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.


 

Upcoming Tours

 

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  • Destination: Mayors Riverfront Park
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Price: $250
  • Departs: 05/23/2020

2020 BreWiffle Tournament

What: A brewery-led wiffle ball tournament featuring 16 teams representing 16 different breweries

When: May 22-23, 2020

Where: Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo

Who: 16 teams of 4-6 players representing breweries across the state. Rosters are made up of brewery staff, brewery regulars and friends to benefit the Josh Whitfield Memorial Athletic Fund, which raises money to reduce the financial barrier to participation in Comstock/Kalamazoo area youth athletics

Event organizations: Led by West Michigan Beer Tours with support from the Kalamazoo Growlers, Discover Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Wiffle League, City of Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation and event sponsors

Other: Craft beer from 8 participating breweries will be served to teams and the public during the event; Food will also be available; The event is open to the public to attend for free

Note: The event is free and open to the public; there will also be a “Community Field” for the public to utilize

Tournament schedule

Friday, May 22

Opening night will be 6-8 p.m. at Mayors Riverfront Park with opening reception to follow from 9-11 p.m. at Old Burdick’s Bar and Grill inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel

Saturday, May 23

Tournament held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on four fields at Mayors Riverfront Park with post-tournament party at Old Burdick’s Bar and Grill at 9 p.m.

Overnight accommodations

Discounted room rates are available at the Radisson Plaza Hotel through this link

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  • Destination: Old Burdick's: Downtown
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 09/04/2020

The Kalamazoo Beer Cup is a craft beer style showcase for Kalamazoo-area breweries where a specific style of beer is selected and 6 local breweries present their take on the style.

Your ticket includes a flight of six 5-ounce pours and access to an appetizer buffet. For this installment, we’ve selected Amber Ales.

These are some of the more popular and unique approaches amber ales in the Kalamazoo area.

The beers and breweries will not be identified and guests will rank their favorites on a score card. The top scoring brewery will keep the Kalamazoo Beer Cup at the brewery until the next installment of the event.

Kalamazoo Beer Cup: Amber Ales
When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2020
Where: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel
Cost: $35
Includes: Flight of 6 samples and appetizer buffet
For more information: 269-350-4598 or moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj

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PAST WINNERS

Porter: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co.’s Vanilla Porter

Hazy IPAs: Final Gravity Brewing Co.’s WooHoo PooPoo

Lagers: Territorial Brewing Co.’s BC Lager

BBA Stout: Saugatuck Brewing Co.’s BBA Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout

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  • Destination: Old Burdick's: Downtown
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 07/31/2020

The Kalamazoo Beer Cup is a craft beer style showcase for Kalamazoo-area breweries where a specific style of beer is selected and 6 local breweries present their take on the style.

Your ticket includes a flight of six 5-ounce pours and access to an appetizer buffet. For this installment, we’ve selected Wheat Ales.

These are some of the more popular and unique approaches to wheat ales in the Kalamazoo area.

The beers and breweries will not be identified and guests will rank their favorites on a score card. The top scoring brewery will keep the Kalamazoo Beer Cup at the brewery until the next installment of the event.

Kalamazoo Beer Cup: Wheat Ales
When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020
Where: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel
Cost: $35
Includes: Flight of 6 samples and appetizer buffet
For more information: 269-350-4598 or moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj

Buy Now!

PAST WINNERS

Porter: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co.’s Vanilla Porter

Hazy IPAs: Final Gravity Brewing Co.’s WooHoo PooPoo

Lagers: Territorial Brewing Co.’s BC Lager

BBA Stout: Saugatuck Brewing Co.’s BBA Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout

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  • Destination: Old Burdick's: Downtown
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 06/05/2020

The Kalamazoo Beer Cup is a craft beer style showcase for Kalamazoo-area breweries where a specific style of beer is selected and 6 local breweries present their take on the style.

Your ticket includes a flight of six 5-ounce pours and access to an appetizer buffet. For this installment, we’ve selected Imperial IPAs.

These are some of the more popular and unique approaches to big, hoppy IPAs in the Kalamazoo area.

The beers and breweries will not be identified and guests will rank their favorites on a score card. The top scoring brewery will keep the Kalamazoo Beer Cup at the brewery until the next installment of the event.

Kalamazoo Beer Cup: Wheat Ales
When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020
Where: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel
Cost: $35
Includes: Flight of 6 samples and appetizer buffet
For more information: 269-350-4598 or moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj

Buy Now!

PAST WINNERS

Porter: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co.’s Vanilla Porter

Hazy IPAs: Final Gravity Brewing Co.’s WooHoo PooPoo

Lagers: Territorial Brewing Co.’s BC Lager

BBA Stout: Saugatuck Brewing Co.’s BBA Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout