Sunday, October 11, 2015

Montana Brewers Association Conference and Fall Brewers Festival

Missoula will be host to several days of Montana's best brewers and beers from October 14-16. Starting with the Montana Brewers Association 2015 Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, Caras Park then fields the Friday night 7th Annual Fall Brewers Festival.

The Fall Brewers Festival will be the largest selection of Montana-only brewfest, but it could be argued that this will be the largest brewfest in Montana, period.

General Admission: $25 IN ADVANCE, $30 DAY OF FESTIVAL, includes unlimited beer samples.

VIP Hour: $35 IN ADVANCE, $40 DAY OF FESTIVAL, includes unlimited beer samples.

Families are welcome at our festival. Kids 12 and under are free. All others who enter the festival must have a ticket.

Tickets for MBA 2015 Conference: http://bit.ly/1PotUs9

Tickets for Fall Brewers Festival: http://bit.ly/1P92dEp ($35 VIP, $25 GA)


SCHEDULE
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7:30 – 8:30 am        Free Yoga: Danielle Spillman, Find Your Light Yoga

8:00 – 9:15 am        Registration & Breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 am        Welcome: Matt Leow, executive director of Montana Brewers Association

9:30 – 9:45 am        Opening Remarks: Mayor John Engen

9:45 – 10:00 am       Buy Local Campaign:
Mike Hope, President of Tavern Owners Assn.
Josh Townsley, President of Montana Brewers Association

10:00 – 11:20 am     Social Media/Marketing within the Tourism Industry: Tia Troy, Glacier Country

11:20 – 11:30 am     Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Address: Governor Steve Bullock

12:00 – 1:00 pm       Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm        Breakout Sessions

1.Water and Energy Use Reduction
Moderator: Matt Leow
Panelists:
Alistair Stewart, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
Sam Hoffman, Red Lodge Ales
Eddie Wooldridge, KettleHouse Brewing Company

2.The US Hop Market…The Past, the Present and the Future
Tom Britz, Glacier Hops Ranch, National At-large Director for Hop Growers of America (HGOA) & Chair of the Small Growers Council of HGOA.
2:00 – 2:30 pm        Trade Show
2:30 – 3:30 pm        Breakout Sessions

1.Legal Considerations Associated with Buying Beer and Wine Licenses
     Moderator: Matt Leow
Panelists:
John Flynn or Joel Silverman, Silverman Law Office
John Iverson, Tavern Owners Association
Brandon Cartwright, The Front Brewing Company
Max Pigman, Lewis and Clark Brewing Company

2.  Quality Control
Moderator: Mark Hastings
Panelists:
Kyle Sillars, Big Sky Brewing
Todd Crowell, KettleHouse Brewing Company
Sean Tobin, Lewis & Clark Brewing Company

3:30 – 5:00 pm        MBA Member Meeting

5:30 – 11:00 pm       Missoula Pub Crawl and Dinner

Thursday, October 15, 2015
8:30 – 9:30 am        Free Yoga: Danielle Spillman, Find Your Light Yoga

9:00 – 10:00 am       Registration & Breakfast in the Atrium

10:00 – 10:30 am     Welcome & Presentation: Steve Lozar, Montana Brewery Historian

10:30 – 11:30 am     Workplace Safety: Matt Stinchfield, BA Safety Ambassador

11:30 am – 12:30 pmLunch & Networking Roundtables

12:30 – 1:30 pm       Breakout Sessions

1.Wholesale Distribution 101
Moderator: Mark Hastings
Panelists:
Al Pils, KettleHouse Brewing Company
Jeff Grant, Draught Works
Brian Clark, Fun Beverage
Mike Markovich, Summit Beverage

2.Legal Topics to Have on Your Radar: Crowdfunding, HR, trademarks and dram shops
Attorneys from Crowley Fleck: Danielle Coffman, Jason Loble (Securities), Scott Hagel (HR), Bob Griffin (Trademarks)

1:30 – 2:00 pm        Trade Show

2:00 – 3:00 pm        Breakout Sessions

1.Understanding Draught Quality: Getting your best beer to the customer Dan Fallon, President of McDantim

2.Friends of Montana Craft Beer: What writers, bloggers and state government initiatives are doing to raise the profile of Montana’s craft beer industry
Moderator:Matt Leow
Panelists:
Ryan Newhouse, author
Alan McCormick, Growler Fills
Alex Sakarieassen, Missoula Independent
Andy Shirtliff, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

3:00 – 3:15 pm        Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm          Breakout Sessions

1.The State of Our Raw Ingredients: Perspectives on Montana barley from every point in the supply chain.
Moderator: Mark Hastings
Panelists:
Jamie Sherman, MSU Barley breeding Research Project
Mark Black, Malteurop
Collin Watters, MT Wheat & Barley Committee

2.Canning, Packaging and Labeling: label design, getting approved online, choosing a canning line, storage requirements, etc.
Moderator: Nolan Smith
Panelists:
Tony Reindl, Montana Canning Company
Max Pigman, Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
Todd Scott, Bozeman Brewing
Jason Goeltz, Bitter Root Brewing

4:15 – 5:15 pm        Live Beer Blogging Workshop:
Taste and share your thoughts about Montana’s latest beers with writers Ryan Newhouse, Alan McCormick, Skylar Browning, Alex Sakariassen, and others.

