer, Bell's Octoberfest Beer is perfect for a week-long wedding celebration in Germany or the start of the Michigan autumn. As with Bell's Lager Beer, Octoberfest spends a full six weeks maturing in the fermentation vessels. Unlike its cousin, Octoberfest trades in the assertive hop presence for a focus on a light caramel malt note, lending body without too much sweetness.
Cherry Stout
Style: Stout - Other
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 62,511
Score: 3.41
Tinted ruby-black, Cherry Stout gains its signature tartness from 100% Montmorency cherries grown in Michigan's Traverse City region. Rather than doubling up on sweetness, this tart cherry varietal serves as a counterpoint to the warm, dark chocolate notes from the malt bill. Lightly hopped for balance, this stout is one of the cornerstones of our stout portfolio.
Oatsmobile Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 4.3%
# Ratings: 54,421
Score: 3.56
Aromatic. Approachable. Unique. Intriguing. Happy-go-lucky. Full-bodied. And we’re not just talking about the horse. This hop-forward, 100% all-malt session pale ale uses a blend of classic and modern Pacific Northwest hops, including Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo, for a pungent blend of stone fruit and tropical aromas. The signature ingredient - oats - are what makes Oatsmobile Ale stand apart, and gives it a body that you don’t see in most other session Pale Ales.
Lager of the Lakes
Style: Pilsner - Czech
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 52,742
Score: 3.46
Following in the tradition of Czech Pilsners by offering a combination of firm malt and herbal hop bitterness, Bell’s Lager Beer is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes.
Pooltime Ale
Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 48,441
Score: 3.54
Pooltime Ale is a refreshing Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale with light clove notes. The truly distinguishing feature is the use of 100% Montmorency tart cherries grown in the Traverse City region of Michigan. These cherries add a subtle tartness and bright counterpoint to other flavors, enhancing Poolside’s fruity character and making it the perfect beer for all summer activities.
Java Stout
Style: Stout - Coffee
ABV: 7.5%
# Ratings: 47,107
Score: 3.83
Using a fresh, custom blend of coffee beans roasted locally in Kalamazoo by Water Street Coffee Joint, this dark, roasty stout matches an intense flavor with an unmistakable aromatic punch.
Roundhouse
Style: IPA - Red
ABV: 7.5%
# Ratings: 41,524
Score: 3.84
Substantial amounts of late-kettle hop additions and dry-hopping yields a heady blend of fruity aromas of pineapple, peach and citrus. Those aromas continue into a crisply bitter hop presence across the tongue, but the judicious use of toasted and caramel specialty malts prevents the hop intensity from overwhelming the palate. Locally sourced Michigan honey creates a smooth, dry finish that pulls everything together. The India Red Ale style is a variation on the IPA, but with more caramel and toasted malt character and a reddish hue. Roundhouse was first brewed at our original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo in 2009.
The Oracle
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 10.0%
IBUs: 90
# Ratings: 41,473
Score: 3.99
Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first and foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt and balance. The fireworks start with the aromatic punch of dry-hop sessions with hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.
Third Coast Old Ale
Style: Barleywine - American
ABV: 10.2%
# Ratings: 38,733
Score: 3.79
Third Coast Old Ale is a cellerable American-style barleywine that has notes of dried fruit and caramel embedded in a rich malt background that will grow more complex over time.
Double Two Hearted Ale
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.0%
IBUs: 91
# Ratings: 33,649
Score: 4.16
Everything you love about our classic Two Hearted® Ale... now in a double IPA. With two and a half times the amount of Centennial hops, Double Two Hearted® has intense pine and citrus notes, a resinous hop aroma and rich malt character.
30th Anniversary Ale
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.0%
# Ratings: 31,722
Score: 4.18
Flavors of dark chocolate and fruit meld to create a full-bodied, roasty stout. A fair amount of Polaris hops lend a brightness and a nice character that will help carry the beer in its early stages making it incredibly drinkable and interesting. Malt characteristics will continue to develop over time, so that beer drinkers who choose to cellar it can enjoy the beer for years to come.
Black Note Stout
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.2%
# Ratings: 31,552
Score: 4.45
One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell's history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The resulting harmony of flavors captures the finest features of all three components: malty notes of dark chocolate, espresso & dried fruits, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. Aimed squarely at the stout and bourbon aficionados, Black Note makes a grand statement about the art of the dark.