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.


 

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  • Destination: Old Burdick's: Downtown, Old Mill Brewpub, Paw Paw Brewing Company, Psycho Ward and Nightmares
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Price: $69
  • Departs: 10/26/2018

Get in the Halloween mood with this spooky bus tour featuring a brewery with a haunt, one of Kalamazoo’s best haunted attractions and try some great fall seasonal beers. Be prepared for a night of frights, flights and fun.

Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to some of our favorites!

Our Halloween tour will begin at Old Burdick’s inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo where pumpkin ales, hard ciders and other autumn classics will be on tap. The group will then make the short jaunt west to Paw Paw Brewing Co. where the crew will get you in the spirit of the season with fall ales and perhaps a few scary surprises.

From there, we’ll make way to Psycho Ward & Nightmares, one of Kalamazoo’s best haunted attractions tucked into the woods behind the Kalamazoo Speedway. Enjoy VIP access to one of the haunted attractions while trying a Michigan pumpkin ale.

We’ll then conclude with a quick ride north to Plainwell’s Old Mill Brewpub. Owner and brewmaster Scott Zylstra plans to serve some of his first beers and offer a tour of the more than 100-year-old building known to be inhabited by a few ghosts.

Need help with overnight accommodations? Consider booking our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 5-6 p.m.
Stop 1: Paw Paw Brewing Co., samples, haunt, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Stop 2: Psycho Ward & Nightmares, haunted attraction, 8-9 p.m.
Stop 3: Old Mill Brewpub, samples, meet-and-greet and tour, 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, 11 p.m.

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  • Destination: Country Inn & Suites Grand Rapids East, Gravity Taphouse Grille, Muskegon
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Price: $99
  • Departs: 08/24/2019

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Burning Foot Beer Festival in Muskegon has developed into one of the most anticipated Michigan beer festivals of the summer.

The 2019 installment will be held from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Pere Marquette Park on Lake Michigan in Muskegon. More than 70 breweries will attend this bash on the beach, that also features food, music and more.

West Michigan Beer Tours is partnering with Gravity Taphouse Grille and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson in Grand Rapids to provide a bus trip package to Burning Foot Beer Festival.

The package includes a seat on the bus, general admission ticket to the festival and complimentary bottled water and snacks on the bus. The festival ticket includes 15 drink tickets and a tasting glass. If you already have a festival ticket and only require a seat on the bus, that option is available as well.

Country Inn & Suites also has an overnight rate available to our guests through Aug. 1. For more information or to book your room, call 616-942-7000.

There is ample free parking at registration. The bus will depart the festival site 30 minutes after the posted conclusion of the festival (9:30 p.m.). Those NOT on the bus by 9:30 p.m. will be responsible for their own transportation back to Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Itinerary
Registration: Gravity Tap House & Country Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids, 12:30 registration with 1:30 p.m. departure
Stop 1: Burning Foot Beer Festival, Pere Marquette, Muskegon, 2:30-9:30 p.m.
Termination: Gravity Tap House & Country Inn & Suites, 10:30 p.m.

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  • Destination: Dark Horse Brewing Co., High Five Hops Farm, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Territorial Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $69
  • Departs: 08/25/2018

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 works closely with Dark Horse Brewing Co. We’ll tour the farm and hear from the family about their role in Michigan beer.

The tour will also make visits to Dark Horse Brewing Co. and Territorial Brewing Co., another brewery that works with High Five Hops.

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: High Five Hops Farm, 17310 H Dr S Marshall, pint, 1:45-3 p.m.
Stop 2: Dark Horse Brewing Co., 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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