Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Boatyard Brewing Company
Please join us on our great adventure. During the summer of 2011, Dan Gilligan and I decided to form a brewery that will create exceptional craft beers. From this singular idea, the Boatyard Brewing Company has been born and our lives are changed forever.
Since then, Dan and I have spent countless hours developing some of the best traditional ale recipes, as well as our own unique offerings. After sharing hundreds of samples and listening to honest reviews, we are now satisfied that we have the craft beer recipes needed to build a successful brewery.
We would like all of you to join us on our journey; not just as customers, friends and suppliers, but as members of the BBC family. Come along for the ride, enjoy our craft beers, and help make Michigan the best place to live.
Paw Paw Brewing Company
Paw Paw Brewing Company was established in early 2010 by brother-in-laws Ben Fleckestein and Ryan Sylvester, placed in the
Over the course of the first two years Paw Paw Brewing Company became the community place it was intended to be. Many ingredients have gone into creating Paw Paw Brewing as it has become today but none more important than the community and the Paw Paw Brewing Company team.
St. Julian Winery
For over 92 years, the Winery now known as St. Julian Wine Co., Inc. has produced award-winning products. From the first shoots of the Michigan spring through the harvest and barrel tasting of late fall, the family tradition that has flourished transforms grapes to wine, fruit to nectar, as passion and science converge bottle after bottle, case after case.
St. Julian will provide West Michigan Beer Tours with a tasting of their popular Gunga-Din hard cider. Gunga-Din captures the true essence of fresh apple cider! The distinct aromas of Golden Delicious and Gala apples leap from the glass. Crisp acidity and the perfect touch of sweetness make this hard cider perfect until the last drop.
What happens if I am late for the tour?
The bus will leave promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive at the origination site at least 20 minutes ahead of time. If you are late we will not wait for you. There are no refunds.
What happens if I need to cancel?
All ticket fees are non-refundable. However tickets may be transferred to another passenger.
What happens if a tour is canceled?
If a tour is canceled for any reason all ticket fees will be fully refunded.
Can I drink beer on the bus?
In most cases there is no drinking on the bus.
Can I bring a minor?
No – all tour participants must be 21 years or older. Please bring personal identification.
May I bring beer on the bus?
Only beer purchased from the participating brewers may be brought on to the bus. For most tours, no drinking on the bus will be permitted. Coolers will be provided for growlers and other purchased beer.
Will there be food included on the tour?
Light snacks (i.e. pretzels and chips) and water will be provided on the bus. For most tours food will be available for purchase at one or more of our brewery tours. Unless otherwise indicated, most tour packages will not include the cost of food at the stops.
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** There will be time to purchase lunch and additional pints at the breweries.
** We encourage guests to purchase 6 packs from the breweries. Coolers will be provided for safe transportation. Alcohol consumption will not be allowed on the bus.
- "Thanks again for a great tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Kalamazoo!"
Juli W., Indiana — July, 2022
- "I booked a tour for 16 guys (in their early 30s) for a bachelor party. John was very helpful and responsive throughout the booking and planning stage. Pick up process was timely and easy. The tour itself was great. Mark was an excellent guide, providing insight and friendly conversation as we stopped at 3 solid breweries. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone."
John O., Chicago, Ill. — Sept., 2021
- "We had a blast! Kassie was great and the breweries were very accommodating. ... I would highly recommend the River St Joe stop and tour for all of your groups, but maybe build in some extra time for the full tour as well. Brian and the team were fantastic and it sold me on being a regular visitor. I'll be sure to share your name when planning future events!"
Emily Z., St. Joseph, Mich. — May, 2021
- "Thank you SO much. Everyone had so much fun and loved the day. The all female owned breweries was wonderful and people were SO impressed especially with how much work and love has gone into Guardian Brewing. We all were talking about taking our families back there some day to see how it's grown. I really appreciate your time and helping us have such a wonderful day."
Lucie W. — Sept. 30, 2020