Neptune The Mystic was the final release in the series, a 9 percent ABV stout brewed with a multitude of adjuncts, including black pepper, hickory bark, dandelion root, spices, molasses and maple syrup. As if those are not enough, cayenne peppers, star anise, raisins and dates were also added to the mix a various points during the brewing process.
Appearing in October 2014, Venus The Bringer of Peace is the second beer in The Planets series from Bell's, a line of brews inspired by Gustav Holst's seven-movement orchestral suite of the same name. A total of seven beers make up this particular line, with each intended to be released in the same order as Holt's piece.
The Batch series from Bell’s Brewery Inc. finds its origin in beers produced by the brewery to commemorate production milestones beginning over 20 years ago. The first to carry the series designation was Batch 3000, with subsequent releases coming every 1000 batches until the line was retired in late 2010 with Batch 10,000.
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.