Kalamazoo Public Library puts Overdue Brew on Tap

Jan 13, 2017 12:42:01 PM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo Public Library is excited to follow Kalamazoo Beer Week with an exciting chaser of a program – Overdue Brew! Formerly known as Booktoberfest, Overdue Brew has a new look and better programs than ever! What else is new? All of the Overdue Brew programs will be held at some of the most popular local breweries so participants can also enjoy a pint or two.

Overdue Brew features a great flight of events that no craft beer lover will want to miss! All Overdue Brew programs are free and open to the public. Registration or free tickets are required. Please visit kpl.gov/overduebrew to learn more. Salud!

  • Saturday, January 21, 3 pm - 5:30 pm, Tibbs Brewing Company, 402 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo
    History of Brewing in Kalamazoo Trolley Tour - PROGRAM IS FULL!   
    This event starts with check-in and a brief intro at Tibbs Brewing Company. Then, join us on a trolley tour with West Michigan Beer Tours and learn about our city’s illustrious beer brewing history with KPL expert, Keith Howard. Beer samples will be provided on the tour. Afterwards, join us at Tibbs for a complimentary pint! This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, registration required. Learn more…  

  • Wednesday, February 1, 7 pm, Brite Eyes Brewing Co., 1156 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo
    Intro to Beer Tasting 
    Alex Mantakounis, owner of Tempo Vino Wintery, is a wine expert, certified beer judge, and an accomplished homebrewer. Join Alex as he guides tasters through a series of different styles of beer, and explains the different flavors, textures, and notes they should expect. Please register. Learn more… 

  • Friday, February 3, 6 pm, The Reality Factory, 213 E Frank St, Kalamazoo
    February Art Hop: Beer Label Art 
    Enjoy beer label art by local artists Paul Sizer and Leigh Ann Theisen. Shay Church of Grayling Ceramics will also demonstrate how he makes his beautiful ceramic growlers and more. Please register. Learn more…  

  • Wednesday, February 8, 7 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 180 Portage St, Kalamazoo
    Strange Brew: The Movie 
    Watch a FREE screening of the classic 1983 Canadian comedy starring Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis. The movie (loosely based on Hamlet) is about two brothers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, and their quest to get free beer. Tickets and registration are required. Get your free ticket at Central Library, 315 South Rose Street, beginning February 1. Learn more…  

  • Thursday, February 16, 7 pm, Boatyard Brewing Company, 432 E Paterson, Kalamazoo
    Beer Canning 
    We all love sampling new brews and learning how they are made, but have you ever wondered how they get packaged? Come out to Boatyard Brewing to watch a live demonstration by Michigan Mobile Canning! Their name says it all: they’re a mobile canning line that goes from brewery to brewery to help them can their beer! Watch the empty cans get loaded, filled, sealed, and boxed up. Please register. Learn more… 

  • Thursday, February 23, 7 pm, One Well Brewing, 4213 Portage St, Kalamazoo
    Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing in the Motor City 
    Stephen Johnson, author of Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing in the Motor City, will speak about the long history of brewing in the Motor City, from the small brewers of the mid-1800s to the recent boom of breweries like Atwater Brewery, Motor City Brewing Works, and the triumphant return of Stroh’s. It’s Detroit history by the pint. Johnson is also the owner and founder of Motor City Brew Tours and a WMU grad. Please register. Learn more...

Overdue Brews
Show your Kalamazoo Public Library library card at the participating breweries and receive a $1 off a pint of one of the featured Overdue Brews! Limit one per customer.

  • Tibbs Brewing Company: “Overdue Brew” (Belgian Chocolate Stout)
    Back by popular demand! Belly up to the bar and enjoy the official beer of Overdue Brew!
  • Brite Eyes Brewing Company: “The Reading Rainbow” (American Blonde Ale aged on Skittles Candy!) Taste the rainbow! Responsibly of course.
  • One Well Brewing: Literary Liquid (Double IPA): Only the finest literary linguists imbibe this classic!

Participants will receive fun swag and will have the opportunity to win a custom Overdue Brew growler made by Grayling Ceramics!

Overdue Brew Passport 
All attendees will receive an Overdue Brew Passport. Attendees who participate in four or more Overdue Brew programs will receive a custom Tagabrew Tag!  

For more information, visit kpl.gov/overduebrew

Community Partners 
Tibbs Brewing Company, Brite Eyes Brewing Company, One Well Brewing, Boatyard Brewing Company, West Michigan Beer Tours, Motor City Brew Tours, Tempo Vino Winery, Grayling Ceramics, The Reality Factory, Michigan Mobile Canning and Alamo Drafthouse

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