Hats, Boots, & Hops
The Kalamazoo House Winter Walking Brewery Tour
Brave the Cold. Drink the Beer.
2017 Dates Announced!!
It's back!! It started in 2016 as an idea to spice up the coldest and quietest weekends of winter—and it was so much fun we'll do it again in 2017. Steve loves snow. Steph, well, not so much. But we can all agree: February needs Fun and Frivolity to beat cabin fever. So we might as well put on the warm weather gear, get outdoors, get moving, enjoy the beauty … oh, and drink great craft beer. Thus, we’ll again be blocking all reservations for teetotalers and putting together two weekends this winter that’ll warm even the Grinch’s heart, and maybe have him shaking his cranky groove thing. (Rain, Sun, Shine, Sleet, Snow or Hail ... no whiners allowed ;)
Join Steve and Stephanie for two Special Winter Weekends
Friday and Saturday (Jan 20/21, and Feb 24/25)
Online Rates are Inclusive of Event Offerings (double occupancy)
Scheduled Itinerary for January 20th and 21st, 2017 (subject to finalization)
Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00-ish p.m.:
Live Music Reception with prominent local music duo Jeff Meuhler and Garrett Meyers; followed by optional dinner and fun on the town
Pick your hearty hot entre and the time you want your calories, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and get your day off to a coffee-fueled start.
Saturday Noon to 1:00 p.m.:
Gather with Steve and Steph at a leisurely pace at the Central City Taphouse down the street, grab more food or a brew, and complete a non-grueling registration process.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 pm:
Put on your hat and boots, and join Steve and Steph for a private walking tour of three great downtown breweries: Bell’s, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange (brewer chat); and Gonzo's Big Dog. Sample beers, laugh, and learn from these talented brewmasters.
- Stop 1: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, pint and tour, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
- Stop 3: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange/brewer chat meet-and-greet with samples, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
- Stop 3: Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing, tour, samples, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Chill on your own with a movie in your room, go see a movie at Almo Drafthouse, or “play it by ear” in a city of music, brewpubs, and great dining.
What's included IN THE RATES FOR THE WEEKEND?
Since we've dedicated the house to this event, all rates reflect participation, and include:
- Your custom K-house brewery tour, led by West Michigan Beer Tours;
- Meet-and-greets with the brewers; optional tours (more detail);
- Samples or a pint at each stop;
- Entertainment at the welcome reception Friday evening;
- All the normal features and benefits of staying at the Kalamazoo House.
To Participate, simply reserve your room for either dates--by clicking the gold button!
(Note: Must be 21 years of age, and IDs will be checked at the registration.