The Shifty: A Bell's Brewery Podcast

Sharing a post-shift pint with some of the people who work behind-the-scenes at Bell's Brewery.

About the show

The Shifty is a podcast to help tell the story of Bell’s Brewery through the people who work there. We share a post-shift pint and learn more about how they got involved with Bell's, what they do to help make great beer and all the various topics that come up. Learn more about Bell's Brewery and The Shifty at

The Shifty: A Bell's Brewery Podcast on social media


  • Episode 7: A Conversation with Larry Bell

    February 27th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 35 secs
    bells, craft beer, michigan

    In the final episode of this season of The Shifty, we sit down with the man who started it all – Larry Bell. We discuss his home brewing roots, the culture of craft beer, and look at how far the company has come since 1983.

  • Episode 6: Designing Bell’s with two of our graphic designers

    January 16th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  18 mins 47 secs
    beer, craft beer, graphic design

    What goes into making the artwork and labels for our beer? We talked to Graphic Designer April Russell and Senior Graphic Designer Alex Smith for this episode of The Shifty.

  • Episode 5: HR at the Bar

    December 19th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  21 mins 29 secs

    It's time to join HR at the bar.

  • Episode 4: Bottling the Midnight Oberon: catching up with our Third Shifters

    November 28th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 44 secs
    craft beer, michigan

    For this episode of The Shifty, we talked to Demeyer, Josh and Brenden to learn more about what goes on while we’re sleeping during a 3rd shift of packaging.

  • Episode 3: Brewing at B1, our original brewery, with Pat Tkacz and Chris Walsh

    November 21st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  11 mins 10 secs

    In the newest episode of The Shifty, we sat down with two of our brewers who work downtown at the original brewing facility where Larry Bell started it all.

  • Episode 2: Brewing and Engineering

    November 14th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 44 secs
    beer, brewing, craft beer

    In our second episode, we discuss the brewing process with some of the folks who oversee it.

  • Episode 1: Land Stewardship at Bell’s Brewery with Jake Grevenstuk

    October 15th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 1 sec
    beer, craft beer, land steward, sustainability

    In our debut episode The Shifty, we sit down with Jake Grevenstuk, Lead Land Steward at Bell’s. As we tell the story of Bell’s though the folks who work here, we figured we’d start from the ground up – in this case, literally.

  • Episode 0: The Shifty, A Bell's Brewery Podcast

    October 15th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  45 secs

    Welcome to The Shifty, where we sit down and shares a post-work beer with the people who make Bell's Brewery.