Embrace winter with Bell’s Winter White and the Kalamazoo Wings

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By: Eric Strader
ericstrader69@gmail.com

image courtesy of Bell's Brewery

I’ve been told that today just might be the last nice sunny day of the season, and there is no denying that colder grey days are on their way.

Since high school soccer season wrapped up last weekend with the Goshen High School Boys state championship win, it’s time for me to turn my attention to hockey.

Those are my two favorite sports, and it’s no question that Bell’s Brewery is one of my favorite breweries. Put those two things together, and you get the second annual Bell’s Brewery Blue Ice Game.

Bell’s Winter White Ale (5% ABV) is Belgian Witbier brewed with a blend of barley and wheat malts and a proprietary blend of Hefe and classic Belgian-style yeasts.

This winter seasonal from Bell’s offers a lighter alternative to traditional heavy winter warmer style ales, with a mixture of clove and fruity aromas. The flavor follows with some spicy citrus, sweet breadiness and finishes with traditional Belgian notes of banana and clove. In fact, cases of this are being unloaded at the Chicago Avenue Chalet Party Shoppe as I write this.

From press release:

COMSTOCK, Mich. – Bell’s Brewery, Inc. and the Kalamazoo Wings invite the southwest Michigan community to the second annual Bell’s Brewery Blue Ice Game featuring Winter White Ale on Nov. 15th at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo.

The Kalamazoo K-Wings will take on the Reading Royals on ice dyed blue in celebration of Bell’s seasonal beer, Winter White Ale.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the first puck will drop at 7:30 p.m.

Winter White will be available through January, a month longer than previously. Fans will be able to enjoy 16 oz. cans of Bell’s winter seasonal from multiple stations throughout the arena.

Michael Fuerst, a Training Coordinator for Bell’s and member of the rock band Knee Deep Shag as well as the acoustic band The Corn Fed Girls will sing the national anthem before a performance with The Corn Fed Girls later that evening at Bell’s Eccentric Café, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., in downtown Kalamazoo.

K-Wings players will again wear limited edition Bell’s Winter White jerseys that will be auctioned off to fans at the conclusion of the game with proceeds going to Gryphon Place, a Kalamazoo non-profit that provides crisis intervention and support to those who need it.

There will be a Bell’s Winter White giveaway item to the first 500 adults (21 and up) through the door that night and Bell’s representatives will be available to chat with fans and handout other free swag during intermissions.

Individual ticket prices for home games are $14 and $18 for adults and only $8 for kids ages 12 and under. Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance. Tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only). Groups of 15 or more may save money by calling 269-271-2915. Tickets for all K-Wings home games are currently on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, including www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket office hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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