Michigan is starting to gain a reputation for having some of the best craft beers in the country. Some have even nicknamed the state the “Great Beer” State. When you stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Michigan, you’re within easy access of three of the finest Michigan breweries.
Bell’s Brewery, founded in 1985 by Larry Bell, is the most well known Michigan Brewery and is located 25 miles from our Michigan Bed and Breakfast in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. The most popular of their hand-crafted brews is Oberon, which is available in one of their signature mini-kegs as well as the typical bottle. Bell’s Brewery offers free tours of their original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo every Saturday and Sunday. The tour hours are 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, or 3:30 pm for Saturdays, and either 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm on Sundays.
New Holland Brewing Company is located within 30 miles of our property and has two locations. The brewing company operates a microbrewery, located on the northside of Holland, and a distillery, specialty brew house, restaurant, and pub in downtown Holland right on 8th street. With a wide variety of craft beers, they’re sure to have something for everyone. Every Saturday they host Brew House and distillery tours at their Production Brewery located at 384 Commerce Ct., Holland, MI. The Brew House & Distillery Tours are offered on the hour between 12:00pm (noon) and 3:00pm. Their craft beer is distributed to 13 states and sold in most grocery stores in West Michigan, so be sure to pick up a six pack of your favorite to enjoy down by our private 80-acre lake at sunset, or around the outdoor fireplace on the deck. Check out their Mad Hatter IPA or The Poet, a darker stout. Or, try their seasonal Ichabob Ale, a pumpkin beer, to put you in the fall spirit.
The newest of the three breweries, Saugatuck Brewing Company is also located just 30 miles from us, in the Saugatuck/Douglas area on Blue Star highway(also called A-2). At Saugatuck Brewing Company not only can you enjoy a craft beer, you can also learn about the brewing process and actually craft your own beer following the recipe and guidance they provide. Later, you’ll be able to custom label your batch and take the case home with you to share for a special occasion or holiday celebration.
What better way to remember your getaway experience here at our Allegan Bed and Breakfast and have something to share with your friends and family? With three fantastic breweries all within a 30 mile radius of our Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn, you can surely fill your day with good food, cold hand-crafted brews, and great memories.