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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021

•Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery has agreed to be acquired by Australian brewer Lion, a holding of Japan’s Kirin. Financials weren’t disclosed. Lion’s portfolio also includes Colorado-based New Belgium, which it acquired in 2019. Bell’s founder Larry Bell will retire from the company post-acquisition. Bell’s executive vice president Carrie Yunker will continue to lead day-to-day operations for the brand, reporting to New Belgium CEO Steve Fechheimer, Bell’s has approximately 550 employees, a 500,000-barrel brewery in Comstock, Michigan, and is known for its Two-Hearted and Oberon brands.

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