Hats, Boots, & Hops
The Kalamazoo House Winter Walking Brewery Tour
Brave the Cold. Drink the Beer.
Feb 24-26: Just $70 to add two people to the fun! (a $100 value)
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: January and February need 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 discouraging teetotalers for two weekends 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 a Special Winter Weekend
Friday and Saturday Feb 24-26
Now Just $35 each/$70 for double occupancy--in addition to room--a $100 value
Scheduled Itinerary for February 24th and 25th, 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, Rupert's; and Tibb's. 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: Rupert's Brewhouse, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
- Stop 3: Tibbs, 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.
Choose from multiple hot breakfast options to fuel you for your trip home.
Rain, Sun, Shine, Sleet, Snow or Hail ... no whiners allowed ;)
What's included in the Hats, Boots, and Hops Package? (Requires room purchase at normal rate):
- Your custom K-house brewery tour, led by West Michigan Beer Tours;
- Meet-and-greets with some of the brewers;
- 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 (automatically will add two Walking Tour Weekend Packages). Must be 21 years of age, and IDs will be checked at the registration.