The Kalamazoo Gazette recently reported that Kalamazoo’s Bell’s Brewery ranked 19th in U.S. beer sales in 2009. They say that Bell’s Brewery is on quite a run. In addition to being the only Michigan brewery to make the list of the Top 50 Breweries in the US…
Among the list of accomplishments listed for the Brewers Association Recognition Award:
- Crediting Bell with starting the earliest craft brewery in the eastern half of the United States (1985).
- Serving as a former chair of the Brewers Association’s predecessor organization.
- Acting as a driving force for the creation of American Beer Month (which is now American Craft Beer Week).
You can follow Bell’s on Facebook and watch this great feature that Fox Detroit put together on the history of Bell’s.