[10/12 Update: According to George at Westy's Distributors, Bell's Christmas Ale is expected to ship right at the end of October]
(Kalamazoo, MI) – It appears as though Bell’s may be coming out with a new beer and returning with an old favorite later this year. With good news comes bad, however, as STL Hops reported last month that Java Stout and Sparking Ale will be retired.
Bell’s Christmas Ale will be a Scotch Ale, “brewed with 100% Michigan barley and a blend of Pacific Northwest and Michigan hops.” This looks like Bell’s first venture into the style in a long time. Hell Hath No Fury is a Belgian Strong Ale that made its debut in 2004. STL Hops notes that the St. Louis area will be getting it so watch out for it in your local area if you get Bell’s beers.