We're a few days away from what is essentially a state holiday, Oberon Day. But what has happened since the last Oberon Day and the one on March 21st begs the question: Is Bell's still a craft brewer of craft beer?
In a shocking announcement Wednesday afternoon, Larry Bell said he'll be retiring and selling his eponymous brewery to Australian brewer Lion, which two years ago bought New Belgium Brewing in Colorado.
There are acts of kindness and generosity everywhere, and many don't get widely recognized, but here's one that will be. And, in fact, it's a win-win. Thursday, July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day, and for the second year in a row, Bell's will be raising awareness about the problem of hunger among the nation’s seniors.
First things first, though. You have to love a press release that starts with "Two flamingos walk into a bar..." But the news being released is that Bell's has brought back Flamingo Fruit Fight, but brought it back in five variations.
Yes, Michigan is home to the best craft beer on the planet. We all know that. But even with Bell's having been at it-here-for over 35 years, this new Ale from Bell's might be the most Michigan-est beer, yet.