The 2017 Missoula Craft Beer Week is Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 6 (and a bonus day event!).
(Keep checking back for more details and events!)
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Highlander Brunch: 10:00 a.m. || Missoula Brewing Co./Highlander TapHouse. 200 International Blvd. Missoula Brewing Company opens two hours early to kick off Missoula Craft Beer Week with breakfast pizza and beer for $6.00!
The Brewmazing Race! 11:00 a.m. || Missoula Brewing Co./Highlander TapHouse. 200 International Blvd. New for Missoula Craft Beer Week, this Brewmazing Race covers seven faux continents and fourteen countries. 20 teams will compete in a teo tem member race for the gold, including craft beer quizzes, tastings and physical challenges. $20 entry fee per person. Top three teams get the big prizes, with $200 cash for the gold. Details on other prizes to follow. Beware, race may take 4hours to complete! Start and finish at Highlander TapHouse.
Imagine Nation Brewing Co. 2nd Anniversary Celebration: 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. || Imagine Nation Brewing Co. 1151 West Broadway. Imagine Nation Brewing Co.'s 2nd Anniversary Celebration is packed with events running the whole day! 10 am-1:30 pm: KEGS AND EGGS WITH NINJA MIKE'S: Grab a great breakfast burrito or sandwich from Ninja Mike's and get a discount when you combine it with one of Imagine Nation's brews. 10 am-1:00 pm: MLK READING FOR PEACE: While you enjoy a brew from Imagine Nation and a burrito from Ninja Mike's, bring your kids to participate in a reading and coloring project around MLK's message of peace with MT Compact Project. 1:30-3:30 pm: TAPROOM DIALOGUE: Join local filmakers, Tom Attwater and Rob Whitehair, in a discussion about how to use cinema as a vehicle for social change. 4:00-5:30 pm: LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy a brew while listening to local folk musicians, Red Onion Purple. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Presentation from INBC Founders: Hear a message from INBC's founders as they illustrate what the brewery has accomplished with the local community and future visions for increasing impact, both in Missoula and beyond. 6:00-8:00 pm: LIVE MUSIC: Canta Brasil, Missoula's preeminent Brazilian musicians, take the stage to headline Imagine Nation's 2nd anniversary.
Craft Beer Dinner: 6:00 p.m. || Great Burn Brewing Co. 2230 McDonald Ave. Great Burn Brewing has partnered with Chef Dominic Glenna at A Movable Feast to create a culinary adventure. Chef Dominic has created a unique and exciting menu to compliment four special release beers. Tickets available at Great Burn Brewing taproom. $50
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
Bacon n' Beer Brunch - A Draught Works Breakfast: 10 a.m. to Noon || Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole Ave. Hugely popular and always sells out! More details here.
Buzzed Yoga: 11:00 a.m. || Missoula Brewing Co./Highlander TapHouse 200 International Drive. Join Higlander for a beer-themed yoga session at the brewery. Root yourself and sprout like malted grains, climb to the sky like hop vines, then compress and expand like yeast cells . . . all beore enjoying a Highlander brew in pure synchronicity. A beer and 1 hour yogo session with an instructor for $10. (Take four classes throughout the summer season and receive a buzzed yoga tank.)
MONDAY, MAY 1
Pink Boots Society Beer Celebration: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. This event celebrates women in the beer industry and the Pink Boots Society! Stop by and taste a collaboration saison brewed by ladies from Philipsburg Brewing, Draught Works, The KettleHouse, The Dram Shop, Katabatic Brewing, Homestead Ales, Beehive Basin, Fermentana, and the Montana Brewers Association. In addition, we’ll pour a handful of beers brewed by Lady Brewers from around the state! We'll also have information for women interested in joining The Pink Boots Society.
Beer Sensory Evaluation Workshops: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. || Imagine Nation Brewing Co. 1151 West Broadway. Join local beer gurus, Jared Robinson, owner of Missoula's new craft beer store, Big Head's Bottleshop, and Steve, Luedeke, owner of Summer Sun Garden and Brew, as they take you through the various aspects of how to understand and judge beer. First workshop will run fro 5-6:30pm and the second from 6:30-8pm. Workshops will consist of 4oz samples of 6 different kinds of beer from Imagine Nation. Cost of workshop--including the beer--is $10 per person.
