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: Bell's Eccentric Cafe
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: $20
  • Departs: 08/15/2019

In collaboration with Bell’s Brewery Inc., this 90-minute event held at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe will do a deep dive into one of the world’s best beers: Two Hearted Ale.

Named the No. 1 beer in the world two years in a row by Zymurgy Magazine, Two Hearted is named after the Northern Michigan river. It’s also the flagship beer of Bell’s.

Guests will receive a pint of Two Hearted, appetizer buffet, a private Two Hearted presentation in the loft and a tour of the brewery where the beer’s legend grew.

The story of Two Hearted
What: An informative conversation about Bell’s Brewery Inc.’s flagship beer, Two Hearted Ale
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
Where: Loft space at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Cost: $20 per person, includes pint of Two Hearted, appetizers, private presentation and tour of the original brewery*

*Event is free for KalamaBrew members.

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  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: $20
  • Departs: 06/07/2019

As part of our KalamaBrew membership, we are launching a series of events where the public shares a pint of Kalamazoo-area beer while learning more about a unique location.

For this event, guests will receive two pints of beer and a tour backstage of the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre.

Designed by renowned architect John Eberson and built by founder Colonel William Butterfield in 1927. The Kalamazoo State is one of the very few remaining atmospheric picture palaces intact. It currently serves as a performance hall for musicians, comedian, and other live entertainment in the Kalamazoo area.

The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact us at 269-350-4598.

*Event is free for KalamaBrew members.

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  • Destination: Old Burdick's: Downtown
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 04/13/2019

In celebration of the skill and variety of Kalamazoo-area craft beer, we are launching the Kalamazoo Beer Cup.

It is a series of showcase events where between six different breweries from the Kalamazoo area will be selected to share their take on a craft beer style.

Guests purchase tickets to the event and receive a flight of beer and access to an appetizer buffet. Attendees will not know the participating breweries or the beers provided. They will then score their favorite beers in the flight. The top-scoring brewery will receive the Kalamazoo Beer Cup, a trophy handmade by Kalamazoo blacksmith, Jon Reeves, of Combat Ready Art.

This Kalamazoo Beer Cup will highlight local hazy IPAs. This relatively new twist on the IPA received major attention in Michigan starting 2017 with M-43 from Old Nation Brewing Co.

It will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Tickets are $29 and includes the style flight and appetizer buffet.

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