Bell’s Brewery to invest $7m in Michigan breweries


Bell’s Brewery plans to invest $7m in Comstock and Kalamazoo breweries in Michigan to boost beer production.

Bell’s Brewery's president and founder Larry Bell said: “We are deeply committed to our community in Comstock and will continue to invest additional resources so that we remain top in class further ensuring our commitment to quality.

“We also want to offer our partners and customers additional options. These new projects will help us accomplish both.”

At the Comstock brewery, this investment will be used to add a pilot brewery and a new specialty packaging line, as well as on other beer production-related projects. A smaller pilot brewery will also be added to its original brewing location in downtown Kalamazoo.

"We are deeply committed to our community in Comstock and will continue to invest additional resources so that we remain top in class further ensuring our commitment to quality."

Other new investment projects include additional office space at its home office and a project to divert waste related to brewing.

Rather than sending low pH yeast to Kalamazoo’s waste water treatment facility, the company plans to reclaim and sell the yeast to local farmers to feed animals, thereby sticking to its commitment to sustainability.

Last month, Bell’s Brewery announced its new distributor partnerships with Premier Distributing Company and L&F Distributors in New Mexico. The distributors will launch Bell’s entire portfolio in September.