Bell’s Porter, Kalamazoo Stout take medals at Colorado State Fair

COMSTOCK, Mich. - Bell’s Brewery is proud to announce that two of its classic beers have won medals at this year’s Colorado State Fair.

Bell’s Porter received a gold medal in the competition’s American Porter and Stout category and Kalamazoo Stout won a silver medal in the Dark British Beer category.

Porter was first released in 1987 and Kalamazoo Stout in 1988. Both brands debuted refreshed packaging earlier this year.

Beers like Porter and Kalamazoo Stout were some of our original brews and, along with Amber Ale, helped build the brewery
— Larry Bell, Bell’s president and founder.

“It’s incredible to see these darker, classic beers continue earning awards today,” he added.

Upper Hand Brewery, a division of Bell’s, also brought home three medals: bronze for Laughing Fish and its SISU Stout in addition to a gold for Yellow Hex.

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Here’s a breakdown of all the awards:

Bell’s:

  • Gold in American Porter Category, 20A (American Porter) for Bell’s Porter

  • Silver in Dark British Beer Category, 16D (Foreign Extra Stout) for Kalamazoo Stout

Upper Hand:

  • Gold in Historical Beer Category for Yellow Hex

  • Bronze in British Bitter and Pale Commonwealth Beer Category, 12A (British Golden Ale) for

    Laughing Fish

  • Bronze in American Porter and Stout Category, 20C (Imperial Stout) for SISU Stout