Brian Burt

Bell’s Mars The Bringer of War

In August Bell’s Brewery Inc. released the first beer in a new limited production line the company is doing based off off Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite called The Planets. Was a band nerd in high school and college, The Planets was one of my favorite performances we did. The first beer, a double India pale ale, is called Mars, The Bringer of War which is name of the first movement of Holst’s suite. Each new beer will be released every two months until the series concludes in 2015.

Avery Samael’s Oak-Aged Ale Batch No.10 2014

In 2005 Avery Brewing Co. introduced The Demons of Ale series—a yearly limited production release of three bold brews, each sporting a devilishly high alcohol content of 15-17 percent, giving it a suggested cellarability of over ten years. The three beers are released throughout the year—Samael's Oak-Aged Ale in April, The Beast Grand Cru in August and Mephistopheles Stout in December.