- jpschust Oct 27, 2006 03:34 PM
Any truth to the bell's rumor that they are pulling out of Illinois completely?
They are definitely pulling out of Chicago and coming to North Carolina.
See multiple threads on beeradvocate.com
NC just lifted the restriction on beers with an ABV above 6% about a year ago and, since that time, the market has gone crazy with a number of craft brewers trying to establish a foothold.
In the past year, we have added Victory, Weyerbacher, Ska, Fort Collins and Terrapin, not to mention lots of Belgians that were not previously available.
I live in NYC and have always brought back Bells from my journeys to Chicago and the rest of the midwest. It's truly one of the great, under rated American breweries. I love their Third Coast Old Ale.