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Quality by the Barrel.

The mitten is well known for crafting greatness. Michigan is fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, and Kalamazoo is home to the state’s oldest microbrewery, Bell’s Brewery, Inc. But that’s not our only claim to fame. 

In 2012 Liveability.com ranked Kalamazoo as the #4 top beer city in the nation. In 2013, Business Insider named Kalamazoo as the #3 Beer Town in America. Also in 2013 Kalamazoo garnered 11,000 votes (in just one week!) and came in second in the Beer City USA contest, an online poll run by Examiner.com. In 2013, Kalamazoo welcomed 6 new breweries to our town. And in April 2014, U.S. World & News Report named Kalamazoo as one of 8 undervalued beer cities in the world. 

Recent years have been good to Kalamazoo beer and pubs …Ratebeer.com bestowed the following upon our friends: 

  • Kalamazoo Beer Exchange was named the Best Bar in Michigan 
  • Bell’s Brewery was named the top Brewer in Michigan
  • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale was named top India Pale Ale in the world
  • Bell’s Hopslam was named the #4 Double India Pale Ale in the world
  • Bell’s Blacknote Stout was named the #4 Stout in the world
  • Bell’s Expedition Stout was named the #14 Stout in the world

​Our love of the craft is nothing new to Kalamazoo. The first commercial brewery opened in Kalamazoo in 1837 and beginning in 1850, Kalamazoo’s brewery business witnessed unprecedented growth. By the end of the Civil War, there were at least six commercial breweries in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Public Library offers this fascinating look at Kalamazoo brewing through the years. 

Oh, and did we mention we have an entire week devoted to the suds? Yep. Mark your calendars now for Kalamazoo Beer Week. A weeklong celebration of craft beer and the community that loves it. 

The taps at our breweries change a lot more often than our seasons, so be sure to drink in all the varieties of styles and tastes. Check out our local breweries and brew-centric restaurants and pubs. Or better yet, plan a pub crawl or brewery tour to experience quality by the barrel.  Over half of the breweries in Kalamazoo are located within walking distance of one another, making it even easier to plan your route. Our Kalamazoo Brewery Map will help you plan your perfect ABVenture. 

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Arcadia Brewing

701 East Michigan Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 963-9690
Arcadia Brewing Co was established in 1996 as a microbrewery specializing in handcrafted British-style ales. All of our ... More

701 East Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

Phone: (269) 963-9690
Web site: http://www.arcadiaales.com

Arcadia Brewing Co was established in 1996 as a microbrewery specializing in handcrafted British-style ales. All of our ...

Bell's Comstock Brewery

8938 Krum Avenue Galesburg, MI 49053
Phone: 2692508495
This impressive facility offers self-guided tours of the brewing gallery from 2-5pm Tuesday through Friday.Observation d ... More

8938 Krum Avenue
Galesburg, MI 49053
United States

Phone: 2692508495
Web site: http://www.bellsbeer.com
E-Mail Address: ckarz@bellsbeer.com

This impressive facility offers self-guided tours of the brewing gallery from 2-5pm Tuesday through Friday.Observation d ...

Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 382-2332
Michigans oldest brewery and one of the oldest craft brewers east of Colorado, Bells Brewery, Inc. offers distinctive be ... More

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

Phone: (269) 382-2332
Web site: http://www.bellsbeer.com
E-Mail Address: jsmith@bellsbeer.com
Region: Central City

Michigans oldest brewery and one of the oldest craft brewers east of Colorado, Bells Brewery, Inc. offers distinctive be ...

Bilbo's Pizza in a Pan

3307 Stadium Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 382-5544
A local favorite with a JRR Tolkien theme, Bilbos serves up hot Pizza in a Pan, along with sandwiches, pasta, and salads ... More

3307 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
United States

Phone: (269) 382-5544
Web site: http://www.bilbospizza.com
Region: Kalamazoo County West

A local favorite with a JRR Tolkien theme, Bilbos serves up hot Pizza in a Pan, along with sandwiches, pasta, and salads ...

