(Kalamazoo, MI) – Bell’s Brewery sent out a newsletter update this afternoon with some details of its new brewery.
Construction began in April 2011 (top photo) and on May 19 & 20, public tours of our new brewery will be held from noon to 5 p.m. What a great way to celebrate American Craft Beer Week! All are welcome. Free food and soda will also be available. Afterward (or before), drop by the Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo for a pint and tour our original brewery so you see just how far we’ve grown.
Major components of the new production facility:
Expanded grain-handling system
200-barrel brewing system
New fermentation vessels – fourteen 400-barrel tanks
Energy storage system
By the numbers (a sampling):
21 feet: Diameter of the largest brewing vessel (lauter tun)
500,000 barrels: Potential total annual capacity
36,000: Estimated number of bolts needed to install 16 grain bins