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Downtown Kalamazoo Walking Tour — Saturday, May 27, 2017


  • Destination: Central City Tap House, Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 05/27/2017

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.

May 27 Itinerary
Origination: Central City Tap House, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Termination: Central City Tap House, 4:45 p.m.

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Each tour will include:

  • Origination at a craft beer bar/restaurant, brewery or other businesses, including Shakespeare’s Pub, Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, Central City Tap House and more
  • Stops at 3 featured breweries – with samples or pint at each stop
  • Featured Breweries: Arcadia Brewing Co. Kalamazoo, Bell’s Brewery Inc., Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Rupert’s Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co., Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Boatyard Brewing Co.
  • Knowledgeable tour guide providing a history of Kalamazoo, the Michigan craft beer industry
  • Beer-related Souvenir

Registration will be at noon.  Departure at 1 p.m. Tours officially conclude at approximately 4 p.m. The cost is $29 per person for the first 10 guests and $35 in advance for additional guests. It is $40 for guests purchasing tickets the day of the tour.

Take advantage of discounted overnight packages with some of our lodging partners, visit other local breweries, try some of our unique bars and restaurants, and meet many of our fantastic retailers.  All tour guests may take advantage of our sponsor discounts available through our Mobile Mug Club.

West Michigan Beer Tours is dedicated to providing craft beer lovers with fun, flavorful and educational tours. Guests must be 21 to participate.  We encourage every attendee to drink responsibly and have a designated driver. After each tour we will also provide access to a local taxi service. 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.

Tours will run rain or shine. Unless West Michigan Beer Tours cancels the tour, all tours are non-refundable.


Testimonials

  • "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
  • "We did a private tour for my 40th, and West Michigan Beer Tour provided us a great time! They were great to work with in terms of planning it, answering questions and changing things as needed. It was well organized, and it was great to just be there to enjoy the day, rather than having to organize things myself. The tour guides were great too. This was a great way to gather friends and family together, as all ages can enjoy this! This was my 2nd tour, I had been part of a bike tour last summer, and that also was great fun! I would definitely recommend the tours either privately or as part of public tour."
    Kelly C. — July, 2016
  • "My sister and I had a great time on Saturday (8/13). Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. Our tour guides were great. I would definitely do this again. Thank you so much for a great time! Highly recommend."
    Mary S., Paw Paw, Mich. — Aug. 2016
  • "We had such a fantastic time!!!! Words can not express how thankful we are that we chose to do this and had you as our guide! I was thanked multiple times and everyone had so much fun! We will all be spreading the word:)"
    Melissa J., Kalamazoo — June, 2016


Click to View Frequently Asked Questions
For more information, please call 269-350-4598 or email moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj.

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 cancelled?
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.
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.