While this is likely a negotiating tactic for other shareholders in an effort to buy back the non-family shares, this is nonetheless a distressing idea for any local beer lover. Bells is legendary and a pioneer, but this serves as a reminder that these great beers and brands are created by people who have families and run their businesses the best they can.

As most do, I’m sure, I hope it works out and they can stay indepenent.

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