Montana Brewers Conference and Festival This Week in Missoula

The Montana Brewers Conference takes place in Missoula this week, Sept. 28-29, with two days of conference content in advance of the annual Fall Rendezvous brewfest on Saturday, Sept. 30. Conference content includes a presentation on the Brewers Association Beer Servers Training Manual by Tim Brady of Whetstone Brewing from Battleboro, Vermont, a panel on…

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…

150+ Montana Beers At MBA Fall Festival Today

Two packed days of conference sessions and fun at the Montana Brewers Association’s annual conference wrapped up last night in Missoula, but the capstone of the week takes place this evening, October 16. The Montana Brewers Fall Festival has quickly become the state’s best brewfest (and there are a lot of good ones), always featuring…

Winners and Photos From 6th Annual Montana Brewers Fall Festival

On a day when the weather provided everything from pouring rain to sunny October blue skies to howling winds, 2,500 participants at the 6th Annual Montana Brewers Festival had 137+ opportunities to appreciate some of the finest beer anywhere. The 2014 festival, held Saturday, October 11, was my fourth and one thing was readily apparent:…

2014 MBA Fall Festival Preview and Survival Guide

The 6th Annual Montana Brewers Fall Festival takes over Missoula’s Caras Park this Saturday, October 11, 2014, and there has never been a bigger selection of Montana-made beers at the same place at the same time.  But with 137 beers to choose from, how do you know where to start? Never fear as Alan (Growler…