Follow Your Passion

Location of Origin: 8938 Krum Ave., Galesburg, Michigan, USA
Date Established: 1983
Category: Independent, Regional Craft Brewery With Distribution in 19 States, Two Brewing Facilities, A Brewpub Location, and 250,000 Barrels of Annual Output.

The Bell's Brewery from Kalamazoo, MI started as a supply store for home brewers. Back then it was known as the Kalamazoo Brewing Company. Two years later the brewery officially opened with a modest 15 gallon soup kettle for brewing. Today, the brewery employes more than 100 people from 18 states and sells more than 20 beers. The brewery was the first in Michigan to serve freshly brewed beer by the glass to the public (before it officially began real business) on June 11th, 1993, and according to their website, the brews they started producing over 25 years ago are still being produced today in their two modern facilities, with a bigger state-of-the-art facility opening in Comstock Township, just east of Kalamazoo. The new facility opened in 2002. The brewery does public tours of the original downtown Kalamazoo brewery which is now home to the company's brewpub. In 2005, the brewery was renamed to Bell's Brewery, which was the name most commonly used to refer to the brewery, especially by locals. Very honest, and high quality - this brewery has stayed true to what makes great beer: experimentation, patience, good ingredients, and of course, passion. Today, the brewery produces anything from a double cream stout, to a holiday season Christmas Scotch ales. The brewer's liquid art is currently available in the midwest and (recently) southern states, with plans to expand further west and east.

Reviewed Beer from Bell's Brewery Incorporated

1-23-15 - Bell's Porter

All rated Beer from Bell's Brewery Incorporated

2-07-17 - Kalamazoo Stout - 3.81, American Stout, 6.00%
7-17-15 - Expedition Stout - 4.09, Russian Imperial Stout, 10.50%
11-27-14 - Bell's Porter - 3.67, American Porter, 5.60%
5-26-11 - Two Hearted Ale - 3.89, American IPA, 7.00%
This very hoppy, bitter, and aromatic pale ale is somewhat balanced with a detectable amount of American malts and secondary sweetness. This beer is hopped with only Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest region of the US. Medium bodied and fully carbonated, this beer features some lacing with a thick foam head that dissipates quickly. Full of fruity and hoppy aromas, this is a beer which provides those who love IPAs with genuine hoppy notes, but doesn't overpower for those who don't.