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From the Glass Art center we made it over to Bell's Eccentric Cafe for a tour of the pilot brewery for Bell's Brewing Co. Some interesting tidbits from the tour included a little talk about the expansion for the main production brewery. At the production brewery they are jumping from a 50 barrel brewhouse to a 200 barrel, pretty big leap.
After the tour we ended up at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange for lunch and a beer. I have been wanting to check them out for some time so we took the plunge. It was great for a place where you want to just sit down and have a decent burger and a beer without too much fuss. The menu was fairly straight forward and the burgers were huge (1/2 pounders) and tasty with fresh cut fries.
I had a the Tripel from Saugatuck Brewing Co. Very drinkable with good Belgian yeast character. My wife had Railyard Raspberry Wheat from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co. This was another good one. The raspberry notes came to the front with a nice wheat malt note in the follow through.
Now time for a pint...