Montana Brewers Association

Flathead Cruise with Charlie Papazian – August 10

Posted On April 1, 2013

Come join us on August for a special event–A Cruise with Charlie!!!! Charlie Papazian, President of the Brewers Association and the father of home brewing in America, Charlie will cruise Flathead Lake out of Lakeside with members and guests of the Montana Brewers Association. The Far West boat is reserved from 6pm to 9pm, and it will be a unique opportunity to mingle with Charlie and many Montana brewers, enjoy the sites and your fill of Montana made beer paired with outstanding fare, and music by John Floridis.

Charlie Papazian

This Cruise will include plenty of delicious beers from 12 participating breweries, paired with heavy hors d’oeuvres, music by John Floridis, and a beautiful cruise around Flathead Lake. The boat departs at 6pm and returns to the dock at 9pm. Brewers and guest are invited to join together at the Tamarack Brewery located in Lakeside before and after the cruise.

Due to the size of the boat (149 guests) we are able to make only 75 tickets available for sale online in advance at the price of $150 per ticket (limit of 4 tickets per purchase). Buy your tickets right here and come join us for a fun filled night with the Montana brewers and an icon of the brewing world.

Number of Tickets

(a $5 processing fee will be added per ticket purchased)

The Far West Boat will depart Lakeside promptly at 6pm, so please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.

Please print your Pay Pal receipt and bring it with you as proof of purchase.  Or bring it on your smart phone and save some paper.


We also have reserved some rooms in the area (see below), and will host a shuttle service to and from Lakeside and these hotels.

• Best Western Flathead Lake Inn and Suites – 4824 Highway 93 South – 406-857-2400 – 10 rooms call by July 10 – $189.99/night – Closest to Lakeside – shuttle will be available.

• Kalispell Econo-Lodge – 1680 U.S. 93 Kalispell, Mt 59901 – 406-752-3467 – 30 rooms call by July 10 – $109.99/night – shuttle will be available.

• Kalispell Hilton Garden Inn – 1840 U.S. 93 Kalispell, Mt 59901 – 406-756-4500 – 20 rooms call by July 20 – $159.99/night – shuttle will be available


President, Brewers Association

Charlie Papazian is one of the most prominent and recognized names in the world of beer and brewing. His published commentaries provide insights into the industry, advice to homebrewers, and beer perspectives for beer drinkers. Since founding the American Homebrewers Association and Association of Brewers in 1978, he has helped guide the development of the association. He is currently the President of the Brewers Association, whose activities include:

In his worldwide travels, he has been both lecturer and presenter at such prestigious events as: The World Beer and Beverage Forum in Munich, National Press Club, Master Brewers Association of the Americas, American Society of Brewing Chemists, Institute of Brewing Asia-Pacific, BrewTec Tokyo, International Craft Beer Conference Japan, AHA National Conference, National Craft Brewers Conference, Chef des Chef International Trade Show, National Restaurant Association, Pizza Today Exposition, Great American Beer Festival, Nightclub and Bar Expo, Canadean’s International Beer Seminars, Amsterdam, Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto in Italy, BRAU Beviale Germany, Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, Rüdiger Ruoss’ Sommertage Workshops in Berlin, and many other professional and hobbyist events.

He is author of five best-selling books (1,200,000+ copies) published by HarperCollins Books: Microbrewed Adventures (2005), The Complete Joy of Home Brewing, 3rd Edition (2003), The Home Brewer’s Companion (1994), Home Brewer’s Gold (1997), The Best of Zymurgy (1998), and The Interactive New Complete Joy of Home Brewing CD-ROM. He is the National Beer Examiner for

He is founder of National Pie Day.

Member: Master Brewer Association of the Americas, American Society of Brewing Chemists, Institute of Brewing & Distilling, Slow Food International, Juror Slow Food Award, Slow USA, Bier Convent International, Honorary Member Asociación de Cerveceros Artesanales de la República Argentina and Honorary Member Asociación de Cervecerias Artesanales de Chile, New Member of the Class of 2011 Army War College & participant in 2011 National Security Seminars.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering, 1972 University of Virginia.

He lives in the Boulder, Colorado area with his wife Sandra and daughter Carla, where he avidly brews lagers, ales, and honey meads. For more information about the Brewers Association see,,

Montana Brewers Association

Montana Brewers Association

P.O. Box 8591

Missoula, MT 59807

406-948-BREW (2739)