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Apr 11, 2014

Beer and Cheese with GFS and Draught Works

Another great event from our sponsor, Draught Works, which has partnered with The Good Food Store to bring you a beer and cheese pairing.

Draught Works has hand selected eight specialty (many unreleased to the public) beers to accompany an array of cheeses hand-selected by the experts at Good Food Store. Draught Works brewers and the Good Food Store cheese expert will be present to walk you through the tasting and educate you about both.

Wednesday, April 30th 2014. Two seatings are available (5:30 and 7:00 p.m.) and each seating is limited to 25 seats. Cost is $20 per person. Call Draught Works at 406.541.1592 to reserve your space.

Categories Events Tags Draught Works Good Food Store Missoula Beer Cheese

Apr 9, 2014

Beer 'N Bacon Returns to Draught Works

You know the saying, "You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning"? Well, you can't enjoy all of Missoula Craft Beer Week unless you start on Sunday April 27th...with Draught Works' 2nd Annual Beer 'n Bacon Breakfast (10 a.m. to Noon). Tickets just went on sale this week for this super popular event. It's limited to 150 attendees and includes all-you-can-eat bacon, breakfast served by Burns St. Bistro, bottomless coffee from Black Coffee Roasting, maple bacon donuts, and this rad mug.

Tickets are $35 and available at Draught Works only. Call 406.541.1592 to reserve yours. 

After the Beer 'N Bacon Breakfast, stick around for the innagural Brews on the Block (Party), from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00, between Draught Works and Summer Sun Brew Supply. We'll have games, food, movies, more games, and beer. 

Categories Events Tags Beer N Bacon Draught Works

Apr 8, 2014

Make a Beer Journal!

Calling all craft beer fans and homebrewers! We have an exclusive class offering during Missoula Craft Beer Week in which you can make a medieval-style, leather-bound beer book. You can choose either a beer journal insert suitable for tracking all the beers you taste and breweries you visit, or for the homebrewers, choose the detailed insert for keeping notes of every batch of brew you make. 

Audra from Missoula's The Vespiary is hosting this limited class at Bayern Brewery on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. 

"We will be using the Leather Longstitch method," says instructor, Audra, "an ancient, multi-signature book structure that lays flat when opened and makes for an awesome journal. Pages are sewn directly into the leather and make a decorative pattern on the spine."

Materials will be provided. No previous bookbinding experience necessary.

Class space is very limited, and we are working on a few extra "perks" for attendees. Tickets are available for $50 through Eventzilla or on-site at The Vespiary - cash, checks and credit card accepted.


Categories Events Tags The Vespiary Bayern Brewery Beer Journal

Mar 18, 2014

MDA Returns as a Top Sponsor of MCBW!

We are very pleased to announce the return of the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) as a top-level sponsor of Missoula Craft Beer Week. Since the very beginning, three years ago, Missoula Craft Beer Week has been indebted to the invitation from the MDA to put together a week of beer-related events to coincide with the organization's fantastic Garden City Brewfest in Caras Park. 

In fact, the very first MCBW occured in honor of the brewfest's 20th anniversary celebration. We thank the MDA for their continued support and their partnership. Beer is awesome!

Categories Sponsors Tags Missoula Downtown Association sponsor Missoula Garden City Brewfest

Mar 12, 2014

Draught Works Sponsors Missoula Craft Beer Week!

Missoula Craft Beer Week is proud to announce Draught Works as our first Platinum Sponsor for this year’s festivities! Draught Works has been a top supporter of this event for two years now. They are a Missoula brewery with a beautiful patio area and great indoor seating space. They are well known for their flagship beers, delicious seasonals, cask offerings, and witty beer names. Their friendly staff is very knowledgeable on the beer-making process, and this sharing of information and the enjoyment of beer is what craft beer week is all about. Thanks to their continuous support we are able to organize even more fun beer events every year.   

Moreover, Draught Works will be hosting several of its own terrific events during the week, bringing back Beer 'n Bacon, as well as hosting a Beer and Cheese pairing with the Good Food Store cheese experts. Stay tuned for more details on both events!

Categories Sponsors Tags sponsor Draught Works Missoula craft beer week

May 1, 2013

1st Annual Craft

1st Annual Craft

Think you'd got the best craft beard (a.k.a. "beerd") in Missoula? You could win a year's supply of weekly growler fills from Big Sky Brewery or fun prizes from Hair Headquarters for Men.

The competition takes place at the Garden City Brewfest at Caras Park from 2-4 p.m. Not only must you have awesome facial hair, you must be at least 21 years old and bring a canned food donation for the Missoula Food Bank to compete. Guest judges from Hair Headquarters for Men and Missoula Food Bank will pick the winners!

Apr 26, 2013

Get Your Stickers!

Get Your Stickers!

These great and limited stickers will be available for purchase throughout the week and at the Garden City Brewfest. Get them when and where you can! Only $1 and proceeds support future Missoula Craft Beer Week events! 

May 7, 2012

Thank You Missoula - Send Us Photos!

We would like to thank all those who participated last week in Missoula's first Craft Beer Week! We're busy compiling all kinds of stats for how successful it was, but in the meantime we'd like to encourage you to send us any photos you took last week while at any of the events. You can email them to info(at) By sending them to us, you agree to allow us to post them online and in print for future promotion of Missoula Craft Beer Week. 


Alan and Ryan

Apr 27, 2012

Tamarack Brewing Co. Releases Beer Pairing Menu

Each day during Missoula Craft Beer Week, Tamarack Brewing Co. is offering a three course beer and food pairing menu available during lunch and dinner for $25 per person.  Here's the menu:

An all-natural elk slider finished with caramelized onion and an IPA chipotle ketchup - paired with Hat Trick IPA

Fromboise-poached pear atop frisee and endive, dolloped with marscapone and drizzled with a champagne and Apricot Ale vinaigrette - paired with Sip n' Go Naked Apricot Ale

Pan-seared fresh Pacific sea scallops with a Wakeboard Wit beurre blanc and garnished with pancetta cracklings, organic black beluga lentils and grilled asparagus - paired with Wakeboard Wit

Apr 24, 2012

Earn the Missoula Craft Beer Week Badge via Untappd

Earn the Missoula Craft Beer Week Badge via Untappd

Untappd, a social way to share and explore the world of beer with your friends, has unveiled the official Missoula Craft Beer Week Badge, which you can earn by checking into a beer at one of the following event locations during Missoula Craft Beer Week (May 1 - May 5):

  • Big Sky Brewing Company
  • Draught Works
  • Kettlehouse
  • Kettlehouse Brewing Company North
  • Bayern Brewing Tasting Room
  • Caras Park
  • Tamarack Brewing Company Alehouse And Grill
  • Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula
  • The Rhino
  • The Old Post
  • The Wilma Theater
  • Caffe Dolce
Untappd is free to use and available online, iPhone and Android. Check it out and don't miss out on the chance to earn this unique badge!

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