May Day Double IPA Beer Release: 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. || Great Burn Brewing Co. 2230 McDonald Ave. This release is in celebration of Missoula’s Craft Beer week and in honor of our brother Chad whose birthday was also in May. This 2X IPA (8.6% abv, 65 IBU) has a great body with a grain bill including Montana Two-row, Munich, and wheat malts. On the hop side this beer has five different varieties including Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Palisade and Simco.
Corner Store™ Craft Malt Liquor Beer Release: All Day || KettleHouse Brewing Co. 602 Myrtle and 313 N. 1st St. W. 230 McDonald Ave. KettleHouse releases its collaboration beer, Corner Store™ Craft Malt Liquor at both taproom locations. 40 oz. bottles will be available for sale.
Movie Night Presented by Highlander Beer: Beerfest, the Movie: 8:00 p.m. || The Top Hat. 134 W. Front St. Beerfest features two brothers travelling to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games. Yeah, its silly, but fun! Enjoy the film with some great Highlander Beer from Missoula Brewing Co. and the Top Hat's other great beverages.
TUESDAY, MAY 2
Beer Geek Cage Match Trivia Night: 6:45 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. The Dram Shop and Draught Works are teaming up to bring you Beer Trivia Night, a beer knowledge trivia night with some awesome prizes to the top 3 teams. Space is limited, so make sure to sign up your team at The Dram Shop! Maximum of 4 people per team. Free to participate. There is a limited number of teams that can participate so call (406) 540-4303 or stop by The Dram Shop to sign up!
Ping Pong Tournament: 6:00 p.m. || Great Burn Brewing Co. 2230 McDonald Ave. Think you have what it takes to be crowned the Great Burn Brewing Co. ping pong champion? Head to Great Burn for ping pong, prizes and beer specials. The event is free and you can sign up at the taproom.
Rogue Brewing Co. Pint Night: 5:30-ish p.m. || The Rhino. 158 Ryman St. Join reps from Oregon's Rogue Brewing Co. for some pint night action at Missoula's institution, The Rhino.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
A Walk Through the Sour Patch with Firestone Walker and Grand Teton: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. The Dram Shop is teaming up with Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Grand Teton Brewing Co. to present four sour beers from each brewery. Flights will be avaialble. Come talk to folks from the breweries and get some swag!
Run Wild Missoula Beer Run: 6:00 p.m. || Missoula Brewing Co. 200 International Drive. Celbrate the magnaminous intersection of running and beer with a 3 Mile run with the best running club in the nation, Run Wild Missoula, and Highlander's award winning craft beer. All are welcome and course maps will be provided.
White Cap - A Montana Ale Beer Release: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. || Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Missoula Pubhouse. 424 N. Higgins. Flathead Lake Brewing Co. reps will take over the Missoula Pubhouse to introduce Flathead's latest new beer, White Cap - A Montana Ale. This floral, light bodied, balanced Session Ale is named for Flathead Lake's white caps that "brew up" on stormy Montana days. Come to the Pubhouse to give it a try, meet the FLBC beer reps, and maybe even take home some swag!
Live Music at Great Burn Brewing: 6:00 p.m. || Great Burn Brewing Co. 2230 McDonald Ave. Enjoy some craft beer week music and beer with Andrew Lammons & Friends.
Grand Teton Brewing Co. Pint Night: 5:30-ish p.m. || The Rhino. 158 Ryman St. Join reps from Idaho's Grand Teton Brewing Co. for some pint night action at Missoula's institution, The Rhino.
THURSDAY, MAY 4
Craft Beer Cup: 5:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. || Mini Golf Tournment througout downtown Missoula. Sink your ball in the hole while exploring Downtown Missoula in this fun-filled pub crawl and mini-golf tournament. Teams of 6 players. $20 PER PERSON. Profits donated to Missoula Food Bank. Registration forms are available at The Rhino (158 Ryman St.). Payment must accompany your registration. Participation is limited and always sells out! DRESS THEME: May the 4th be with you!
Craft Beer Cup Celebration Party and Costume Contest: 9:30 p.m. || The Wilma. 131 S. Higgins. Come to The Wilma following the Craft Beer Cup for the awards celebration, swag, and a costume contest!
