Overdue Brew is Back on Tap - January 20 - February 24

Jan 9/, 2018 02:53:39 PM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Don't tab out when Kalamazoo Beer Week ends on January 21! Kalamazoo Public Library has brewed another limited-edition release of Overdue Brew for you to enjoy.

Overdue Brew is an annual program featuring a flight of hop-tastic events that celebrate our local breweries and our craft-brew-loving community. Since 2014, KPL has presented Kalamazoo with fun and educational programming about craft brewing including: beer tasting instruction, brewery tours, home brewing tutorials, beer-centric movies, and visits from the authors of some of the industry's most referenced and respected books on craft brewing.

All Overdue Brew events are free and open to the public.Seating is limited and registration is required.You must be 21 or older to attend. 

On Tap for 2018 

History of Brewing in Kalamazoo Bus Tour-sorry, both tours and the waiting list are already full!
Saturday, January 20, Two tours: 11 am & 2 pm
Bell's Eccentric Cafe, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave
Join us on a bus tour with West Michigan Beer Tours and learn about our city's illustrious beer brewing history! Tours begin and end at Bell's Eccentric Cafe. Enjoy a complimentary pint before or after the tour and visit some of the sites where Kalamazoo's brewing history began nearly two hundred years ago. 

Beer and Food Pairing - (registration opens January 11 at 8 am)
Thursday, January 25, 7 pm
Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Brewing Co., 140 S. Westnedge Ave 
Impress your friends at your next dinner party with your craft beer knowledge. Learn what brews compliment certain foods. Includes a flight of beer samples, appetizers, and a tour of the brewing facility.  

Beer Tasting - (registration opens January 18)
Thursday, February 1,  7 pm
Tibbs Brewing Co., 402 S. Burdick St.
Do you even "craft beer?" Learn the lingo with certified beer judge and accomplished homebrewer Alex Mantakounis. 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. Includes a flight of beer samples. Attendees will also receive a complimentary Overdue Brew pint glass. 

The Polkaholics - (registration opens January 27)
Saturday, February 10, 8 pm
Old Dog Tavern, 402 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
Let's DANCE! The Polkaholics mix doses of punk rock and polka in a high-speed blender, creating a souped-up sound that is simultaneously new and old. Traditional polka and polka type songs are played with non-traditional instruments (drum, bass, and guitar). A new generation of music, this electrified polka is fast, furious and fun!

Pure Brews America - Featuring Shannon Long - (registration opens February 1)
Thursday, February 15, 7 pm, One Well Brewing, 4213 Portage St.
Meet Shannon Long, CEO of Brew Export and host of the 2017 Emmy Award Winning TV series, Pure Brews America. Not just a show about beer, Pure Brews America is about the history, innovation, and characters that have taken a small brewing revolution and turned it into a nationwide force. Hear Shannon's story of how she turned her love of craft beer into a career that has not only taken her across Michigan, but now across the country where she interviews some of the best in the craft brew business!

Kalamazoo Public Library Barrel-Aged Bus Tour - (registration opens February 10)
Saturday, February 24, 12 pm
Old Burdick's Bar & Grill in Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave.
Take a tour of some of the most popular craft brew pubs in Kalamazoo! Includes a pint or samples, and brewery tours at select stops. 

Overdue Brews
What would Overdue Brew be without the brews? We are excited to share that once again; you will be able to enjoy the following limited-batch beers brewed especially for Overdue Brew. Even better? Show your Kalamazoo Public Library Card and get $1 off your first pint!

@Tibbs Brewing Company, 402 S. Burdick St.
Overdue Brew (Belgian Chocolate Stout): The official beer of Overdue Brew!

@Brite Eyes Brewing Co., 1156 S. Burdick St. 
The Reading Rainbow (American Blonde Ale aged on Skittles Candy): Taste the Rainbow! Responsibly, of course.

@One Well Brewing, 4213 Portage St.
Literary Liquid (Double IPA): Only the finest literary linguists imbibe this classic!

Need Another Round?
Participants of the 2018 Overdue Brew will receive fun giveaways and have the opportunity to win a prize at every event! Also, all participants will receive an Overdue Brew Passport. Attend four or more programs and you will receive a custom Overdue Brew TagaBrew tag!

Our Partners
Overdue Brew can't happen without the support and generosity of our local breweries, pubs, and businesses. KPL would like to thank West Michigan Beer Tours, Bell's Brewery, Tibbs Brewing Company, One Well Brewing, Arcadia Ales, Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Brewing, Pure Brews America, Old Dog Tavern, The Polkaholics, and Tempo Vino Winery

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