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West Michigan Beer Tours

7749 La Jessica Cir, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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What a fun way to spend a day!

We really enjoyed the walking tour and will do it again in the future. Don't do it on a hot day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert B
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Sooo much fun and educational!

We visit downtown Kalamazoo a number of times a year. It is a great atmosphere and so much to do... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Mckraken
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White Pigeon, Michigan
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West Michigan Beer Tours offers public and private tours of the great breweries located throughout West Michigan. Our unique tours will allow our clients to meet the owners and brewers of their favorite breweries, tour their facilities, and safely enjoy their award winning beers.
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“walking tour” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7749 La Jessica Cir, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the walking tour and will do it again in the future. Don't do it on a hot day, however, because there is a LOT of walking. We enjoyed the walk, and visiting the three breweries (Arcadia, Boatyard and Bells). John does an...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Robert, Thanks for taking the time to provide a review! We are lucky to have John and the rest of our guides as part of our team. We'll look forward to seeing you on a future tour...maybe GR. Aric

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We visit downtown Kalamazoo a number of times a year. It is a great atmosphere and so much to do. John and West Michigan Beer Tours taught us so much and we had a great time. John gave us a lot of Kalamazoo history and...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thanks for you kind review! John and his team are fantastic representatives of Kalamazoo and our local breweries. Hopefully we will see you on a future tour! Aric

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We rented a private bus for a bachelor party and it was a great decision. John set up the trip and had us picked up at our place. Our tour guide and bus driver were knowledgeable and extremely friendly, Bus was clean and comfortable. We...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks for the review Beau. We are glad you had a great bachelor party! John and our staff work hard to make every tour memorable. I'll be sure to pass your kind words on. We'll forward to hosting you again in the future. Cheers! Aric

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My wife and I took the Tour with John over the long 4th weekend. It was very casual and at a nice pace. The factory tours were very informative and you got to drink beer the entire time during the tours. We are going again...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thomas, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled that you had a good time and will be back next month. Completely agree that it is fun to stay in Kalamazoo and enjoy the many other breweries, restaurants, and arts in...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Very novel idea. Great to check out different size breweries from small to Bells. Well organized and a nice way to spend an afternoon in Kalamazoo. Ending the tour at Bells provides an opportunity to get some much needed food (the Eccentric Cafe is excellent...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thanks for your review attending our walking tour! We are lucky to have fantastic brewers in Kalamazoo and West Michigan. We look forward to hosting you on a future tour!

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Loved It!!! Lots of Beer tasting and a lot of information from the Brewers on the In's and Out's of brewing craft beer. Our tour guide John Liberty is AWESOME!!! This is my second tour with him and he is very knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly....More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thanks for the kind review Renee! We are glad you had a good time and look forward to hosting you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We started our tour at Hop Cat, then walked to Arcardia, Boatyard, and Bell's. Hop cat is just a starting point and no drinks were included with the tour. Arcadia and Boatyard both included brewery tours and free samples. Bell's we got a drink of...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thanks for the review - we are glad you enjoyed the tour and would love to host you for another! Currently we have 7 within walking distance, by next year we could be up to 8 or 9. So we will keep offering different routes....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have done the downtown walking tour and also just did a private bus tour. The walking tour was a few years ago and was so much fun. It was a nice day out and our tour guide was great. Each place we stopped (Tibbs,...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks for selecting us for your friends 40th and taking our walking tour! We're really glad your group had a good time and that your shared your review. We look forward to seeing you on a future tour. Aric

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had a great time. Hearing the history and growth of the craft beer movement in Kalamazoo was very interesting. The beer was even better! John did a wonderful job. Will plan on doing this again. FYI, stay downtown at the Radisson. We didn't, wish...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Very happy to hear you had a great time! We are very lucky to have John leading our team. Look forward to seeing you again on a future tour. Aric

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I finally booked our first brew tour with West Michigan Beer Tours last weekend for The Big Lebowski themed tour. Simply put: we had an awesome time! We began downtown Kzoo to meet and get started. My husband and I arrived with...More

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Aric F, Owner at West Michigan Beer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Thanks for joining our tour and taking the time to post a review! We are lucky to have John and his team as tour guides. I'll pass on your compliments to him and to the participating breweries. We look forward to seeing you again in...More

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lynn w
3 August 2017|
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Response from Aric F | Property representative |
Yes - each of the 3 brewery stops includes the first round.
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dukem8
10 August 2015|
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Response from Aric F | Property representative |
We appreciate your inquiry. We are running a bike tour in Kalamazoo on Saturday, September 5. You can find more information and register for the tour on our website. If you have any other questions feel free to give me a... More
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Platinumbear02
20 May 2015|
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Response from Aric F | Property representative |
Ron, We appreciate your interest in a West Michigan Beer Tour! When are you coming into town? We would be happy to discuss options with you. We cannot adjust public tours, but on some there are drink options other than... More
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