Yesterday my husband and I decided to try Paw Paw Brewing Company; we’d heard great things about the beer and since we were already in Kalamazoo for a birthday party, we thought we’d head on over to their tasting room.
They have only been open for a couple of months, but their tasting room had steady traffic (I thought) for a Sunday afternoon. Co-owner Ben Fleckenstein was serving behind the bar, and was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beer.
The husband and I gravitated to the English Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and IPA. All were very solid. We had a great time chatting with Ben as well as the other customers that came in. It seemed very much like a community hangout.
The peanuts are excellent, and you can have pizza ordered in if you get the munchies.
Although their website isn’t quite live, their FaceBook page is informative. Check it out!