Bell's beer is heading to New York City

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

After a successful rollout in western and upstate New York, we are happy to announce that Bell’s beer will be coming to New York City beginning Feb. 10, 2014.

Union Beer Distributors, part of the Sheehan Group, will distribute Two Hearted Ale, Amber, Kalamazoo Stout, Midwestern Pale Ale, Porter and Oarsman Ale as well as our seasonal line-up within the city as well as on Long Island.

“We are excited to round out the state after an overwhelming response for our beer in western and upstate New York,” said Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell.

“The Sheehan Group has done an excellent job representing our brand and we are confident they will exceed expectations with New York City,” she said.

T.J. Sheehan, Tri-Valley Beverage and Craft Guild of New York distribute Bell’s beer elsewhere in New York.

For help locating our beer, fans will be able use our Beer Finder in February to see which nearby bars, restaurants and retailers serve and sell our beer.

Release party information and other special events will also be available here on our website as well as our social media channels as that information becomes available.

Visiting Bell’s soon? Take a look at special hours for November, December

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

Exterior door handle to our new brewhouse.

Our Comstock Brewery will be closed Nov. 28-29 for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. It will also be closed Dec. 2-6.

The Bell’s General Store and Eccentric Café will also be closed on Nov. 28 but will be open for normal business hours beginning at 11 a.m. on Nov. 29.

Downtown brewery tours hours for the Thanksgiving weekend will remain the same.

The Cafe and store will also both open at 1 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Further out

The Café and store will close early on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. Both, along with our Comstock Brewery will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 as well.

Bell’s brings home two medals from this year’s Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery


Bell’s Brewery brought home two prestigious medals from this year’s 11th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB) held in Chicago this past weekend.

Le Bretteur, a specialty beer from Bell’s downtown Kalamazoo brewing team, won a gold medal in the Wild/Brett category.

The category is designated for beers that are driven by Brettanomyces yeast fermentation but are not sour.

The beer was also the judges’ favorite of all gold medal winners across 11 categories and awarded Best of Show.

FoBAB is the largest celebration of wood and barrel aged beer in the U.S. and is highly competitive. Entries are submitted from all over the country.

“Both awards are a tremendous honor and something that we are all very proud of,” said Larry Bell, Bell’s President and Founder.

Le Bretteur is a variation on the blonde biere de garde Le Batteur, part of a trio of beers that make up Bell’s Jazz Series.

The wort was fermented in French Oak Chardonnay barrels.


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