For my latest sampling of a brewery, I picked a small selection from Bell’s, the Michigan-based brewery that reignited my interest in craft beer. Between, say, 2003 and 2012, I’d have a pint of Guinness every month or so, or maybe a bottle of Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, but I really just didn’t have the interest in beer that I once had, and I think that’s reflected in earlier posts in this blog. Then we went to Kickbacks Gastropub in Jacksonville and, among the nearly seven hundred beers available – deciding what you want to drink here can take a little while – I saw Bell’s Cherry Stout. That caught my attention. I’d never heard of a cherry stout before.
That was January of this year. I’m still waiting for a second glass. Continue reading “Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo MI”