Bell's Brewery

Jimmy Katz

NOTE: This interview with John Pizzarelli was first aired on WMUK in May, 2018. Our condolences to John and his family on the loss of his father, jazz great Bucky Pizzarelli, due to complications from COVID-19. 

Celebrate Our 65th Anniversary At Bell's Brewery

May 2, 2016

WMUK is celebrating 65 years of service to our region, and Bell's is throwing the party! Come celebrate turning 65 with us at Bell's Brewery in downtown Kalamazoo on Wednesday May 18th.

On Thursday, March 31st, Bell’s Eccentric Café is hosting a night of hip-hop with some major Michigan rappers, like Passalacqua and Rick Chyme. But for Kalamazoo rapper DeLaZoo, the show represents more. For him, it's a rebirth and reintroduction into a Kalamazoo rap scene after years away.


Courtesy Small Brown Bike

The band Small Brown Bike, from Marshall, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a January 29th concert at Bell's Eccentric Cafe. The band has certainly had staying power, but it's also had a winding road, too. The band had plenty of success in punk-rock circles, but after breaking up and reuniting, it hasn't been easy.


Robbie Feinberg

As the craft beer market gets larger, breweries in Michigan and across the country are growing and expanding their production lines. But that growth comes at a cost. More beer equals more wastewater, and wastewater costs a lot of money to get treated. However, in Michigan, one local brewery has found its own solution.  And one researcher is studying how algae could potentially transform this wastewater into fertilizer, medicine or even fuel.


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