Bell's beer will be available in Portland, Oregon for a short time

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

NewTwoHeartedLabel2012.jpgUpdated: 10:09, 4/10

The Brewers Associations’ annual Craft Brewers Conference is next week, April 14-17. And since we will be in town already, we decided to bring some beer with us.

Starting this weekend, Bell’s beer will temporarily be available in Portland thanks to our friends at Running Man Distributing.

Quantities are limited and once it’s gone, it’s gone.

So, whether or not you are in town for the conference, here is where our beer (and a few of us) will be:

April 14

Bell's After Dark at Belmont Station (8 p.m. - close) - Two Hearted, Cherry Stout, The Wild One, Roundhouse IRA, Kalamazoo Stout, Oberon, Oarsman, Special Double Cream Stout, Third Coast Old Ale and Midwestern Pale Ale.

April 15

Tappings on Tax Day at Hop & Vine (6 p.m. - close)- Two Hearted and Roundhouse IRA

April 16

The Drinking Lot - Kalamazoo Stout, Oarsman, Two Hearted and Wild One.

April 17

Sour and Wild Invitational at Cascade Brewing Barrel House (Tapping at 3 p.m.) - Wild One


A few other locations in Portland will also have Two Hearted and a few of our other beers (Oarsman, Wild One and Kalamazoo Stout) as well (please call ahead before heading out the door though):

• Baileys Taproom

• Green Dragon Bistro and Pub

• Saraveza Bottle Shop and Pasty Tavern

• Imperial Restaurant

• Horse Brass

• Bazi Bierbrasserie

• Tin Bucket

• Beer

• ABV Public House (Hillsboro)

• Roscoe’s

• BeerMongers                

• Apex Bar PDX

• N.W.I.P.A.

• Cheese Bar

• Scout Beer Garden

• The Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop

Interview for one of 70+ jobs at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, April 20-21

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

NewCafeKitchen.jpgWe will host a Hospitality Job Fair on April 20 from 3-7 p.m. and on April 21 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Eccentric Café, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., in downtown Kalamazoo, 

We will be interviewing for more than 70 positions including lead line cooks, front of house shift leaders, part-time dishwashers, dining room assistants, servers, host/hostesses and both full and part-time prep cooks.

These positions are all part of an ongoing expansion project that also includes the addition of a brand new kitchen and full service dining room to the Café.

Both are expected to open later this summer.

Here is what you need to know:

• In order to be considered for an onsite interview at this job fair, you must first apply online and obtain an email confirmation here.

• Full job descriptions can be found here.

• Applicants must also bring a copy of their resume and email application confirmation with them to the job fair. You should also be prepared to provide a skills demonstration (when applicable).

• Preference will be given to those who apply online beforehand. Those who apply online must also be present at this job fair in order to be interviewed and considered for employment.

Still have questions? Please email

Bell’s Brewery among 2015 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in West Michigan


The National Association for Business Resources 2015 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® award program annually recognizes the most influential, trend setting companies regionally and across the U.S.

Bell's Brewery, Inc. is now among the distinguished companies to be honored with this award in West Michigan.

“While we do make great beer – it’s our extremely talented and passionate family that is at the heart of that great beer,” said Carrie Overton, Director of Human Resources at Bell’s Brewery.

The competition identifies and honors companies who display a commitment to excellence in their Human Resource practices and employee development.  

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.

“We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s 'Best and Brightest' companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resource management. This award has become a designation sought after by hundreds of West Michigan area companies and is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of MBPA in a press release.

An award ceremony, honoring this year’s recipients and awarding this year’s new elite awards, will be held in Grand Rapids in May. See a complete list of this years' winners.

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