Beer is a way of life in West Michigan. If you have a favorite brewery, odds are that they offer behind the scenes tours. See what goes into making your favorite brews on these specially crafted tours!
Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids created the Founders Education Department to give the public fun ways to learn more about their favorite brewery. They offer several in-depth classes to teach you about the brewery, beer and food pairings, and brewery tours. There’s a lot to learn to become a craft beer expert, and Founders is here to set you down the right path.
Enjoy one of the regularly scheduled tours of Arcadia Ales’ brewing and production facility at the Kalamazoo Riverfront location every Saturday and Sunday. For only $5, receive a 5oz sample and brewery gift in addition to your tour. See what goes into some of your favorite Arcadia beers!
Bell’s Brewery offers free tours at both their Kalamazoo and Comstock locations. Their original, Kalamazoo brewery is where beers like Amber and Oberon were first brewed. Their Comstock Brewery is home to their 50-barrel and 200-barrel brewhouse, located on 30 acres, and only a short 7-mile drive from Kalamazoo. This facility is designed to allow guests a first-hand look at their brewing process, fermentation, and packaging, and also includes two complimentary samples.
Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall has guided tours that will help you discover the process of producing the perfect craft beer, bottling it, and tasting the outcome. The tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday and end with a visit to the VIP lounge for a tasting in your souvenir pint glass.
Great Legs Winery, Brewery & Distillery in Holland is happy to provide complimentary behind the scenes tours of their compact production facility. They produce everything on-site and they’ll be bottling wines again in the near future. Want to observe the bottling experience? Call or email Great Legs to secure your spot!
Every Saturday, Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours. The cost is $7.50 and includes beer samples, an SBC logoed pint glass or growler, and a full tour of all their facilities. The tour is open to the first twenty paid ticket holders, so get there early!