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: B.O.B.'s Brewery, Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids Brewing Co., JW Marriott
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 02/17/2018

Join us for a short afternoon walk around downtown Grand Rapids to learn more about Beer City USA’s craft beer industry and the individual breweries on our route. Guests will get the opportunity to try a few samples or a full pint at each brewery, as well as the opportunity to meet members of ownership or the brewers to learn more about their process and story.

Walking Tour Itinerary
Origination: JW Marriott, registration at noon with 1 p.m. departure
Stop 1: Founders Brewing Co., pint, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Grand Rapids Brewing Co., samples or pint, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: BOB’s Brewery, samples, tour, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 4:15 p.m.

Need help with overnight accommodations? Please consider the Beer City USA Package from our friends at JW Marriott!

Each tour will include:

    • Origination will be held at the Six.One.Six inside the JW Marriott Grand Rapids
    • 3 stops at featured breweries – with samples or pint at each stop
    • Featured Breweries: Founders Brewing Co.; BOB’s Brewery; Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
    • Knowledgeable tour guide providing a history of Grand Rapids brewing’s culture

Registration will be at noon. Departure at 1 p.m. Tours officially conclude at approximately 4 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person for the first 8 guests and $40 in advance for additional guests.

It is $45 for guests purchasing tickets the day of the tour.

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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.