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4th Annual Overdue Brew

Back on Tap for 2018

Don’t tab out when Kalamazoo Beer Week ends on January 21! KPL has brewed another limited-edition release of Overdue Brew, a series of events highlighting Kalamazoo’s vibrant brewing culture!

2018 Overdue Brew Events: January 20 – February 24

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.

 

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Saturday, January 20, Two tours: 11 am & 2 pm, Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (355 E Kalamazoo Ave)

History of Brewing in Kalamazoo Bus Tour (Thanks to everyone who attended!)

Tour 1: 11 am (check-in),  11:40 am - 1:10 pm tour
Tour 2: 2 pm (check-in), 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm tour 

Seating is limited and 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 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. Learn more...

 

 

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Thursday, January 25, 7 pm, Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewing Co. (140 S Westnedge Ave)

Beer and Food Pairing (Thanks to everyone who attended!)

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Impress your friends at your next dinner party with your craft brew knowledge. Learn what brews compliment certain foods. Includes a tour of the brewing facility. Seating is limited and registration is required. Learn more...

 

 

 

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Thursday, February 1, 7 pm, Tibbs Brewing Co. (402 S Burdick St)

Beer Tasting  (Thanks to everyone who attended!)

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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. Seating is limited and registration is required. Learn more...

 

 

 

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Saturday, February 10, 8 pm, Old Dog Tavern (402 E Kalamazoo Ave)

The Polkaholics (Thanks to everyone who attended!)

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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 played with non traditional instruments (drums, bass, and guitar). A new generation of polka music. It’s fast, furious, and fun—electrified polka that rocks! Seating is limited and registration is required. Learn more...

 

 

 

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Thursday, February 15, 7 pm, One Well Brewing (4213 Portage St)

Meet Pure Brews America host Shannon Long (Thanks to everyone who attended!)

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Meet Shannon Long, CEO of Brew Export and host of the 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! Seating is limited and registration is required. Learn more...

 

 

 

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Saturday, February 24, 12 pm, Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill in Radisson Plaza Hotel (100 W Michigan Ave)

Kalamazoo Public Library Barrel-Aged Beer Bus Tour (Sorry, this event is full)

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Take a tour of some of the most popular craft brew pubs in Kalamazoo! Includes a pint or samples at the 3 stops and brewery tours at select stops. Seating is limited and registration is required. 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! 

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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!

Community Partners

 


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