Montana Brewers Association (MBA) Brewers Festival on Saturday October 6, 2012 at Caras Park. A VIP ticket will get you in the door an hour early (noon); otherwise, the event starts at 1:00 PM. $12 gets you one general admission ticket, a glass and two tokens (additional tokens are $1).
New this year is a two-day beer conference following the festival (Sunday and Monday). Held at the Downtown Holiday Inn, the conference will feature a unique panel presentation by beer bloggers, Ryan Newhouse (Montana Beer Finder) and Alan McCormick (Growler Fills), and Missoula Independent staff, Alex Sakariassen It's entitled, "How the Media and Bloggers Can Help Your Brewery," and it will take place on Monday at 3 PM.
The brewfest will be judged by the Zootown Zymurgists, and the group is still needing volunteers for pouring, carding, wrist banding, beer wrangling, and token sales. Volunteers get free entry to the festival, a t-shirt and two free tokens. To volunteer, contact Asa Hohman at email@example.com with your name, age, email, shirt size, phone number and preferred shift (11:30-4:00 or 3:30-8:00 PM).
[Edit 10/3] How could we forget the most important part of the festival...the beer! Here is the list of the 23 new beers that will be at the festival (remember, there's 71 brews in all):
406 Brewing | ABC IPA
Bitterroot | Imperial Honey Citra IPA
Blackfoot River | Lambica
Blacksmith | Wine Barrel Tripple | Single Malt Single Hop IPA
Bozone | 3rd Virtue | Export Golden Lager Kellerbier | 2012 Bozone Terroir
Draught Works | Potato with a Mullet
Flathead Lake | Montucky Sour Cherry Brown
The Front | Oktoberfest Festiv Ale
Glacier | Ursus Arctos Hefebilus Ale
Great Northern | Frog Hop 2012
Lewis and Clark | Lewis and Clark Festival Release
Madison River | Frostbite Barley Wine | Green Emerger Fresh Hop
Neptune's | Sheze Titian
Outlaw | Outlaw Alt-Oktoberfest
Phillipsburg | HayBag Hefeweizen
Quarry | Opal Oktoberfest
Red Lodge Ales | Helio Hefewiezen
Tamarack | Single Malt Oktoberfest Wildwood | Karapiller Red Lager