BOZEMAN –Craft beer lovers are invited to come celebrate Montana craft beer with brewers from all across the state in Bozeman for the Montana Brewers Spring Rendezvous this Friday, May 11th. For the second year in a row, the brewfest will cap off Bozeman Craft Beer Week.
Twenty-nine breweries from all over the state will provide a total of 106 Montana made brews, from traditional pale ales and pilsners to a honey lemon ginger Braggot and a kombucha ale blend. Admission includes a commemorative glass along with unlimited samples, all served alongside local food vendors and live music from Hawthorne Roots.
If that wasn’t already enough, the festival will also feature ‘Beer School’ for attendees. Whether you’re an aspiring beer connoisseur or don’t know the first thing about craft brewing, these classes will be an opportunity for all beer lovers to learn more about the different styles and how they are made. The four short classes will run every hour on the half hour, with Fruit Beers at 3:30, Pale Ales at 4:30, Scotch Ales at 5:30, and Sours and Kombucha at 6:30. Each class will be led by four Montana brewers each presenting their brewery’s spin on each style. Spots will be limited to 20 per class, so be sure to get there early.
Bozeman Craft Beer Week is here and adventurous beercationers and locals alike are contemplating which events to attend during the Gallatin Valley’s biggest annual beer bash. A celebration of craft beer, open space, and trails in its second year, Bozeman Craft Beer Week takes place May 5-12, 2018.
To commemorate the week, 10 local breweries have worked together to create a special collaboration beer appropriately called Gallatin Valley Lager. Brewed with locally-grown malt from Bridger Malt House and hops from Crooked Yard Hops, the beer is a refreshing, crisp Montana Pale Lager bursting with citrusy hop aroma. Craft beer week attendees can expect to find the collaboration lager available on tap and in cans at Bozeman Brewing Company, the host brewery for the beer project, as well as at participating sponsor businesses and retailers starting in late April through the end of craft beer week.
Proceeds from events throughout the week, as well as the sale of the collaboration beer, will be donated to Fermentana’s craft beer week nonprofit partner, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, to support their mission of protecting open space and creating trails across the community.
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Tickets are $100 each and include a Montana Brew Crew Membership (Brew Crew Card entitles you to a free beer at 35 breweries). Funds support the MBA’s work to promote Montana craft beer and create a regulatory environment that allows Montana’s craft brewing industry to flourish.
Tickets are limited and can only be purchased at an MBA member brewery.