Montana Beer Legislation Update for Wednesday, February 22

There is a big hearing tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. in the House Business and Labor Committee at the State Capitol building in Helena.  Big for beer, anyway. HB 541 would raise the 10k bbl production limit for taprooms to 60k bbl.  Presently, Montana breweries can only sell beer for on-premise consumption if their annual production…

Draught Works to Expand, Begin Canning

Missoula’s Draught Works Brewery has begun its long-awaited expansion in to the space next door to its current location at 915 Toole Avenue. The expansion project will allow the brewery to more than double its current production capacity as well as add a canning line. The space was most recently used as a climbing facility,…

Growth Through Agriculture Grants Continue Support of Montana Beer

Governor Steve Bullock and the Agriculture Development Council recently announced over $600,000 in grants and loans to agricultural businesses and organizations across Montana via the Growth Through Agriculture program. Included in the grants are significant amounts directed toward the Montana beer industry. The Growth Through Agriculture program grants and loans are awarded by the Agriculture…

Travelocity Names Missoula a Top Beer Destination

Its no secret many local communities, regions and even entire states are actively touting beer tourism opportunities. Last year, in a Travelocity survey of 1,003 people, more than three-quarters of those surveyed said they would like to go on a trip where they visited craft breweries and sampled local beer. These are definitely my people.…

Draught Works’ Customer Appreciation Day is Saturday, October 22

To mark its anniversary, Missoula’s Draught Works Brewery is holding its 5th customer appreciation day on October 22, 2016. In addition to free BBQ from The Roadhouse, the award-winning brewery will feature five IPAs on tap including the flagship Scepter Head IPA, the frequently appearing Pineapple Express Tropical IPA, the recently unveiled Nimbostratus Unfiltered IPA,…