Bell’s beer heading to Delaware and Maryland this summer

Josh Smith | Bell's Brewery

We are proud to announce that wewill begin distributing to two new states this summer – Delaware and Maryland.

N.K.S. Distributors will distribute Bell’s beer in Delaware.

Bond Distributing Company, Buck Distributing, Carey Distributors, Inc. and Wantz Distributors, Inc. will distribute Bell’s beer in Maryland.

Amber, Two Hearted, Midwestern Pale Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, Bell’s Lager (Lager of the Lakes), Porter and Oarsman Ale (all year-round brands) will be available in addition to Oberon, Best Brown, Winter White and Smitten Golden Rye Ale (according to their seasonal releases).

Bell’s specialty beers will also be heading to these new distribution areas as production allows.

“With recent and future expansions, we are able to slowly increase our distribution footprint and we are looking forward to working with our new partners,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President.

“It is also very exciting to be able to tell our fans that we will be seeing them very soon,” she added.

More information will be released here and on social media as it becomes available.


With locations in New Castle and Milford, N.K.S. Distributors, Inc. is a leading beverage distributor of beer and other related products in Delaware.  The family owned company was founded in 1950 and has strong ties to the community with local management and comprehensive delivery services, along with sales and marketing teams in each of the communities they serve. The company believes strongly in giving back and actively participates in charitable events through both contributions and volunteering.


Bond Distributing Company, Baltimore's third generation, family-owned and operated beer wholesaler, is celebrating 65 years of service in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard, Carroll, Harford, Cecil and Anne Arundel Counties. Bringing flagship brands to market for decades, Bond has expanded, embraced and excelled in becoming Baltimore's Craft Beer Supplier through an evolving portfolio, exceptional dedication to service and understanding Retailer needs and Consumer demands. From the opening of their doors on Bond Street in Fells Point, Bond Distributing has pledged to be a vital corporate partner in the civic and charitable  endeavors of the greater Baltimore community and continues to bring great variety to the thirsty patrons they service.


Buck Distributing Company was founded in 1946 by Irwin Buck. Betty Buck, his daughter, currently serves as President, with the third generation employed in the business as well. The company is well known for support of the local community as well as charitable causes. Buck has expanded over the years and now represents a diversified portfolio of beer, wine, and spirits over a ten county area in southern Maryland and the eastern shore.


Wantz Distributors was originally founded in 1933 by Hiram B. Wantz. The company remains a fourth generation family-owned and operated company lead by President, Eric Riser. “We are committed to the people who purchase, sell, and consume our products. We strive to evolve as a sales and distribution organization focused on new brand development and innovation in the way products are brought to retail.”


In 1972, Richard N. Carey purchased William H. Givans Distributors, Inc., a 4,000 square foot warehouse. In 1974, the name was changed to Carey Distributors, Inc., which moved in 1975 to a new 10,000 square foot facility. Carey Distributors now represent over half of all beer sold in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties and now occupies more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse and office space. The officers are Richard N. Carey, President, his daughter Jennifer C. Darcy, Vice President and Irene C. Carey, Secretary-Treasurer. In 2000, Terry Loughlin joined as a partner and now serves as Vice President/General Manager.

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

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