Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival Returns to Kalamazoo in November

Wings Event Center and Townsquare Media present the third Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, November 5th from 1pm to 6pm. The festival offers a day of beer tasting, specialty tappings, food & beer pairing classes, keg curling, corn hole, and more.

“We look forward to bringing this event back to Kalamazoo,” said Emilie Vanderlaan, Special Events Manager at Wings Event Center. “The atmosphere is always great, and this year we are welcoming some new breweries to the festival!”

Vanderlaan coordinated the event from scratch in 2014, which now celebrates a third anniversary at Wings Event Center. A public keg curling tournament and cornhole will be among the fan-favorite drinking games to return in November, along with college football playing on the big screen.

For the beer lovers, Wings Event Center will be tapping specialty brews every hour, offering food and beer pairing classes, and opening Burdicks Beer Club for VIP guests. For more information, follow @KalamazooCraftBeerFestival on Facebook, and visit  

Ticket tiers are as follows:

Designated Driver Tickets

 ($10/ticket) include entry to the event. 

General Admission Tickets

 ($45/ticket) include entry to event, 15 tasting tokens, and a Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival sample glass. 

Beer Fanatic Tickets

 ($65/ticket) include 15 tasting tokens, a Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival sample glass, a take-home six pack, and 1 hour early entry into the event.

Burdick’s Beer Club Tickets

 ($95/ticket) include 15 tasting tokens, a Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival sample glass, a take-home six pack, 1 hour early entry into the event, access to Burdick’s VIP lounge, complimentary coat check, and private restrooms.

Tickets are on sale now at Wings Event Center box office and

About Wings Event Center

Wings Event Center, owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, is home to the Kalamazoo Wings hockey team and is a full entertainment venue offering concerts, sporting events, family shows and trade shows. Built in 1974, Wings Event Center values partnerships with the community to bring events and attractions that enrich the lives of residents in the Kalamazoo area.

About Townsquare Media Southwest Michigan

Townsquare Media is a diversified media, entertainment, and digital marketing company that owns and operates market-leading radio, digital and live event properties in 66 markets across the U.S.  It owns and operates four radio stations in Kalamazoo, including 103.3 WKFR, 107.7 WRKR, 1360 WKMI, and Kalamazoo’s Country 102.5 along with two radio stations in Battle Creek, 104.9 The Edge and 95.3 WBCK. Townsquare Media Southwest Michigan is proud to manage more than 7 annual community events, including Kalamazoo Ribfest.