Know any beer fans from Kalamazoo? This news is going to make their day: Bell's Brewery is coming to Los Angeles. Last year, the Michigan brewery opened distribution to California for the first time, but only in San Diego. Now favorite brews like Two Hearted IPA and Oberon are available in Los Angeles.
No longer will the brewery’s legion of devotees have to wrap bottles in clothes to pack in their luggage when traveling, or turn to Internet beer trades or premium-priced gray-market shops for a fix of their favorite Bell’s brews. Normally, a craft brewery starting to distribute to Los Angeles is less than newsworthy, but Bell’s is a whole different story. The brewery, which turns 30 years old this year, is not only one of the largest craft brewery in the country but also one of the best-regarded.
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Feb. 24, 7:48 a.m.: An earlier version of this article stated that Bell's Brewery has been open 20 years. It has been open 30 years.
Here's what you need to know about Bell's arrival in Los Angeles: