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Brewery investing $7M in operation
A West Michigan brewery is investing $7 million into its facilities.
Galesburg-based Bell’s Brewery said this week it will invest in new pilot breweries, a specialty packaging line, office space and a wastewater diversion system.
The investment will occur between now and the end of 2018 and more details will be released as the projects finalize and begin.
“We are deeply committed to our community in Comstock and will continue to invest additional resources so that we remain top-in-class, further ensuring our commitment to quality,” said Larry Bell, founder and president, Bell’s Brewery. “We also want to offer our partners and customers additional options. These new projects will help us accomplish both.”
The investment includes a pilot brewery, specialty packaging line and waste diversion system at the Bell's brewery in Comstock, at 8690 Krum Ave. Additional office space will also be added to its Galesburg headquarters.
The waste will be diverted to local farmers, keeping the low-pH yeast out of the community’s water system.
A pilot brewery will also be added to the company's original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo, next to its Eccentric Café, at 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
The pilot breweries will help Bell’s continue to innovate with small batches of beer.
Bell’s Brewery was founded in 1985 and brews beers such as Oberon and Two Hearted Ale, which was recently named the best beer in the U.S. by a survey of American homebrewers.
Bell’s finished an expansion in September 2016, which included a bottling hall, warehouse space, fermentation space, logistics center and employee care center at the Comstock facility.