kalamazoo beer fest

KALAMAZOO, MI – Over 80 breweries will be present at Wings Event Center on Saturday, November 4, for the Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival. This is the fourth year of the popular west Michigan beer festival, presented by Wings Event Center and Townsquare Media Group.

Breweries from Michigan always have a strong presence at the KCBF, but attendees can also expect to see breweries from all over the United States. With well over 250 brews to sample throughout the day, there will be no shortage of new and exciting beers, meads, and ciders to try.

A few beers to note for this year are Imperial Voodoo Vator, Atwater Brewery’s 20th Anniversary beer, Roak Brewing’s Cucumber IPA, the only keg like it in the state, as well as, Hazy Sunset, Kalamazoo’s own Boatyard Brewing Co.’s New England IPA. Specialty tappings will take place throughout the festival.

To pair with all of the great beer offerings, food trucks will be a new addition on-site at this year’s festival. Fuel up with great offerings from ‘Q It Up, Arcadia Brewing Co – Twisted Tail., Kalamazoo Pizza Company, Dulac’s River Dogs, and Nick’s Gyros.

Fan-favorite activities, like corn hole, presented by Kalamazoo Cornhole, as well as Keg Curling, run by the Killamazoo Derby Darlins, will be available again this year for fans to enjoy.

The Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival wants to ensure that all guests make it home safely from the event. Designated drivers are encouraged for all groups attending, but taxis, ubers, and lyft rides are other ways of transportation from the event. Parking for the event is FREE. Cars left at Wings Event Center over-night will not be ticketed. Mobile homes can park and stay in the Wings Event Center parking lot, but there are no hook ups to electrical or water. Re-entry to the event is not permitted once leaving.

Those planning to attend the Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival are encouraged to purchase tickets prior to the day of the event, online at etix.com or the Wings Event Center Box Office, in order to beat the lines on November 4.

Tickets are available at the Wings Event Center box office and etix.com. Ticket tiers are as follows:

General Admission Tickets ($45/ticket) include entry to event, 15 tasting tokens, and a Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival sample glass.

Beer Fanatic Tickets ($65/ticket) include 15 tasting tokens, a Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival sample glass, a take-home filled growler – growler provided by the festival, and 1 hour early entry into the event.

Burdick’s Beer Club Tickets ($95/ticket) include 15 tasting tokens, a Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival sample glass, a take-home filled growler – growler provided by the festival, 1 hour early entry into the event, access to Burdick’s VIP lounge, complimentary coat check, and private restrooms.

Designated Driver Tickets ($10/ticket) include entry to the event. Must be 21 years of age to be a designated driver.


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