Michigan's Bell's Brewery 2018 release schedule includes 4 new beers

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Lager of the Lakes will debut in 12 ounce cans in 2018.

COMSTOCK, Mich. - Bell's Brewery announced its beer release schedule for 2018.

At least four new beers will make their debut, including a new series.

Road to Hell, Hell Hath No Fury and Sympathy for the Devil form a trilogy of beers that will be released between July and November.

The beers will feature label art by southwest Michigan native David Coverly.

Bell’s seasonal calendar will again feature Oberon, Best Brown and Winter White. Larry’s Latest Sour Ale will debut early next year, subbing in for Smitten Golden Rye Ale.

Lager of the Lakes will debut in 12 ounce cans, and bottles will be officially retired as a packaging option. Cans will start shipping in February.

In June, Sparkleberry Ale, which debuted at Kalamzaoo Pride in 2013, will be available in cans for the first time.

The brewery will also be celebrating the 30-year anniversary of Bell's Cherry Stout in May. The beer debuted in 1988 and features cherry juice from Traverse City cherries.

“As with this year’s release calendar, we still reserve the right to announce a few surprises here and there,” Bell's CEO Laura Bell said.

Below is the release schedule, as well as packaging options:

January

  • Hopslam (Double IPA) – 12 ounce cans packaged in six-packs, draught and 5-liter minikegs
  • Larry’s Latest Sour Ale – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and 12-packs, on draught and in 16 oz. cans packaged in four-packs

February

  • Consecrator Doppelbock – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught

March 26, 2018

  • Oberon Release Day – American Wheat Ale in 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and 12-packs, 12 ounce cans packaged in 12-packs, 16 ounce cans packaged in four-packs and draught

April

  • Hopsoulution (Double IPA) – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught

May

  • Oberon 5-liter minikegs
  • Pooltime Ale (Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale made with cherry juice) – 12 ounce cans in six-packs and on draught
  • 30th Anniversary Cherry Stout Reserve – 12 ounce bottles packaged in four-packs and on draught

June

  • Quinannan Falls (India Pale Lager) – 12 ounce cans packaged in six-packs and on draught
  • Sparkleberry Ale – 16 ounce cans packaged in four-packs and on draught

July

  • The Oracle (Double IPA) and Road to Hell – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught

August

  • Special Double Cream Stout (Sweet Stout) – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught

September

  • Bell’s Octoberfest Beer (Märzen) – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught
  • Third Coast Old Ale (Barleywine) – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught
  • Expedition Stout (Russian Imperial Stout) – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught
  • Hell Hath No Fury (Dark Ale)  – 12 ounce bottles packaged in 6-packs and on draught
  • Roundhouse (India Red Ale) 12 ounce cans packaged in 6-packs and on draught
  • Best Brown (American Brown Ale) – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and 12-packs, on draught and in 16 ounce cans packaged in four-packs

October

  • Cherry Stout – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught
  • Bell’s coffee stout – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught

November

  • Christmas Ale (Scotch Ale) – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught
  • Sympathy for the Devil – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and on draught 
  • Winter White (Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale) – 12 ounce bottles packaged in six-packs and 12-packs, on draught and in 16 ounce cans packaged in four-packs

December

  • Eccentric Ale – 12 ounce bottles and on draught -- Bell’s General Store and Eccentric Café release only

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