Montana Winners of North American Brewers Association Awards

The North American Brewers Association International Beer Awards may be an awkwardly long mouthful to say, and be lesser known than the competition at the Great American Beer Festival, but it’s a big dang deal. Formerly known with the more friendly name North American Beer Awards, the competition is now in its 23rd year and…

Beer Now Conference Shines Spotlight on Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana is getting ready to welcome 100+ beer writers, social media influencers, and other beer industry personnel from across the country for the 2019 Beer Now Conference on June 6-8. Now it its 10th year, the conference has previously taken place in well-known beer destinations like San Diego, CA, Portland, OR, Boulder, CO,…

Montana Brewers Conference and Festival This Week in Missoula

The Montana Brewers Conference takes place in Missoula this week, Sept. 28-29, with two days of conference content in advance of the annual Fall Rendezvous brewfest on Saturday, Sept. 30. Conference content includes a presentation on the Brewers Association Beer Servers Training Manual by Tim Brady of Whetstone Brewing from Battleboro, Vermont, a panel on…

Registration Open for 2015 Montana Brewers Conference

The Montana Brewers Association will again hold its annual conference in Missoula this October and the lineup of presentations looks to be the best yet.  Held at the downtown Holiday Inn Parkside, the conference takes place October 14 and 15. Registration is open to the public. Panel presentations include sessions on the state of raw…

Cruising San Diego’s Breweries With Friends and Style

What happens when you pile 15 beer bloggers into a stretch limo and haul them around San Diego for a beer tour?  Exactly what you think would happen. One giant overloaded dose of beer geekerie coupled with one of the best ways to explore this fantastic beer scene.  The 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference isn’t all…

The Growler Fills 2013 Craft Beer Lovers’ Gift Guide

Last year’s Gift Guide proved to be a popular post, so I thought I’d update it with a few new items and revisit ones from the past.  Some I’ve even thoroughly tested since first suggesting them.  Now that Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are out of the way we can get down…