Tour through Bell's history

A lot has happend since 1985.

Installation of the first set of 400-barrel fermentation vessels in 2006

A toast...

Brewing Eccentric Ale

Larry & his children in the brewery office, back in 1990

A Bell family portrait, circa 1990

Flag-raising at the dedication ceremony of the main production brewery in 2003

John & Gary checking out construction of the new brewery in 2002

An exterior view of the grain silos & brew house in 2005

Four new 200-barrel fermenters being delivered in 2004

A 200-barrel fermenter being maneuvered into the Comstock location

A 200-barrel fermenter being maneuvered into the Comstock location

A draft handle sticking out of the old beige festival van

Patrons hanging out with Michael Jackson during the old days

400-barrel fermenters during installation in 2006

Lowering the new kettle through the roof in 2007

Installation of our custom-designed kettle in 2007

The last tank being lowered into place during installation of the second set of 400-bbl vessels in 2008; note the person in the lower left corner!

Lowering the last of the new 400-barrel fermenters in 2008

Looking out over the second set of 400-barrel fermenters before the roof went on

The only way to get the new kettle into the brew house was through the ceiling

A view down one array of 400-barrel fermenters

A set of plastic drums serving at fermenting vessels

Checking on an active fermentation in one of the earliest fermenting vessels

A 200-barrel fermenter being maneuvered into the Comstock location

A 200-barrel fermenter being maneuvered into the Comstock location

An open house at the brewery, several years before the Eccentric Cafe opened

Part of the 30-barrel brew house, several of these vessels are actually still in use in our current brewing system.

Early fermenters circa 1990; this space is now used for our wood-aging projects

The building that became the brewery was many things over the years, the last being a hardware store.

One of our early grain mills

Brewing on Eccentric Day 2007

Setting up to fill a run of side-fill kegs in the '90s

The vacant lot behind the Eccentric Cafe that eventually became the Beer Garden.

Rik, managing a boil

Hand-stacking cases in 2001 at the original brewery

The grain silos and milling area at the original brewery

Preparing to fill kegs in the late 1990s

A 200-barrel fermenter being lifted off a truck in 2004

A 200-barrel fermenter being maneuvered into the Comstock location

Fermenter installation in 2004

A view of the 50-barrel brew house in 2005

Installation of the 50-barrel brew house at the Comstock location in 2002

Tom, preparing to transfer beer when we still bottled at the downtown location

Open-top vessels in the Comstock brewery's fermentation cellar

Our first expansion: the 1-barrel brewing system

A view from the homebrew shop's original location on Burdick Street

The lauter tun from our former 30-barrel system. This vessel has been moved over to our 15-barrel system for specialty batches.

Filling cases with bottles in 2001

Filled kegs being lifted off the conveyor onto waiting pallets. This line can be run anywhere between 150-280 kegs per hour, depending on demand.

A view of our fermentation area during installation of 400-barrel fermenters

Exterior view of the new atrium & nearly completed patio area

More of the refurbished patio & deck seating area

Looking up at the atrium ceiling

Construction site of the new music hall; the stage is in the background

The beer garden's refurbished patio nearing completion

The balcony under construction in the new music space

Please enter your birth date:
Year
(e.g. 1977)
Month
(e.g. 3 for March)
Day
(e.g. 21)

Note: By Law You Must be 21 Years of Age or Older to View Our Website.
We Ask Your Birthday Only for Age Verification.
We Do Not Store or Share this Information for Any Reason.
Please Refer to Our Privacy Policy for More Information.