My old college friend Dean Caplan has grown up in the spirits industry through his family's purchase of local wine and spirits shop Bacchus.  He has recently shared his experiences in an article found at: http://blog.kalamazoobeerweek.com/?p=422

He is highlighting Kalamazoo Beer Week, or KBW for short which will roll out the week of Jan. 12-18 2013.  The week has over 80 events currently scheduled with local brewers and restaurant representatives.  The events will include tastings, bottle signings, beer dinners, and open taps.  You can read more at www.kalamazoobeerweek.com.

The events begin Saturday morning, Jan. 12, 2013 with a breakfast and the week will end with a Pub Crawl sponsored by Samuel Adams.  If you are in town, make sure you stop by Bacchus and the entire KBW!