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Stateside Podcast: Bell's Brewery sold in 2021

Steven Depolo

Larry Bell did the thing he said he had no interest in doing. He sold.

The craft beer giant sold his Kalamazoo-based Bell's Brewing this fall to Lion, which also manufactures New Belgium beers.

On this episode of the podcast we revisit a 2019 conversation Stateside had with Larry Bell, and we talk to Crain's Detroit Business reporter Dustin Walsh about what the sale means for microbrew in Michigan.


Larry Bell, founder, Bell's Brewery

Dustin Walsh, reporter, Crain's Detroit Business

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Laura is Executive Producer of Stateside. She came to Michigan Public from WDET in Detroit, where she was senior producer on the current events program, Detroit Today.