A popular release in one of Bell’s Brewery, Inc.’s most interesting series may be returning this year.
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the Comstock, Mich.-based brewery will be rereleasing Mars, a 10.1 percent ABV double IPA brewed “an intense hopping regimen” and Munich malt before being packaged in 12-ounce bottles.
The original debut of the IPA was in August 2014, when it was named Mars, The Bringer of War (10.10 percent ABV) and was the first beer released in Bell’s Planets Series, which was based off off Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite called The Planets. Mars was then released again in April 2017 as part of Bell’s seasonal lineup, but has not been seen in packaged form since then.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.