KALAMAZOO, MI — Few communities in the country can boast such a rich craft beer culture in such a tight geographical footprint as downtown Kalamazoo.

With seven breweries and brewpubs — and an eighth on the way — as well as tremendous craft beer-friendly bars, restaurants and retailers, the city is tailor-made to be sampled by foot. In collaboration with Discover Kalamazoo, West Michigan Beer Tours launched its inaugural Walking Tour Series in 2014. The series has continued to grow and evolve.

It runs every Saturday and select Sundays from late May through August. Guests receive either a sample or pint at three different stops, as well as a goodie bag that’s highlighted by a stainless steel pint for each attendee.

Private tours are also available on request.

The 2015 series is nearly complete with only a few spots remaining. For more information: call 269-350-4598, send an email to moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj or go to www.westmichiganbeertours.com.

Video and photos provided by Rhino Media Productions.