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Homebrewer taps into Bell's Brewery
Twelve finalists were named at Bell’s Brewery’s 4th Annual Homebrew Competition — but only one will brew a beer for the brewery.
The Kalamazoo native will brew his Citra and Simcoe Pale Ale at the brewery’s original location in downtown Kalamazoo.
“This competition is a nod to our roots, and we love the opportunity to give a little something back to the community that gave us our start,” said Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell.
Nick Rodammer’s Double Rye IPA came in second. Rodammer won the event last year.
A fruity IPA with peaches and mangos won third place for Jay VanBuskirk.
Bell’s Brewery Homebrew Competition 2013, runners up
Jason Stasienko, IPA
Larry Yuhas, Cream Stout, brewed with fresh mint and coffee
Eric Drews, an American-hopped concoction
Aaron Hoffmann, Coffee IPA
Bret Wagner with Beau Preston, Butter Pecan Java Chocolate Stout
Drew Doster, Cafe con Leche Milk Stout
David DalPonte, Pale Ale, with green tea and honey
Shannon Grossman, Vanilla Java Porter
Nathan Widener, Jalapeño Pepper Beer