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Larry J. Bell Library Foundation ‘two years ahead of schedule’ after purchasing Food Dance building
KALAMAZOO — After exiting from the brewery he founded in 1985, Larry Bell initially planned to create a new downtown space to house his collection of Michigan history books, jazz artifacts and historic brewery industry memorabilia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.