MBA Rendezvous Bringing 118 Montana Beers to Missoula on Saturday, Sept. 29

For its largest, and final, festival of the year, the Montana Brewers Association’s Fall Rendezvous takes place Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Missoula’s Caras Park from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Rendezvous features only Montana-made beers from MBA member breweries throughout Montana. The MBA expects 34 Montana breweries to pour 118 beers, many of which are beers brewed to feature at the festival. 

Sunny skies are expected for the 2018 Montana Fall Rendezvous

Advance tickets are available for $25 which is $5 less than the price at the gate.  VIP tickets are available for $35 ($40 at the gate) which provide early entry at 3:00 p.m. and a special edition VIP tasting glass.  All admissions feature an unlimited number of samples (just don’t be stupid).  Advance tickets are available until Friday at midnight at this link

During the festival the MBA will host four “Beer School” classes led by brewers who will discuss the basics of a particular style of beer while sharing tastes and answering questions.  The classes will be held on the south side of Caras Park at the base of the hill and are limited to 20 participants.  The class schedule is:   3:30 p.m. – Lagers; 4:30 p.m. – Barrel-aged Beers; 5:30 p.m. – Oktoberfests; 6:30 p.m. Dark Beers.

Members and friends of the Zoo City Zymurgists will conduct a blind judging of the beers to select the winners of various categories as well as the best in show.  (Disclosure:  I’ll be one of the judges.)

As always, the festival will include live music and various food vendors.

The breweries and beers expected to be at the festival are:

Bayern Brewing Co., Missoula Style ABV %
Oktoberfest Dark Marzen Style Lager 6.0
Bayern Pilsener German Style Pilsener 5.0
Dancing Trout Filtered Wheat Beer 5.3
Beaverhead Brewing Co., Dillon    
Fresh Hop Golden Ale Golden Ale 4.6
Pioneer Vanilla Bean Porter Porter 6.0
Raspberry Honey Wheat   Fruit Wheat 5.4
Dawg Red Ale Red Ale Red Ale 9.5
Beehive Basin Brewery, Big Sky    
Maple Bourbon Barley Wine Barrel -Aged Barley Wine 12.0
Don’t Hassle the Hef Hefeweizen 4.9
Imperial IPA Imperial IPA 9.0
Big Sky Brewing Co., Missoula    
Big Sky Merliner Strub Berliner Weisse 3.2
Big Sky Hazy IPA IPA 6.0
Bitter Root Brewing, Hamilton    
Local 13 Wet Hop Wet Hop IPA 6.5
Dirt Church Hazy IPA 5.2
Huckleberry Honey Ale Fruit Ale 5.1
Chiapas Coffee Milk Stout Coffee Milk Stout 5.1
Blackfoot River Brewing Co., Helena    
Berry Gose Gose 5.4
White IPA White IPA 6.1
American Wheat Wheat 5.6
Oktoberfest Oktoberfest 6.1
Bozeman Brewing Co., Bozeman    
Sour Brett Saison Sour Brett Saison 7.4
Plum Street Porter Porter 6.0
Haze Hugger Hazy IPA 6.3
Gallatin Pale Pale Ale 5.0
Bridger Brewing Co., Bozeman    
J.A.H. 2 Juicy and Hazy IPA 6.35
Mad Mile Cream Ale 5.20
Conflux Brewing Co., Missoula    
Roasted Poblano Chili Ale Field Beer 5.3
Irish Red Ale Irish Style Red Ale 5.5
Batch #3 IPA American Style IPA 7.0
Crooked Furrow Brewing Co., Helena    
Mexican Lager Mexican Lager 4.5
New England Pale New England Pale 4.8
Vienna Lager Vienna Lager 5.8
Dean’s Zesty Booch, Bozeman    
Wild Child Booch Beer Golden Sour/Kombucha Blend 5.0
Razz Mojo Hard Kombucha 5.0
Draught Works Brewery, Missoula    
Blackberry Gose American Sour 5.4
Sleepy Joe Coffee IPA 7.0
Strange Brew Imperial Pale Kolsch 5.4
Last Rites Mexican Chocolate Porter 5.8
Elk Ridge Brewing Co., Deer Lodge    
Cow in Heat Jalapeno Cream Ale 7.2
Old Baldy Scottish 5.5
Glacier American Pale Ale 5.6
Raghorn Kolsch 4.7
Flathead Lake Brewing Co., Bigfork    
Oak-aged 1885 Originator Doppelbock Doppelbock 9.0
Dirty Ginger Belgian Strong Ale 8.5
Moonlight Paddle Kettle Sour Sour Ale 5.5
Citrus SMaSH IPA India Pale Ale 6.5
Great Northern Brewing Co., Whitefish    
Frog Hop Wet-hopped Pale Ale Pale Ale 5.2
Oktoberfest Oktoberfest 5.8
Big Mountain Tea Pale Ale 5.2
Jorts Helles Lager 4.7
Highlander Beer, Missoula    
Migrating Coconut Cream Ale Fruit Beer 4.9
Strange Haze Hazy IPA 7.4
Scottish Winter Ale Scotch Ale 7.5
Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co., Great Falls    
Vanilla Porter Porter 6.4
Mountain Man Scotch Ale 6.5
Citra IPA IPA 6.5
Golden Bobcat Pale Ale 5.4
Kalispell Brewing Co., Kalispell    
Two Ski Brewski Pilsner 5.3
Hole in the Wall Hefeweizen 6.1
Fool’s Hen Milk Porter 5.4
Joe Crosley IPL India Pale Lager 6.6
Katabatic Brewing Co., Livingston    
Mexican Chocolate Stout Stout 8.5
Katabatic IPA IPA 7.4
Katabatic Scotch Ale Scotch Ale 7.9
Mandarina Ballerina Smash Session Pale Ale 5.1
Blood Orange Hef-U Hefeweizen 5.2
KettleHouse Brewing Co., Missoula    
Cherry Cold Smoke Scotch Ale 6.5
Shady Brady New England IPA 6.5
Brut IPA Brut IPA 5.9
Grapefruit IPA IPA 6.1
Lewis & Clark Brewing Co., Helena    
Gates of the Mountains Marzen Marzen 5.6
IPL India Pale Lager 5.9
Neighborhood IPA IPA 6.7
Pompey’s Pilsner Pilsner 5.7
Lolo Peak Brewing Co., Lolo    
Shadow Darner Oktoberfest 7.4
Dry-hopped Yogo Crystal Ale Crystal Ale 4.7
MAP Brewing Co., Bozeman    
Speedy G Tequila Barrel-aged Gose 4.8
Midas Crush West Coast IPA 6.9
Strange Cattle New England IPA 6.5
Party Mexican Lager 5.0
Rose’ Rose’ 4.3
Meadowlark Brewing Co., Sidney    
Ad Absurdum Imperial IPA 8.2
Summer Dress Winterscarf Kettle Sour Dry Hop IPA 4.5
Mighty Mo Brewing Co., Great Falls    
Local Fresh Hop Imperial IPA 7.8
Mango Mamba Milkshake IPA 5.3
Oktoberfest German Marzen 5.5
Cloudburst Hazy IPA 6.8
Mountains Walking, Bozeman    
Digger Bee Honey Rye 5.6
Grazing Cloud New England IPA 7.5
Twisted Karma Fruited Sour Rotating Sour 5.3
Neptune’s Brewery, Livingston    
Oktoberfest American Marzen 6.2
Black Pepper Saison Saison 5.4
Pine Creek Pale Ale Pale Ale 6.1
Outlaw Brewing, Bozeman    
Outlaw Oktoberfest Oktoberfest 5.5
Yuppie Hammer New England IPA 6.5
Udder Madness Chocolate Milk Stout 5.2
Summit Dog Double IPA 8.2
Philipsburg Brewing Co., Philipsburg    
5 Phantoms Pumpkin Spice Barleywine 8.7
Haypricot Apricot Hefeweizen 5.5
Montana 1 IPA 6.5
Smelter City Brewing Co., Anaconda    
Stacktoberfest Oktoberfest with maple 6.0
Barnyard Sour Sour Saison aged on cherries 6.0
Citrus Gose Gose with orange and lemon 4.0
Fruit of the Forest 5 berry smoothie beer 7.0
Pack Out Pilsner Backcountry Companion Pils 4.0
Snow Hop Brewery, Helena    
Brut IPA Brut IPA 6.2
Weissbier German Hefeweizen 5.2
Grodziskie Grodziskie 4.0
Stellar IPA American IPA 6.7
Tamarack Brewing Co., Lakeside    
Sip ‘N Go Naked Apricot Ale Hefeweizen 5.5
Headwall Imperial IPA 9.9
Simcoe SMaSH IPA 6.9
Citra Dry Hop Gose Gose 4.2
Ten Mile Creek Brewery, Helena    
Betelgeuse New England IPA 7.0
Pishkun Pilsner Pilsner 5.0
The Grass Wheat Ale 6.0
Ten Grain American Stout 7.0
Big Tree New England Double IPA 8.5
Triple Dog Brewing, Havre    
Pumpkin Hucker Pumpkin Ale 4.7
Aberdeen Scotch Ale Scotch Ale 6.0
1857 Bohemian Pilsner Pilsner 5.1
Hi-Line Honey Rye Honey Rye 4.9
Dumpster Diver Stout Stout 6.0

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