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America On Tap – Kalamazoo, MI

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MAY 21, 2016 – KALAMAZOO, MI

America on Tap is coming back to Kalamazoo on Saturday, May 21st from 3pm to 6pm (VIP beginning at 2pm) at Homer Stryker Field – Home of the Kalamazoo Growlers! Sample over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Plus, hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors.

*Participants must be at least 21 years of age to attend*


STANDARD TICKET | $35

*TICKET PRICES INCREASE BY $10 AT THE DOOR*

INCLUDES:
  • 3 Hours of Beer Sampling (3PM – 6PM)
  • Souvenir Sampling Glass
  • Live Music Entertainment
  • 15 Tickets for Samples

VIP TICKET | $55

*TICKET PRICES INCREASE BY $10 AT THE DOOR*

INCLUDES:
  • 4 Hours of Beer Sampling (2PM – 6PM)
  • Access to Taste Rare Beers
  • Souvenir Sampling Glass
  • A Food Voucher
  • T-shirt
  • 20 Tickets for Sample

 

*SAVE ON FEES: Visit the Kalamazoo Growlers box office at Homer Stryker Field to purchase your tickets in person (cash or check only). They’re open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.*

BUY TICKETS NOW

*Additional Ticket Processing Fees May Apply*


EVENT DAY INFORMATION

LOCATION
  • Homer Stryker Field
  • Home of the Kalamazoo Growlers
  • 251 Mills Street
  • Kalamazoo, MI 49048
  • WEBSITE | GOOGLE MAP
MORE INFO
  • We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the event as ID checks must be performed. In order to be admitted to the event you must have your printed paper ticket in hand or a digital ticket on your mobile device. Additional event information can be found in our FAQ section.

FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT

BANDS: In addition to sampling over 150 brews from America’s best craft breweries, we are happy to announce that this event will feature live music from Slim Gypsy Baggage and TYPO and delicious food available for purchase.

MEET THE BREWERS: Representatives from 50 of the breweries will be on site, throughout the event, to talk about their products, brewing, and answer the beer questions you’ve been waiting to ask!

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ON-SITE GAMES

Hammerschlagen: Join us for a few rounds of the classic beer festival game, Hammerschlagen, while enjoying beers from around the nation. Challenge your friends to this classic hammer and nail game and have a ‘smashing’ time!

WMU Brewniversity: The sustainable brewing program at Western Michigan University will be hosting beer trivia questions throughout the event, with questions announced from the stage. Think you’re a beer guru? Then be the first to submit your correct answer at their tent on site and you could win some cool prizes!

Photo Opp. for Prizes from AmeriFirst Home Mortgage: Capture your memories at America on Tap in Kalamazoo and snap a photo with all your friends at the AmeriFirst Home Mortgage booth on-site. You’ll also find awesome freebies including coasters, wristbands and other surprises!

Kalamazoo Valley Community College brewing education tables:
Meet face-to-face with Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Sustainable Brewing Program instructors and brewers, including Mike Babb, Brian Lindberg, Phil Hogg, and others to learn first-hand about finding and crafting the perfect combinations of appearance, aroma, taste, and mouthfeel of today’s delicious craft beers. We want to help you enjoy your craft brewing experience even more by learning about the countless different styles and the different ways to brew them. Visit us during America On Tap to learn more about our new innovative programs.


AFTER PARTY

Official America on Tap After Party at CJ’s Pub: Keep the party going once we close down at America on Tap and head over to CJ’s Pub for the official opening of the patio party, with food and drink specials until 9 pm, including Alaskan Brewing Company. They’ll be cooking up lots of FREE food like hamburgers, hotdogs, backstaps, elk, fish, and much, much more. Let summer begin! Located at 1027 Schuster Ave.


 


 

BENEFITTING

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Event benefits the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center in Augusta, MI which works to improve the emotional and physical well-being of special needs individuals through the therapeutic use of horses, and to serve as an international training and education center for therapeutic riding programs. Today, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center serves riders of all ages who have physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities.


 

 

