Bell’s Brewery, Inc./Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

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Beers At Bell’s Brewery, Inc./Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

NameABVEntered
Bell's Christmas Ale (2017-)7.5%12/28/2017
Bell's Tequila Barrel Mango Habanero Oberon9%12/28/2017
Bell's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout12.8%12/12/2017
Bell's Black Note Stout10.8%11/6/2017
Bell’s Traverse City Whiskey Chocolate Orange Stout10%11/5/2017
Bell’s Coffee's On8.3%11/5/2017
Bell's Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout5.5%11/5/2017
Bell's Molé Stout8.3%11/5/2017
Bell’s Brandy Barrel Chocolate Orange Stout8%11/5/2017
Bell’s Captain Long Haul12.3%11/5/2017
Bell’s Molé Stout - Rum Barrel10.8%11/5/2017
Bell’s Tripel Lindy9.4%10/28/2017
Bell's Oarsman Ale - Blackberry and Lemon4.9%10/8/2017
Bell's Traverse City Whiskey Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout13.2%9/9/2017
Bell's Larry's Latest Scotch Ale7.5%8/25/2017
Bell's Titania6.4%8/25/2017
Bell's Freedom Of Peach5.4%8/25/2017
Bell's Larry's Latest Coffee Milk Stout5.5%7/9/2017
Bell's The Wild One - Raspberry6.1%6/30/2017
Bell's Milchkaffee5.5%5/28/2017
Bell's Tart Wit5.4%5/26/2017
Bell's Traverse City Whiskey Coffee Consecrator Doppelbock11.4%4/28/2017
Bell's Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer Of War10.1%4/28/2017
Bell's Amber Ale5.8%4/21/2017
Bell's Larry's Latest Sour5.7%4/6/2017
Bell's Pedal To The Kettle6%3/24/2017
Bell's Larry's Latest Belgian6.6%3/24/2017
Bell's Kal-Haven Ale6%3/19/2017
Bell's Trumpeters Stout5.4%3/19/2017
Bell's Winter White Ale5%2/8/2017
Bell's Lager of the Lakes5%2/8/2017
Bell's Baltic Porter7.2%2/8/2017
Bell's Pooltime Ale5.2%2/2/2017
Bell's Oberon Ale5.8%1/14/2017
Bell's Traverse City Whiskey Neptune12.2%1/12/2017