Boatyard Brewing Company

432 East Patterson Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 808-3455
Boatyard Brewing Company is on a journey to create superb craft beers through the exploration of artistic fermentations More

432 East Patterson
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

Phone: (269) 808-3455
Web site: http://www.boatyardbrewing.com

Boatyard Brewing Company is on a journey to create superb craft beers through the exploration of artistic fermentations

Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

5402 Portage Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 344-7700
Where Food Meets Friends! A locally owned restaurant that strives to make food and beer from scratch. Homemade bread. pa ... More

5402 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
United States

Phone: (269) 344-7700
Region: Kalamazoo County South

Where Food Meets Friends! A locally owned restaurant that strives to make food and beer from scratch. Homemade bread. pa ...

Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing

140 S. Westnedge Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 382-2739
Opened in November 2013, Gonzos Biggdogg Brewing features 12 handcrafted beers and an upscale American menu. More

140 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

Phone: (269) 382-2739
Web site: http://www.gonzosbiggdoggbrewing.com

Opened in November 2013, Gonzos Biggdogg Brewing features 12 handcrafted beers and an upscale American menu.

Latitude 42 Brewing Company

7842 Portage Road Portage, MI 49002
Phone: (269) 459-4242
The first brewery to open in Portage, Latitude 42 features aNew American style menu paired with amazing craft beer. More

7842 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
United States

Phone: (269) 459-4242
Web site: http://www.latitude42brewingco.com
E-Mail Address: joe@latitude42brewingco.com
Region: Kalamazoo County South

The first brewery to open in Portage, Latitude 42 features aNew American style menu paired with amazing craft beer.

Olde Peninsula Brewpub

200 E. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 343-2739
Kalamazoos first Brewpub,they offer casual American fare specializing in steaks, seafood, pasta, salads and sandwiches. ... More

200 E. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

Phone: (269) 343-2739
Web site: http://oldepenkazoo.com/
Region: Central City

Kalamazoos first Brewpub,they offer casual American fare specializing in steaks, seafood, pasta, salads and sandwiches. ...

One Well Brewing

4213 Portage St. Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 459-9240
One Well Brewing produces hand-craftedbeers and provides a place for like-minded folks to share ideas, art and culture i ... More

4213 Portage St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
United States

Phone: (269) 459-9240
Web site: http://onewellbrewing.com/
E-Mail Address: tj@onewellbrewing.com
Region: Kalamazoo County West

One Well Brewing produces hand-craftedbeers and provides a place for like-minded folks to share ideas, art and culture i ...

Rupert's Brew House

773 W Michigan Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 337-9911
Featuring 8 handcrafted brews and the best in local music nightly. More

773 W Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

Phone: (269) 337-9911
Web site: http://rupertsbrewhouse.com

Featuring 8 handcrafted brews and the best in local music nightly.

Texas Corners Brewing Company

6970 Texas Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: 269-870-7724
Comfy, minimalist family-owned brewpub serving locally sourced eats, plus craft hard ciders brews. Tue-Thu:
3:00 pm - 10 ... More

6970 Texas Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
United States

Phone: 269-870-7724
Web site: http://www.texascornersbrewingcompany.com
E-Mail Address: aschultz614@gmail.com
Region: Kalamazoo County West

Comfy, minimalist family-owned brewpub serving locally sourced eats, plus craft hard ciders brews. Tue-Thu: 3:00 pm - 10 ...

Tibbs Brewing Company

402 South Burdick Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 762-7397
Opening December 2013! Tibbs Brewing Company was created to produce hand crafted, high quality, small batch craft beers. ... More

402 South Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

Phone: (269) 762-7397
Web site: http://www.TibbsBrewing.com
E-Mail Address: Kevin@TibbsBrewing.com

Opening December 2013! Tibbs Brewing Company was created to produce hand crafted, high quality, small batch craft beers. ...

West Michigan Beer Tours

210 Farmers Alley Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: 2693504598
Founded in 2013, West Michigan Beer Tours provides public and private guided tours around the acclaimed region for craft ... More

210 Farmers Alley
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
United States

Phone: 2693504598
Web site: http://www.westmichiganbeertours.com
E-Mail Address: john@westmibeertours.com

Founded in 2013, West Michigan Beer Tours provides public and private guided tours around the acclaimed region for craft ...

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