Bell’s Beers Now Available in New York

Bell's founder Larry Bell raises a beer

Bell’s Brewery yesterday announced that its lineup of core and seasonal beers are now available in Upstate New York.

In August, the Michigan-based craft brewery confirmed plans to begin distributing in the Empire state with three L. Knife & Son companies: T.J. Sheehan Distributing, Tri-Valley Beverage and Craft Guild of New York.

The brewery has a number of launch events planned for the week of Oct. 21. The full press release is below.

COMSTOCK, Mich. — Bell’s beer has shipped to western and upstate New York. Fans can start looking for it now and celebrate with us in person Oct. 22-24.

Forty official launch parties have been scheduled in Saratoga Springs, Buffalo, Hudson, Albany, Rochester, Ithaca, Syracuse and many more. A welcome party is also scheduled for Oct. 17 in Troy. Full details are available on the Bell’s website.

All will feature core brands like Two Hearted, Kalamazoo Stout, Midwestern Pale Ale, Amber Ale and more. Seasonal offerings and quite a few specialty beers will also be tapped to help celebrate Bell’s arrival to the Empire State.

“We wanted to celebrate this launch in as many different markets as possible, knowing that there are some serious craft beer fans in each,” said Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell.

We are looking forward to meeting as many as we can and sharing who we are as a family-owned company when we visit later this month, she added.

Bell, along with many other representatives from Bell’s will also travel to New York to help kick of our arrival, get to know our new state and answer questions as well as talk about Bell’s history and future plans.

For the most up to date information about availability of Bell’s beer in specific areas, craft beer fans should contact their preferred local retailers, bars and restaurants.


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

You can also find Bell’s on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and foursquare.

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