Unlike previous adult beverage production tours I've been on where the samples come at the end, on this one, you drank as you toured, trying different beers at different areas of the facility. At the first sample stop, all participants are given a cup which serves as your sample cup for the rest of the tour (there were water bottles so you could rinse out your cup if you didn't want different beers mixing). Some of the beers that were offered as samples included Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout, Mad Hatter India Pale Ale, The Poet, Cabin Fever Brown Ale and Four Witches Black Saison.
Even if you're not a beer drinker (I am definitely not), I tip my hat to such a well-run facility that offered visitors a really terrific tour, especially since the company's founders started making their famous brews in their dorm room at nearby Hope College (clearly they were too cool for school).
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