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Hop Harvest Beer Tour — Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020


  • Destination: Handmap Brewing Co., High Five Hops Farm, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Territorial Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $69
  • Departs: 08/15/2020

The end of August and early September marks the peak of hop season. Farms across the state are harvesting their hop crops for breweries all over Michigan and the other parts of the world.

The tour, which originates at the Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, will visit Marty Moga and his family at High Five Hops Farm in Marshall. The small farm has worked closely with Dark Horse Brewing Co., Latitude 42 Brewing Co. and others. We’ll tour the farm and hear from the family about their role in Michigan beer.

The tour will also make visits to Handmap Brewing Co. and Territorial Brewing Co.

A pint or samples at the two brewery stop are also part of the tour.

The Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo also provides discounted rates to our guest through this custom link: https://www.radisson.com/westmichiganbeertours.

Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Handmap Brewing Co., three samples or a pint and tour, 1:45-3 p.m.
Stop 2: High Five Hops Farm, 17310 H Dr S Marshall, samples and tour, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Stop 3: Territorial Brewing Co., samples or full pour, optional tour, 5-6 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 6:30 p.m.

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Origination

Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill (inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel)
100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Registration: Noon
Bus departs: 1 p.m.

Go here to book discounted room rates at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

First Stop

Handmap Brewing Co.

One of the newest breweries in lower Michigan, Handmap Brewing Co. is due to open in Battle Creek in early 2020.

Arrival: 1:45 p.m.
Departure: 3 p.m.

Second Stop

High Five Hops Farm

High Five Hops Farm is a small hop farm located in Marshall, Michigan. Our mission is to consistently supply local brewers with the highest-quality of hops.o create and build long-term relationships within the brewing and farming industries. To assist the state of Michigan to have a sustainable hop farming industry that is credited nation wide.

Arrival: 3:30 p.m.
Departure: 4:30 p.m.

Third Stop

Territorial Brewing Co.

German-inspired beers and cuisine, handcrafted in Battle Creek.

Arrival: 5 p.m.
Departure: 6 p.m.

Termination

Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill (inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel)

100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Arrival: 6:30 p.m.

Click to View Frequently Asked Questions
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 canceled? 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. Coolers will be provided for growlers and other purchased beer. 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.
Ticket Pricing Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020
  • Tour Ticket – Includes samples or pint at Handmap Brewing Co., Territorial Brewing Co. and High Five Hops Farm
$69.00/ea
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** There will be time to purchase additional pints at the breweries. ** We encourage guests to purchase beer from the breweries. Coolers will be provided for safe transportation. Alcohol consumption will not be allowed on the bus.


Testimonials

  • "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!"
    Jessica F., Kalamazoo, Mich. — Oct., 2019
  • "Thank you for such a fun tour Saturday! It was great to see you again as my sis and I have enjoyed making the BrewTour part of our now annual K-Zoo tradition. We enjoy listening to the histories of the breweries, the Tour company and the city itself, and we appreciate your thoughtfulness in making sure we were having a good time while in town."
    Karen R., Ravenna, Ohio — Oct., 2019
  • "I just wanted to say how satisfied me and my party were with Andrea and the beer tour. Between Arcadia, Boatyard and Bell’s - it was the perfect amount of technical expertise, personal passion, and  love of quality craft beer. thanks to you and your group for making my trip home to MI that much more enjoyable."
    Benny E., Seattle, Wash. — Aug., 2019
  • "I had a great time with you on the walking tour last Saturday. It was informative (we loved your tidbits of Kalamazoo history) and fun. You went out of your way to make the hot weather bearable and the walk to Boatyard was worth it. We will be sharing our positive experience with others and hope to participate again soon. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon."
    Bonnie G., Kalamazoo, MI — June, 2018