John Liberty to assume role of GM of West Michigan Beer Tours

KALAMAZOO, MI — After more than a decade as a journalist at the Kalamazoo Gazette and MLive Media Group, including several as a craft beer reporter, John Liberty will take over as the full-time General Manager of West Michigan Beer Tours.

Liberty, who co-founded the company in 2013 with business partner Aric Faber, started covering Michigan craft beer in 2007, just prior to the recent explosion of the industry. As a tour director, writer, event planner and collaborator, Liberty will continue the company’s work with breweries, tourism organizations, hotels, corporations and craft beer fans to enhance one of the best beer regions on the planet.

“I relish the opportunity to further my involvement in Michigan’s craft beer industry. It has long been a passion of mine and one I look forward to exploring to a greater degree. There is a lot to learn and even more to share with the craft beer fans, and those who will be, as Michigan stakes its claim as the Great Beer State,” Liberty said.

West Michigan Beer Tours offers private and public tours to breweries, brewpubs, beer bars and events throughout the year. From private events with family and friends to corporate outings, WMBT can cultivate the ideal Michigan beer experience for any size group.

2015 promises to be a big year for Michigan beer supporters and West Michigan Beer Tours.

“With the experience that John brings to the craft beer industry, we are looking forward to the opportunity to create unique and rewarding experiences for those all across the beer spectrum, from beginners to long-time homebrewers,” Faber said.

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About us: West Michigan Beer Tours was founded by John Liberty and Aric Faber in January, 2013. The company offers public and private guided tours to the many breweries in one of the best craft beer regions in the world. We specialize in private tours for corporations, organizations, associations, conferences or a group of friends or family members. We offer tours to the area’s breweries, as well as craft beer friendly bars, restaurants and events. Utilizing our connections in the industry, we provide a fun, educational and responsible way to enjoy The Great Beer State. You can read more about us at