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Bell’s beer is headed back to Virginia!

November 30, 2021

Bell’s beer will once again flow in the great state of Virginia!

Brewery favorites like the very popular and best-selling Two Hearted Ale (recently named the Best Beer in America for the fourth year in a row), Bell’s Hazy IPA, Official, and many others will be available in Virginia later this month.

All parties involved are happy to resolve this matter amicably and welcome Bell’s back to Virginia.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be back and we are really looking forward to working with our new partner in Richmond. To everyone who has kept in touch and waited patiently for our return, I say thank you and cheers,” said Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s Brewery.

Also debuting (officially) for the first time in Virginia will be Bell’s Lo-Cal IPA, Light Hearted Ale. Brewed with Centennial and Galaxy hops, Light Hearted clocks in at a 3.7% Alc.-by-Vol. with only 110 calories per 12. oz serving.

Bell’s beer will be distributed in the Richmond area by Specialty Beverage of Virginia, a Sheehan Family Company. This new distributor partner will serve the counties of Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince George, Southhampton, Surry, and Sussex.

Specialty Beverage will also cover the independent cities of Colonial Heights Emporia, Franklin, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond.

Elsewhere in the state, Bell’s will continue its distributor partnerships with Blue Ridge Beverage, Copa Wine Corporation, Hoffman Beverage Company, Hop and Wine Beverage, M. Price Distribution, and Wendell Distributing.


Originally founded in 1991, Specialty Beverage of Virginia started as a small craft and import distributing business. Over the next two decades, and as the craft beer segment accelerated, Specialty was acquired by the Sheehan Family Companies. Specialty Beverage distributes a portfolio of craft beer, imports, ciders, wines, cocktail mixers and sodas. Specialty has also implemented an eco-friendly waste management and recycling program to be more environmentally responsible.

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