As a local Michigan business, we are proud to be surrounded by so many amazing Michigan craft breweries. Our guests love that quick trips to any surrounding town can include a favorite or new favorite brewery that connects them to amazing beers from across the state. Make your beer vacation memorable by visiting the best craft breweries near Kalamazoo, MI and enjoy your beer at our Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn.
Bell’s Brewery & Eccentric Cafe
With nationwide favorites like Two Hearted IPA, and Oberon Ale, Bell’s Brewery and Eccentric Cafe is a must stop for any Michigan beer lover. Located in Kalamazoo, MI, our guests love the popular brewery tours (offered select times Saturdays and Sundays). You’ll enjoy the great food too. Keep an eye on the huge blackboards of new favorite beers on tap. Bell’s Eccentric Cafe also features weekend concerts.
*Royal Recommendation- Bell’s Beer Garden is like no other in the summer months. Take your beer out back and find a secluded bench to sip and savor. An occasional train cruises by on the tracks just beyond the fence. But this is a true sanctuary in the city for beer lovers!
New Holland Brewing
New Holland is a growing Holland, Michigan Brewery with favorites like The Poet, Mad Hatter, and Dragon’s Milk. It has the ideal location downtown 8th street, surrounded by shops making it the perfect lunch spot. Explore the back patio beer garden in the warmer months with a large outdoor bar in the center of it all.
*Royal Recommendation- New Holland has its own line of specialty spirits, so expect any mixed drinks to feature only their creations.
Saugatuck Brewing is located just outside Saugatuck (on the way from our B&B) in Douglas, MI. Favorites include the Neopolitan Milk Stout. Selections like the Oval Beach Blonde and Bonfire Brown give a nod to summer time by Lake Michigan. Guests hoping to take a Michigan beer vacation to our Saugatuck area B&B can visit Saugatuck brewing on their way to the lake. Saugatuck Brewing also features live music events, and brewery tours.
*Royal Recommendation – Saugatuck Brewing shares a parking lot with Blue Star Pavilion Antiques making it the perfect lunch and beer break.