Montana Winners at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

I’m a little late in sharing the news, but Montana breweries picked up more medals at the beer competition held in conjunction with the Great American Beer Festival.  Winners were announced at a ceremony held in Denver, CO on October 7. Judges awarded 293 medals in 98 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles in…

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 2015 Montana Brewers Fall Festival

The 2015 Montana Brewers Fall Festival featured more than 150 Montana-made beers from across the state on a perfect October evening in Missoula, MT. Missoula’s local homebrewing club, the Zoo City Zmurgists, judged the beers using the BJCP style guidelines in a blind-judging format. (Disclosure: I participated in the blind-judging round to select the best-of-show…

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…

Montana Breweries at the 34th Great American Beer Festival

The 34th Great American Beer Festival takes place September 24 to 26 in Denver, Co. and represents the largest collection of U.S. made beers served at any public tasting event. More than 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy samples from more than 3,500 beers from 750 breweries from across the U.S. It is…

Tamarack Headwall Double IPA Wins National Imperial IPA Championship

The Brewing News recently completed its annual IPA and Imperial IPA competitions and a Montana beer took home top honors.  After seven rounds over five weeks of single-elimination knockout competition, pitting beer against beer, Tamarack Brewing Co.’s Headwall Double IPA emerged as the best of the best. The Lakeside, Montana brewery’s Headwall won head to…

Winners of the Mighty Mo Brewing/CMHC Homebrew Competition

Mighty Mo Brewing Co. and the Central Montana Homebrew Club announced the winners of their first annual homebrew competition at a gathering at the brewery last night in downtown Great Falls. The competition and its entries reveal several positive trends.  First, the competition itself represents one of many that have popped up in Montana over…

Mighty Mo Homebrew Competition Entries Due March 15

It’s time for another Montana homebrew competition! This one is a combined effort of the Central Montana Homebrew Club and Mighty Mo Brewing Co. in Great Falls. Entries are due to Mighty Mo by March 15 and will be judged according to the BJCP style guidelines. More information is available on this handy flyer: