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.
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 at Paw Paw Brewing Co.‘s new location and heads west to Cognito Brewing Co., located in the historic grain elevator in Bangor. Brewer Jennifer Goodrich will lead a tour of the building and share samples with the group. The trip then heads to Saugatuck to see Kim Collins, owner and brewer at Guardian Brewing Co., which opened in early 2019.
Our tour then finishes the afternoon with a stop at Three Blondes Brewing Co. Fronted by sisters Amanda Johnson, Carrie Troyer and Megan Zernicke, this South Haven brewery opened in the summer of 2018.
The tour includes a pint or samples at each location, as well as production tours and meet-and-greets with the women behind these emerging breweries.
We have also partnered with the Paw Paw Comfort Inn & Suites, which is located very near Paw Paw Brewing Co., as well as St. Julian Winery. Guests may book discounted rooms by calling the hotel at 269-655-0303 or by going to this link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/RL26L5
Origination: Paw Paw Brewing Co., noon registration with 1 p.m. departure
Stop 1: Cognito Brewing Co., samples, tour with brewer Jennifer Goodrich, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Stop 2: Guardian Brewing Co., samples, tour with owner/brewer Kim Collins, 3-4 p.m.
Stop 3: Three Blondes Brewing Co., samples, meet-and-greet with owners, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Termination: Paw Paw Brewing Co., 6:15 p.m.