With such a huge response to my Das Can-in-Stein challenge last week, I decided to add a second place prize as well. The trivia question in last week’s post was:
What is the most popular beer brewed by Bell’s Brewery and is also now sold in a can? (Largest amount sold in volume by the brewery each year.)
I decided that I needed to accept two different answers to this question. Until recently, Bell’s Oberon was the largest produced beer by volume from the brewery, and considering that it is a seasonal beer, that is quite remarkable.
Now, however, Two Hearted has taken the lead, and is produced in larger volume than any other beer brewed at Bells. So for this reason, I accepted both answers as correct.
Last spring, both beers were offered for the first time in cans and arrived in Michiana around May. The majority of responses also included the answer to the second part of the trivia question to get their names entered a second time. Both Oberon and Two Hearted are distributed in 16 oz. cans (which are unfortunately too tall to fit in Das Can-in-Stein).
Paul Stauffer is the grand prize winner of Das Can-in-Stein. Currently Paul and his wife live in Boston where they enjoy a great beer scene. One of his favorite Boston area beers is Flagraiser IPA from Somerville Brewing Company’s Slumbrew brand. In his words, “Just about a perfect IPA; hugely aromatic, featuring Galaxy hops, and strong bitterness without being over the top.”
The brewery that he misses most from back home is Bell’s Brewery. He tells me that his Boston-area beer geek friends are always begging him to bring back various Bell’s beers for them. And he adds, ”I’m also hoping that someday soon Jesse Sensenig will be making me sorely miss his beers from Goshen Brewing Company.” The rest of us hope that as well.
The second place winner is Steven Lotter, and he won a Bell’s Two Hearted pint glass with a couple of Bell’s stickers and buttons. Steven lives in Granger, enjoys Three Floyds Zombie Dust, and loves going to his local Bare Hands Brewery.
While at Bell’s Brewery the other day, I took several photos of the new ‘Inspired Hospitality’ kitchen which is now under construction.