Bell's Brewery

As of Tuesday night, the company had reported no injuries related to problems with Mercury bottles

Jay Gavan/Robert Shimmin

If you follow music in Kalamazoo, you might recognize Jay Gavan’s name from any one of several prominent local bands.

Courtesy of The Ben Daniels Band

When your days are filled with classes for school, any diversion helps to clear your mind. Chelsea native Ben Daniels knows the feeling. It was while he was in audio engineering school in Arizona that he began experimenting with song writing, and decided to explore producing music.

Seven years, four additional people, and four albums later, The Ben Daniels Band has become a mainstay in the midwest alt-rock landscape.  Members Ben Daniels, George Merkel, and  Amanda Merte talk about their time in the spotlight in anticipation of their concert on August 1 at Bell's Brewery.

There's a dispute over whether the business was notified about the change

Canning beer: The new trend in craft brewing

Dec 19, 2013
Brewery Vivant's stored cans and kegs of beer
Josh Hirsch

At the Bell's Brewery facility in Comstock, Bell's is putting the finishing touches on a new canning facility. Jeff Carter is the facilities manager for Bell's. He says the brewery hopes to start canning its most popular seasonal beer, Oberon, by next summer.

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