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      A slow opening for Bell??s Upper Hand Brewery

      It??s going to be a slower than expected opening for Bell??s Upper Hand Brewery.

      Company president, Larry Bell said over the years he has learned the first rule of brewing is, ??Nothing Happens Fast.??

      He said complications getting the deed right pushed the licensing back. Now, they are waiting on the federal government. This process typically takes over 90 days. Once they receive that license, they will apply for the state??s license. The hard winter has also had a hand in the delay. The frozen ground is preventing the company from pouring concrete.

      They are hoping to start brining in equiptment at the end of May and start test batching in early August.

      Bell said if he could bottle the UP??s excitement over the brewery, he would.