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Big Sky Brewing Announces Ivan The Terrible Four-Packs

Here is some welcome news from Missoula’s Big Sky Brewing Co. The brewery’s sought-after Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout will be released this year in four-packs of 12 oz. bottles. In past years Ivan had been packaged in 750 ml bottles – great for sharing, but not so great when you wanted to enjoy this…

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The Session No. 91: First Belgian

This month’s Session* topic is hosted by Breandán Kearney at Belgian Smaak.  He asks us to reflect upon Belgian beer, tossing out a variety of directions to go: Our blog is called ‘Belgian Smaak’. We love (and investigate, write about and drink) fantastic beers from other countries around the world, but the reason we started…

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Bozeman Brewing’s Bozone Hop Harvest is Sunday, Sept. 7

Bozeman Brewing Co.’s annual Bozone Hop Harvest picking party is this Sunday, September 7, beginning at the wonderfully early hour of 8:00 a.m.  (If head brewer Bill Hyland is there promptly at 8:00 a.m., I’ll personally buy him a beer next time I see him – subject to the keg exchange noted below.) Those with…

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Maverick Brewfest is Friday, September 5

The 16th Annual Maverick Brewfest again takes place in Caras Park in Missoula this Friday, September 5 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. More than 40 beers are expected along with food vendors and live music with Sister Soul & the Medicine. Tickets are $10 which include a tasting glass and two beer tokens.  Additional tokens…

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Missoula Brewing Company Announces Plans For New Brewery

Try and locate the Missoula Brewing Company this afternoon and all you’ll find is a small notation on a bottle of Highlander Beer. That’s about to change in a very big way. Today, the Missoula Brewing Company announced plans to construct a brewery where Highlander Beer will again be brewed in Missoula for the first…

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Draught Works Chain Reaction Festival Returns September 7

Draught Works Brewery’s annual festival of fresh hop love returns for 2014 on Sunday, September 7. The Chain Reaction Fresh Hop Relay is a 50 mile bike relay from the Fais do-do Farm in Corvallis, MT to the Draught Works Brewery in Missoula’s westside neighborhood.  On Sunday, Sept. 7, up to twelve teams of four…

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Meadowlark Brewing Co. – Montana’s 46th – Now Open

Anyone getting bored with this kind of news yet?  Of course not! Montana welcomed its 46th operating brewery on Saturday, August 23, with the opening of Meadowlark Brewing Co. in Sidney. Meadowlark’s restaurant and coffee house has been open for a few months now, but the beer is now flowing as well. On tap initially…

An Ethical Standard for Beer Blogging

The 2014 Beer Bloggers conference is rolling along in San Diego this weekend.  One of the topics is “Free Beer and Other Quandaries for Beer Writing Ethics.”  While preparing for the panel presentation, it quickly became clear bloggers do not fit neatly into traditional segments of the media. For one, citizen bloggers fill many roles:…