KALAMAZOO ON TAP BEER LIST
BREWERY NAME
FEATURED CRAFT BEERS ON TAP AT EVENT

Abita Brewing Company
Alaskan Brewing
Alpine Brewing
Anchor Brewing
Anderson Valley Brewing Co
Angry Orchard
Arbor Brewing Company
Arcadia Brewing Company
Avery
Ayinger
B. Nektar
Barn Brewers
Bell’s Brewery
Big Lake Brewing
Big Sky
Blue Moon Brewing
Boatyard Brewing Company
Boulevard
Breckenridge
Brewery Vivant
Brooklyn Brewing
CA Cider Company
Cellar Brewing
Coney Island Brewing Co
Constantine Brewing
Coronado Brewing
Cotton Brewing Company
Cranker’s Brewery
Crazy Mountain
Cultivate Brewing Company
DESTIHL
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dragonmead
Draught Horse Brewery
Dutch Girl Brewery
Epic
Final Gravity Brewing Co
Founders Brewing Co.
GONZO’S BIGGDOGG
Grand Armory Brewing
Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery
Great Lakes Brewing
Green Flash Brewing
Greenbush Brewing Co.
Griffin Claw Brewing
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Latitude 42 Brewing
Leinenkugel Brewing
Liberty Street Brewing
Lindemans
Lucky Girl Brewing
Mountain Town Brewing Co.
Newaygo Brewing Co.
North coast
North Peak Brewing
Oddside Ales
Old Nation Brewing Co.
Ommegang
One Well Brewing
Original sin cider
Paw Paw Brewing Company
Pigeon Hill Brewing
Point Brewing
Railtown Brewing
Roak Brewing Co.
Rogue
Rupert’s Brew House
Samuel Adams
Samuel Smith
Saugatuck Brewing
Schmohz Brewing Co.
Shiner Brewing
Short’s Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada
Southern tier
Starcut Ciders
Stone Brewing
Texas Corners Brewing
The Round Barn
The Traveler Beer Co
Thirsty Dog Brewing
VanderMill Ciders
Victory Brewing Company
Weyerbacher

Purple Haze
Smoked Porter
Ale
Meyer Lemon
Boont Amber Ale
Hop n Mad
Strawberry Blonde
Whitsun
Ellies Brown
Brauweisse
Zombie Killer
Center Punch
Oatsmobile
Ryecoe IPA
Trout Slayer
Blue Moon Belgian White
Lake Effect Double IPA
Tank 7
72 Imperial Stout
Farm Hand
Lager
ACE Perry
Monkey Wrench
Hard Root Beer
Black Galactic DIPA
Stingray
Adobar Imperial Pale Ale
Choc Pomegranate Imp Stout Amber
Smile
Weissenheimer
60 Minute IPA
Crown Jewels
Foundation IPA
Dirty Boots Imp Milk Stout
Double Skull
The Rock
Rubaeus
Vanilla Porter
Crop Duster IPA
Baton Magique
Chill Wave Double IPA
Handshake IPA
Star Chicken Shotgun
Oblivious
Bam Biere
IPA
Party at the Moon
Grapefruit Shandy
THE American IPA
Framboise
Summer shandy
Train Wreck amber ale
Juniper Saison Anniversary
Old Rasputin
Diabolical IPA
Citra
Detroit Dwarf Alt beer
3 Philosophers
Whoppy (Wheat IPA)
Apple
Good Double IPA
Motorboatin’ Wheat
Beyond IPA
Citra Warrior Imperial IPA
Live Wire IPA
4 Hop
2wice Licked Kitty
Rebel Grapefruit IPA
Organic Chocolate Stout
Daze on Saison
Coconut Crusher
Wicked Ram
Huma Lupa Licious
Hop Hunter
2xIPA
Octorock
Stone IPA
Cherry Hard Cider
Sangria
Shandy
Wulver Wee Heavy
Hard Apple
Summer Love Ale
Blithering Idiot

Strawberry Lager
Summer
Hop Birthday
Steam
Hop Ottin IPA
Old Fashioned
Mackinac Fudge Stout
Rapunzel
Hog Heaven
Celebrator
Stupid Man Suit
Porch Hound
Oarsman
Citra Session
Ivan the Terrible
Blue Moon White IPA
Frosted Harbor Dark Rasp.
Ginger Radler
471 IPA
Big Red Coq
Sorachi Ace
ACE Pineapple
Jon Brown
Hard Ginger Ale
GoatMan Porter
Mermaid Red Ale
Bog Man Scottish Export 80
End of the World Double IPA
Horseshoes & Hand grenade
Navigate
Vertex IPA
90 Minute IPA
Sin Eater
Choc. Peanut Butter Stout
Trees DIPA
Elder Brett
Hoser Hefe
Mosaic Promise
Magic Trick
Year Round Brown
Waka Waka
Steady Rolling IPA
Soul Style
Sunspot
Norms Raggedy Ass IPA
Oro de Calabaza
Pils
I.P. EH
Summer Shandy
Steamy Windows
Peche
Golden Lager
Iron Horse IPA
Sour SMaSH Saison
Stellar IPA
Siren Amber Ale
Bean Flicker
Grand Rye Pale Ale
Hennepin
Xalapa
Pear
Summer South Branch
Oatmeal Creme Pie
Classic Amber
POW! Right in the Kizberry
Powerboat Belgian White
Hazel Nut Brown
M43 Porter
Porch Rocker
Organic Cider
Blueberry Maple
Pickle Tink Strawberry
Strawberry Blonde
Local’s Light
Otra Vez
Hop Sun
Pulsar
Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Fruitridge Wheat
Vacation Wheat Ale
Grapefruit Shandy
Cerberus
Totally Roasted
Kirsch Gose
Merry Monks

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