Frequent poster on Chicago board but first time here, I think. Living in Chicago, I have enjoyed Bells beers for years. Kalamazoo Brewing Company--maker of Bells Amber, Oberon, Two Hearted, many great stouts, and lots more--is clearly one of the best of the Midwest craft brewers. One of these days Im hoping to visit the brewery.
I wonder if anyone has firsthand experience with Eccentric Day. This once-a-year event in their Eccentric Café (I believe this year on Friday, December 12) marks the release of the new batch of Eccentric Ale, one of their more memorable brews. Is Eccentric day fun, crazy, mobbed? Might it be better to visit at another time? Does the Café serve food?
Elsewhere in Kalamazoo, Im especially excited about Coney Island (hot dogs since 1915, homemade chili sauce!) and Sweetwaters Donut Mill (52 varieties, 24 hours a day!). Any other places not to miss?