3rd Annual Overdue Brew (formerly Booktoberfest)


Booktoberfest Redrafted

It’s back and better than ever! KPL is continuing the craft brew fun of Kalamazoo Beer Week by redrafting Booktoberfest as Overdue Brew. New name, new look, different season, and better programs than ever. What else is new? All of the Overdue Brew programs will be held at some of your favorite local breweries, so you can enjoy a pint or two as you participate. 

More Hop-tastic Events!

We have a great line-up of events for you this winter. Trust us, you don’t want to miss a single one! Registration is required, so be sure to sign up to secure your spot at the bar. Salud!

Overdue Brew Passport!

All attendees will receive an Overdue Brew Passport. Participate in four or more Overdue Brew programs, and you will receive a custom TagaBrew tag! Bring your stamped passport to the Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing in Kalamazoo program on Thursday, February 23, 7 pm at One Well Brewing to receive your tag.

2017 Overdue Brew Programs

Saturday, January 21, 3 pm - 5:30 pm, Tibbs Brewing Company, 402 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo

History of Brewing in Kalamazoo Trolley Tour - PROGRAM IS FILLED!  

This event starts with check-in and a brief intro at Tibbs Brewing Company. Then, join us on a trolley tour with West Michigan Beer Tours and learn about our city’s illustrious beer brewing history with KPL expert, Keith Howard. Beer samples will be provided on the tour. Afterwards, join us at Tibbs for a complimentary pint! This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, registration required. Learn more...


Wednesday, February 1, 7 pm, Brite Eyes Brewing Co., 1156 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo

Intro to Beer Tasting

Alex Mantakounis, owner of Tempo Vino Wintery, is a wine expert, certified beer judge, and an accomplished homebrewer. Join Alex as he guides tasters through a series of different styles of beer, and explains the different flavors, textures, and notes they should expect. Please register. Learn more...


Friday, February 3, 6 pm, The Reality Factory, 213 E Frank St, Kalamazoo

February Art Hop: Beer Label Art

Enjoy beer label art by local artists Paul Sizer and Leigh Ann Theisen. Shay Church of Grayling Ceramics will also demonstrate how he makes his beautiful ceramic growlers and more. Please register. Learn more...



Wednesday, February 8, 7 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 180 Portage St, Kalamazoo

Strange Brew: The Movie

Watch a FREE screening of the classic 1983 Canadian comedy starring Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis. The movie (loosely based on Hamlet) is about two brothers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, and their quest to get free beer. Tickets are required. Get your free ticket at Central Library, 315 South Rose Street, beginning February 1.  Learn more...  


Thursday, February 16, 7 pm, Boatyard Brewing Company, 432 E Paterson, Kalamazoo

Beer Canning

We all love sampling new brews and learning how they are made, but have you ever wondered how they get packaged? Come out to Boatyard Brewing to watch a live demonstration by Michigan Mobile Canning! Their name says it all: they’re a mobile canning line that goes from brewery to brewery to help them can their beer! Watch the empty cans get loaded, filled, sealed, and boxed up. Please register. Learn more...


Thursday, February 23, 7 pm, One Well Brewing, 4213 Portage St, Kalamazoo

Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing in the Motor City

Stephen Johnson, author of Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing in the Motor City, will speak about the long history of brewing in the Motor City, from the small brewers of the mid-1800s to the recent boom of breweries like Atwater Brewery, Motor City Brewing Works, and the triumphant return of Stroh’s. It’s Detroit history by the pint. Johnson is also the owner and founder of Motor City Brew Tours and a WMU grad. Please register. Learn more...



Overdue Brews & More!


photo: Tibbs Brewing

Tibbs Brewing Company, 402 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo

  • “Overdue Brew” (Belgian Chocolate Stout)
    (adj.: o·ver·due, “having been needed for some time”)
    Back by popular demand! Belly up to the bar and order the official beer of Overdue Brew!

Brite Eyes Brewing Co., 1156 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo

  • “The Reading Rainbow” (American Blonde Ale aged on Skittles Candy!)
    (noun.: rānˌbō, “a wide range or variety of related and typically colorful things”)
    Taste the rainbow! Responsibly of course.

One Well Brewing, 4213 Portage St, Kalamazoo

  • “Literary Liquid ” (Double IPA)
    (adj.: ˈlidəˌrerē, “the kind valued for quality of form”)
    Only the finest literary linguists imbibe this classic!


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