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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Recap of Bell's Eccentric Day 2012

Recap of Bell's Eccentric Day 2012

Sometimes Kalamazoo gets a bit well, odd, for lack of a better word right now. One day a year those over the age of 21 are encouraged to “come as you aren’t.” December 7th was Eccentric Day at Bell’s Eccentric Café. The idea is, come out to the pub and spend time with like-minded (or maybe not so like-minded) individuals.
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Bell's Brewery Midwestern Pale Ale

Bell’s Pale Ale is getting a facelift.While the label and the name are changing, the recipe will remain basically the same except for one small, yet very significant change.Midwestern Pale Ale will now be brewed with a small portion of barley from the Bell’s Farm in Shepherd, Michigan and will begin shipping in mid-October.“This is a relatively minor change to the recipe and people won’t notice anything different, however its part of a much larger picture,” said Laura Bell, Marketing Director for Bell’s Brewery, Inc.It’s a deeper connection to the land, to Michigan and its agricultural heritage and to the Midwest, Bell said.Barley from the Bell’s Farm is also used to brew two other beers – Christmas Ale and Harvest Ale (also made with Michigan grown hops).The new label features an original painting of the Bell’s Farm by Kalamazoo artist Conrad Kaufman.
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Brewery Review: Olde Peninsula Brewpub and Restaurant

Kalamazoo has many historical buildings, something not uncommon for many of the down town portions of cities across the United States. Back in 1874 on the corner of Portage Street and Michigan Avenue the Peninsula building was built. The next historic moment came in 1980 when a F3 tornado tore through Kalamazoo County. This tornado did not destroy the building but it was damaged severely, requiring massive repairs. This was true for much of the area.
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Bell's continuously evolving Eccentric Café still a must visit for any true Beer Hound

I’ve been making up for lost time with Bell’s Eccentric Café this year. There was a time back in the day where Bell’s was pretty much an annual pilgrimage for my friends and I. In recent years, the influx of breweries in Southwest Michigan has made it easy to take fresh and locally made beer for granted - but it’s always still worth the extra trip to visit the brewpub that has single handedly put Michigan beer on the brew map. Plus if you haven’t been there in awhile, you might be surprised at all of the renovation that has been going on…
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Ground Breaking Ceremony for Arcadia Ales

When you look at where Michigan is today, you find that there is hope just creeping over the horizon. There was a time roughly twenty years ago where changes were happening. Most were not ready and were caught a bit off guard. At that time the great monoliths of the auto industry were starting into a decline. For most it isn’t necessarily a big part of their life, but in Michigan that was life.
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Brewery Review: Humble beginnings for Kissell Brewing

Brewing startups take many forms. The most common being a pretty shiny place with a happening pub. But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes a new brewery will take a bit more humble approach. When you look at the history of breweries in Michigan you will find that the biggest brewery in Michigan took that approach. Bell’s started as a home brew shop and throughhard work and a bit of luck (face it luck is always important and sometimes you have to make your own), but this isn’t who we are talking about right now.
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.....3Bell's: An inside visit to the Comstock brewhouse and production facility

Bell’s closed out American Craft Beer week with a weekend open house at their new brewhouse and production facility in Comstock, Michigan (about a 12 minute drive from the Eccentric Cafe.) As visitors approached the main entrance, very familiar Oberon tap door handles welcomed them into the facility, where several of Bell’s employees (now over 165 employed,) were happy to answer questions and show people around.
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Bell’s New Production Facility Grand Opening was on May 14, 2012

After breaking ground in April 2011, Bell’s Brewery, Inc. is proud to announce the grand opening of its brand new production facility in Comstock, Mich. A week-long celebration kicked off on May 14 with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. and a noon press conference at the production facility, 8938 Krum Ave. The celebration will conclude with a public open house from noon to 5 p.m. on both May 19th and 20th.
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