Kalamazoo Stout represents stouts in the Bell’;s year-round roster, offering a blend of dark chocolate and coffee flavors with just a hint of brewer’s licorice. One of our oldest recipes, it balances a significant hop presence against the roast malt body.
|Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%
Original Gravity: 1.063
|Founded by Larry Bell as a home brewing supply shop in 1983, Bellís Brewery, Inc. sold its first commercial beer in September 1985. Beer was initially brewed in a 15-gallon soup kettle and the company has grown remarkably from its production of 135 barrels (1 barrel = 31 gallons) in 1986 to over 216,000 barrels in 2012.
Originally self-distributed, Larry and his staff of 9 employees bottled and delivered all of the beer to market for the companyís first four years. By 1989, Bellís was shipping more than 500 barrels annually and assigned its first wholesaler to further establish itself across the state of Michigan. In 1993, Bellís became the first Michigan brewery to open an onsite pub.
After struggling several years to produce and sell robust, full-bodied ales against a tide of a mass-mar≠ket domestic beer, Bellís began to see the demand for craft beer grow dramatically and expanded into new markets. Bellís currently sells beer across a 19 state area in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC through a network of over 80 quality wholesalers.
In 2003, Bellís opened a new production brewery in nearby Comstock, Michigan about seven miles east of Kalamazoo. This facility has seen five major additions since then and encompasses over 100,000 square feet of building on a 32 acre site