Bell’s Eccentric Café to host ‘Learn to Homebrew’ event on November 2

On November 2, Bell’s Eccentric Café is hosting an American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) Learn to Homebrew Day event. The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 12pm in the Bell’s Beer Garden.

Learn to Homebrew Day is an opportunity for homebrewers to introduce their community to the hobby of brewing beer. Hundreds of educational events are held at breweries, homebrew supply shops and clubs worldwide.

Bell’s Eccentric Café invites anyone with an interest in beer and homebrewing to stop by from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday, November 2, 2019! Come brew a batch of homebrew with the Bell’s General Store team and stick around for raffles of homebrew ingredient kits and more.

“Since 1999, we have celebrated and shared our passion for one of the most rewarding hobbies of all time—homebrewing,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “We invite you to stop by this event to give brewing a try and join in raising a glass with your local community of homebrewers.”

“Whether you’re a seasoned homebrewer or just someone that’s curious to see how it all works, Learn to Homebrew Day is a great opportunity to meet up with other like-minded folks and talk about all things beer,” David Curtis, Bell’s General Store Operations Manager, said. “I’ve been homebrewing for many years and I always learn something new when I brew beer with other people – that’s what makes this hobby so much fun.”

The Bell’s General Store has been supporting the Southwest Michigan homebrewing community since 1983, two years before Larry Bell sold his first commercial pint of beer. Homebrew clubs and AHA members regularly enjoy a 10% discount off homebrew supplies at the General Store.

The AHA provides free resources including videos, medal-winning recipes, DIY projects, and more on In addition their free app, Brew Guru®, locates nearby discounts at breweries, brewpubs, taprooms and homebrew supply stores, and showcases the finest homebrew recipes on the planet.

In 1999 the American Homebrewers Association started Learn to Homebrew Day to promote homebrewing education in America. For more information, visit also offers recipes and advice from Bell’s resident homebrew experts. The Bell’s General Store also offers a variety of clone kits for sale based on Bell’s award-winning recipes. Examples include Two Hearted, Oberon and others. An Expedition Stout clone kit will debut soon.

For more information and for updates, keep an eye on Bell’s website,, or join them on social media – FacebookTwitterInstagramSnapchat and Untappd.


Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 550 people over a 41 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. 100% family-owned and independent, we strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and lagers. For more information, please visit