KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- ‘Livability Magazine’ has ranked Kalamazoo as the fourth best city in the country for beer because of its microbreweries, citing the availability of Bell's Beer, Old Peninsula Brew Pub and others in town.
Kalamazoo ranked behind Albuquerque, Akron and Burlington.
It was serendipity that the designation came in the middle of Kalamazoo Beer Week. Anne Drummond at Imperial Beverage said the annual event has taken off, growing from 14 events last year to 100 this year.
Drummond says the events include tastings, dinners and opportunities to meet the brewers. The events run through Saturday.
A list of events is available at Kalamazoobeerweek.com.