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 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…

Missoula Beer Open House Kicks off Craft Beer Week April 25

This Saturday April 25 you’ll be able to kick off the 4th Annual Missoula Craft Beer Week by getting a peek behind the scenes at how your favorite Missoula beers are made. New this year for Craft Beer Week is the Missoula Beer Open House with all six of Missoula’s breweries providing behind the scenes…

2014 Marathon Beer Run and Missoula Area Beer Guide

A huge welcome goes out to the thousands of runners headed to Missoula this week to take part in the Missoula Marathon weekend. The races follow an exceptional course and Missoula truly turns it in to a community event, thanks to the hard work of Run Wild Missoula and hundreds of volunteers. As always, there’s…

Next Garden City Community Brew Set for Release July 10

The latest installment of the Garden City Community Brew will be released July 10 during Missoula’s Downtown Tonight event at Caras Park.  The Lemon Lager brewed by Big Sky Brewing Co. will be on tap along with other limited release beers during the summer evening festivities. The Garden City Community Brew is a collaboration between…

June 11 Kettlehouse UNite To Benefit Pink Boots Society

Community pint nights dedicated to raising money for various local organizations are common events for many Montana breweries, including KettleHouse Brewing Co.’s weekly Community UNite held each Wednesday at the brewery’s Northside taproom. For Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Kettlehouse takes on a challenge that is a little closer to home – an opportunity to raise…

Events for Day Six of Missoula Craft Beer Week

Wow! Missoula knocked it out of the park with last night’s inaugural Craft Beer Cup mini-golf tournament. What can you do for an encore today? Here’s the list: FRIDAY, MAY 2 Big Sky Firkin Tapping: 4:00 p.m. || The Rhino. 158 Ryman St. Join Big Sky Brewing at the Rhino for a First Friday tapping of Pack Train…

Coffee. Beer. Buzzed Brews Event Takes Place Friday

Without a doubt, whenever I see a new coffee beer on tap anywhere I try it.  Coffee stouts and porters are a favorite style of mine.  I’ve even got a homebrewed Bourbon Black Coffee and Oatmeal Porter on tap at the house that I brewed with Missoula’s Black Coffee Roasting’s bourbon barrel aged coffee beans.…