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Winter Walking Tour with The Kalamazoo House, Feb. 25, 2017


  • Destination: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Central City Tap House, Ruperts Brew House, The Kalamazoo House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Price: $398
  • Departs: 02/25/2017

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean we can’t brave the chilly temperatures on foot to sample a trio of downtown Kalamazoo’s breweries.

In partnership with The Kalamazoo House, the historic bed and breakfast built in 1878 and now owned by Steve and Stephanie Gibson, guests can enjoy an overnight stay, the walking tour of three breweries and breakfast — all in one click.

For this special tour for guests of The Kalamazoo House, we’ll visit Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Rupert’s Brew House and Tibbs Brewing Co., where you’ll receive either a full pour or a series of samples at each stop. You’ll also learn more about Kalamazoo’s growing craft beer industry and its role in Michigan’s rise as one of the top beer destinations in the world.

Itinerary
Registration: Central City Tap House, optional lunch, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, pint, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 3 samples or a pint, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3 samples or a pint, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

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Meet up for Kalamazoo House guests

11:40 a.m.

The Kalamazoo House
447 W. South St.
269-382-0880

Origination/registration

Noon:

Registration with lunch, drinks available for order
Central City Taphouse
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-0100

1 p.m.:

Tour departs

First Stop

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

Relax with a pint in the newly-renovated birthplace of Bell’s Brewery Inc., Michigan’s oldest and largest brewery.

Arrive: 1:15 p.m.
Depart: 2:15 p.m.

Second Stop

Rupert’s Brew House

The first brewery to start the wave of new breweries in downtown Kalamazoo was Rupert’s Brew House, which opened in October, 2013. Owner Mark Rupert and brewer Adam Wisniewski produce a variety of flavorful craft beer in a venue known for live entertainment and the lively Great Dane puppy, Uncle Bill.

Arrive: 2:30 p.m.
Depart: 3:30 p.m.

Third Stop

Tibbs Brewing Co.

Enjoy your choice of a full pour or 3 samples while visiting Tibbs Brewing Co., located next door to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre. Tibbs Brewing Co. has gained a following behind its Hel-Jen Belgian Tripel, Ben Jonesin’, a chocolate toffee porter, and Citra And Take It IPA. In addition to its ground-level bar, Tibbs recently expanded to a lower level bar with ample seating in a speakeasy-like setting.

Arrive: 3:45 p.m.
Depart: 4:45 p.m.

Optional return to Kalamazoo House

5 p.m.

The Kalamazoo House
447 W. South St.
269-382-0880

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