We are excited to again sponsor Kalamazoo Pride and celebrate our friends, family, and coworkers in the LGBTQIA+ community. “We believe everyone should have equal rights,” said Bell’s Executive Vice President Carrie Yunker. “Everybody should have an equal opportunity....
Celebrating Inclusivity & Diversity | Bell’s Brewery
Bell’s is #OpenToAll
We imagine a workplace that represents our global community – with many different people and cultures, where diverse ideas can thrive. Only once we have created an equitable and inclusive environment can we realize diversity worthy of true celebration. In the meantime, we strive to celebrate the individual experiences and identities that bring a broad range of perspective to Bell’s — creating exceptional experiences for both our employees and the communities we touch.
Our work in equity and inclusion involves action that inspires the engagement and empowerment of a diverse workforce and community. This is an ongoing process, and we commit to that work. Every day.
What does this look like?
- Bringing voices to the table to ensure our messaging and even our packaging is more resonant for all.
- Continuing existing community partnerships while seeking out new opportunities to support, learn from, and amplify
- Providing tools that allow all of our employees to report discrimination or harassment of any kind safely.
This means we work to create an environment where everyone feels welcome as their full, authentic selves. This includes our Celebration Series – brews we create throughout the year by committee of members from underrepresented groups and their allies.
What Equality means to us
Equal is not equitable. To ensure equity, we have to examine whose voices are the loudest and then address the system to amplify those who are underrepresented and unheard. For example, continuing to evaluate ways we provide opportunities to access development across our various business areas and teams OR creating a diverse coworkers champions council to inform and influence business and leadership decisions.
Honoring International Transgender Day of Visibility
Today, we're honoring International Transgender Day of Visibility and everyone who lives as their authentic self and respectfully acknowledge those who cannot. Our brewery and Eccentric Café are open to all. We strive to be a space that's safe and inclusive, however...
Women’s History Month: Stories from women at Bell’s
The theme of this Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”. In that spirit, we sat down with some women coworkers at Bell’s to hear how they built careers in the industry, what things have changed and why representation in leadership is so...
Celebrating Women’s History Month with “Century Strong” and Pink Boots Society
This month as we celebrate the contributions women have made to craft beer, let’s just not raise a pint, but the voices, of a group of coworkers who are actively working to bring more women and nonbinary people into the industry. “If you want to make world class beer,...
Brillosa Shines A Spotlight on Bell’s Employees, Latinx culture and community
We, here at Bell's are shining a spotlight on various cultures within the Latinx community and our employees with a special beer release and event. Brillosa, a deliciously smooth Vienna-style Lager with a 5% Alc. By Vol., is the seventh beer to be designed and...
Bell’s Celebration Series continues with Seneca Village
Seneca Village, the sixth beer to be designed and brewed by Bell’s staff, celebrates our Black and African American employees. It was brewed to bring awareness to a part of American history that is often hidden or left out of more forward-facing narratives. A Black...
Spotlight Series: These Beers Are Designed By Bell’s Employees
Our downtown Kalamazoo brewery is where we got our start. Though the batches may be smaller than what we brew for wider release at our Comstock Brewery, our original brewery is still very focused on innovation and bringing new beers to life. It’s actually quite...