Origination

5:30 PM : Registration
6:00 PM : Bus Leaves
Olde Peninsula Brewpub
200 E. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Join us early for 20% off food. 1 Pint Included. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff, hand crafted ales, and large menu selection at this downtown Kalamazoo fixture. The menu features everything from salads and burgers to pasta and steaks. In addition to its regular menu and five permanent tapped beers, O.P. also feature rotating seasonal menus and beers, so you’re sure to find something perfect for each visit. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Olde Peninsula is the perfect place for your business luncheon, relaxing dinner with family or friends, or any special event.

Second Stop

Paw Paw Brewing Company

Includes brewery tour and tasting. Paw Paw Brewing Company was established in early 2010 by brother-in-laws Ben Fleckestein and Ryan Sylvester, placed in the
small village of Paw Paw on the banks of the Paw Paw River surrounded by beautiful Wilderness. The idea behind Paw Paw Brewing Company was to create a place where the community could gather and connect with one another over a pint of locally hand crafted beer. In early December 2010 the door opened for business with four beers on tap, St. James English Mild, Black River Oatmeal Stout, Paw Paw Wheat and 2Paws IPA. Paw Paw Brewing Company’s grand opening celebration was January 21, 2011.
Over the course of the first two years Paw Paw Brewing Company became the community place it was intended to be. Many ingredients have gone into creating Paw Paw Brewing as it has become today but none more important than the community and the Paw Paw Brewing Company team.

Third Stop

Psycho Ward and Nightmares

Includes VIP Access. Many have experienced the terror of the Floyd Cranston clan and the reign of horror they have inflicted on visitors to the PSYCHO WARD. Some have even survived—but not without years of intensive therapy. What disturbing twist on Floyd’s unique form of dismemberment and bloodletting does he have in store for you this year? There’s only one way to find out—if you dare!
Nightmares take many forms, but the new NIGHTMARES attraction will take your fears to shocking new depths. Nightmares will tap into the part of your brain that only stirs during your darkest nights. It will dissect your psyche and spread it like fertilizer across the speedway grounds. So come face your Nightmares, but leave the little ones at home—otherwise they will be sleeping in your bed for months to come.

Fourth Stop

Old Mill Brewpub

Includes tour of haunted basement and tasting. One of the newest additions to West Michigan’s craft beer scene, owner Scott Zylstra and Co. and gearing up to introduce their own beers this fall. The brewpub located in the historic Eesley Mill, portions of which were built in 1896, strive to provide quality food and drink in a relaxing atmosphere, using only the freshest quality ingredients in our products. Old Mill believes in sourcing locally and naturally whenever possible. Eesley Mill provides our patrons with a truly unique venue to enjoy the best beers, wines, spirits, and food, served to you by a passionate team of Old Mill Brewpub


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What happens if I am late for the tour?

The bus will leave promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive at the origination site at least 20 minutes ahead of time. If you are late we will not wait for you. There are no refunds.

What happens if I need to cancel?

All ticket fees are non-refundable. However tickets may be transferred to another passenger.

What happens if a tour is canceled?

If a tour is canceled for any reason all ticket fees will be fully refunded.

Can I drink beer on the bus?

In most cases there is no drinking on the bus.

Can I bring a minor?

No – all tour participants must be 21 years or older. Please bring personal identification.

May I bring beer on the bus?

Only beer purchased from the participating brewers may be brought on to the bus. For most tours, no drinking on the bus will be permitted. Coolers will be provided for growlers and other purchased beer.

Will there be food included on the tour?

Light snacks (i.e. pretzels and chips) and water will be provided on the bus. For most tours food will be available for purchase at one or more of our brewery tours. Unless otherwise indicated, most tour packages will not include the cost of food at the stops.

 

Ticket Pricing Friday, October 25
  • Standard Tour Ticket
$65.00/ea
  • Standard Tour Ticket, West Michigan Beer Tours T-Shirt and Pint Glass
$85.00/ea

** There will be time to purchase additional pints at the breweries.
** We encourage guests to purchase 6 packs from the breweries. Coolers will be provided for safe transportation. Alcohol consumption will not be allowed on the bus.


 

Testimonials

  • "I had a great time with you on the walking tour last Saturday. It was informative (we loved your tidbits of Kalamazoo history) and fun. You went out of your way to make the hot weather bearable and the walk to Boatyard was worth it. We will be sharing our positive experience with others and hope to participate again soon. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon."
    Bonnie G., Kalamazoo, MI — June, 2018
  • "Everyone had a blast! Bonnie and Mary were fantastic. I think everyone’s favorite stop was hands down Boatyard. It was my first time there but definitely not the last. ... I would recommend this tour to anyone who asked. The goodie bags were also a hit! Thank you for all of your help organizing this event for Forensic Fluids."
    Nicole R., Kalamazoo, MI — May, 2018
  • "My wife and I just finished up a tour today with Mary. We wanted to express our gratitude and follow up with Mary directly with our thanks for providing a wonderful tour. The one on one conversation at Bell's was the cherry on top of a great tour. Thank you. Jon and Dan, respectively, at Green Goor and Boatyard were kind, gracious and very insightful."
    Jarred and Lindsey F., Mishawaka, Ind. — February, 2018
  • "Beer tour went perfect ... I appreciate all of your help. Our tour guide and driver were perfect. Absolutely a great experience."
    Beau E., Chicago — Sept. 2017