On Saturday one of the club memebers and I drove to Galesburg MI to go to the Bells open house tour of the new 200 bbl brewery. It is very impressive. In the future you will be able to do a self guided tour much like Sierra Nevada or New Glarus. This was more special as we talked to John Mallet and Larry Bell, along with other members of the brewing team. Larry did point out the window overlooking the cypress wood vats that they have aquired from the Strohs family, and are reconditioning for future open fermentation in a clean room.
It was a fun day. Click on the gallery to see shots of the construction. Bringing those in from Wisconsin on the SS Badger, and the shots of trucking the tuns down the road are cool.http://www.bellsbeer.com/about/200-barrel-brewhouse/