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Displaying items by tag: Bell's Brewery Inc

Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:42

M&A Awards: Sale to Lion ensures legacy of Bell’s Brewery continues

Throughout his more than 35-year career at the helm of Bell’s Brewery Inc., Larry Bell was known for being one of the most outspoken proponents for independently owned craft breweries in the United States. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:32

Bell’s Brewery exec looks ahead under new ownership

The new year ushered in a new era for Bell’s Brewery Inc. as the iconic Kalamazoo-based craft brewer closed on its sale to Australian brewing conglomerate Lion Little World Beverages on Dec. 31. The deal partners Bell’s with New Belgium Brewing Co., which is also owned by Lion, while Bell’s founder Larry Bell walks away from the company. MiBiz spoke with Carrie Yunker, who oversees day-to-day operations at Bell’s as executive vice president, about the brewery’s future. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 10 January 2022 13:40

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Bell’s Brewery eyes integration after finalizing sale

Officials with Kalamazoo-based Bell’s Brewery Inc. are exploring new efficiencies with New Belgium Brewing Co. after the two craft beer staples formally completed a merger on Dec. 31.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Friday, 07 January 2022 17:14

With sale finalized, Bell’s Brewery starts 2022 focused on integration

KALAMAZOO — Bell’s Brewery Inc. started 2022 under new ownership after its sale to Australian brewing conglomerate Lion Little World Beverages closed on Dec. 31.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 12:00

Craft beer pioneer Bell’s Brewery sells to New Belgium Brewing parent company

KALAMAZOO — Craft brewing pioneer Bell’s Brewery Inc., known for its popular Two Hearted Ale and Oberon brands, will be transitioning to new ownership. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:06

Michigan craft beverage M&A to ease in 2020?

While craft beverage industry insiders expect more deals ahead nationally in 2020, the market in Michigan may be poised to level off. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

EXPANDING THE PIE: Council includes broader representation from state’s craft beverage sectors

Vander Heide, the current president of the Michigan Cider Association, said the cider industry fought hard to be included specifically in the new law’s language outlining the council’s governing board.

An update to Michigan law is bringing a more equitable approach to how license fees from craft beverage producers are spent. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 27 May 2018 08:44

Brewery equipment suppliers embrace growth, diversification

With the craft brewing industry continuing to grow — albeit slower than just a few years ago — many West Michiganbased equipment suppliers are honing their product niches to get ahead of any future market corrections.

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:49

Brewery execs question craft beer’s emerging two-tiered pricing strategy

Stroll through the beer aisle at some West Michigan grocery supercenters and you might notice a bit of gold tucked between the red, white and blue cases of Budweiser and MillerCoors brands. 

Published in Manufacturing

Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:26

Craft brewers continue to eke out growth despite increased volatility

Muskegon’s Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. is embarking on ambitious expansion plans as the company wrestles with how best to compete in the highly volatile industry.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 27 April 2018 16:54

Laura Bell stepping down as CEO of Bell’s Brewery

Laura Bell will step down as CEO of Bell’s Brewery Inc. on May 18.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:31

The state of the craft beer industry: 3 West Michigan perspectives

The craft beer industry in Michigan essentially started with Larry Bell in 1985 launching what would become Bell’s Brewery Inc. Since then, and especially over the last decade, the industry has taken off in West Michigan and beyond. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 24 April 2016 20:00

Michigan ranks 10th nationally in craft beer production

With its 348 barrels of beer produced last year, Newaygo Brewing Co. accounted for less than 1 percent of all craft beer made in Michigan in 2015.

Published in Breaking News