90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
mstockton  (25) Frankfurt, Germany | August 3, 2006
Awesome...the home of Bell’s! It’s a neat tall space inside that is really comfortable. It’s kind of funky and attracts crunchy college students, professors and passerbys. Good comfort food and great beer. Do it if you’re in the area...doesn’t look like much from the outside. Be sure to hit the Bell’s shop out back for shirts, beer, and glasses.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | August 3, 2006| Updated April 10, 2007
Good inexpensive food, Great inexpensive Bell’s beer a winning combo for sure. Nice selection of their beers in bottle and on tap. Unassuming from the outside has a nice cozy wooden decor inside and you can tell the locals love this place by the full bar. Service was friendly and fast, and the brewery shop across the parking lot had a decent selection of beer and other Bell’s stuff. They also had brewing supplies which I am not qualified to judge the quality and selection of.
50
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
Terminus  (391) St. Louis, Missouri | July 5, 2006
man, i was dissapointed with this place-very bad service-i was looked down upon for being at the bar for some reason. the food was just not doing it for me. they had only 2 non-bottled beers on tap (hell hath no fury and cyser). however, they did have batch 7000 in bottles for $5. THe hops have droped out of that beer mostly and it has become very sweet. I just didnt care for this place since i had much better in the state of MI on this trip.
52
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT  (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | June 26, 2006
I wasnt really that impressed with this place. After going to New Holland and Founders I found this place to be just not what the beer tourist in me wanted. They had beer and OMFG it was cheap. $2 for a pint of Kalamazoo Stout. Nice. They didnt have anything interesting on tap or for purchase in bottles. Everything that they had I could get back home. So I guess that was my major dissapointment. IF this place was in my home town I would be certian that this is where we would go frequently. It just has a great local kind of feel to it.
74
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
sersdf  (33) chicago, Illinois | June 1, 2006
pretty god experience. top notch ambiance, lots of weird, interesting shit going on (yes, i know what it’s called). i gave service only a 6 because i thought the guy was a little standoffish and uninterested. well, actually he did warm up once he realized we’d come from pretty far away. still, i didn’t like that you have to buy the beers one at a time (they made an exception, but it’s a bad policy). the food was good. the place is hard to find. glassware wasn’t any good, but the store was pretty cool. had lots of stuff.
72
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft  (117) Seattle, Washington | May 30, 2006
Lots of goofy yet artistically interesting decor very fitting for the name (eccentric). Kind of a old warehouse feeling with wood floors and tables. Outside beer garden looked cool. Food selection is pretty limited yet above average in quality. Staff was decent but did nothing more than take our order. Cash only bar is pretty lame. The taplist was pretty good. Probably 10 taps, 2-3 were new or unavailable in bottles. They had a full selection of their bottles to drink. Prices were quite good. Multiple size glasses were available. Glassware was pathetic pints we plastic cups. The store was pretty nice with lots of apparel, beer to go, paraphenalia, and home brewing supplies.
70
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
thehoff  (1) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 21, 2006
Bells is a great place to drink Bells beer because that is all that they sell. The garden is a great place to bring your kids and the ambiance inside is excellent. I recommend making the trip for Eccentric day. The one day out of the year that KBC serves Eccentric Ale. Wicked stuff but always interesting. Everyone dresses up and the buffett is just plain weird. A trip to Kalamazoo is not complete without a stop to the Eccentric Cafe.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
ryan  (13) Beltsville, Maryland | May 13, 2006
It goes without saying, the beer is good. A very nice selection, always a few unbottled beers on tap. Good selection of bottled beers in the cooler, if you’re looking for Expedition Stout in the middle of July. I’m not sure why anyone would have a problem with the ambiance of this place, very aesthetically pleasing. Great, eccentric decor. Don’t forget to stop by the general store on the other side of the parking lot and buy a case or two to go. I haven’t eaten here.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
GTown  (6) New York | March 13, 2006| Updated October 24, 2008
If you like Bell’s Beer, you have to visit the brew pub. The ambiance is lacking, and I agree that the service is middle of the road. Employees forcing themselves to be hippies, and missing the true meaning of laid back. The selection is outstanding, in the bar and the store. Food was middle-of-the-road. Place is cash only. If you go seeking only great beer, you will not be disappointed. You may get lucky and get to try a new or limited brew.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Philip  (64) Illinois | February 26, 2006| Updated March 1, 2006
Great tap lineup consisting of the regular bottle line, the winter seasonals, and a few specials like Cyser, Small Planet Ale, and Hell Hath No Fury. The ambiance in the pub area is very warm and inviting, with an African masks themes on the wall. Well designed place, although difficult to know where to enter from the street. Good prices, too, with samples at the 12, 16, and 20 oz size range. Store was well stocked with homebrew supplies, Bell’s merchandise, and of course, Bell’s beers. There was plenty of Batch 7000 around, although no Eccentric Ale or anything older.
48
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
TheEnemy  (44) Chicago, | February 26, 2006| Updated October 5, 2006
I hate to rain on the parade of praise for this place, but I found the staff of both the Eccentric Cafe and the retail shop to be some of the rudest people I’ve encountered in the hospitality industry. Maybe it’s just a local thing -- I found the same snotty attitude all over Kalamazoo, as if this ho-hum ass-thorn of a town has anything to be snotty about. The only place I got decent service without attitude was Olde Peninsula, but that alone isn’t enough to bring me back to Kzoo any time soon.

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