There was a brewer's showcase tonight at at a local east lansing bar and Bell's was the showcase. Larry Bell, the owner and founder, made an appearance.
He's kind of a weird dude. He knows everyone loves him for his beer and he acts like it. He walks around with quite the celebrity status around here (granted, his brewery IS in Michigan and the bar I work at is at MSU). He has this air about him that just makes him seem like a rich guy. I can't really explain it. He'll talk you into the ground with beer knowledge though. My god. When he came he was wearing this weird sort of "safari" get up, undoubtedly to promote his Expedition Stout, which in my opinion, is not very good. All it is, from what I can tell, is a dark stout made to get absolutely crunked on if you dont care about taste. (12% or so ABV...so yea it does the trick rather efficiently.) It seems to be brewed for darkness rather than full flavor. That's just my opinion though. Think what you want.
We had every beer that Bell's makes on tap at our bar, and holy crap did we sell a lot of it. The first to go was the Consecrator Dopplebock (so good). Gone in like 2 hours. It was intense. Then went Deb's Red. You can normally only get that at the Bell's Brewery in KZoo, so that was pretty cool.
Normally on tap at the bar bar are Double Cream Stout, Hopslam, Winter White (in the winter...duh), and of course...Two Hearted. The bar that this all went down at is known throughout East Lansing (MSU) for having a crazy selection of Micros. Its awesome.
Feel free to discuss this off topic nonsense. Just wanted to share my somewhat interesting experience.