In this day and age where ‘going green’ is often no more than a marketing ploy it’s lovely to discover a company whose efforts are humble and sincere, Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Official) demonstrates that growth and success should correlate to raising the bar. Bells Brewery was established long before craft beer was trendy and have been committed to product quality and responsible business practices since the start. Sustainability is a vital aspect of the production process, from farming to transportation, Bells shows genuine dedication to this cause; adopting highways, green architecture, recycling, water conservation practices, and the list goes on. Another fun fact is that their farm in central Michigan utilizes ecologically friendly no-till methods and the barley they harvest is used in several beers including the classic Midwestern Pale Ale.
If you’re still feeling uninspired here’s one more heart-warming detail, the Midwestern Pale Ale label is a painting of the Bells farm by local artist Conrad Kaufman. We are big fans of this beer, it’s somewhere in between amber and pilsner, with subtle hops and a neat dry finish. - Laura
Locally made 14 Mushroom Powder from Mushroom Harvest! Grown and harvested at their certified organic farm in Athens, Ohio, this blend combines powerful mushrooms like lion’s mane, turkey tail, mesima, reishi, cordyceps and more!
Postmodern Beer, like art, is inspired by both classic and modern culture and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Stillwater’s Classique is at once a Saison and a nod to American industrial beer, it utilizes Belgian yeast, domestic hops, and has a pale yellow color with a user friendly (4.5%) alcohol by volume. The yeast adds hints of grass and sage, cascade hops deliver bitter citrus notes- lemon zest is subdued but perceptible. The combination is interesting, crisp, and delicious. Classique is crafted but light, I wouldn’t mind seeing a trend of brewers making more beer like this in the future, one’s that don’t obliterate the palate and are light enough to enjoy with food or have a few throughout the evening. These are also conveniently packaged in Aluminum cans, which are easy to transport and recycle. - Laura