Inaugural “Brews Cruise” Poker Run/Fundraiser is Saturday in Missoula

This Saturday, September 19, marks the inaugural “Brews Cruise,” a bicycling tour of several Missoula beer hot spots and poker run designed to raise funds for a local charity.  For 2015 proceeds from the festivities will benefit MTB Missoula, the area’s only mountain biking advocacy group.

Brews CruiseA project of Townsquare Media, Montana Brewery Passport, and Missoula Bike Source, the day-long event features bicyclists riding between various breweries and bars to collect cards.  The winning five-card hand (both male and female) wins a new cruiser bike from Missoula Bike Source.

To register for the event, head here online:,  or visit any one of these sponsors: Bayern Brewing, Kettlehouse Brewing, Draught Works, Imagine Nation Brewing, Great Burn Brewing, Flathead Lake Brewing – Missoula, Big Sky Brewing pouring at The Top Hat, and The Dram Shop.

Tickets are $10 and include a swag bag and raffle tickets. Participants can pick up their registration bags at Bayern Brewing between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18.  Bayern is expected to be serving its new food menu then. Limited registration will be available at Kettlehouse-Northside on Saturday from noon to 2:00 p.m., so best to register early.

On Saturday riders meet at Kettlehouse-Northside at noon and begin their poker run through Missoula. In order to participate, riders need to stop at a minimum of five partner locations to collect a card and turn in those cards at Great Burn Brewing between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Drinking alcohol is not required to participate, but helmets are.

Great Burn Brewing is hosting the after-party and you need not be a participant in the Brews Cruise to enjoy the fun.

Want more details, here’s the Facebook event page: 

Not doing the Bruise Cruise – or even if you are – Imagine Nation Brewing Co. is holding their grand opening on Saturday with a variety of events running from noon until 8:00 p.m. with an after-party at the Top Hat.