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4th Annual Montana Brewers Festival

Oct 6, 2012

Missoula, MT

2012 Montana Brewers Festival Early Entry VIP Tickets

Come early to the Festival at noon and get 4 drink tokens, and enjoy the line up beers in advance of the crowd.

Print your receipt and bring it to the Will Call Desk at Caras Park. See you there!  Cheers!

$20 per VIP Ticket. A $1.00 processing fee will be added.

4th Annual Montana Brewers Festival

 The Year’s Largest Collection of Montana-Made Craft Beer!

All at one location for one day!


Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Caras Park, Downtown Missoula

1pm to 7 pm

 Beer Lovers, Food Lovers, Dance Lovers, Fun Lovers and Brewers to attend

Montana Brewers Festival in Missoula, Montana.


What:  The 4th Annual Montana-made beer festival will serve over 70 different MONTANA MADE BEERS, in bottomless 6-ounce tasting glass, from over 20 Montana Brewers Association breweries.   Committed to bringing Montana Made Beer to all corners of the state, this is the first Montana Brewers Festival to be held in Missoula after successfully holding its first three festivals in Bozeman.

BEERS:  Click on BEER for a full listing of the beers!

Where:            Caras Park on the Clark Fork River, Downtown Missoula

When:             Saturday, October 6, 2012: 1 pm – 7:00 pm

Price:                $12 for 6oz tasting glass and 2 drink tokens.  Additional tokens $1.00 each.

VIP Tickets available for early entry at noon for $20 and 4 drink tokens.

Brew Crew Card members get in noon for $12 and 4 drink tokens.

VIP Tickets and Brew Crew Cards available in advance online.

Why:   The largest collection of Montana-made beer ever gathered in one place, it’s one-stop access to unique Montana brewers and their beers.  Second in breweries-per-capita, Montana is a strong contestant as one of the greatest brewing states in the country, and is NOW #2 IN THE NATION IN BREWERIES PER CAPITA>  Liquid proof of why beer sales far exceed the sales of wine and spirits combined in America.  A variety of music will be heard throughout the day and delicious food will be served.  So come join us and relax with your friends at this annual marquee celebration of Montana-made beer, at a great outdoor venue in Missoula.  Go to  for more information about Montana’s craft breweries.

Music:  The Growler, Chele Bandalu, and Kung Fu Kongress

Food Vendors:  El Cazador, Shichuan BBQ, Go Dog Go, Korn Utopia

The Brewers and The Beers: Full Beer Line Up To Be coming Soon.  Stay Tuned.

Festival Release Beers:  This event will feature the 2012 Festival Release Beers, a brand new beer made by each brewery that will be unveiled for the first time at the Festival!  This should make for some great new tastes as these beers see their first light of day.  Festival Release kegs will be tapped at 1:00pm and at 4:00pm, to give everyone a chance at sampling them.

Designated Driver Program:  To help ensure that everyone enjoys themselves safely and gets home safely, the MBA will provide a DD program.  Just let us know when you arrive and we will give you a wrist band and free pop and water throughout the day.  And of course, you are then ineligible to get a wrist band allowing your to sample.

Sponsors:  We thank our sponsors so much, who without we would not be able to pull this off.  Currently the following companies are sponsors of the event.  Thank them when you see them, and check back as we add more.  McDantim, General Distributing, American Welding and Gas, The Trail Radio, Malteurop, Western States Insurance, GEA Brewery Systems, Cask Brewery Systems. ABM Equipment and Cablevey Conveyers, Brewers Supply Group, HopUnion, Big Sky Commerce, Hollingbery and Son, Facility Planning, SRA Designs, Summit Print Solutions, Green Air Supply, Muntons Malted Ingredients, Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula, The Missoula Independent, and the Zoo City Zymurgists.

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, October 6

4th Annual Montana Brewers Festival

Caras Park, Missoula

12:00 Noon – VIP and Brew Crew Card Early Entry

John Floridis plays 12:00 to 1:00

12:30 – Judging Begins

1:00 – 2:30 The Growlers

1:00 – Brewers Unveil first batch of 2012 Festival Release Beer

3:00 – 4:30 Chele Bandulu

4:00 – Second Batch of 2012 Festival Release Beer

5:00 – 7:00 Kung Fu Kongress

6:00 – Judging Results Announced

7:00 – Festival Ends

7:30 – Load Out begins