The 2018 Missoula Craft Beer Week is
Saturday, April 28 to Saturday, May 5.
(Check back soon for more events!)
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. Try your hand at this challenging quiz from April 30 to May 5.
Cold Smoke Raffle: All Day/All Week || KettleHouse Brewing Northside Taproom. 313 N. 1st St. Buy a pint of Cold Smoke Scotch Ale and be entered into a raffle to win a Cold Smoke LED sign.
Specialty Cold Smoke Release: All Day || KettleHouse Brewing Northside Taproom. 313 N. 1st St. Beginning Monday, April 30 and continuing until they run out, enjoy four specialty versions of Cold Smoke Scotch Ale: Cherry, Coffee, Coconut and Barrel Aged. Buy a flight and get a Cold Smoke pint glass.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Sunday Brunch at the Brewery - Draught Works Brewery: 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. || Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole Ave. Draught Works kicks off its Sunday brunch season with a BANG with a brunch kick-off party that includes four bold beautiful beer cocktails, and two extraordinary beer mimosas. Food providided by the Burns St. Beastro. You'll also have the chance to score one of Draught Works' limited edition brunch club mugs for $15 which entitles the owner to free bottomless coffee and $1 OFF every beer cocktail all brunch season long (24 brunches). More details here.
Northwest IPA Release Party: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. || KettleHouse Brewing Co. Southside Taproom. 602 Myrtle St. KettleHouse releases cans of its Northwest IPA in a music-filled celebration at the Southside taproom. Music from Mass FM, Go Hibiki and Charcoal Squids. Northwest IPA cans available for $2. Food trucks! Raffle Prizes! And, the winner of Kettlehouse's SuperFan contest will be announced.
Saison Beer Tasting: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. Join The Dram Shop for a private, after-hours tasting of Saisons, a fantastic Belgian farmhouse style of beer. Funky and fruity, zesty and refreshing, Saisons are an elusive style that rarely disappoint! Required advance tickets are $30 and are available here until they sell out, which won't take long.
MONDAY, APRIL 30
Pedal Missoula Ale Trail Map Release Party : 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. Pedal Missoula is proud to present its firts map, a route that is low-stress and shows off some of Missoula's best bike paths and cozy neighborhood byways leading to seven breweries and a cidery in around 30 minutes of biking total. With the purchase of a map for $10, you'll receive a ticket for a $1 non-preminum beer. More details here.
Bottle Release: All Day || KettleHouse Brewing Co. Northside Taproom. 313 N. 1st St. W. KettleHouse releases wax dipped bottles of Brick and Mortar Porter and Barrel-aged Cold Smoke. Bottles are $10 and there are fewer than 100 of each variety. These will go fast!
TUESDAY, MAY 1
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 again 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, but a limited number of team spots available. More details here.
Taster Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. || The Rhino. 158 Ryman St. Head to the Rhino, a Missoula institution, for Taster Tuesday for special pricing on 7 ounce pours of beers from the Rhino's 50 taps.
Shuffleboard Tournament: 5:00 p.m. || KettleHouse Brewing Co. Northside Taproom. 313 N. 1st St. W. Head to KettleHouse's Northside taproom for a 12 team shuffleboard tournament. The winner receives a swag bag from KettleHouse! There is no entry fee, but teams need to sign up at the Northside taproom by Friday, April 27.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Special Beer Release: 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. || Great Burn Brewing Co. 2230 McDonald Ave. Head to Great Burn Brewing for a special release of its Rum barrel-aged Imperial Coconut Porter in celebration of Missoula’s Craft Beer week.
Open House with Ronan Cooperative Brewery: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. Ronan Cooperative Brewery seeks to become Montana's first cooperative-owned brewery in an effort to kick off a revitalization of downtown Ronan. Head to the Dram Shop to get information on the brewery's efforst and become a member!
Trivia Night with Oskar Blues: Time TBD || Press Box. 835 E. Broadway. Oskar Blues is sponsoring the trivia night at the Press Box and will be showcasing Fugli IPA, the brewery's Summer seasonal. Oskar Blues will be handing out swag to random winners throughout the night.
THURSDAY, MAY 3
A Walk Through the Sour Patch with Firestone Walker, Grand Teton and O'Dell: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. The Dram Shop is teaming up with Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Grand Teton Brewing Co. and O'dell Brewing to present two sour beers from each brewery. Flights and giveaways will be avaialble all night!
Note: The ever-popular Craft Beer Cup Mini-golf tournament is taking a break this year, but hopes to return in 2019.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Collaborative Cask Beer Release: 5:00 p.m. || The Dram Shop. 229 E. Front St. Head in for a tapping of a collaborative cask beer from the Dram Shop and Big Sky Brewing Co.: Summery Honey with lemongrass and berries.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
26th Garden City Brewfest. 12:00 p.m. || Caras Park. Beers, live music and food vendors. Celebrate the end of Missoula Craft Beer Week in style at the longest running brewfest in Montana. Check out the beer list here.
Run Wild Missoula Beer Run: 3:00 p.m. || Caras Park. Celbrate the magnaminous intersection of running and beer with a 3-ish Mile run with the best running club in the nation, Run Wild Missoula. This year the run begins and ends at the Garden City Brewfest where a plethora of recovery bevereages await! All are welcome to participate in the run. You'll find the map of the 3 mile rout here. More details can be found here.
Homebrewing Demonstration. 12:00-ish p.m. || Caras Park. Missoula's homebrewing club, the Zoo City Zymurgists, teams up with Great Burn Brewing for a demonstration of homebrewing at the Garden City Brewfest. Come learn the craft of homrebrewing from the club that knows it best. Brewers will be demonstrating how to brew Great Burn's Down Wit It Belgian Wheat Ale which will also be available at the Brewfest.