DUE TO COVID-19, TOUR ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE STATE GUIDELINES WHEN ENTERING FACILITIES, INCLUDING WEARING A MASK WHILE ENTERING THE ESTABLISHMENT UNTIL REACHING YOUR SEAT. THOSE REFUSING TO COMPLY WILL BE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE EVENT AND REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED.
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 monthly 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.
Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj or 269-350-4598.
|Brewery Tour: July 3||Brewery Tour: Aug. 7||Sept. 4||Oct. 2||Nov. 6||Holiday Beer Shopping & Brewery Tour: Dec. 4|
|Brewery Tour: July 10||Brewery Tour: Aug. 14||Sept. 11||Oct. 9||Nov. 13||Holiday Beer Shopping & Brewery Tour: Dec. 11|
|July 17 (no tour)||Brewery Tour: Aug. 21||Sept. 18||Oct. 16||Nov. 20||Holiday Beer Shopping & Brewery Tour: Dec. 18|
|July 24||Makers Tour: Aug. 28||Makers Tour: Sept. 25||Oct. 23||Makers Tour: Nov. 27||Dec. 25 (NO TOURS)|
|Makers Tour: July 31||Makers Tour: Oct. 30|
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.), Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 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 $35 per person for the first 8 guests and $40 in advance for additional guests. It is $45 for guests purchasing tickets the day of the tour.
Take advantage of discounted overnight packages with some of our lodging partners, 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 beer 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.