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2019 Overdue Brew On Tap January 19 - February 23

Jan 8/, 2019 09:49:54 AM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Don't tab out when Kalamazoo Beer Week ends! 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 2019

History of Brewing in Kalamazoo Bus Tour - sorry, both tours and the waiting list are already full!
Saturday, January 19, Two tours: 11 am & 2 pm
Boatyard Brewing Co., 432 E. Paterson St.
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 10 at 8 am)
Thursday, January 24, 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.  

Cooking with Beer – (registration opens January 12 at 8 am)
Saturday, January 26, 2 pm
KVCC Culinary & Allied Health Building, 418 E. Walnut St.
Join Chef Cory Barrett, culinary instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Brewery Operations Manager/Brewer Jeff Sobolewski, for a cooking demonstration utilizing… beer of course. We will prepare and taste different fun and tasty beer centered appetizers. We will also discuss beer pairing for each of the appetizer and welcome questions about cooking with beer! 

The Story of Black Frog Brewing Company – (registration opens February 2 at 8 am)
Saturday, February 16, 7 pm
Tibbs Brewing, 402 S. Burdick St.
Meet Christopher Harris, the owner of Black Frog Brewing Company, the first minority owned & operated craft brewery in Toledo. Hear Harris describe his experience being a part of a very exclusive group of minorities and people of color who own, operate and brew beer on a professional level.

Beer Tasting - (registration opens February 7 at 8 am)
Thursday, February 21,  7 pm
Brite Eyes Brewing, 1156 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 
Saturday, February 23, 7 pm
Shakespeare’s Pub, 241 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! Seating will be first come first served. We suggest you arrive early to secure a seat. (Pre-registration is not available for this event.)  

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! Available Feb 1.

@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 2019 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 ToursBoatyard Brewing Co., Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewing Co., Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Tibbs Brewing Co., Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Tempo Vino Winery, Black Frog Brewery and Shakespeare’s Pub.

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