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: 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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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Company, Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewery, Shakespeare's Pub
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 04/27/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

April 27 Itinerary
Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Shakespeare’s Pub, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Central City Tap House, Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 04/20/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

April 20 Itinerary
Origination: Central City Tap House, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co. 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brewhouse, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Central City Tap House, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., HopCat -- Kalamazoo
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 04/13/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

April 13 Itinerary
Origination: HopCat, 11 a.m.-noon
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 12:15-1 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 2:15-3 p.m.
Termination: HopCat, 3:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 04/06/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

April 6 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Tibbs Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Final Gravity Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., Shakespeare's Pub
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 03/30/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

March 30 Itinerary
Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Shakespeare’s Pub, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Ruperts Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 03/23/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

March 23 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Rupert’s Brew House, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Tibbs Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., HopCat -- Kalamazoo
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 03/16/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

March 16 Itinerary
Origination: HopCat-Kalamazoo, 11 a.m.-noon
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 12:15-1 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 2:15-3 p.m.
Termination: HopCat, 3:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Central City Tap House, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 03/09/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

March 9 Itinerary
Origination: Central City Tap House, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Brite Eyes Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Tibbs Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Central City Tap House, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., Old Burdick's: Downtown, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 03/02/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

March 2 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Tibbs Brewing Co., 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Final Gravity Brewing Co., 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Arcadia Brewing Co., Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Boatyard Brewing Co., HopCat -- Kalamazoo
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $29
  • Departs: 02/23/2019

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round.

West Michigan Beer Tours is also 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 help.

For those looking to book our public walking tours and who need help with overnight accommodations, please consider our discounted rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Please contact our general manager, John Liberty, at moc.sruotreebimtsew@nhoj  or 269-350-4598.

Feb. 23 Itinerary
Origination: HopCat, 11 a.m.-noon
Stop 1: Arcadia Brewing Co., 12:15-1 p.m.
Stop 2: Boatyard Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 2:15-3 p.m.
Termination: HopCat, 3:15 p.m.

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