KALAMAZOO, MI — Shakespeare’s Pub in downtown Kalamazoo will celebrate its 16th anniversary with a delicately planned beer list featuring 44 options never poured in town. It sounds easy enough, but given the longevity of the business and the number of craft beer options currently available in town — it’s no easy task. Co-owners Ted […]

This bus tour is a celebration of women in leadership roles in West Michigan’s craft beer industry and will feature a trio of stops to relatively new breweries. The tour begins with registration from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Paw Paw Brewing Co.‘s new location and heads west to Cognito Brewing Co., located […]

Michigan beer continues to stamp out its place in the record-breaking U.S. craft beer industry. Bell’s Brewery Inc. and Founders Brewing Co. claimed six of the country’s top 10 beers in a recent Zymurgy Magazine vote of its homebrewing readers. Forbes and the Brewers Association reported more than 460 brewery licenses in the state, making […]

Michigan continues to open breweries at an amazing pace. The Michigan Beer Guide reported more than 360 at the end of 2017 with at least another 60 in the works. Forbes.com recently shared statistics from the Brewers Association saying Michigan ranked 4th in the U.S. with 465 breweries. West Michigan is certainly part of this growth. […]

KALAMAZOO, MI — A new addition for craft beer fans provides a tasty wrinkle to your grocery shopping experience. The Harding’s Market at 5161 West Main St. in Kalamazoo recently installed The Growler Station, where shoppers can sample and select a unique craft beer to take home. A growler is a 64-ounce container that is […]

Having trouble deciding what to get dad for Father’s Day? Consider a gift certificate to be used toward a tour with West Michigan Beer Tours. Our gift certificates can be used toward a public tour — such as our walking tours of downtown Kalamazoo or downtown Grand Rapids — or for a private brewery tour with friends […]

This is a press release from the Michigan Brewers Guild. You can read more on the Guild’s website. (LANSING, Mich) — The Michigan Brewers Guild is pleased with today’s news that Gov. Rick Snyder signed House Bill 4667 and Senate Bill 440 — sponsored by Rep. Brandt Iden and Sen. Goeff Hansen — which will […]

Two well-known names in West Michigan’s craft beer industry have joined West Michigan Beer Tours as tour directors. Bonnie Steinman and Mark Curtis have become the latest additions to West Michigan Beer Tours, which offers public and private brewery tours across the region. Steinman and Curtis bring years of experience, perspective and relationships with area […]

KALAMAZOO, MI — A trio of West Michigan breweries will share details about their major upcoming projects for the first Brewer Newsmaker Series. The informal and free events will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on select Thursdays in November, December and January at Old Burdick’s Bar & Restaurant inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel. […]

COMSTOCK, Mich. – A new seasonal release, Hopslam mini-kegs and the return of The Oracle – just a sample of the incredible lineup Bell’s Brewery has in store for fans in 2018. Specialty beers will include a canning line debut, a new series and a special version of a Bell’s classic. Year-round favorites Two Hearted, […]

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