The Kalamazoo area is crazy about craft beer, and crazy good at making it, too.

With the Give a Craft Beer Trail going on right now and America on Tap in Kalamazoo last weekend, we've all got beer on the brain. Check out these 12 Kalamazoo breweries and drink locally this summer (and fall, and winter...).

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    Arcadia Brewing Co.

    WHAT: Arcadia is a local brewery dedicated to preserving the art of handcrafted, British-style ales. They brew using authentic British equipment, English malted barley, and hops from the US's Pacific Northwest region.

    WHERE: Arcadia has two locations: 701 E Michigan Ave in Kalamazoo, and 103 West Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek.

    HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Friday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    Saturday: noon - 11 p.m.

    CALL: Kalamazoo: (269) 276-0458

    Battle Creek: (269) 963-9690

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    Boatyard Brewing Co.

    WHAT: Established in 2011, this local brewery is overflowing with Michigan pride. Boatyard hosts weekly Bike Night and Songwriter Open Mic Night events, and offers $1 pints to college students with ID all day on Saturdays.

    WHERE: 432 E. Paterson St

    HOURS: Tuesday & Wednesday: noon - 9 p.m.

    Thursday - Saturday: noon - 11 p.m.

    Sunday: noon - 8 p.m.

    Closed Monday

    CALL: (269) 226-0300

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    Tibbs Brewing Co.

    WHAT: Tibbs is a nano-brewery that specializes in small batch craft beers. Founded in 2007, this brewery is known for its intimate, welcoming atmosphere and its refreshing, experimental brews.

    WHERE: 402 South Burdick St.

    HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    Friday: 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.

    Saturday: 2 p.m. - 1 a.m.

    Sunday: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    CALL: (877) 762-7397

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    One Well Brewing

    WHAT: This microbrewery, which opened in late 2014, is dedicated to creating a community space centered around art, culture, and of course, craft beer. They're doing so by offering events like weekly board game nights and darts games.

    WHERE: 4213 Portage St.

    HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Friday: 3 p.m. - 1 a.m.

    Saturday: 12 p.m. - 1 a.m.

    Sunday: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Closed Monday & Tuesday

    CALL: (269) 459-9240

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    Rupert's Brew House

    WHAT: Rupert's is known for its laid-back atmosphere and of course, its dog, Captn Stooby. This microbrewery encourages you to bring your own food, and offers music, comedy, and open-mic every night.

    WHERE: 773 W. Michigan Ave.

    HOURS: 2 p.m. - 2 a.m. every day

    CALL: (269) 337-9911

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    Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing

    WHAT: Gonzo's was created in 2013 by Greg "Gonzo" Haner, who has been micro-brewing beer for two decades. Gonzo's also offers a large dinner menu, complete with beer themed desserts like beer floats and a vanilla porter torte. Yum!

    WHERE: 140 South Westnedge Ave

    HOURS:  Monday - Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Thursday & Friday: 2 p.m. - 1 a.m.

    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.

    Sunday: Noon - 11 p.m.

    CALL: (269) 382-2739

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    Bell's Brewery

    WHAT: One of the best known breweries in the Kalamazoo area, Bell's has been brewing since 1985 and has grown to cover 20 states. Although the actual brewery is now in Comstock, Bell's Eccentric Cafe is located right downtown and offers a spacious beer garden, an art collection, and frequent live music acts.

    WHERE: Bell's Eccentric Cafe is located at 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.

    HOURS: Monday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

    Thursday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.

    Sunday: noon - 12 a.m.

    CALL: (269) 382-5712

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    Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

    WHAT:  Olde Peninsula offers five permanent beers and a full menu in addition to a rotating, seasonal beer and menu selection. Happy hour is from 3 - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. - close daily, and every Wednesday after 8 p.m. is $2 Pint Night and Euchre Tournament.

    WHERE: 200 E. Michigan Ave

    HOURS: Monday & Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    Wednesday & Thursday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

    Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    CALL: (269) 343-2739

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    Bilbo's Pizza in a Pan

    WHAT: You might already know about Bilbo's Pizza in a Pan, a locally owned and operated family restaurant inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. But did you know that Bilbo's on Stadium brews their own beer? Next time you're there for dinner, ask your server about their hand crafted brews.

    WHERE: 3307 Stadium Drive

    HOURS: Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

    Saturday: noon - 2 a.m.

    Sunday: noon - 12 a.m.

    CALL: (269) 382-5544

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    Texas Corners Brewing Co.

    WHAT:  Family owned and operated, Texas Corners is all about supporting local farmers. They offer a dinner menu and a Sunday brunch menu, as well as a selection of craft hard ciders and beers, all of which use locally grown ingredients.

    WHERE: 6970 Texas Drive

    HOURS: Tuesday - Thursday: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Closed Mondays

    CALL: (269) 870-7724

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    Latitude 42

    WHAT:  Although technically in Portage, this brewery is still part of Discover Kalamazoo's Give a Craft Beer Trail. Latitude 42 is both a microbrewery and a full-service restaurant, and won Michigan Brewery of the Year 2015 in the New York International Beer Competition, according to MLive.

    WHERE: 7842 Portage Rd

    HOURS: Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    CALL: (269) 459-4242

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    Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

    WHAT: In addition to their full menu, Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe offers a selection of small batch, hand crafted beer. They also offer cooking  classes! Ask your server which craft beer pairs well with your meal.

    WHERE: 5402 Portage Rd

    HOURS:

    Monday-Thursday

    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Dinner: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Friday

    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Dinner: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Saturday 

    Closed for Lunch

    Dinner: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Sunday

    Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Dinner: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    CALL: (269) 344-7700

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