Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Active Beers: 141
Beer Ratings: 68,328
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 393 | Reviews: 185 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by willjschmidt:
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
11-30-2011 19:03:58 | More by willjschmidt
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Bell's Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI
95 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.