Public Tours

WMBT-76-2546705050-OWest Michigan Beer Tours offer a variety of public tours. A typical public bus tour will last approximately 5 hours and transportation will be 29 person mini-coach buses. Most tours will include:

  • 3 Brewery Stops
  • Tour director knowledgeable in both the beer industry and our local area
  • Introduction to brewery owners and/or brewers
  • Tours of their facility
  • Sample at each brewery

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.


 

Upcoming Tours

 

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  • Destination: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 12/14/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also happy to arrange a customizable private walking tour for groups of all sizes. Whether it’s a corporate outing, holiday celebration, birthday party or just a group of friends who want to learn more about the city’s beer culture, we’d be glad to help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

For those looking for options just outside of downtown Kalamazoo, there is the newly renovated Delta Hotels Kalamazoo.

Also included in our walking tours is a stainless steel pint.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj or 269-350-4598.

Dec. 14 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Saugatuck Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Tibbs Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Final Gravity Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 11/30/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also happy to arrange a customizable private walking tour for groups of all sizes. Whether it’s a corporate outing, holiday celebration, birthday party or just a group of friends who want to learn more about the city’s beer culture, we’d be glad to help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

For those looking for options just outside of downtown Kalamazoo, there is the newly renovated Delta Hotels Kalamazoo.

Also included in our walking tours is a stainless steel pint.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

Nov. 30 Itinerary
Origination:
 Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Saugatuck Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Tibbs Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Final Gravity Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo Stillhouse, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Tempo Vino Winery
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $40
  • Departs: 11/23/2019

West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to be partnering with Discover Kalamazoo and the rest of our sponsors for walking tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries. Named one of the Top 10 walking tours in the country by Paste Magazine, this casual afternoon will introduce you to some of the colorful personalities and flavors behind Kalamazoo’s beer culture.

In a special twist, we are highlighting other beverage makers in downtown Kalamazoo, including Tempo Vino Winery and Green Door Distilling Co. or the Kalamazoo Stillhouse as part of our Makers Tour. This unique tour will offer a visit to a winery, brewery and distillery for samples, a cocktail and a pint, as well as our goody bag.

They are held every Saturday year-round in downtown Kalamazoo. Learn about the craft beer in Kalamazoo, enjoy sampling some of the best beers in the world, and meet the personalities behind the beer.

NOTE: Tours will require a minimum of 6 attendees to be held.

Need overnight accommodations?

Consider our discounted room rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Nov. 23 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Tempo Vino Winery, flight of wine, tour, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Kzoo Stillhouse, samples and tour, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:30 p.m.

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  • Destination: Old Burdick's: Downtown
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 11/22/2019

The Kalamazoo Beer Cup is a craft beer style showcase for Kalamazoo-area breweries where a specific style of beer is selected and 6 local breweries present their take on the style.

Your ticket includes a flight of six five-ounce pours and access to an appetizer buffet. For this installment, we’ve selected … Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stouts.

These are some of the more popular and unique approaches to BBA stouts in the Kalamazoo area.

The beers and breweries will not be identified and guests will rank their favorites on a score card. The top scoring brewery will keep the Kalamazoo Beer Cup at the brewery until the next installment of the event.

Kalamazoo Beer Cup: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stouts
When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Where: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel
Cost: $29
Includes: Flight of six 5-ounce samples, appetizer buffet, history of the style and tasting tips
For more information: 269-350-4598 or moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj

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