Q&As about our new parking lot
We have opened a new parking lot next to our Eccentric Café downtown Kalamazoo. Here’s a Q&A about how parking works in the lot.
How much does it cost to park there?
The first five hours are free with purchases at Bell’s Eccentric Café and General Store .
After that, parking rates are $2 for...
Everything you need to know about Oberon Day 2017
We are closely approaching the release of Oberon, our American Wheat Ale. Here's everything you need to know about celebrating Oberon Day 2017
When is it?
Oberon is released on Monday, March 27 in all the states we distribute, besides Florida, Arizona, and Southern California, where Oberon is...
New Mexico will be the next state Bell's beer heads to in 2017
We are proud to announce that it will head to New Mexico early this fall.
“Texas is a large market for us and adding a nearby state, made the most sense for us. We always want to make sure that we have enough beer for all of our existing customers before we add a new territory,” Bell’s CEO Laura...
Recipe: Kalamazoo Stout Peanut Butter Cookies
Need a desert for your next dinner or just a beer-infused snack? This delicious recipe for Kalamazoo Stout Peanut Butter Cookies is perfect.
The key to mixing the stout and peanut butter flavors is using powdered peanut butter. See the full recipe from CraftBeer.com.
Kalamazoo Stout is one of our...
Homebrewing Oberon: Tips on cloning our American Wheat Ale
Before we were a brewery, we were a homebrew supply store. That's how our president and founder Larry Bell got his (and our) start. It wasn't until two years after the Bell's General Store opened that we sold our first official beer as a brewery.
More than 30 years later, our homebrew roots still...
How to: Culture Bell’s house yeast from a bottle or can of Bell’s beer
We don’t offer our house yeast for sale. But since we don’t filter any of our ales either, you can harvest it directly from the bottle or can.
Any of our non-Belgian ales are good candidates for this. If you can get your hands on them, Oberon or Amber Ale are all good choices.
What you will need...
Bell’s Brewery returns as title sponsor for 93rd Annual Bayview to Mackinac Race
We are proud to announce that Bell's will return as the title sponsor of the 2017 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race!
The 93rd annual race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island will set sail on July 22nd this year. This will mark our seventh year as presenting sponsor of the longest consecutively run...
Pre-order hop rhizomes from the Bell's General Store
Hop rhizome pre-orders are now open.
You can select from seven different varieties from Hop Head Farms in Hickory Corners, Michigan:
They will be harvested and available in early to mid-April. Orders are due by March 31.
Join us at The Meanwhile: 2017 Michigan Winter Beer Festival tap list, pre-festival event info
Another great Michigan event is almost here.
The 12th Annual Winter Beer Festvial is Feb. 24 and 25 in Comstock Park. Tickets for the festival, while available, can be purchased here.
Per tradition, we'll be pre-gaming at The Meanwhile with the original Grand Rapids Beer Week Tap Event, Friday,...
B1 beer: Kal-Haven Ale, a fan-favorite brewed with rye malt and Brettanomyces
This post is part of an occasional series looking at the beers we develop at our original brewery, or B1.
Our sour program has several members, from Wild One to the Jazz Series: Le Batteur, Le Pianiste Ale and Le Contrebassiste.
Kal-Haven Ale is a fan favorite brewed with rye malt. Fermented with...