Host: Doug “the Beerbarian” Bailey, Red Lodge Ales.


FEATURED BEERS
Outlaw Brewing
Moon’s Rising Red, Harvest Red Ale, 6% ABV
Passive Aggressive Pale Ale, Heavy Pale, 6.80%
Belgain Chocolate Ale, Belgain Specialty, 5.20%
Goemon’s Honey Lemon Ginger, Braggot Ale, 6.60%
Fresh Hop, Session IPA, 5.60%
Amarillo Pale Ale, Pale Ale, 5.60%

Bayern Brewing, Inc.
Bayern Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest, 6%
Montana Helles Lager, Helles, 5.6%

Beehive Basin Brewery
Drunkelweizen, DunkelWeizen, 4.80%
Green Bridge IPA, IPA, 6.40%
50. Cal Coffee Porter, Coffee Porter, 7.90%

Draught Works Brewery
Last Rites Mexican Chocolate Porter, Chocolate Porter, 5.80%
Pineapple Express Tropical IPA, American-Style IPA, 7.40%
Mae West Huckleberry Sour, American Sour, 5.70%
Clothing Optional Pale Ale, English-Style Pale Ale, 5.20%

Great Burn Brewing
Bourbon barrel aged Double Down Oatmeal Brown, Brown Ale, 7.7%
Montana Creamsicle, Cream Ale, 5.2%

Busted Knuckle Brewery
Rusted Nut Amber, Amber Ale,  5.2%
Black Nail Stout, Stout, 5.9%

Blacksmith Brewing Co.
Chocolate Porter, Porter, 6.60%
EKG IPA, English style IPA, 7%
Oktoberfest Beer, 5.40%

Missoula Brewing Company
Highlander Pintler Peak Doppelbock, Doppelbock, 7.4%
Highlander Mount Baldy Belgian Strong Ale, Belgian Strong Golden, 10.6%
Highlander Warrior Mountain Robust Porter, Robust Porter, 7.6%

Cabinet Mountain Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Peach Wheat, Fruit Beer, 5%
Yaak Attack IPA, IPA , 6.6%
Bad Medicine Smooth Dark, Strong Ale/Scotch, 7.4%
Fresh Hop Ale, Fresh Hop, TBD

Flathead Lake Brewing Co
Beardance Black IPA, Black IPA, 6.9%
Le Cygne Biere de Garde, Biere de Garde Ale, 7%
Lone Walker Ale, American Pale Ale, 4.5%
Galaxy Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, 5.5%
Swimmer’s Itch Saison, Belgian Saison, 5.3%

Katabatic Brewing Co.
Katabatic Oktoberfest, Lager, 6.3%
Anabatic Amber (NABA Gold Medal Winner), American Amber, 6%
Katabatic APA, American Pale Ale, 6.1%
Katabatic Hefeweizen, American Hefeweizen, 5.7%
Katabatic Scotch Ale, Scotch Ale, 7.3%

Muddy Creek Brewery
Occupy Oktoberfest, Special Spiced Beer, 6.9%
Muddy Creek Chocolate Stout, Chocolate Stout, 6.5%
Blasted IPA, West Coast IPA, 6.5%

Tamarack Brewing Company
Redemption Red, Imperial Red Ale, 10%
Headwall, Double IPA, 9.6%
Rutting Raspberry Elk, Raspberry Bourbon Scotch Ale, 7.7%
Hat Trick Hop, IPA, 7%
Yard Sale, Amber, Red Ale, 5.5%
Sip ‘n Go Naked, Apricot Hefeweizen, 5.5%

MAP Brewing Company
Smoked Lion Wheat Ale, Gratzer, 3.30%
Northbound Blonde, Blonde Ale, 4.80%
Destination Ale, Session IPA, 4.50%
Big Relief Stout, Stout, 6.50%
Steep Terrain Double IPA, Double IPA, 8.50%

Bonsai Brewing Project
Big Ole’ Poppa, Barrel Aged Imperial IPA, 9%
Lil’ Miss Thang, Blonde Ale w/ Ginger and Habanero, 5.7%
Toasted Roper, Oatmeal ESB, 5.8%
ShowBiz, Fresh Hop IPA, 6.5%
Sheriff John Brown, American Brown Ale, 6%
The Unkindness, Stout, 6.6%

Canyon Creek Brewing
O.N.S. Blonde, Blonde Ale, 5.5%
C4 IPA, American IPA, 6.9%
Rabbit Head Red, Irish Red Ale, 5.5%
What The Hell, Specialty Beer, 9%

Black Eagle Brewery
S.O.S. IPA- Save Our Stack, India Pale Ale, 6.00%
Smelter Men, Blonde Ale, 5.30%
Smoke Stack, Scottish Ale, 6.10%
Half Stack Heffeweizen, Heffeweizen, 5.80%

