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: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 02/03/2018

The Walking Tour 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.

Feb. 3 Itinerary

Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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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.

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  • Destination: Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 12/30/2017

The Walking Tour 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.

Dec. 30 Itinerary

Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., HopCat -- Kalamazoo
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 12/16/2017

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.

Dec. 16 Itinerary
Origination: HopCat Kalamazoo, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: HopCat Kalamazoo, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 12/09/2017

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.

Dec. 9 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 12/02/2017

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.

Dec. 2 Itinerary
Origination: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 11/18/2017

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.

Nov. 18 Itinerary
Origination: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.

Termination: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Old Burdick's: Downtown, One Well Brewing
  • Duration: 1 hour

Presented by West Michigan Beer Tours
Hosted by Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill

What: An informal monthly series 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, Nov. 16 (One Well Brewing)
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: One Well Brewing, Kalamazoo
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16
About: Co-owners T.J. Waldofsky and Chris O’Neill will preview their upcoming anniversary party later in late November, share details about the brewery’s distribution and provide updates on the company’s production site.

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  • Destination: Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 11/11/2017

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.

Nov. 11 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Company, Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 11/04/2017

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.

Nov. 4 Itinerary

Origination: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination:  Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 10/28/2017

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.

HALLOWEEN NOTE: Please consider wearing a costume. There will have prizes awarded to our favorite costumes at each brewery during the tour.

Oct. 28 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Tibbs Brewing Co.., 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Stop 2: Brite Eyes Brewing Co., 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Stop 3: Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:45 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Company, Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., HopCat -- Kalamazoo
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 10/21/2017

The Walking Tour 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.

Oct. 21 Itinerary

Origination: HopCat-Kalamazoo, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: HopCat-Kalamazoo, 4:15 p.m.

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