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: 03/10/2018

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: B.O.B.'s Brewery, Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids Brewing Co., JW Marriott
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 03/03/2018

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: 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: 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: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., Shakespeare's Pub
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 01/27/2018

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.

Jan. 27 Itinerary
Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, 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: Shakespeare’s Pub, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 01/20/2018

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.

Jan. 20 Itinerary

Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Tibbs Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Final Gravity 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., Shakespeare's Pub
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 01/13/2018

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.

Jan. 13 Itinerary

Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, 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: Shakespeare’s Pub, 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: 01/06/2018

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.

Jan. 6 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: 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.

On our Dec. 16 tour, guests are encouraged to wear holiday garb — ugly sweaters, seasonal costumes and more. Prizes will be awarded to our favorite participants!

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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