The Taste and Brew of Kalamazoo is taking a hiatus after 30 years and will not take place in 2016...

Several large factors have led to this decision, but in the meantime, we encourage everyone to visit and support the local restaurants and food trucks in Kalamazoo that have been a part of the festival over the years. Check out the list of vendors to see a list of those who've been involved and support your local community!

Below is the list of past 2015 beer brands highlighted at the event:

Main Tent:

  • Miller Lite draft
  • Redd's Draft
  • Leinie Summer Shandy Draft
  • Modelo Especial
  • Smith and Forge Hard Cider (gluten free)
  • Bell's Oberon
  • Bell's Two Hearted
  • Bells Amber Ale
  • Dark Horse Raspberry Ale
  • Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
  • Dark Horse Homosapien Trip Ale
  • Arcadia Ales

VIP Beer Station:

  • Miller lite aluminum pints
  • Smith and Forge 16 oz. cans
  • Stiegl Pilsner 16 oz. cans
  • Stiegl Grapefruit Radler 16 oz cans
  • Griffin Claw Norms IPA 16 oz cans
  • Griffin Claw Mr. Blue Sky 16 oz cans

 Wine & Beer Garden Tent:

  • St. Julian Winery Blue Heron
  • St. Julian Winery Sweet Revenge
  • St. Julian Winery Founders White
  • St. Julian Winery Founders Red
  • St. Julian Reisling
  • Boatyard Brewing Company
  • Greenbush
  • Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Brewery

 Craft Beer Garden Tent Featuring:

  • Alaskan Brewing Company Imperial Red
  • Alaskan Brewing Company White Wheat Ale
  • Brooklyn Brewing Summer Ale
  • Brooklyn Brewing Blast Ale
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA
  • Green Flash Road Warrior Rye IPA
  • Latitude 42 Mikes Camero
  • Latitude 42 Ten Degrees of Seperation
  • Latitude 42 Spank Dog Pale Ale
  • Saugatuck Brewing Hop on a Blonde
  • Saugatuck Brewing ESB Amber
  • Shiner Brewing Ruby Redbird
  • Shiner Brewing Prickly Pear

Admission Prices

FREE before 4 p.m. every day
$10 after 4 p.m. every day
VIP tickets: $25 Thursday, $40 Friday/Saturday
*Children twelve and under are FREE.

Festival Gate Hours

Gates open at 11:00am each day, serving lunch, dinner and late night until 10:30pm on Thursday and 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Ticket Prices

Food and Beverage tickets are priced at $1 each, and items range in price from $1 to $6.