COMSTOCK – After breaking ground in April 2011, Bell’s Brewery, Inc. is proud to announce the grand opening of its brand new production facility.

A ribbon cutting was held Monday at the production facility, located at 8938 Krum Ave. A public open house will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on May 19 and 20.

“This new brewhouse reflects not only the hard work of our employees at Bell’s, but the 400 skilled trade people that worked tirelessly over the past two years to create a space that is not only functional, but beautiful. It is a reflection of our community and its creativity, initiative and skill,” said Laura Bell, Marketing Director at Bell’s.

Bell’s new production facility includes an expanded grain handling facility, a 200-barrel brewing system, new fermentation vessels and a sophisticated energy storage system that will continue and enhance Bell’s commitment to sustainability.

The facility has the potential to produce 500,000 barrels annually.

Almost all of the components were made in the USA and lumber for the brewhouse entryway (doors, banisters and railing) was grown, sawed, kilned and finished locally.

Bell’s will host events for its distributors and contractors in addition to industry professionals, vendors and Kalamazoo businesses throughout the week while downtown Kalamazoo restaurants will also join in the celebration with Bell’s beer specials, food parings and other events.