Thursday, September 5, 2013

Trifecta of Beer Events this Weekend!

It's a busy beer weekend ahead! So get ready...

FRIDAY
It all kicks off Friday afternoon with the 15th Annual Maverick Brewfest at Caras Park in Missoula. Entry begins at 4:00 p.m. to sample at least 50 beers by many Montana brewers and neighboring states (including a wood barrel tapping of Bayern Oktoberfest). Tickets are $10 each and include two pours and a souvenir glass. Additional pours are $2 each. Burgers and brats will be available for purchase. Live music by Luke Dowler.

Here are some of the beers on tap:
Shock top
Red Hook ESB
Red Hook Late Harvest
Widmer Oktoberfest
Widmer Drifter Pale Ale
New Belgium MotherShip Wit
New Belgium Hoptoberfest
Harvest Moon Beltin White
Harvest Moon Pigs Ass Porter
Kona Longboard Lager
Kona Pipeline Porter
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Stone IPA
Great Northern Huckleberry
Great Northern going to the Sun IPA
Highlander
Blacksmith Brewing
Flathead Lake Brewing
Tamarack Brewing
Bayern Brewing Oktoberfest (wooden barrel)
Bayern Brewing Dump Truck Summer Bock
Big Sky IPA
Big Sky Heavy Horse
Big Sky Summer Honey
Bitterroot Brewing Huckleberry Hefeweizen
Bitteroot Brewing Octoberfest
Draught Works Scepter Head IPA
Draught Works Three Threads to the Wind Porter
Glacier Brewing Flathead Cherry Ale
Glacier Brewing Slurry Bomber Stout
Blackfoot River Brewing Single Malt IPA
Blackfoot River Brewing Black River Gold OPA
Kettle House Brewing Cold Smoke Scotch Ale
Kettle House Brewing Eddy Out Pale Ale
Deschutes Brewing Inversion IPA
Deschutes Brewing Black Butte Porter
Flathead Lake Brewing Last Train Home Amber ALE
Flathead Lake Brewing White Cap Pale ALE
Madison River Brewing Salmon Fly Honey Rye
Rogue Brewing Dead Guy ALE
Blue Moon Belgium White
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale

*If you're in the neighborhood, you can also pop over to Shakespeare and Co. bookstore at 6:00 p.m. to pick up a copy of Montana Beer, and have it signed by Ryan Newhouse. 

SATURDAY
On Saturday at the Billings Depot in Billings, the Trailhead Brew & Chew starts at 4:00 p.m. Here's the rundown, according to the event's Facebook page:

"The Trailhead Brew & Chew" Microbrew, Food, and Music Festival is Saturday, September 7th at the Billings Depot. Tickets include a special Brew & Chew sampler mug, food from a dozen restaurants, and unlimited microbrews from 15 different breweries from around the state!! Live music from Jared Stewart, the Tyler Burnett Band, and Battlestar Kramden. Discounted tickets go on sale Friday, August 23rd at Uberbrew for $30, or $35 at the gate.
Trailhead Brew and Chew


SUNDAY
On Sunday, Draught Works will celebrate its 2nd Annual Chain Reaction Fresh Hop Festival by crafting a fresh hopped beer by 100% pedal power. Teams have signed up to bike (aka. race) fresh hops from the Bitterroot Valley and a bike-powered grain mill will churn 1,000 pounds of malted barley for the beer. 

3 comments:

  1. And for the FOURTH event, there's the 20th annual GERMANFEST - http://www.missoulacultural.org/sistercities/germanfest.htm

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  2. And just added these Draught Works beers to the Maverick Brewfest lineup: Draught Works Scepter Head IPA
    Draught Works Three Threads to the Wind Porter

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  3. Added Big Sky beers too:
    Big Sky IPA
    Big Sky Heavy Horse
    Big Sky Summer Honey

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