The ingredients of Harvest Ale directly reflect our interest in local agriculture and tradition. The malt comes from barley grown in Michigan specifically for Bell's, much of it on our own farm near Shepherd MI, while the whole-cone hops were plucked from bines across Michigan. The home-grown malt has a distinctive candied apple character that pairs well with the mixture of grassy & fruity hop aroma, yielding a very drinkable celebration of the harvest.
Alcohol by Volume: 5.7%
Original Gravity: 1.053
Shelf Life: Six months
Dates Available: Limited
Available Packages: Draft, Limited 750 ML bottles
Brewer: Bell's Brewing
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- United States - Galesburg, Michigan
- 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 100 people over an 18 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 Eccentrc Café. 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.
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Style: American IPA
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Though today they are typically much stronger and more assertive than their English counterparts, the American IPA is likely to be closer to the original English IPA of the 18th century than current English versions. Over the years, the extreme hops and bitterness of the English version has been reduced to meet consumer demand, while the American IPA thrives on being an extreme dose of hops.
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