Public Tours

WMBT-76-2546705050-OWest Michigan Beer Tours offer a variety of public tours. A typical public bus tour will last approximately 5 hours and transportation will be 29 person mini-coach buses. Most tours will include:

  • 3 Brewery Stops
  • Tour director knowledgeable in both the beer industry and our local area
  • Introduction to brewery owners and/or brewers
  • Tours of their facility
  • Sample at each brewery

West Michigan Beer Tours is dedicated to providing beer lovers with fun, flavorful and relaxing tours. We encourage every passenger to drink responsibly and have a designated driver. After each tour we will also provide access to a local taxi service. While we encourage everyone to purchase beer at the breweries to take with you, we do not allow any consumption on the buses. If any of our tour directors have reason to believe that a person is intoxicated prior to a tour, we reserve the right to turn them away. If a person is turned away due to intoxication no refund will be provided.

Unless a tour is cancelled all tours are non-refundable.

Please note: The tours below appear in reverse chronological order.


 

Upcoming Tours

 

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  • Destination: Dark Horse Brewing Co., High Five Hops Farm, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Territorial Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $69
  • Departs: 08/25/2018

The end of August and early September marks the peak of hop season. Farms across the state are harvesting their hop crops for breweries all over Michigan and the other parts of the world.

The tour, which originates at the Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, will visit Marty Moga and his family at High Five Hops Farm in Marshall. The small farm works closely with Dark Horse Brewing Co. We’ll tour the farm and hear from the family about their role in Michigan beer.

The tour will also make visits to Dark Horse Brewing Co. and Territorial Brewing Co., another brewery that works with High Five Hops.

A pint or samples at the two brewery stop are also part of the tour.

The Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo also provides discounted rates to our guest through this custom link: https://www.radisson.com/westmichiganbeertours.

Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Dark Horse Brewing Co., pint, 1:45-3 p.m.
Stop 2: High Five Hops Farm, 17310 H Dr S Marshall, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Stop 3: Territorial Brewing Co., samples or full pour, optional tour, 5-6 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 6:30 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 02/03/2018

The Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours would be happy to arrange a customizable private walking tour for groups of all sizes. Whether it’s a corporate outing, holiday celebration, birthday party or just a group of friends who want to learn more about the city’s beer culture, we’d be glad to help.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj. or 269-350-4598.

Feb. 3 Itinerary

Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 01/20/2018

The Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours would be happy to arrange a customizable private walking tour for groups of all sizes. Whether it’s a corporate outing, holiday celebration, birthday party or just a group of friends who want to learn more about the city’s beer culture, we’d be glad to help.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj. or 269-350-4598.

Jan. 20 Itinerary

Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Tibbs Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Final Gravity Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Final Gravity Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Departs: 01/18/2018

Presented by West Michigan Beer Tours

Hosted by Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill

What: An informal monthly series at Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill in downtown Kalamazoo where regional brewers discuss with the public their new projects, from packaged beers to anniversary parties to new facilities. The brewery will be the featured beer of the night and share details and photos about what’s ahead. There will also be beer-related giveaways and prizes during the event. Stick around after the event for Old Burdick’s Trivia Night at the downtown Kalamazoo location, 100 W. Michigan Ave.
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Where: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, 100 W. Michigan Ave. (inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel)
Cost: Free
Registration: None required
Questions: Contact, 269-350-4598 or moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj

Featured brewery: Final Gravity Brewing Co., Decatur/Kalamazoo
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
About: The father-son brewing duo of Kevin and Mike Christensen will talk about the Decatur-based brewery opening a new location in downtown Kalamazoo.

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  • Destination: Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 01/06/2018

The Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours would be happy to arrange a customizable private walking tour for groups of all sizes. Whether it’s a corporate outing, holiday celebration, birthday party or just a group of friends who want to learn more about the city’s beer culture, we’d be glad to help.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj. or 269-350-4598.

Jan. 6 Itinerary

Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 12/30/2017

The Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours would be happy to arrange a customizable private walking tour for groups of all sizes. Whether it’s a corporate outing, holiday celebration, birthday party or just a group of friends who want to learn more about the city’s beer culture, we’d be glad to help.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj. or 269-350-4598.

Dec. 30 Itinerary

Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Old Burdick's: Downtown, Paw Paw Brewing Company
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Departs: 12/14/2017

Presented by West Michigan Beer Tours

Hosted by Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill

What: An informal monthly series at Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill in downtown Kalamazoo where regional brewers discuss with the public their new projects, from packaged beers to anniversary parties to new facilities. The brewery will be the featured beer of the night and share details and photos about what’s ahead. There will also be beer-related giveaways and prizes during the event. Stick around after the event for Old Burdick’s Trivia Night at the downtown Kalamazoo location, 100 W. Michigan Ave.
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Where: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, 100 W. Michigan Ave. (inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel)
Cost: Free
Registration: None required
Questions: Contact, 269-350-4598 or moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj

Featured brewery: Paw Paw Brewing Co.
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14
About: Owner and head brewer Ryan Sylvester will discuss the brewery’s acquisition of a new building to act as its future production site and taproom.

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  • Destination: Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 12/09/2017

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours would be happy to arrange a customizable private walking tour for groups of all sizes. Whether it’s a corporate outing, holiday celebration, birthday party or just a group of friends who want to learn more about the city’s beer culture, we’d be glad to help.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj. or 269-350-4598.

Dec. 9 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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