Montana Breweries Compete Well at 2017 North American Beer Awards

Montana breweries again did well at the 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 of the…

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…

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…

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…

Philipsburg Brewing Wins Medal at World Beer Cup

The Brewers Association announced the winners of the 2016 World Beer Cup today at the conclusion of the annual Craft Brewers Conference, held this year in Philadelphia, PA.  Montana’s Philipsburg Brewing Co. won the silver medal in the American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast category for its Haybag American Hefeweizen. Billed as the most prestigious beer…

Montana Winners at 34th Great American Beer Festival

For the 34th Great American Beer Festival, 1,552 breweries from all 50 states and Washington D.C. entered 6,647 beers in the related competition (20 percent more than in 2014).  From those entries, 275 medals were awarded in 90 beer categories.  Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the beers best meeting the style guidelines…

Red Lodge Ales, Great Northern and Big Sky Earn Medals at GABF

The winners of the 2013 Great American Beer Festival’s competition were announced yesterday morning in the always electrically charged and highly anticipated ceremony before the final session of the massive brewfest.     It was the biggest competition yet, on beer’s biggest stage, with 4,809 entries from 732 breweries evaluated by 201 judges from eleven countries.…

Montana Winners at the North American Beer Awards

The annual competition put on by the North American Brewers Association was held this week in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls, ID (which is actually going on as I type).  According to the Association, the North American Beer Awards provides an opportunity for commercially produced beers to be judged against…