John Liberty to assume role of GM of West Michigan Beer Tours KALAMAZOO, MI — After more than a decade as a journalist at the Kalamazoo Gazette and MLive Media Group, including several as a craft beer reporter, John Liberty will take over as the full-time General Manager of West Michigan Beer Tours. Liberty, who […]

Booktoberfest Kalamazoo Public Library, West Michigan Beer Tours share thirst for knowledge Library card holders get a 5% discount on public tours through 2014-15 KALAMAZOO, MI ­­ Combining their shared thirst for knowledge, West Michigan Beer Tours and the Kalamazoo Public Library are collaborating on a special discount for library card carriers as part of […]

Downtown Kalamazoo Walking Tours Series By now, many people know of the explosion of craft beer all over the state and in few cities is this more apparent than the plethora of new options within just a couple miles — in some cases blocks — of each other in downtown Kalamazoo in the last eight […]

What We’re Drinking Paw Paw Brewing Co.’s Citra Melon Another in a growing list of session beers from West Michigan breweries, this America IPA with an ABV of 4.8 % uses Huell Melon and the popular Citra hops. Co-owner Ryan Sylvester said although it was intended to be a seasonal beer, it’s selling so well […]

To those who live in Kalamazoo, its reputation as a beer city is nothing new. But when a national publication bestows some attention on you — it’s always a source of civic pride. This was the case recently when the U.S. News and World Report Travel dubbed Kalamazoo one of the country’s “8 Underrated Beer […]

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 […]

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