Missoula’s Dram Shop Named 2017 Great American Beer Bar

For the second year in a row, Missoula’s The Dram Shop, has been named Montana’s best beer bar in voting conducted by readers of the Brewers Association’s website, CraftBeer.com. It is an impressive feat for an establishment that hasn’t been open a full two years. But step inside the warm, friendly, popular haven of frequently…

Travelocity Names Missoula a Top Beer Destination

Its no secret many local communities, regions and even entire states are actively touting beer tourism opportunities. Last year, in a Travelocity survey of 1,003 people, more than three-quarters of those surveyed said they would like to go on a trip where they visited craft breweries and sampled local beer. These are definitely my people.…

Draught Works’ Customer Appreciation Day is Saturday, October 22

To mark its anniversary, Missoula’s Draught Works Brewery is holding its 5th customer appreciation day on October 22, 2016. In addition to free BBQ from The Roadhouse, the award-winning brewery will feature five IPAs on tap including the flagship Scepter Head IPA, the frequently appearing Pineapple Express Tropical IPA, the recently unveiled Nimbostratus Unfiltered IPA,…

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…

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…

Missoula Brewing Co. Announces Opening Day, Founders Club

For the first eight years of its reincarnation, the Missoula Brewing Co. has existed only on paper with a single contract-brewed beer to its name, Highlander Scottish Red Ale. Over the past year, that piece of paper has evolved into a sizable brewing operation and pizza kitchen now set to open to the public on…

2015 Marathon Beer Run and Missoula Area Beer Guide

2015 Marathon Beer Run and Missoula Area Beer Guide Welcome Runners! (And their families and friends!) The 2015 Missoula Marathon weekend takes place July 10-12 and again kicks off with the Missoula Marathon Beer Run on Friday, July 10. This super cool event pulls in hundreds of runners from around the world for an easy…

Winners of the 2014 Montana Mashup Homebrewing Competition

The Winners of the 2014 Montana Mashup homebrewing competition were announced at an awards ceremony following a fun-filled and information packed lineup of speakers organized by the Montana Homebrewers Association. One hundred twenty-nine beers were entered across 19 categories. The Best of Show winner will have the opportunity to have the winning beer brewed on…