DUE TO COVID-19, TOUR ITINERARIES AND TOUR AVAILABILITY WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
The Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours are offered year-round in collaboration with Discover Kalamazoo and our brewery partners.
Please see the list of other public tour dates below.
Do you need help with overnight accommodations? Consider our friends at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. We have a discounted rate available here.
In addition to samples, our walking tours also include a goodie bag with a stainless steel pint and other brewery-related promotional items.
We’re also offering our Makers Tours, where we walk to a downtown Kalamazoo winery, distillery and brewery.
Select public bus tours may also listed below.
West Michigan Beer Tours would be 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 make arrangements.
Click on the desired date above to view details and purchase tickets.
Each tour will include:
Origination at a craft beer bar/restaurant, either Shakespeare’s Pub, Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, Central City Tap House or Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Stops at 3 featured breweries – with samples or pint at each stop
Featured Breweries/Distillery/Winery: Kalamazoo, Bell’s Brewery Inc., Saugatuck Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo (formerly Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co.), Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Final Gravity Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, The Kalamazoo Stillhouse, Green Door Distilling and Tempo Vino Winery
Knowledgeable tour guide providing a history of Kalamazoo beer and the Michigan craft beer industry
Stainless steel pint
Registration will be at noon. Departure at 1 p.m.
Tours officially conclude at approximately 4 p.m. The cost is $39 per person. It is $45 for guests purchasing tickets the day of the tour.
Take advantage of our exclusive room rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Kalamazoo, visit other local breweries, try some of our unique bars and restaurants, and meet many of our fantastic retailers. West Michigan Beer Tours is dedicated to providing craft beverage lovers with fun, flavorful and educational tours.
Guests must be 21 to participate. We encourage every attendee to drink responsibly and have a designated driver. After each tour we will also provide access to a local taxi service. 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.
Tours will run rain or shine. Unless West Michigan Beer Tours cancels the tour, all tours are non-refundable.
Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., 269-226-3115
211 E Water St., 269-532-1188
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, 269-492-0100
100 W. Michigan Ave., 269-343-0032
241 E. Kalamazoo Ave., 269-488-7782
346 S. Kalamazoo Mall
355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., 269-382-2332
1156 S Burdick St A, Kalamazoo, MI, 49001
246 N. Kalamazoo Mall, 269-350-5136
140 S. Westnedge Ave.
429 E. North St., Kalamazoo, 269-929-7341
Tempo Vino Winery, 260 E. Michigan Ave., 269-342-9463
618 E. Michigan Ave., 206-376-0937
"I booked a tour for 16 guys (in their early 30s) for a bachelor party. John was very helpful and responsive throughout the booking and planning stage. Pick up process was timely and easy. The tour itself was great. Mark was an excellent guide, providing insight and friendly conversation as we stopped at 3 solid breweries. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone."
John O., Chicago, Ill. — Sept., 2021
"We had a blast! Kassie was great and the breweries were very accommodating. ... I would highly recommend the River St Joe stop and tour for all of your groups, but maybe build in some extra time for the full tour as well. Brian and the team were fantastic and it sold me on being a regular visitor. I'll be sure to share your name when planning future events!"
Emily Z., St. Joseph, Mich. — May, 2021
"Thank you SO much. Everyone had so much fun and loved the day. The all female owned breweries was wonderful and people were SO impressed especially with how much work and love has gone into Guardian Brewing. We all were talking about taking our families back there some day to see how it's grown. I really appreciate your time and helping us have such a wonderful day."
Lucie W. — Sept. 30, 2020
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for an exceptional event on Friday to wrap up our conference this year! We received tremendous comments on the tour itself and your hospitality throughout. Thank you for working with us to arrange this and make it such a great, first-time event for the conference. ... You truly run a “first class” tour and we look forward to opportunities to work with you in the future!"
What happens if I am late for the tour?
The bus will leave promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive at the origination site at least 20 minutes ahead of time. If you are late we will not wait for you. There are no refunds.
What happens if I need to cancel?
All ticket fees are non-refundable. However tickets may be transferred to another passenger.
What happens if a tour is cancelled?
If a tour is canceled for any reason all ticket fees will be fully refunded.
Can I drink beer on the bus?
In most cases there is no drinking on the bus.
Can I bring a minor?
No – all tour participants must be 21 years or older. Please bring personal identification.
May I bring beer on the bus?
Only beer purchased from the participating brewers may be brought on to the bus. For most tours, no drinking on the bus will be permitted.
Will there be food included on the tour?
Light snacks (i.e. pretzels and chips) and water will be provided on the bus. For most tours food will be available for purchase at one or more of our brewery tours. Unless otherwise indicated, most tour packages will not include the cost of food at the stops.