The Front Brewing Co.
Punkin Rye Ale, Spice, Herb,Vegetable beer, 8.80%
Sunset IPA (Citra Fresh hop), American IPA, 7.50%
Vanilla PackMule Porter, Spice (Porter), 5.10%

Bandit Brewing Co.
Squeeze Me IPA, American IPA, 7.00%
Bliss Stout, Imperial (milk) Stout, 8.00%

Quarry Brewing
Youz Guys ESB, English Style ESB, 5.50%
Open Cab Copper, Irish Red, 5.20%
Gneiss IPA, American style IPA, 6.80%

Big Sky Brewing Co.
Missoula Fresh Hop Ale, Fresh Hop Pale ale, 5%
Powder Hound Ale, Winter Ale, 6.2%
Ivan the Terrible, Russian Imperial Stout, 9.5%
Surprise Firkin

Mighty Mo Brewing Co.
VIP, Vanilla Imperial Porter, 8.20%
Coco Brown, Coconut Brown Ale, 5.30%
Lip Ripper, IPA, 6.50%
Oktoberfest, German Marzen, 5.50%

Madison River Brewing Company
Green Emerger Fresh Hop Ale, American Pale Ale, 5.90%
Salmon Fly Honey Rye, Unique Ale, 5.20%
Copper John Scotch Ale, Scottish Ale, 7%
Irresistible Amber Ale, Amber Ale, 5.50%
Hopper Pale Ale, Strong Pale Ale, 6%
Black Ghost Oatmeal Stout, Stout, 8%,
The Juice, Double IPA, 9%

Kalispell Brewing
Two Ski Brewski, Pilsner, 5.2%
Winter at Noon, Dunkel Lager, 5%
Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest, 6.1%
Fresh Hop by Pop, Fresh hop ale, 5.8%

HA) Brewing Co.
Foundation Witbier, Belgian Witbier, 5.5%
Boulder Mtn. Stout, Stout, 6.6%

Bitter Root Brewing
Wet Hop Imperial IPA, Imperial IPA, 7.70%
Bitter Root IPA, IPA, 6.20%
Single Hop Ale, Northwest Pale Ale, 6.30%
Huckleberry Honey Ale, Fruit Beer, 5.10%

KettleHouse Brewing Co.
Garden City Pale Ale, Fresh Hopped Pale Ale, 5.80%
Joe Haul, IPA, 6.50%

Neptune’s Brewery
Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest, 6.40%
Montana Wild Hop #1, Fresh Hop, 4.20%
Latte Stout, Stout, 6.50%

Wildwood Brewing
Organic Lucid Cream Ale, Cream Ale, 5%
Organic Bodacious Bock, German Amber Bock, 7.50%

Beaverhead Brewing Company
Dawg Red Ale, Irish Red Ale, 7.80%
Poindexter Pilsner, American Pilsner, 4.80%
Whitetail Witbier, Belgian Witbier, 5.00%
Beaverslide IPA, India Pale Ale, 6.70%

Bozeman Brewing Co.
Bozone Terroir, Fresh Hop, 6.50%
Bozone Select, Amber Ale, 5.50%
Hopzone, IPA, 7.50%
Bozone Berliner Weisse, Berliner Weisse, 4.00%

Triple Dog Brewing
Vanilla Hoarder Porter, Porter, 4.7%
Mt. Otis, Pale ale, 5.7%

Uberbrew
Red Bines, Fresh hop Red IPA, 7.1%

Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company
Harvest Ale, Fresh Hop All Montana American Pale Ale, 5.10%
Oktoberfest Lager, Marzen Lager, 5.00%
Easy Sippah, Session IPA, 4.50%

Bridger Brewing
2015 Saison, Saison, 7%
Lee Metcalf Pale Ale, APA, 5.40%
Ghost Town Coffee Stout, Coffee Stout, 6.5%
McTavish Scotch Ale, Scotch Ale, 7%

406 Brewing Company
Mosaic Fresh Hop, Pale Ale, 5.2%
Hop Punch IPA, IPA, 6.5%
Chinook and Cherries Imperial IPA, Imperial IPA, 8.3%

Philipsburg Brewing Company
Five Phantoms, Spiced Pumpkin Barley Wine , 8.50%
Rope Swing Saison,Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison, 5.70%
Badfinger Imperial Stout , Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout , 10.00%
Razzu !, Raspberry Wheat , 5.20%

Higherground Brewing Co.
Fall Fur Pumpkin Cream Ale, Pumpkin Cream Ale, 5.3%
Hurruh Scotch Ale, Scotch Ale, 7.2%
Borderland Sour , Sour, 5.8%
Hula Hopped IPA, Double IPA, 8.1%

Meadowlark Brewing
Squashtoberfest, Oktoberfest-Style Lager, 6.6%
Argo, Biere de Garde, 8%
Orion, Belgian-Style Tripel, 11.2%
Car Ramrod, Imperial Pilsner, 7%

Lewis & Clark Brewing
Pumpkin IPA, IPA, 5.50%
Miner’s Gold, Hefeweizen, 5.10%
Crystal Dry-Hopped Prickly Pear, Pale Ale, 5.60%
Widespread 

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