Drinking Made Easy, Missoula Style

Montana craft beer fans have no doubt heard by now that Missoula is the featured destination for Zane Lamprey’s “Drinking Made Easy” television show set to air on HDNet this Wednesday, February 29 at 6:00 p.m. local time (8:00 Eastern, as they say). The show is an entertaining one and it’s fun to see many…

February Beer Run Heads to Al & Vic’s

Run Wild Missoula’s monthly beer run heads to Al & Vic’s on Wednesday, February 29 for a Mardi Gras themed celebration of running and beer.  Sure, they may be a week late for Mardi Gras, but these runs are always well attended, festive and fun.  Al & Vic’s may not have the best craft beer…

Bigfork Brewfest and Other Upcoming Beervents

Looking for a few beer related events this weekend or in the next couple of weeks? Check out one or more of these: 1. Bigfork Brewfest.  TOMORROW, Saturday, February 25, 2012, Bigfork, MT.  The 3rd annual Bigfork Brewfest takes place outdoors on Mill Street from 3 to 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance or…

Sustainable Brewing the Focus Of SBC’s Annual Lecture

Missoula’s Sustainable Business Council kicked off their 10th Anniversary celebration Wednesday night with a gathering of local brewers, industry representatives and craft beer fans for a discussion with Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Coordinator for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  The fun continues tonight, Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. in room 106 of the Gallagher Business Building…

Tamarack Old Stache: A Complex Celebration of a Legend

Several years ago Tamarack Brewing Co. co-owner Andra Townsley approached brewer Craig Koontz and said they had to brew a beer named “Old Stache.”  Aside from being an awesome name in it’s own right, the name honors Andra’s dad and Canadian hockey legend Lanny McDonald.  Lanny is practically as well known for his bushy red…

2012 Black Star Beer Barter One for the Books!

The second annual Black Beer Barter, held February 4, was one for the beer-stained record books. As you can see in the above picture of me (on right) standing next to Marcus Duffey, General Manager of the Great Northern Brewery, I was right in the middle of it. The weekend kicked off in style with…

Winning Tweet for Missoula Winter BrewFest

Missoula celebrated another successful brewfest on Saturday with big crowds enjoying 36 beers, live music, great food and plenty of tweeting at the Missoula Downtown Association’s second Winter BrewFest.  Growler Fills and Montana Beer Finder teamed up with the MDA to sponsor a tweet contest for a little social media buzz and the chance to…

Tweet and Win at Missoula Winter BrewFest

Excited about the great lineup of beers at this Saturday’s Winter BrewFest in Missoula?  Now there’s another reason to get stoked.  Growler Fills and Montana Beer Finder are teaming up with the Missoula Downtown Association for a little fun and games. Taking part is simple.  During the Winter BrewFest (2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Missoula…