Three Montana Winter Brewfests Set for February

Think a little snow and cold temperatures get in the way of some outdoor brewfest action? If so, and you’re a Montana resident, you may be living in the wrong state.

For the past three years, Bigfork, MT, has laughed in the face of old man winter while holding an outdoor brewfest on the town’s idyllic streets.  Temperatures have ranged from the single digits to the the mid-forties, but neither cold nor snow have deterred the hardy from their beer.

This year’s Bigfork Brewfest will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mill Street at the south end of downtown.

Moving outside for the first time this year, the Missoula Winter Brewfest sponsored by the Missoula Downtown Association will take place at Caras Park on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 5pm to 10pm.  Word has it they’re planning some unique ways to make it warm, cozy and inviting.

Philipsburg, MT, is getting into the brewfest action for the first time with an event sponsored by Philipsburg Brewing Co. set for Sunday, February 17, 2013 from noon to 6pm. The brewfest coincides with a hockey tournament which runs February 15-17.

Meanwhile, Great Northern Brewing Company’s Black Star Beer Barter will take place this year on February 2. 

We’ll try to provide more details as we get closer to the events.