Draught Works Begins T-Shirt Design Contest

Draught Works Brewery wants to see your handiwork.  And if you rise to the top, you could be looking at some pretty sweet swag and the glory of seeing your design on Draught Works’ latest t-shirt. The Missoula brewery is seeking t-shirt designs that are inspired by the Montana outdoors and incorporate the Draught Works…

KettleHouse Brewing Wins National Recognition From NBWA

As is plainly evident to those tuning in to Growler Fills, it has been difficult to find the time to keep the news flowing lately. I’d be remiss, however, if I didn’t pass along this news, albeit a few days late. KettleHouse Brewing Co., with three breweries in Missoula, is well known to Montanans (and…

Big Sky Brewing Co. Reaches Drinking Age, Keeps Having Fun

This article first appeared in the June/July edition of the Rocky Mountain Brewing News.  Look for it at your favorite breweries and bars, or subscribe here. Big Sky Brewing Co. Reaches Drinking Age Twenty-one years after beginning their first brew, one thing remains clear: brewing Montana’s most recognizable beer remains as fun as it is…

Montana Brewers Solstice Rendezvous Comes to Billings on Friday

It is a big Friday for beer in Montana.  Big Sky Brewing Co. is throwing a 21st birthday party in Missoula and the Montana Brewers Association is holding its Solstice Rendezvous in Billings. Montana’s beer fans have two great opportunities this Friday, June 17. The Montana Brewers last held a brewfest in Billings three years…

Montana Posts Strong Showing at North American Beer Awards

Montana breweries posted another strong showing at the 2016 North American Beer Awards. The competition is held in Idaho Falls each year in early June in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest.  Organized by the North American Brewers Association, this well regarded competition is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering…

2016 Missoula Marathon Beer Run and Missoula Area Beer Guide

2016 Marathon Beer Run and Missoula Area Beer Guide Missoula Marathon Beer Run:  Friday, July 8, 2016 Race Expo / Missoula 5K:  Saturday, July 9, 2016 Missoula Marathon / Half-Marathon: Sunday, July 10, 2016 Among the better pairings known to humankind – peanut butter and chocolate, bacon and . . . . anything – running…

Payette Brewing Co. Announces Distribution to Montana

Payette Brewing Company, Idaho’s largest brewery, recently announced it will soon begin distribution in Montana.  Payette has chosen four distributors in Montana, and will also be adding Wyoming and Oklahoma to its current distribution footprint of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Payette currently operates a 15-barrel brewing system, but is nearing completion of a…

The Session No. 111: A Beer Midlife Crisis

This month’s Session is hosted by Oliver Gray of Literature and Libation.  To refresh your recollection, the Session is a long running project where beer bloggers and writers from around the world write about a common topic on the first Friday of each month. One writer serves as host, presents a topic, and prepares a…

Winning Beers at the 24th Annual Garden City Brewfest

The 24th annual Garden City Brewfest took place Saturday, May 8, as the 5th annual Missoula Craft Beer Week came to a close. The Zoo City Zymurgists homebrewing club handled judging duties for all beers served at the event. It was quite the weekend for Philipsburg Brewing Co. which won a silver medal at the…