Bell's Brewery http://michiganradio.org en Bell's Brewery coming to Grand Rapids airport http://michiganradio.org/post/bells-brewery-coming-grand-rapids-airport <p>A popular Kalamazoo craft beer brewer will open a location soon in the Grand Rapids area.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:46:13 +0000 Associated Press 14431 at http://michiganradio.org Bell's Brewery coming to Grand Rapids airport Not all craft brewers excited about bills to lift restrictions in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/not-all-craft-brewers-excited-about-bills-lift-restrictions-michigan <p>A state House panel kicked off debate Tuesday about easing restrictions on Michigan’s craft brewers. It’s considering legislation that would double the amount of beer micro-breweries could produce each year.</p><p></p><p>The plan would also loosen regulations on brew pubs and larger producers such as Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo.</p><p></p><p>But Bell’s founder Larry Bell says some of the measures would hurt his company’s ability to compete with smaller brewers in Michigan. For example, they would let more restaurants brew their own beer, instead of buying it from others.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:36:26 +0000 Jake Neher 14365 at http://michiganradio.org Not all craft brewers excited about bills to lift restrictions in Michigan Comstock Township denies Enbridge special zoning to dredge oil from Kalamazoo River http://michiganradio.org/post/comstock-township-denies-enbridge-special-zoning-dredge-oil-kalamazoo-river <p>It now appears even less likely Enbridge Energy will meet a federal deadline to dredge oil from the bottom of the Kalamazoo River. The cleanup is related to the company’s 2010 pipeline spill.</p><p>Enbridge wanted special permission from Comstock Township to build a dredge pad, a place to process the waste and truck it to a nearby landfill.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:50:17 +0000 Lindsey Smith 14113 at http://michiganradio.org Comstock Township denies Enbridge special zoning to dredge oil from Kalamazoo River Enbridge asking the EPA for more time for oil spill clean up http://michiganradio.org/post/enbridge-asking-epa-more-time-oil-spill-clean <p>Enbridge is asking the Environmental Protection Agency for more time to clean up a portion of its 2010 oil spill in the Kalamazoo River.</p><p></p><p>Earlier this year, the EPA ordered Enbridge to remove more crude oil from the spill that settled on the bottom of the river and Morrow Lake.</p><p></p><p>Enbridge spokesman Jason Manshum expects the company will be able to complete work on four of the five sites the E-P-A wants dredged by December 31st.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:52:16 +0000 Steve Carmody 13916 at http://michiganradio.org Politics prompt Bell's Brewery to skip Michigan Summer Beer Festival http://michiganradio.org/post/politics-prompt-bells-brewery-skip-michigan-summer-beer-festival <p>YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A well-known Michigan brewer is pulling out of a major beer festival because of planned political fundraising at the event.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2013/07/bells_brewery_pulls_out_of_lar.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+kzgazette_news+%28Kalamazoo+Gazette+News+-+MLive.com%29">Kalamazoo Gazette reports </a>Bell's Brewery Inc. won't participate in this weekend's 16th Annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti after the brewer's founder and president Larry Bell learned about the Protect Michigan Craft Beer Political Action Committee's plans.<br><br>Bell says he finds it "distasteful" to involve politics in the Michigan Beer Guild event.<br> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:11:19 +0000 Associated Press 13709 at http://michiganradio.org Politics prompt Bell's Brewery to skip Michigan Summer Beer Festival Bell's Brewery files suit against Enbridge and Comstock Commerce Park developer http://michiganradio.org/post/bells-brewery-files-suit-against-enbridge-and-comstock-commerce-park-developer <p>Bell’s Brewery has filed a lawsuit against Enbridge and the developer of Comstock Commerce Park.</p><p>The suit concerns the dredging plans for the Kalamazoo River. Dredging the river is a part of an ongoing effort to clean up the oil spill that happened three years ago.</p><p>Residents and business owners – such as Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewery – have expressed concern about the potential pollution that will be caused by the dredging effort.</p><p>Ursula Zerilli of MLive had the following report on the dredging operation:</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:21:40 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13668 at http://michiganradio.org Bell's Brewery files suit against Enbridge and Comstock Commerce Park developer With winter caps, Michiganders celebrate the tapping of a summer beer http://michiganradio.org/post/winter-caps-michiganders-celebrate-tapping-summer-beer <p>It might not feel like it outside, but warmer temperatures are around the corner.</p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/03/oberon_beer_lovers_start_day_a.html">MLive</a> has A LOT (including live coverage from Bell's Brewery) on the release of one of Michigan's favorite brews:</p><blockquote><p>At least 64 Oberon kegs are ready to be tapped at Bell’s and at least four ‘Oberon Kings and Queens’ were crowned at midnight keg-tapping parties across the state. The brewery opened early on Monday for the event.&nbsp;</p><p>Oberon is a seasonal ale in most markets, but is sold year-round in Florida, Arizona and Puerto Rico. The summer beer is fermented with Bell's yeast, spicy hops and fruity aromas, giving it a light malty taste, most commonly complemented with an orange peel.</p><p>The opening day is held at the end of March every year, to coincide with the start of the baseball season and more sunshine. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:33:50 +0000 Mark Brush 11851 at http://michiganradio.org With winter caps, Michiganders celebrate the tapping of a summer beer