Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bell’s brings home two medals from this year’s Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer

Written by  Paul Starr
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Bell’s brings home two medals from this year’s Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. brought home two prestigious medals from this year’s 11th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB) held in Chicago this past weekend. Le Bretteur, a specialty beer from Bell’s downtown Kalamazoo brewing team, won a gold medal in the Wild/Brett category.The category is designated for beers that are driven by Brettanomyces yeast fermentation but are not sour.
The beer was also the judges’ favorite of all gold medal winners across 11 categories and awarded Best of Show.

FoBAB is the largest celebration of wood and barrel aged beer in the U.S. and is highly competitive. Entries are submitted from all over the country. “Both awards are a tremendous honor and something that we are all very proud of,” said Larry Bell, Bell’s President and Founder.

Le Bretteur is a variation on the blonde biere de garde Le Batteur, part of a trio of beers that make up Bell’s Jazz Series.

The wort was fermented in French Oak Chardonnay barrels.

About Bell's Brewery, Inc.:

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 an 19 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 bellsbeer.com.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.