Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mark it zero! Big Lebowski Beer Tour rolls back into Kalamazoo

Written by  Paul Starr
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Mark it zero! Big Lebowski Beer Tour rolls back into Kalamazoo
In honor of one of the finest and most oft­quoted films of all time, West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to present the return of the Big Lebowski Beer Tour. In collaboration with Greenbush Brewing Co., Latitude 42 Brewing Co., Airway Fun Center and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Big Lebowski Beer Tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The tour includes a trio of specialty beers that reference the film from Greenbush brewer Jake Demski, a unique, tie­dye­laden tour of Latitude 42 Brewing Co., bowling at Airway Fun Center and a quote­along of the cult film starring Jeff Bridges. The tour will begin with registration at 3 p.m. at Central City Tap House and officially conclude with a movie party/screening of “The Big Lebowski” at 7:30 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse. Garb referencing the film is highly encouraged (and may be rewarded). Hotel discounts are also available on request. Greenbush Brewing Co. will provide these small­batch beers as part of the event:

  •  “Obviously You’re Not A Golfer” ­­ 5% ABV Arnold Palmer Ale (available at Central City Tap House; ale with lemonade and ice tea in secondary fermentation)
  • "The Brew Abides” ­­ 9% ABV White Russian Imperial Stout (available at the Airway Fun Center)
  • "Who’s Woo?” ­­ 7% ABV Rice IPA (available at Alamo Drafthouse)

Ticket prices are: “The Donny” ($55 ­­ ride only, pay rest as you go); “The Walter” ($79 samples, tour and logo pint glass at Latitude 42; one game of bowling and movie ticket; “The Dude” ($99 ­­ samples tour and logo pint glass at Latitude 42; unlimited bowling; West Michigan Beer Tours T­shirt and movie ticket). Itinerary

Origination:​ Central City Tap House, registration at 3 p.m. with 4 p.m departure.

  • Stop 1:​ Latitude 42 Brewing Co., samples, tour, logo pint glass, 4:15­5:15 p.m.
  • Stop 2:​ Airway Fun Center, bowling, full pour, 5:30­6:45 p.m.
  • Termination:​ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Kalamazoo, “The Big Lebowski” Quote­Along, 7 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. screening (Central City Tap House is about a block away from Alamo).

For more information, go to­lebowski­beer­tour­saturday­oct­1­2016/

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.