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Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER AVG
3.91/5
Based on:
116 Beers
90,132 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 204
Visits: 682
Avg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 12
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007-3807
United States
phone: (269) 382-2332 | map
www.bellsbeer.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Bell's does not sell growlers of their beer at the Eccentric Café & Beergarden.

Bell's does sell growlers at their General Store.
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Reviews: 204 | Visits: 682
Reviews by willjschmidt:
Photo of willjschmidt
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Stop #1 on my great midwest brewery tour.

Bell's original brewery located in downtown Kalamazoo. It has a small 15 BBL brewing system that they use for pilot batches, a tasting room and restaurant, as well as a store that sells homebrew supplies and Bell's merchandise.

The tasting room and restaurant is in an old brick building with great decor. It's a bit on the small side. They have a chalk board with all their current offerings. They offer most of their beers in 3 sizes and the prices are really cheap, at least compared to what I'm used to paying in California. The food is mostly sandwiches which was pretty good. We got the taster menu which was 5oz pours of 6 different beers for $12. You get to pick whatever 6 you want. We arrived at noon on a Sunday and it was pretty empty. When we left to go on the tour at 1:30 it was starting to fill up. The service was great, the bartender that served us was very friendly and helpful.

We went on a short tour of the original brewhouse. It's pretty small, they just use it for pilot batches now. The production brewery is about 15 miles outside of town. The general store was neat to check out as well.

A highly recommend place to visit. A top notch craft brewery with a great tasting room.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ridgeisgod
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of BLZR
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of capt93
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of jcMPLS
3.88/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of UBrew1984
4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cards22
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of dave21414
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of max85
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of chippo33
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of UcDru
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of joemama76
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ErinnA
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of wdberkley
4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This place is simply awesome. Great beers, cool store, great staff who know a lot about beer.

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Photo of Sprague67
4.87/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of C_Adams
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of jscheuf
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Nupetarian
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best Brewery!

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Photo of Karst32
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tripledbrew
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

The vibe was a little too "I'm so special cause I am here". The beers I had were good, however their service was not that great. To their credit , they were very busy and may have been a little under staffed. The beer selection was very good. I would not go out of my way to visit them again.

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Photo of SarahH0409
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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Bell's Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI
93 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.