It's not always about beer, here in Kalamazoo. Well, maybe it is, but if you have a home bar in your rec room, or if you simply collect cool items, Bell's has released their 2021 "Mini Kegs for Causes" collection.

This is a nice gesture by the brewery; a chance to help out some causes, not only financially, but to also get them some time in the spotlight and let people know what they are about.

“Bell’s will donate to each and so will I. We hope that these mini kegs will inspire everyone to get out and enjoy some of the treasures nearby and hopefully, help some great organizations if they can.” - Larry Bell

The most high profile mini keg is, of course, Oberon, one of Bell's most popular beers, complete with its own holiday. Bell's has been doing Oberon mini kegs for over two decades and this year's design "celebrates the North Country Trail, the longest, national scenic trail in the United States", according to Bell's.

Tessie’s Golden Ale, a beer named for Larry Bell's Labrador Retriever, Tessie ("such a good girl!"). Previously, Tessie’s was exclusive, in bottles, at the Bell's General Store in downtown Kalamazoo. That mini keg will help raise awareness for the Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue Association.

Bell's says the Lager of the Lakes mini keg is going to benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a non-partisan organization that advocates for the Great Lakes and clean water. And 2021 marks the return of Third Coast Beer, which has not been released in several years. Its return celebrates the Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The Oberon mini keg will be available in the areas you can buy Oberon. The others will have a more limited distribution area. All are at the General Store.

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Bell's Brewing "Mini Kegs For Causes".

Bell’s Mini Kegs for Causes, a Limited-edition that supports four organizations

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