Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that it will introduce new-look packaging designs for two of its oldest craft beers – Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout and Bell’s Porter – in April 2019.
In an effort to give these two long-standing offerings a bit of a visual update that will allow them to stand out on today’s crowded craft beer shelves, Bell’s Brewery has decided to redesign the packaging and label artwork for its Kalamazoo Stout and Porter. Although these beers may now look different on the outside, the liquid inside the bottle will remain “the same Bell’s beer fans have loved from the beginning.”
If you happen to be unfamiliar with these two iconic craft brews, here are the full descriptions of Kalamazoo Stout and Porter from the press release issued by Bell’s:
- Kalamazoo Stout – Named after the city where Bell’s began and still brews to this day, Kalamazoo Stout is one of Bell’s most classic recipes. Originally debuting in 1988, this smooth, full-bodied stout offers a blend of aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, balanced with a significant hop presence. ABV – 6.0%
- Porter – Bell’s award-winning Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and heavily roasted stouts. Notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley are offset with just a slight hop bitterness. Bell’s Porter is another one of Bell’s darker, roastier offerings that can be enjoyed during the warmer months as well as during the colder months. ABV – 5.6%
“We’ve been brewing both of these beers since the late ’80s. Along with Amber Ale, these two were some of our first craft beers to hit the market, offering a flavorful alternative to what was pretty much the only option at the time (domestic, light beer).” said Larry Bell, President and Founder of Bell’s Brewery.
The new packaging for Kalamazoo Stout and Porter will begin hitting shelves in April 2019. You can expect to find both of these Year-Round offerings available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Bell’s Brewery’s distribution area. Prost!