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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, Kalamazoo Stillhouse, Shakespeare's Pub, Tempo Vino Winery
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $45
  • Departs: 10/31/2020

West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to be partnering with Discover Kalamazoo and the rest of our sponsors for walking tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries.

Named one of the Top 10 walking tours in the country by Paste Magazine, this casual afternoon will introduce you to some of the colorful personalities and flavors behind Kalamazoo’s beer culture.

In a special twist, we are highlighting other beverage makers in downtown Kalamazoo, including Tempo Vino Winery and Green Door Distilling Co. or the Kalamazoo Stillhouse as part of our Makers Tour. This unique tour will offer a visit to a winery, brewery and distillery for samples, a cocktail and a pint, as well as our goody bag.

NOTE: Tours will require a minimum of 6 attendees to be held.

Need overnight accommodations?

Consider our discounted room rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Oct. 31 Itinerary
Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, 12-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Kalamazoo Stillhouse, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Tempo Vino Winery, 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, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 10/31/2020

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.

We’ll have a Halloween theme on this tour and encourage guests to wear a costume. Prizes will be awarded for some of our favorites.

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.

Also included in our walking tours is a stainless steel pint.

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

Oct. 31 Itinerary
Origination: Central City Tap House, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Saugatuck Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 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: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Paw Paw Brewing Company, Psycho Ward and Nightmares
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $69
  • Departs: 10/30/2020

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 in downtown Kalamazoo with a stop at Final Gravity Brewing Co. Guests can select any three samples or a pint. You are also encouraged to get a beer to-go and participate in Skeletour, a month-long celebration during October where streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses. From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

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: Final Gravity Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo and Skeletour walk, samples or pint, , 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, 11 p.m.

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  • Destination: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo, Tibbs Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 10/24/2020

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.

Also included in our walking tours is a stainless steel pint.

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

Oct. 24 Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Saugatuck Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, 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: Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Paw Paw Brewing Company, Psycho Ward and Nightmares
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $69
  • Departs: 10/24/2020

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 in downtown Kalamazoo with a stop at Final Gravity Brewing Co. Guests can select any three samples or a pint. You are also encouraged to get a beer to-go and participate in Skeletour, a month-long celebration during October where streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses. From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

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: Final Gravity Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo and Skeletour walk, samples or pint, , 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, 11 p.m.

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  • Destination: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo Stillhouse, Shakespeare's Pub, Tempo Vino Winery
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $45
  • Departs: 10/17/2020

West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to be partnering with Discover Kalamazoo and the rest of our sponsors for walking tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries.

Named one of the Top 10 walking tours in the country by Paste Magazine, this casual afternoon will introduce you to some of the colorful personalities and flavors behind Kalamazoo’s beer culture.

In a special twist, we are highlighting other beverage makers in downtown Kalamazoo, including Tempo Vino Winery and Green Door Distilling Co. or the Kalamazoo Stillhouse as part of our Makers Tour. This unique tour will offer a visit to a winery, brewery and distillery for samples, a cocktail and a pint, as well as our goody bag.

NOTE: Tours will require a minimum of 6 attendees to be held.

Need overnight accommodations?

Consider our discounted room rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Oct. 17 Itinerary
Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, 12-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Kalamazoo Stillhouse, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Tempo Vino Winery, 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: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Shakespeare's Pub
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 10/17/2020

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.

Also included in our walking tours is a stainless steel pint.

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

Oct. 17 Itinerary
Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, 12-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Final Gravity Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Shakespeaere’s Pub, 4:15 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: $35
  • Departs: 10/10/2020

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.

Also included in our walking tours is a stainless steel pint.

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

Oct. 10 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: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Olde Peninsula Brewpub
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 10/03/2020

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.

Also included in our walking tours is a stainless steel pint.

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

Oct. 3 Itinerary
Origination: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 12-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Final Gravity Brewing Co., 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 2:15-3 p.m.
Stop 3: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 3:15-4 p.m.
Termination: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 4:15 p.m.

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  • Destination: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo Stillhouse, Shakespeare's Pub, Tempo Vino Winery
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $45
  • Departs: 09/26/2020

West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to be partnering with Discover Kalamazoo and the rest of our sponsors for walking tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries.

Named one of the Top 10 walking tours in the country by Paste Magazine, this casual afternoon will introduce you to some of the colorful personalities and flavors behind Kalamazoo’s beer culture.

In a special twist, we are highlighting other beverage makers in downtown Kalamazoo, including Tempo Vino Winery and Green Door Distilling Co. or the Kalamazoo Stillhouse as part of our Makers Tour. This unique tour will offer a visit to a winery, brewery and distillery for samples, a cocktail and a pint, as well as our goody bag.

NOTE: Tours will require a minimum of 6 attendees to be held.

Need overnight accommodations?

Consider our discounted room rate at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Sept. 26 Itinerary
Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, 12-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Kalamazoo Stillhouse, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Tempo Vino Winery, 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: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Final Gravity Brewing Co. -- Kalamazoo, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Shakespeare's Pub
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $35
  • Departs: 09/26/2020

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.

Also included in our walking tours is a stainless steel pint.

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

Sept. 26 Itinerary
Origination: Shakespeare’s Pub, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: Final Gravity Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, 1:15-2 p.m.
Stop 2: Olde Peninsula Brewpub, 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: Cognito Brewing Co., Guardian Brewing Co., Paw Paw Brewing Company, Three Blondes Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $69
  • Departs: 09/26/2020

This bus tour is a celebration of women in leadership roles in West Michigan’s craft beer industry and will feature a trio of stops to relatively new breweries.

The tour begins with registration at Paw Paw Brewing Co.‘s new location and heads west to Cognito Brewing Co., located in the historic grain elevator in Bangor. Brewer Jennifer Goodrich will lead a tour of the building and share samples with the group. The trip then heads to Saugatuck to see Kim Collins, owner and brewer at Guardian Brewing Co., which opened in early 2019.

Our tour then finishes the afternoon with a stop at Three Blondes Brewing Co. Fronted by sisters Amanda Johnson, Carrie Troyer and Megan Zernicke, this South Haven brewery opened in the summer of 2018.

The tour includes a pint or samples at each location, as well as production tours and meet-and-greets with the women behind these emerging breweries.

We have also partnered with the Paw Paw Comfort Inn & Suites, which is located very near Paw Paw Brewing Co., as well as St. Julian Winery. Guests may book discounted rooms by calling the hotel at 269-655-0303 or by going to this link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/TS47Y6 

Itinerary
Origination: Paw Paw Brewing Co., noon registration with 1 p.m. departure
Stop 1: Cognito Brewing Co., samples, tour with brewer Jennifer Goodrich, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Stop 2: Guardian Brewing Co., samples, tour with owner/brewer Kim Collins, 3-4 p.m.
Stop 3: Three Blondes Brewing Co., samples, meet-and-greet with owners, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Termination: Paw Paw Brewing Co., 6:15 p.m.

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