Thursday, May 05, 2016

Walking Tour Series Of Downtown Kalamazoo Bbreweries Is Bigger, Beers­ier Than Ever With 24 Dates

Written by  Paul Starr
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​Fresh off the being named one of the Top 10 walking tours in the nation by Paste Magazine, West Michigan Beer Tours is excited to announce the start of the 2016 installment.
To celebrate the eight breweries or brewpubs in downtown Kalamazoo and the arrival of warmer weather, West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are partnering on the third annual Walking Tour Series this spring and summer.

The tour series will expand to 24 dates starting on May 7 and continuing through Sept 24. A tour will be held every Saturday and the last Sundays of June, July and August (June 26; July 31 and Aug. 28).

Registration for each tour will begin at noon at one of four downtown Kalamazoo bar and restaurants: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Central City Tap House, Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill or Shakespeare’s Pub. Please check the individual tour for the registration location.

The tour will then depart at 1 p.m. and visit three breweries with the tour concluding at around 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person for the first 15 guests, $30 for additional guests beyond 15 and $39 for walk­up guests. The ticket price includes samples or a pint at the three brewery stops and a commemorative stainless steel pint glass. There will be other prizes and giveaways during tour series as well.

Tour guests will also learn some of the history of Michigan craft beer and Kalamazoo’s influential place in it, as well as information about each brewery along the route. Guests will also have the opportunity for occasional production tours and the chance to meet those who make some of the city’s fine craft beer.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.westmichiganbeertours.com/walking­tours.

The series is made possible by: Discover Kalamazoo; Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites; The Kalamazoo House; Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort; Tibbs Brewing Co.; One Well Brewing; Shakespeare’s Pub; Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill; Central City Tap House; Nature Connection; Masonry Heater & Design; Local Hop; Tempo Vino Winery; Down Dog Yoga Center; Rhino Media Productions; Damn Handsome Grooming; Beer Cap Map; Rupert’s Brew House; Terrapin Worldwide Imports; Green Door Distilling; Genesis Fitness & Wellness; Daus Financial Group; Bad Moon LLC.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.