Today is also the birthday of yet another brewing legend. Larry Bell, the iconoclastic owner of Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, turns 56 today. Larry’s on a quest this year to attend every Chicago Cubs home game. I thought I’d be able to join him for one, but my annual judging trip to Chicago this year will be too short, and they’re not playing at home. More’s the pity. Join me in wishing Larry a very happy birthday.
Larry with Alan Sprints, from Hair of the Dog at the Full Sail Smoker during the Oregon Brewers Festival a few years ago.