Belgian black IPA takes top honors at Bell’s homebrew competition
KALAMAZOO — Nick Rodammer took first place in Bell’s 3rd Annual Homebrew Competition, announced Sunday during All Stouts Day.
Rodammer’s recipe, a Belgian black IPA, will be brewed with Specialty Brewer Zeke Bogan at Bell’s original Kalamazoo brewery, and will then go on tap at the adjacent Eccentric Cafe.
This is the same brewery where many of Bell’s smaller batches are brewed including The Wild One, the Jazz Series, Roundhouse IRA, Kal-Haven Ale, Harvest Ale, a number of specialty stouts and more.
Following Rodammer in second was Jay VonBuskirk, for his hoppy beer brewed with mango, and in third were Adam and Britani Wisniewski, who brewed a brown ale with smoked malt.