Bell’s 30th Anniversary Funvitational brewery list announced

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By: Eric Strader
ericstrader69@gmail.com

Eric Strader

Since the very beginning of my craft beer journey, Bell’s Beer has been my hero and inspiration.

Since the brewery will be celebrating 30 years this fall, it is putting on the party of the year. Just today, Bell’s Brewery has announced the initial list of more than 60 guest breweries that will be pouring at the Funvitational Beer Festival Sept. 12, including many breweries not available for distribution in our area.

RELATED: Kalamazoo brewery will host Funvitational Beer Festival in honor of 30th anniversary, Jan. 21, 2015

From Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Florida, brewers will be traveling from all across the United States to help Bell’s celebrate 30 years of inspired brewing in Michigan. Here is the initial list:

  • Good People Brewing Company, Alabama
  • Alaskan Brewing Co., Alaska
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Co., California
  • Green Flash Brewing Co., California
  • Russian River Brewing Co., California
  • Bear River Brewing Co., California
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co., California
  • The Bruery, California
  • Avery Brewing Co., California
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Colorado
  • Odell Brewing Co., Colorado
  • Cigar City Brewing Co., Florida
  • New Belgium Brewing, Colorado
  • Terrapin Beer Co., Georgia
  • Sweet Water Brewing Co., Georgia
  • Maui Brewing Co., Hawaii
  • Haymarket Pub and Brewery, Illinois
  • Half Acre Beer Co., Illinois
  • Revolution Brewing, Illinois
  • Three Floyds Brewing Co., Indiana
  • Free State Brewing Co., Kansas
  • Allagash Brewing Co., Maine
  • Maine Beer Co., Maine
  • Rising Tide Brewing Co., Maine
  • Heavy Seas Beer, Maryland
  • Arcadia Brewing Co., Michigan
  • Brewery Vivant Brewing Co., Michigan
  • B. Nektar Meadery, Michigan
  • Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe, Michigan
  • Founders Brewing Co., Michigan
  • Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery, Michigan
  • Greenbush Brewing Co., Michigan
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Michigan
  • Keweenaw Brewing Company, Michigan
  • Kuhnhenn Brewing Co, Michigan
  • Latitude 42 Brewing Company, Michigan
  • MIP Brewery, Michigan
  • New Holland Brewing Company, Michigan
  • Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Michigan
  • Rupert’s Brew House, Michigan
  • Ore Dock Brewing Co., Michigan
  • One Well Brewing, Michigan
  • Tapistry Brewing Company, Michigan
  • Upper Hand Brewery, Michigan
  • Virtue Cider, Michigan
  • August Schell Brewing Company, Minnesota
  • Surly Brewing Co., Minnesota
  • 4 Hands Brewing Company, Missouri
  • Perennial Artisan Ales, Missouri
  • Schlafly Beer, The Saint Louis Brewery, Missouri
  • Nebraska Brewing, Nebraska
  • Flying Fish Brewing Co., New Jersey
  • Southern Tier Brewing Co., New York
  • Deschutes Brewery, Oregon
  • Ecliptic Brewing, Oregon
  • Gigantic Brewing Company, Oregon
  • Saucony Creek Brewing Co, Pennsylvania
  • Troegs Brewing Company, Pennsylvania
  • Yazoo Brewing, Tennessee
  • Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Virginia
  • Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Washington

Both the brewery list and ticket information for the event, which will benefit the Northwoods League Foundation, are now available at bellsbeer.com/fun.

“It is very humbling and exciting to be able to share such a milestone with so many talented and influential brewers,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s vice president. “As we get closer, more and more details are being finalized and there are quite a few surprises we are very excited to share with not only our industry partners, but also our fans … stay tuned,” she added.

A total of 3,000 tickets will be sold to the event, for $45 each. Half of those will be sold through a mail order system.

The other 1,500 will be sold first-come, first-serve at the Eccentric Café starting at 11 a.m. on July 12. Additional details will be released closer to that day.

Each ticket will include 12 tasting tokens, food vouchers and a special commemorative glass.

Stay tuned to bellsbeer.com as well as Bell’s social media channels for more details about entertainment, beers, food and other surprises.

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