• Pioneering Craft Brewery Bell's Sold to Kirin Subsidiary Lion - Joining New Belgium

    7 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    Larry Bell, founder of the pioneering Michigan craft brewer Bell's Brewery , on Wednesday announced the sale of his company to Lion, an Australia-based subsidiary of the Kirin Group.
    Set to complete in the coming months for an undisclosed fee, the acquisition will see Bell's join Colorado's New Belgium in Lion's portfolio, propelling the group to one of the largest craft brewers in America. Following more than three decades in the industry, Bell also announced his retirement from the company as the news broke.
    “I'm so proud of what we've been able to accomplish together,” Bell said in a...
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  • Bell's Brewery to Sell to New Belgium Parent Co. Lion; Larry Bell to Retire

    Bell's Brewery to Sell to New Belgium Parent Co. Lion; Larry Bell to Retire

    7 monthes ago - By Brewbound

    Kirin-owned Lion Little World Beverages has struck a deal to acquire Bell's Brewery, the second largest craft brewery in Michigan and the seventh largest Brewers Association-defined craft brewery by volume in 2020.
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