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Makers Tour: A walking tour of a downtown Kalamazoo winery, distillery and brewery

Saturday, October 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Expired)
Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
211 E. Water St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Cost: $49 -- Includes knowledgeable tour guide, samples or a pint at each of the three stops, logo glassware and a goody bag with a stainless steel pint
Event posted by: West Michigan Beer Tours

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. Dubbed 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 craft beverage culture.

In a twist, we're spotlighting craft beverage makers in downtown Kalamazoo include local spirits and local wine, along side our brewery partners. The tour includes samples, guided tastings or tours, glassware and a goody bag featuring our stainless steel pint, among other items.

They are held every Saturday year-round in downtown Kalamazoo. Learn about the craft beer in Kalamazoo, enjoy sampling some of the best beers in the world, and meet the personalities behind the beer.

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. 25 Itinerary

Origination: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 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: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 4:15 p.m.

Each tour will include:

  • Origination at a craft beer bar/restaurant, brewery or other businesses, including Central City Tap House, Shakespeare's Pub, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Old Burdick's Bar & Grill and more
  • 3 stops at featured breweries - with samples or pint at each stop
  • Featured Breweries: Bell's Brewery Inc., Saugatuck Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Tibbs Brewing Co., Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Final Gravity Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo, Green Door Distilling, The Kalamazoo Stillhouse, Tempo Vino Winery
  • Knowledgeable tour guide providing a history of Kalamazoo, the Michigan craft beer industry
  • Souvenir logo pint glass

Registration will be at noon

Departure at 1 p.m.

Tours officially conclude at approximately 4 p.m.

The cost is $45 per person for the first 6 guests. It is $50 for guests purchasing tickets the day of the tour.