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Payette Brewing Co. Announces Distribution to Montana

Payette Brewing Company, Idaho’s largest brewery, recently announced it will soon begin distribution in Montana.  Payette has chosen four distributors in Montana, and will also be adding Wyoming and Oklahoma to its current distribution footprint of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Payette currently operates a 15-barrel brewing system, but is nearing completion of a…

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The Session No. 111: A Beer Midlife Crisis

This month’s Session is hosted by Oliver Gray of Literature and Libation.  To refresh your recollection, the Session is a long running project where beer bloggers and writers from around the world write about a common topic on the first Friday of each month. One writer serves as host, presents a topic, and prepares a…

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Winning Beers at the 24th Annual Garden City Brewfest

The 24th annual Garden City Brewfest took place Saturday, May 8, as the 5th annual Missoula Craft Beer Week came to a close. The Zoo City Zymurgists homebrewing club handled judging duties for all beers served at the event. It was quite the weekend for Philipsburg Brewing Co. which won a silver medal at the…

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Philipsburg Brewing Wins Medal at World Beer Cup

The Brewers Association announced the winners of the 2016 World Beer Cup today at the conclusion of the annual Craft Brewers Conference, held this year in Philadelphia, PA.  Montana’s Philipsburg Brewing Co. won the silver medal in the American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast category for its Haybag American Hefeweizen. Billed as the most prestigious beer…

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Oskar Blues Comes “Full Circle,” Announces Distribution to Montana

Though not exactly a secret in these parts, Oskar Blues Brewery announced today it would begin distributing beer to Montana, completing nationwide distribution to all 50 states.  The brewery, based out of Longmont, CO and now with additional breweries in Brevard, NC, and Austin, TX, signed with Summit Beverage for the Missoula and Butte regions…

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Missoula Craft Beer Week is Back and Better than Ever

The fun starts Saturday. If you’ve taken part in Missoula Craft Beer Week before, you know what that means.  Lots of opportunities to enjoy beer with friends in wonderfully creative ways. For 2016, MCBW begins Saturday, April 30 and continues through Saturday, May 7. It’s the 5th year for Missoula Craft Beer Week and the…

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MBA, MTA and Restaurant Association Join Forces for Buy Local Campaign

The Montana Brewers Association, Montana Tavern Association, and Montana Restaurant Association announced today they are teaming up to launch a “buy local beer” campaign in support of Montana craft beer and local businesses. The campaign was originally announced during the Montana Brewers Association’s annual conference in October where the campaign was described as a series…

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Philipsburg Brewing Releases Beer in Aluminum Bottles

Philipsburg Brewing Co. spent the better part of the last two years securing a second location, planning, purchasing and installing a new 50 bbl brewhouse, and getting everything up and running for a major expansion.  The brewery brewed its first beer at the new production facility five months ago while also working to get its…

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Winning Beers at the 2015 Montana Brewers Fall Festival

The 2015 Montana Brewers Fall Festival featured more than 150 Montana-made beers from across the state on a perfect October evening in Missoula, MT. Missoula’s local homebrewing club, the Zoo City Zmurgists, judged the beers using the BJCP style guidelines in a blind-judging format. (Disclosure: I participated in the blind-judging round to select the best-of-show…