Beer Birthday: Larry Bell

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Today is also the birthday of yet another brewing legend. Larry Bell, the iconoclastic owner of Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, turns 55 today. Join me in wishing Larry a very happy birthday.

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Larry with Alan Sprints, from Hair of the Dog at the Full Sail Smoker during the Oregon Brewers Festival a few years ago.

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Larry, with Ed and Carol Stoudt, from Stoudt Brewing, and Ken Allen, from Anderson Valley Brewing at the Craft Brewers Conference in Austin, Texas, in 2007.

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Larry accepting the BA Recognition Award at CBC recently.

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At OBF in 2008.

Comments

  1. says

    I wrote him about their Rye Stout and he responded within an hour…what an nice thing to know about a founder. He did say that it will be out this fall in kegs and bottles. Just thought I’d follow up and let you know.

  2. says

    June 9th seems to be a fortuitous birthday for talented if somewhat wacky brewer types like me, Larry Bell, Ray Daniels, Todd Ashman.
    Anymore of us outhere?

    Michael Bowe
    Angel City Brewing

  3. Jim F says

    Was in Indy this weekend for a funeral and spent Sunday night at the Beer Sellar drinking $10 pitchers of Two Hearted. Wish we could get that here in Oregon — spectacular beer.

    And not to make anyone jealous, but we did slip a couple of pitchers of 3 Floyd’s Alpha King and Gumballhead in there. Yes, all at $10 each.

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