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Mini Cornhole Challenge and Brewery Tour — Thursday, April 6, 2017


  • Destination: Airway Fun Center, Four Points By Sheraton Kalamazoo, Latitude 42 Brewing Co., One Well Brewing
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $30
  • Departs: 04/06/2017

Join several professional cornhole players and officials on this unique brewery tour as part of the American Cornhole Organization’s Kalamazoo Major event.

Cornhole players from around the country will be in Kalamazoo from April 6-8 competing in the tournament at Wings Event Center. In collaboration with Discover Kalamazoo and the ACO, West Michigan Beer Tours is combining craft beer and cornhole into a mini cornhole challenge and brewery tour.

Prior to the tournament, some professional players will join in this brewery tour that will visit One Well Brewing, Latitude 42 Brewing Co. and the Taproom in the Airway Fun Center. The tour includes either a pint or samples at each official stop, pizza buffet at Airway Fun Center and the chance to compete for prizes at each stop by playing cornhole alongside the professionals.

The opportunity to meet with brewers or brewery owners will also be part of the visit.

Tickets are $30. To register and purchase tickets go here.

Tour Itinerary
Origination: Four Points/Holiday Inn Express, 5 p.m. registration with 5:30 p.m. departure
Stop 1: Latitude 42 Brewing Co., flight and tour/toss, 6-7 p.m.
Stop 2: Airway Fun Center, pint, pizza and toss, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Stop 3: One Well Brewing, flight and tour/toss, 9-10 p.m.
Termination: Four Points/Holiday Inn Express, 10:15 p.m.

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Origination

Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo

3600 E Cork St Ct, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Registration: 5 p.m.
Bus departs: 5:30 p.m.

First Stop

Latitude 42 Brewing Co.

Portage’s first microbrewery is starting off with a bang. Ownership has spared no expense on the 11,000-square-foot microbrewery. It began with a production capacity of 6,000 barrels a year and opened in the summer of 2013. Head brewer Scott Freitas brings an impressive resume with stints at the Maui Brewing Co., Steelhead Brewing Co. and Wild Duck Brewing Co., both of Eugene, Ore. On the food side, Latitude 42 features a bevy of flavorful options, including sandwiches, pizza, desserts and more.

Arrival: 5:45 p.m.
Departure: 7 p.m.

Second Stop

Airway Fun Center

Our VIP bowling suite raises the bar on class and comfort. With 24 beers on tap and a full bar, the Taproom at Airway Fun Center is sure to have something you’ll enjoy. We pride ourselves on offering a great selection of ever-rotating Michigan drafts and we’re sure that your favorite Michigan brew is on tap! Enjoy your drinks at our large central bar, hop up to our brewer’s table with your group to share some appetizers or kick back and relax on our couches while knocking down some pins (with lane-side service). Our first class food menu is also sure to have something everyone will enjoy. With its secluded atmosphere, unmatched drink selection and comfortable accommodations, the Taproom is a welcome retreat for the adult crowd at Airway Fun Center.

Arrival: 7:30 p.m.
Departure: 8:30 p.m.

Third Stop

One Well Brewing

One Well Brewing produces hand-crafted beers and provides a place for like-minded folks to share ideas, art and culture in Kalamazoo, MI. Co-owners Chris O’Neill and T.J. Waldofsky opened their microbrewery in late November, 2014. Emphasizing its neighborhood brewery atmosphere — complete with board games, vintage arcade games, live music and comedy and more — One Well’s beer comes from O’Neill, who works on a three-barrel system. You’ll want to try the Bad Adz, an English-style brown ale, the SimcoeRillo, an American-style IPA using Simcoe and Amarillo hops, or the Xalapa, an outstanding jalapeno blonde ale.

Arrival: 9 p.m.
Departure: 10 p.m.

Termination

10:15 p.m.

Four Points By Sheraton

3600 E Cork St Ct, Kalamazoo, MI 49001


 

Click to View Frequently Asked Questions
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 Saturday, April 6, 2017
  • Standard Tour Ticket – Includes samples or pint at Latitude 42 and One Well; pizza buffet and pint at Airway Fun Center
$30.00/ea

 

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** 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

  • "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