Enjoy “A Pint with the Past” at the Gilmore Car Museum

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Picture1Looking for something fun and unique to do on Valentine’s weekend Saturday, February 13? Take part in the popular “A Pint with the Past” beer tasting event and Museum fundraiser held at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners (Northeast of Kalamazoo).

DRAFT Magazine recently listed “A Pint with the Past” as one of the top 101 best “bucket list” beer experiences the world. The magazine went on to state, “It’s probably the only place to drink a Michigan-brewed beer alongside an ultra-rare Tucker ’48 Sedan – unless you have one parked in the garage.”

Advance tickets are $35 each via (click here to purchase tickets now) or $40 at the door. A souvenir tasting glass featuring the Gilmore Car Museum’s logo will be given with each of the first 300 ticket holders.

The ever-expanding Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2016 and has also recently become North America’s largest auto museum.

The event takes place right within the exhibit galleries around the cars. An all-new special exhibition showcases the vehicles that started the collection 50 years ago, including a 1903 electric and 1908 steam car. Other popular galleries feature the cars of the 1950s, ‘60s, and muscle cars of the 1970s.

Guests attending “A Pint with the Past” will have the opportunity to sample craft brews from 11 Michigan breweries, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and live music by the BIG BOSS BLUES band and guitarist Nathan Douglas, all while mingling amongst nearly 300 incredible automobiles.

2016 breweries

The Gilmore Car Museum has teamed up to feature some of Michigan’s most popular brewers including Founders, Short’s, Arcadia, Dark Horse and Boatyard, as well as One Well, a new Kalamazoo brewer; four unique international beers will also be featured.

The evening will also include a special screening of “The Michigan Beer Film,” a locally produced documentary directed by Kevin Romeo on the growing craft beer industry.

The crew from Hop Head Farms, a Hickory Corners grower, processor and marketer of high quality aroma and traditional hop varieties, will be on hand to provide demonstrations.

“A Pint with the Past” runs from 7pm – 10pm on Saturday the 13th, is open to those 21 and older, and makes a perfect Valentine’s weekend event.

Written By: Jay Follis, Director of Marketing