BeerFest

  • October 4th, 12-5pm

    We’re back for our 2nd year with a great lineup of exclusively SouthWest Michigan Breweries and Brewpubs! Enjoy the wide spread of local craft brews, meet with brewery representatives, dine on local food (including some from the breweries themselves), vote on your favorites, and enjoy the sounds of local musicians, all at one of the most affordable Beerfests in the region. We’ve lowered the door price to our regular gate price to allow more flexibility to those in attendance. The best deal on tokens is still at the gate, where bundles of 15 will be available for $15. Additional tokens will be available in bundles of 4 for $5 in the festival site.

    Show up early before the varieties run out! All varieties will run until they are gone, and sample sizes will only be available until 5pm!

    Homebrew Contest!

    In addition to samples from our local breweries, guests will be able to judge locally brewed samples presented in partnership with Kalamazoo Libation Organization of Brewers (KLOB) . KLOB is the local homebrew club serving the Kalamazoo and greater southwest Michigan area. Established in 1993, the club strives to promote the responsible appreciation of the brewing arts, provide a forum for learning, and to generally advance the understanding of beer and brewing to not only club members but to the general public as well. KLOB is presenting 12 different beers as part of a local home brew contest. Anyone who would like to help judge the contest can sample these beers for free!

    The beers!

    McGilligans (IPA)

    Blue Steel (blueberry lager)

    Polar Vortex (maibock style lager )

    The Broheim – Bohemian Pilsner

    Island City IPA

    Fear Biter Black IPA

    Pumpkin Ale

    Sunshine Stout

    Double High IPA

    Peanut Butter Porter

    Raw Dog the Penetrator (harvest ale)

    Burn the Witch (Weizenbock)

    Lupilin Luv (Cascade Harvest Ale)

    Hoponacci (Pale Ale)

    Happy Colored Marbles (Stout)

    Enigma (double IPA)

    Hansel (Hefeweizen)

    Burn the Witch (Weizenbock)

    Lupilin Luv (Cascade Harvest Ale)

    Hoponacci (Pale Ale)

    Happy Colored Marbles (Stout)

    Enigma (double IPA)

    Hansel (Hefeweizen)

    Chronoptomist (Biere de Garde)

    Escaped Goat (Hefe IPA)

    Hi-Tech Redneck (Kentucky Common Ale)

    Black Magic (chocolate raspberry milk stout )

    Transom Jack (pumpkin Ale)

    Frosted Harbor Dark Raspberry Wheat

    Swearing Sailor Saison

    Oktober Ale (Oktoberfest)

    Brewpub & Grill

    Pumpkin Ale

    Stout Chocula

    Rockin’ Razberry Wheat

    Hopnoxxxious IPA (7 Hop IPA)

    Bee Sting Honey Rye

    State Street Stout

    Purple Haze Blueberry Ale

    Strawberry Rhubarb Ale

    Arcadia Brewing Company

    Rapunzel (wheat IPA)

    Jaw Jacker (wheat ale)

    Big Dick’s Old Ale

    Oktoberfest

    Ship Wreck Porter

    Latitude 42

    Fallout (black ipa)

    Centennial Harvest Ale

    Melon Head (pale ale)

    Powerline Porter

    Schoolhouse Honey (ale)

    Boatyard Brewing Company

    Transom Jack (pumpkin Ale)

    Frosted Harbor Dark Raspberry Wheat

    Swearing Sailor Saison

    Oktober Ale (Oktoberfest)

    Final Gravity Brewing Company

    The One (IPA)

    Eye-Opener Stout! (bourbon barrel aged)

    FG Oktoberfest

    Pumpkin Carver (fruit beer )

    Coconut Porter

    Black River Oatmeal Stout

    Citra Melon (session IPA)

    Twisted Pumpkin Ale

    Gonzo’s Biggdogg Brewing

    Saxon Action (double IPA)

    Nature of Evil (imperial stout)

    Academy Slim (session IPA)

    Vanilla Porter

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Porter

    The Hideout Brewing Company

    Pumpkin Pie Milk Stout

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie Stout

    Horchata Brown

    Hired Gun Red

    Pleasant House Brewing Company

    Ol’ Codg (ESB )

    Holy Bazzle (pale ale)