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.
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 JW Marriott Grand Rapids, will visit with Pam Miller at Hopyards of Kent County for a farm tour and samples, as well as two of the farm’s closest brewery partners — Rockford Brewing Co. and Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply.
A pint or samples at the two brewery stop are also part of the tour.
The JW Marriott’s Beer City USA Package is also available to our guests. The package includes overnight accommodations, four local beers delivered to your room, breakfast vouchers, complimentary parking and more. For more information, go to: http://ilovethejw.com/packages/beer-city-use.
Origination: JW Marriott Grand Rapids, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Rockford Brewing Co., samples or pint, tour, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Stop 2: Hopyards of Kent County, pint/samples, tour, 3-4 p.m.
Stop 3: Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply, pint or samples, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Termination: JW Marriott, 6 p.m.