In my recent visit I was able to see the Midwestern Pale Ale in the brew kettle and then transferred to the whirlpool. Amazingly roughly 200 barrels of beer travelled from 1 vessel to the next in 5 minutes. From there the brew kettle was blasted with high pressure water to prepare it for the next beer that was in the staging tank right next to it.
As always Bell's has been quite busy. The wooden vats here have been a project on their back burner for a bit now. These were originally used at the Stroh's Brewery. When they are reassembled, visitors to the Bell's facility will be able to see fermentation in action. Currently, that is a part of the process that is readily seen considering they currently perform all fermentation in closed stainless steel.
Tours at the old brewery are most Saturdays (12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30) and Sundays (1:30, 2:30, and 3:30)
Time for a pint...