Blue Ridge Beverage Company and Loveland Distributing will now bring Bell’s beer to Virginia


COMSTOCK, Mich. – Bell’s Brewery, Inc. is proud to welcome two new partners to its distributor network.

Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc. and Loveland Distributing Company, Inc. will both help bring Bell’s beer to the state of Virginia.

“Both are working very hard to bring our beer to our fans and customers and make sure there are minimal interruptions,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President.

Blue Ridge Beverage Company will service the following counties (C) and cities (IC) within the Commonwealth of Virginia:

Counties of

Albemarle (CO)                                                   

Alleghany (CO)                                               

Amherst (CO)                                               

Appomattox (CO)                                                  

Augusta (CO)                                                              

Bath (CO)                                                                   

Bedford (CO)                                                       

Bland (CO)                                                    

Botetourt (CO)                                                           

Brunswick (CO)                                                        

Buchanan (CO)                                                                              

Buckingham (CO)                                                                          

Campbell (CO)                                                                                

Carroll (CO)                                                                                    

Charlotte (CO)                                                                               

Craig (CO)                                                                                       

Cumberland (CO)                                                                          

Dickenson (CO)                                                                              

Floyd (CO)                                                                          

Fluvanna (CO)                                                                                  

Franklin (CO)                                                                     

Giles (CO)                                                                           

Grayson (CO)                                                                    

Greene (CO)                                                                                                                                     

Halifax (CO)                                                                                                                        

Henry (CO)                                                                        

Highland (CO)                   

Lee (CO)                             

Louisa (CO) 

Lunenburg (CO)                                                                                                

Madison (CO)                                                                   

Mecklenburg (CO)

Montgomery (CO)                                                                          

Nelson (CO)                                                                                      

Orange (CO)                                                                                      

Patrick (CO)                                                                                       

Pittsylvania (CO)                                                                               

Prince Edward (CO)                                                                        

Pulaski (CO) 

Roanoke (CO)  

Rockbridge (CO)    

Rockingham (CO)

Russell (CO)

Scott (CO)


Tazewell (CO)

Washington (CO) 

Wise (CO)

Wythe (CO)

Independent Cities of:

Bedford (IC)

Bristol (IC)          

Buena Vista (IC)

Charlottesville (IC)

Covington (IC)  

Danville (IC)

Galax (IC)

Harrisonburg (IC)

Lexington (IC)

Lynchburg (IC)

Martinsville (IC)

Norton (IC)

Radford (IC)

Roanoke (IC)

Salem (IC)

Staunton (IC)

Waynesboro (IC)

Loveland Distributing Company will cover the counties (C) and cities (IC) below within the Commonwealth of Virginia:


Caroline (CO)                    

Charles City (CO)                                                             

Chesterfield (CO)

Dinwiddie (CO)

Goochland (CO)

Greensville (CO)

Hanover (CO)

Henrico (CO)     

King and Queen (CO)    

King William (CO)

New Kent (CO)

Nottoway (CO)

Powhatan (CO)

Prince George(CO)

Sussex (CO)

Independent Cities:

Richmond (IC)

Petersburg (IC)

Emporia (IC)

Eccentric Cafe kitchen closing July 3; new full service restaurant opens July 13

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

new dining roomWEB.jpgAs we come closer to celebrating 30 years of Inspired Brewing in September, another Bell’s milestone is approaching.

The Eccentric Café’s kitchen, 150 sq. feet of space that has helped us serve so many over the last 15 years, will be officially retired on July 3.

Not to worry though, the plywood that has blocked off the entrance of our new space will soon come down.

Our brand new kitchen and dining space, along with new menu and full table service, will debut July 13.

In the interim, we have also invited some local food trucks to join us outside our pub and help serve those looking for something beyond what we currently have on the draught board.

A very limited selection of snacks (no hot food) will also be offered from the bar beginning July 5.

We hope that everyone will bear with us as we work through this transition – it will be well worth it.

Keep an eye here on our Blog and on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for peeks of our new space and what the new menu has to offer over the next few weeks.

Recipe: Bell's Amber Beer Cheese

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery


With a perfect balance of malt and hops, Bell’s Amber Ale is a great introduction to our portfolio. Or on its own.

One of the oldest Bell's recipes, it is also quite versatile when pairing with food.

It is also great to cook with. 

The recipe below comes from the kitchen of our Michigan Sales Manager, Derek Zomonski. 



  • ½ cup Bell’s Amber Ale
  • 1 pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ Cup minced onion, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Tabasco
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Bring the beer to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and cool to room temperature.
  • Mix, cheese, onion, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, Tabasco and garlic in a food processor or with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • Slowly drizzle in the beer and mix until smooth.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. 

Serves 8-10 (maybe …).

 Adapted from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.

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