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Beer in Kalamazoo
« on: May 23, 2012, 02:58:04 PM »
I'm going to be in Kalamazoo in a couple weeks. Where can I get some good beer?
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 03:03:17 PM »
They may have a brewery there - I seem to recall. :)
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 03:41:38 PM »
Go to Bells Eccentric Cafe. They have beers that are only on tap there.

Close by are Shakespears, which is a multitap in the old Shakespear rod and real offices, and the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. The Beer Exchange has market pricing on the screens, as more order a beer the price goes up, no orders and it goes down.

A little farther is the Central City Taphouse, a more upscale taproom. This is on the old pedestrian mall south of the Radisson Hotel.

Edit - Bells production brewery is in Galesburg, and you can take a self guided tour of the new brewhouse now. No beer, but it is impressive.
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 04:16:02 PM »
We'll now I'm excited! Its a work trip. (Yes , I'm driving 5 1/2 hours to put a furnace and a/c in, but the money is awesome! ) I'm pretty much only going to have a Saturday night, but a least I know I can get some good beer. And, bonus....the dude I'm doing the job for is a tattoo artist, so I may just head home with some fresh ink!
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 04:23:03 PM »
All of the places I listed are an easy walk. Have fun in MI.
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 04:26:51 PM »
So they're an easy stagger too? :D
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 05:40:00 PM »
Central CIty Taphouse is the farthest. Use some google foo to figure out what you want to do.
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »
I hope you can remember the trip! Well you will have a tattoo to "remmember" it! Have a grand old time!
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 09:46:36 PM »
Sure will. Its a work trip, but no reason I can't have some fun too.
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2012, 07:01:40 AM »
Sure will. Its a work trip, but no reason I can't have some fun too.

Weaze, if you plan on going to the central city tap house at all let me know. My good friend works there and can walk you through some good selections and give you the "local" rundown of good places to go. If you decide to go I'll let him know so he can find you if he's working.
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Re: Beer in Kalamazoo
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2012, 07:10:23 AM »
Thanks man! I will let you know for sure.
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