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

  • "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
  • "I wanted to thank you once again for all of your help in coordinating this outing.  The end result was just fantastic!  We have heard lots of positive comments from our team about how nicely it went.  You were extremely attentive to detail and continually checked in to make sure all was going well.  That means a lot to me as a coordinator.  You didn't miss a detail and it resulted in an excellent time had by our group.  I've heard the comment numerous times that if they are going to be in the Kalamazoo area with friends, they are going to look you up!"
    Barb B., Little Chute, Wisc. — Aug. 2017
  • "We booked a walking tour with John back in April and couldn't have been more happy with our experience and guide. I booked the tour as a present for my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary. From the beginning John set out to help make our day memorable. He asked what plans we had and as I shared them with him, he was able to partner us with other community businesses that would help make our special occasion more comfortable and enjoyable. We have lived in the Portage area for the past 30 years so we really weren't sure what to expect. John was funny, engaging, and very informative. I learned much about the downtown area and local craft beer arena that I didn't know. I would highly recommend the tour. Thank you once again John for making our anniversary so much fun!"
    Janie W., Portage — June, 2017
  • "I would like to thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day. Andrea and Trevor were great guides. They shared just the right amount of information as the day went on and mingled with the group well. The bus was comfortable and our driver was helpful and courteous. We enjoyed each of the breweries and experiencing what each had to offer both in terms of the beers and ciders and in their individual styles. We received compliments all day about how much fun it was and we owe it all to you. Thank you for providing the organization and hosting such a great event for us!"
    Dara M., Three Rivers, Mich. — October, 2016