5th Annual Overdue Brew


Back on Tap for 2019

Don’t tab out when Kalamazoo Beer Week ends on January 19! KPL has brewed another limited-edition release of Overdue Brew, a series of events highlighting Kalamazoo’s vibrant brewing culture! 

Registration for programs will open 2 weeks prior to each program.

2019 Overdue Brew Events: January 19 – February 23

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


Saturday, January 19, Two tours: 11 am & 2 pm, Boatyard Brewing Co. (432 E Paterson St)

History of Brewing in Kalamazoo Bus Tour Sorry, both tours are full

Tour 1: 11 am (check-in),  11:30 am - 1:15 pm tour
Tour 2: 2 pm (check-in), 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm tour

Seating is limited; registration is required

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 Boatyard Brewing Co. (432 E Paterson St). Enjoy a complimentary pint and visit some of the sites where Kalamazoo’s brewing history began nearly two hundred years ago. A tour of Boatyard’s brewery will immediately follow each tour. Learn more...



Thursday, January 24, 7 pm, Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewing Co. (140 S Westnedge Ave)

Beer and Food Pairing Sorry, this event is full

Seating is limited; registration is required

Craft beer belongs at the table, right along with creatively crafted cocktails and wine. Bring beer into the kitchen and impress your friends at your next dinner party with your craft brew knowledge. At this popular Overdue Brew program, home cooks and food enthusiasts will learn about pairing food with craft beer and what brews compliment certain foods. Includes a tour of Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewing facility. Learn more...



Saturday, January 26Feb 9*, 2 pm, KVCC Culinary & Allied Health Building (418 E Walnut St)

Cooking with Beer! Sorry, this event is full

Seating is limited; registration is required (Note date change*)

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! Learn more...  



Saturday, February 16, 7 pm, Tibbs Brewing (402 S Burdick St)

The Story of Black Frog Brewing Company Sorry, this event is full

Seating is limited; registration is required — join the waiting list

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. Learn more...



Thursday, February 21, 7 pm, Brite Eyes Brewing (1156 S Burdick St)

Beer Tasting Sorry, this event is full

Seating is limited; registration is required

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. Learn more...



Saturday, February 23, 7 pm, Shakespeare’s Pub (241 E Kalamazoo Ave)

The Polkaholics

Free show! Seating will be first come, first served. We suggest you arrive early to secure a seat. (Pre-registration is not available for this event.)  

Back for an encore performance! 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 played with non traditional instruments (drums, bass, and guitar). A new generation of polka music that’s fast, furious, and fun — electrified polka that rocks! Learn more...



Overdue Brew Passport!

All attendees at this year’s programs will receive an Overdue Brew Passport. Participate in four or more Overdue Brew programs, and you will receive a custom TagaBrew tag! 


Overdue Brews

What would Overdue Brew be without the Overdue 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:

  • “Overdue Brew” (Belgian Chocolate Stout)

    Back by popular demand! The official Overdue brew!
    —Tibbs Brewing Company, 402 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo
  • “The Reading Rainbow” (American Blonde Ale aged on Skittles Candy!)

    Taste the Rainbow! Responsibly, of course.
    —Brite Eyes Brewing Co., 1156 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo
  • “Literary Liquid ” (Double IPA)

    Only the finest literary linguists imbibe this classic!
    —One Well Brewing, 4213 Portage St, Kalamazoo

Even better? Show your KPL Library Card and get $1 off your first pint!


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