Rhino’s First ‘Aged Beer Nite’ Shows Beer is Timeless

Last night, Alan and I joined some beer-loving friends at The Rhino, Missoula’s premier craft beer bar for an incredible time enjoying the summer evening with great beer. The event was the first-ever ‘Aged Beer Nite,’ the brainchild and collaborative effort between Rhino co-owner, Kevin Head, and Summit Beverage’s leading “beer guy,” Mark Waiss. “This was an idea…

Missoula Library to Hold Program on Montana Beer History

The Missoula Public Library is in the midst of a year-long series of speakers called Know Montana and July’s session is all about beer.  A history of beer making in Montana, to be specific. On Monday, July 30, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., Montana beer historian Steve Lozar and Highlander Beer creator Bob Lukes will discuss…

Highlander Beer’s Celtic Festival Missoula is Saturday

If you’re in Western Montana and haven’t figured out what to do with yourself this weekend, let’s review.  Tamarack Brewing Co. in Lakeside is throwing a big birthday bash.  The 18th Annual Bitterroot Brewfest is in Hamilton on Saturday. Also taking place on Saturday is Celtic Festival Missoula, the annual celebration of Celtic culture, music,…

18th Annual Bitterroot Brewfest is Saturday, July 28

Summer and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly* chocolate and peanut butter and a great place to enjoy both is at the 18th Annual Bitterroot Brewfest in Hamilton, MT, this Saturday, July 27, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Presented each year by the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce, the brewfest takes place…

Tamarack Throws Olympic Sized Party on Friday

Tamarack Brewing Co. in Lakeside, MT, is turning five years old this week and is celebrating by throwing a gigantic party on Friday, July 27, 2012.  The brewery is located at 105 Blacktail Road in Lakeside, just off Highway 93. With the Summer Olympics mere days away, Tamarack has adopted an Olympics theme for the…

A Visit to Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN

Talk about going from 0 to 60 in record time.  Indianapolis’ Sun King Brewing Co. crashed the beer world’s party with an incredible eight medals at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in only its second year of production.  After taking a tour of Sun King and tasting several of its brews following the 2012…

July Beer Run Returns to Its Roots

This Wednesday marks the 2nd Anniversary of the Run Wild Missoula Beer Run and to mark the occasion they’re returning to where it all began, the Silver Dollar Bar. It’s probably fair to say the idea for a regular beer run took root at the first Run Wild Missoula UNite at Kettlehouse in June 2010,…

Craft Beer’s Collaborations

We craft beer enthusiasts are quick to side with our favorite breweries and beers. Yes, we enjoy trying new beers when we have the chance, but we often keep our favorites tucked away in the backs of our minds, asking ourselves, “Do I want to take a chance on this one, or do I just…

I’ll Take Two Pallets to Go, Please

Walking into the Monarch Beverage Company warehouse outside Indianapolis, IN, for a tour during the 2012 Beer Bloggers Conference, I thought 1.3 million cases was a lot of beer.  That’s until Bob Mack of World Class Beverages, a division of Monarch, told us it was only a three week supply for one of the Country’s…