The Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours are offered in collaboration with Discover Kalamazoo and our craft beverage partners.
Please see the list of other public tour dates below (only dates with a link associated with it are available).
Do you need help with overnight accommodations? Consider our friends at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. We have a preferred rate available on request by calling 269-343-3333 and asking about the “beer tour rate.”
In addition to samples or a pint at each stop, our walking tours also include a goodie bag with additional brewery-related promotional items and more.
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, brewery or other businesses, including Shakespeare’s Pub, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill and more
3 stops at featured breweries – with samples or pint at each stop
Featured Breweries: Bell’s Brewery Inc., Saugatuck Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Green Door Distilling, The Kalamazoo Stillhouse, Brewery Outré
Knowledgeable tour guide providing a history of Kalamazoo, the Michigan craft beer industry
Souvenir logo pint glass
Registration will be at noon
Departure at 1 p.m.
Tours officially conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The cost is $39 per person.
It is $45 for guests purchasing tickets the day of the tour.
Should refunds be issued, it will be for the amount of the listed ticket price.
Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., 269-226-3115
100 W. Michigan Ave., 269-343-0032
211 E Water St., 269-532-1188
241 E. Kalamazoo Ave., 269-488-7782
355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., 269-382-2332
1156 S Burdick St A, Kalamazoo, MI, 49001
140 S. Westnedge Ave.
429 E. North St., Kalamazoo, 269-929-7341
618 E. Michigan Ave., 206-376-0937
567 E Ransom St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
"Thanks again for a great tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Kalamazoo!"
Juli W., Indiana — July, 2022
"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."
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.