KALAMAZOO, MI — A monumental day in the history of Bell’s Brewery, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Larry Bell announced his retirement and the sale of his brewery, which he founded in 1985 in Kalamazoo.
Purchasing the brewery is Lion, an Australian-based beverage company that purchased Fort Collins, Colorado-based, New Belgium Brewing Co. in 2019. The two American craft beer giants will unite under the same leadership team, once the sale goes final in the coming months...
Ken Notes: Bell`s is a Michigan company but this is an interesting story. Wisconsin has a long tradition of mergers, consolidations, and liquidations. I hope we can learn from the past and present and maintain the Craft heritage we are working so hard to rebuild in the State.
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