Bell’s Midwestern Pale Ale Mini-Kegs Now Shipping to Distributors

Kalamazoo, MI – The next mini-keg to be released by Bell’s Brewery, Inc. will feature Midwestern Pale Ale.

The limited 5 liter MWPA mini-kegs have started shipping. They will also be available at the Bell’s General Store in downtown Kalamazoo beginning Feb. 7.

Brewed with a combination of 2-Row malt and barley grown on the Bell’s Farm in Shepherd, Michigan, Midwestern Pale Ale is offered year round in bottles and on draft. This is the first time MWPA will be available in this additional packaging option.

The artwork is an artistic representation of the Bell’s Farm by Kalamazoo-based artist Conrad Kaufman. The can features the same painting as the label but will be shown in its entirety on the mini-keg.

“This is a perfect way to share Midwestern Pale Ale,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President.

“We are proud that this beer is made with an ingredient grown on our farm right here in Michigan and that will be front and center to everyone when these arrive in stores,” she said.

The Bell’s Farm is certified by the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) and all crops are 100-percent non-GMO.

The next beer to be released in this format will be Oberon Ale in May.

An image of the Midwestern Pale Ale mini-keg is available upon request. For more information about the Bell’s Farm, please visit


Bell’s Midwestern Pale Ale stands apart from the model of completely hop-dominated pale ales, offering a noticeable degree of malt body to counter the hop bitterness. A blend of floral and herbal hop notes provide the aromatic and flavor highlights, alongside the distinctive contribution of Bell’s house ale yeast. A crisp bitterness finishes the experience without being harsh.


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 200 people over a 19 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. We strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers. For more information, please visit