Bell’s Brewery Changes Wholesalers in Chicagoland Area


Comstock, Mich. – Bell’s Brewery is announcing a distributor change in the Chicagoland area.

After eight years, Lakeshore Beverage will assume service for the distribution footprint of Skokie Valley Beverage Co., effective April 4, 2016.

This transition is expected to be seamless and the availability of Bell’s entire portfolio will be uninterrupted on the north side of Chicago and northern Cook County.

About Lakeshore Beverage

Lakeshore Beverage is a Chicagoland distributor that is deeply passionate about bringing the world’s best beers and beverages to the world’s best city. The Company was founded in January 2014 with the merging of the five separate distributorships of City Beverage and River North. Since then, Lakeshore Beverage has transitioned to one distributorship operating five warehouses with a corporate office located in the West Loop of downtown Chicago. A member of the Hand Family Companies, Lakeshore Beverage distributes approximately 23.5 million annual case equivalents and has approximately 650 employees.

About Bell’s Brewery Inc.

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 470 people over a 23 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. 100% family-owned and independent, we strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and lagers. For more information, please visit

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