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5th Annual Montana Brewers Fall Festival

Sep 28, 2013

Missoula, MT

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2013 Montana Brewers Festival Early Entry VIP Tickets

Come early to the Festival at noon and get 5 drink tokens, and enjoy the line up beers in advance of the crowd.

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

$25 per VIP Ticket includes 5 drink tokens, a 9oz tasting glass, and 12pm to 1pm entry.  Additional drink tokens available for just $1.

A $1.00 processing fee will be added.  Advance ticket sales available only until 12:00 midnight September 27.



Beat The Lines – Purchase your General Admission Tickets in Advance 

We don’t like watching you all stand in those long lines waiting to get in to taste our beer,  so we are for the first time offering advance general admission tickets.  We will have  Will Call admission stations which will speed the process up for everyone.  Please print off your receipt and bring that with your ID, and you will have a glass in your hand much quicker.

$15 per General Admission Ticket includes 3 drink tokens, a 9oz tasting glass, and after 1pm entry.  Additional drink tokens available for just $1.A $1.00 processing fee will be added.  Advance ticket sales available only until 12:00 midnight September 27.



5th Annual Montana Brewers Festival

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

All at one location for one day!


Saturday, September 28th,  2013

Caras Park, Downtown Missoula

1pm to 8 pm

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

Montana Brewers Festival in Missoula, Montana.


What:  The 5th Annual Montana-made beer festival will serve over 60 different MONTANA MADE BEERS, in bottomless 9-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 second Montana Brewers Festival to be held in Missoula, and Montana brewers are looking forward to coming back to Missoula.

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

When:             Saturday, September 28, 2013: 1 pm – 8:00 pm

Price:                $15 for 9oz tasting glass and 3 drink tokens.  Additional tokens $1.00 each.

VIP Tickets available for early entry at noon for $25 and 5 drink tokens.

Brew Crew Card members get in noon for $15 and 5 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.  Third in breweries-per-capita, Montana is a strong contestant as one of the greatest brewing states in the country, and is NOW #3 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:  John Floridis, The Growlers, Muzikata, and Cure for the Common

Food Vendors:  Food vendors have been selected based upon their support of local products, and their willingness to sever with environmentally sound practices: 

Family Meal
Clove Cart Pizza
Korn Utopia
Double Front Cafe

The Brewers and The Beers: An Unprecedented 87 beers are coming from 24 breweries and with21 Festival Release Beers.  The largest brew fest ever in Montana in terms of the selection, and all made right here!   Beers will be judged by the Zoo City Symurgists.  Here they are:

2013 Fall Festival Beer List
406 Brewing: Imperial Red Hop, German Hefewiezen
Bitter Root: Citra IPA, Single Hop Ale, Last Cast Black IPA
Blackfoot River: Blackfoot Festival Release Stout, Blackfoot Festival Release Barley Wine, Citra Single Malt IPA, Single Malt IPA, Tartanic Scottish Ale
Blacksmith: Crazy Train Double IPA, Brickhouse Blonde, Fresh Hop Harvest IPA, Schwarzbier Lager
Bowser: Jalepeno Hefewiezen, Double IPA, Abby’s UrBock, Harvest Howl Oktoberfest, Kendall Gold
Bozone: Bozone Smoked Dunkel Weizen, Bozone Co-Op Kolsch, Bozone Hefe Weizen, Plum Street Porter, Harvest Lager Fest , Bozone Select, Hopzone IPA
Bridger: Climb Every Mountain Hefewiesen, Lee Metcalf Summer Ale
Desert Mountain: Thunderbird Brown, Siyeh Stout, Two Ocean India Pale Ale, Red Eagle Irish Red
Draught Works: Chain Reaction , DW Oktoberfest, Clothing Optional, Scepter Head
Flathead Lake: Two Rivers Pale Ale, Bufflehead Brown Ale, The Centennial IPA, The Imperial IPA
The Front: Voodoo Ridge Smash Double IPA, Mountain Man Strong Ale
Glacier: Raspberry-Infused Hibernation Stout, Silver Lining Session Ale, Wildhorse Island Pale Ale
Great Northern: Frog Hop 2013, Going to the Sun IPA, Wheatfish Wheat Lager
Higher Ground: Fall Fur Cream Ale, Balance Beam Red Ale, Flash Flood Milk Stout
Homestead Ales: Grave Creek IPA, Big Creek Porter
Lewis and Clark: Fresh Hop Neighborhood IPA, Tumbleweed IPA, Miners Gold Hefeweizen, Unforgetable Red, Back Country Scottish, Big Belt Weizenbock
Madsion River: Frostbite Barley Wine, October Caddis, Dropper IPA
Neptunes: Dirty Bird APA, Chocolate Cream Porter
Outlaw: Outlaw Alt-Oktoberfest, Passive Aggressive Pale Ale, Hefewiezen
Phillipsburg: Czech One Two, Tramway Rye IPA
Quarry: Opal Oktoberfest, Shale Pale Ale, Open Pit Porter, Ironstone IPA
Tamarack: Band Wagon IPA, Tamarack Oktoberfest, Live Strong Pils, Bine Hopper Harvest Ale, 1805 Pale, Stout, Hat Trick IPA, Yard Sale Amber
Uberbrew: Psuedo Steam, White Noise, Wampa, Split Window, Black Hops
Wildwood: Organic White Dark Wheat , Organic Bodacious Bock

Festival Release Beers:  This event will feature the 2013 Festival Release Beers, a brand new beer made by each brewery that will be unveiled for the first time at the Festival!  This will 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.

Sponsors:  We thank our sponsors so much, who without we would not be able to pull this off.  Lat year’s sponsors are listed next and we will update this soon with this year’s sponsors.   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, September 28

5th Annual Montana Brewers Festival

Caras Park, Missoula

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

12:00 to 1:00 John Floridis

12:30 – Judging Begins

1:15 – 3:15 The Growlers

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

3:30 – 5:30 Muzikata

4:00 – Second Batch of 2012 Festival Release Beer

6:00 – 8:00 Cure for the Common

6:30 – Judging Results Announced

8:00 – Festival Ends

8:15 – Load Out begins