Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale

Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI
Two-Hearted Ale
IPA
7.0% ABV
bottle

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Two-Hearted River is immortalized in Hemingway’s short story “Big Two-Hearted River” (1925). The beer is named for that story. It is a story about a man named Nick. He fishes for trout in the river. It is a fine story. The beer tastes good. In the story, Nick does not drink beer. Nick drinks coffee.  The coffee is bitter. Nick laughs.

Nina says this is deeper and rounder than most IPAs. It is round and low. It tastes like pine, but it is not too bitter. This is a benchmark mid-Western IPA. I was thirsty. I did not believe that I had ever been thirstier.

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~ by Perry S. on December 5, 2009.

5 Responses to “Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale”

  1. Hello two hearted beer I love you

  2. He had never seen so big a trout. There was a heaviness, a power not to be held, and then the bulk of him, as he jumped. He looked as broad as a salmon.

    A label so awful something good *must* lurk inside.

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