'The Hop Experience' featuring Rogue Brewing and Great Burn Brewing 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. Thursday is our hoppiest day of craft beer week, and we’re featuring hoppy IPA’s from our friends at Rogue Brewing and Great Burn Brewing. We’ll have six on tap, and will be pouring flights of all six for your tasting pleasure. We will also be co-hosting a hole for the craft beer week mini golf tournament on the patio!
FRIDAY, MAY 5
KettleHouse Presents: Close But No Segar. 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. || Iron Horse 501 N. Higgins. KettleHouse Brewing Co. and Iron Horse Bar and Grill are teaming up to present Missoula's premier Bob Seger cover band made up of Missoula musicians we all know and love. The performance takes place in the Iron Horse's parking lot.
Buy One Montana Beer, Get One Free! 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. That’s right, any craft beer brewed here in the treasure state will be by one get one free. Happy craft beer week Missoula!
Adult Piñata and Double Haulapeno™ Beer Release: 1:00 p.m, 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. || Kettlehouse Brewing Northside Taproom. 313N. 1st St. W. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with adult (21+) piñatas filled with sweet schwag and the release of Double Haulapeno™!
Bayern Wooden Barrel Tapping 5:30 p.m. || The Depot Bar and Restaurant. 201 Railroad St. W. It's that simple. Bayern Brewing will be tapping a wooden barel of their 30th Anniversary Celebration Pilsner!
SATURDAY, MAY 6
12:00 p.m. 25th Garden City Brewfest. Beers, live music and food vendors. Celebrate the end of Missoula Craft Beer Week in style at the longest running brewfest in Montana. Caras Park.
Bouns Day: SUNDAY, MAY 7
Human Foosball Tournament: 1:00 p.m. || Kettlehouse Southside. Advance registration required. Vist Kettlehouse's southside location for registration information.
Montana Beer Blind Tasting: All Day || The Rhino. 158 Ryman St. $7 for a flight of four 7 oz. Montana-made beers. You just have to tell us which ones they are. Correct answers get a prize. Then we'll draw from all the winners for a grand prize! Try your hand at this challenging quiz from May 1 to May 5.
Burgers and Beer!: All Day || Tamarack Brewing Co. 231 W. Front St. The kitchen team at Tamarack Brewing Co. is dreaming up some "over the top burgers" to pair with beers from May 1 to May 6. Each day a different burger and beer!
KettleHouse Double Double Haul® Beer Release: All Day || KettleHouse Brewing Southside Taproom. 602 Myrtle. Double Double Haul® available all week on tap at the soutside taproom.
The Variants of KettleHouse Bourbon Barrel Aged Fresh Bongwater®: All Day || KettleHouse Brewing Southside Taproom. 602 Myrtle. Double Double Haul® available all week on tap at the soutside taproom. KettleHouse will release a different variant of its Bourbon Barrel Aged Fresh Bongwater® each day as follows:
1. Red Apple (May 1)
2. Dark Fruit (May 2)
3. Flathead Cherry (May 3)
4. Green Apple (May 4)
5. Cinnamon (May 5)
6. Vanilla Bean (May 6)
Special KettleHouse Beer Relases: All Day || KettleHouse Brewing Northside Taproom. 313 N. 1st St. A new beer offering each day at KettleHouse's Northside location:
1. Sour Lake Missoula® Amber (May 1)
2. Cask Conditioned Hazelnut Fresh Bongwater (May 2)
3. Grapefruit IPA (May 3)
4. Coconut Cold Smoke (May 4)
5. Haulapeno Double Haul® (May 5)
6. Joe Black IPA (May 6)
KettleHouse Beer Kolledge Discounts: All Day. || KettleHouse Brewing Co. 602 Myrtle and 313 N. 1st St. W. KettleHouse Beer Kolledge alumni wearing their Beer Kolledge sweatshirt will get 20% off all week at both KettleHouse locations.
Big Sky Beers and Food Paring: All Day. || Stone of Accord. 4951 North Reserve. The Stone of Accord has added 5 Big Sky Brewing Company beers for Missoula Craft Beer Week! Shake-a-Day IPA, Summer Honey, Elephant Rock American Hefe, Moose Drool, and Ivan the Terrible (750s available) to go with a special food pairing menu all week! PLUS with a Cinco de Mayo celebration happening Friday 5-8pm!