Bell’s Brewery stocks growlers


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For a long time, Michigan’s largest brewery didn’t allow growlers.

But that’s all about to change as Bell’s Brewery announced it soon would sell the 64-ounce serving vessel at the Bell’s General Store in Kalamazoo.

A variety of beers will be available in the two-liter glass jugs with a swing-top lid.

Other breweries across the state offer plastic, metal and glass jugs, varying in sizes and shapes and can cost anywhere between $6 to more than $30. Refills can be in a similiar price range.

The brewery decided to stay away from growlers for a long time, as they're hard to ensure the same quality as Bell’s ships out in packaging.

Bell’s said it can maintain quaility with a growler filling station that is under construction, giving customers another packaging option — "something they have been requesting for some time.”

“It’s convenient for those who live nearby, and it works really well for our fans who visit from other areas and want to take something unique home,” said Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell.

Bell's has been open since 1983 and distributes to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.

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