Stone Brewing Co., one of the country’s largest craft breweries, is searching for a large-scale facility and Michigan may be one of several locations under consideration.  West Michigan Beer Tours received a copy of a document, titled “Project Suds,” which specifies requirements for a “brewery operations facility.” It has been sent to economic development agencies […]

KALAMAZOO, MI — In just its fourth year, Kalamazoo Beer Week has become a can’t-miss event with over 200 tastings, tap takeovers, meet-and-greets, a Snow Jog and more. More than 40 breweries, mostly from Michigan, took over retailers, restaurants and bars all over Kalamazoo. West Michigan Beer Tours was happy to join in the festivities. […]

Kalamazoo, MI—The fourth annual Kalamazoo Beer Week is scheduled for January 11-18, 2014.  Established in January, 2010 by Imperial Beverage, the first Kalamazoo Beer Week was created as a community event to help Imperial celebrate its 2010 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year award.  The first year, 16 events were hosted in 14 locations around Kalamazoo, […]

West Michigan Beer Tours was fortunate enough to be part of a robust celebration of Michigan craft beer in Kalamazoo on Sept. 14. We took a colorful group to a craft beer-loving restaurant, a trio of breweries and ended at the premiere of Rhino Media Productions‘ documentary, “The Michigan Beer Film.” We were joined on […]

West MichiganBeer Tours is all about celebrating our local craft brew culture in a safe, educational and fun way.  That being said we also realize that West Michigan has man other great local restaurants, beer bars, festivals and other attractions.  West Michigan Beer Tours has had fun combining craft brew with these other attractions.  Our […]

Kalamazoo radio personality Scotty “Bud” Melvin had the opportunity to join our June 29 Food and Beer Pairing tour.  After his tour he was kind enough to give us a shout out on his radio show on 92.5 WZUU.  We were thrilled to have him join our tour and pleased to hear he had a […]

Our goal is for every tour to be a memorable experience that our patrons cannot get anywhere else.  Well our upcoming tour on June 29th is no exception.  This tour will originate at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange and include stops at the Boatyard Brewing Company, Paw Paw Brewing Company, and a bonus stop at St. […]

On May 25th we kicked off the 2013 summer season with our first tour.  Thanks to all the brewers and friends who made this tour possible.  I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the summer! Our tour started off at Bell’s Eccentric Café.  It seemed fitting that for our first tour we […]

Welcome to West Michigan Beer Tours blog! West Michigan Beer Tours is focused on celebrating the Michigan craft brew industry.  For those of us who live in Michigan it is easy to forget how lucky we are to have both a high volume and quality of craft breweries.  However, every time I travel and see […]