Tap into Montana’ breweries at April’s annual bash
The ultimate celebration of Montana craft beer is back! Tap into Montana Brew Fest & Craft Beer Week returns to Livingston for its fourth annual event in early April.
This extended event is the ultimate celebration of Montana craft beer. It encompasses a week of craft beer-related events hosted by local businesses throughout Livingston, ending with a Montana-focused Brew Fest.
Craft beer lovers will find unique opportunities to experience craft beer in a whole new way. With events incorporating the rich diversity of Livingston from “Art on Tap,” beer pairing dinners, “Yoga at the Brewery,” beer trivia night, as well as beer and cheese pairings.
Craft beer week will take place April 2nd–7th with beer-inspired events throughout town, followed by the main event on Saturday, April 7th from 2–7pm in Miles Park.
Like events in previous years, the Brew Fest will feature regional breweries and those from around the state. Livingston brewers Katabatic and Neptune’s will be on hand, while Bozeman-area entries include Bozeman Brewing Co., Bridger Brewing, MAP Brewing, Mountains Walking Brewery, Outlaw Brewing, White Dog Brewing, Madison River Brewing of Belgrade, and Big Sky’s Lone Peak Brewery. Also setting up will be Big Sky Brewing Co. and Draught Works of Missoula, alongside Canyon Creek Brewing out of Billings. Helena breweries will include Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. and Ten Mile Creek Brewery, while Mighty Mo Brewing and The Front Brewing Co. represent Great Falls with their delicious suds. Kalispell Brewing Co., Philipsburg Brewing Co., and Butte’s Muddy Creek Brewery will all be featured. Other breweries include Bitter Root Brewing (Hamilton), Blacksmith Brewing (Stevensville), Cabinet Mountain Brewing (Libby), Flathead Lake Brewing (Big Fork), Gally’s Brewing (Harlowton), and Triple Dog Brewing Co. (Havre).
Great local food will also be available for purchase during the Brew Fest, with live entertainment provided this year by You Knew Me When and The Dirty Shame.
VIP Brew Fest Tickets are $40 in advance, or $45 at the door (limited to 100 tickets). Regular tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. A VIP ticket grants access to special release beers from participating breweries and a commemorative Tap into Montana Brew Fest glass. For those coming from out of town, discounted room rates are available at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge for $59 a night (includes shuttle to and from hotel). Be sure to mention Tap into Montana! Visit www.tapintomt.com for further event details, lodging and shuttle information, and to purchase tickets.
Tap into Montana is the major fundraiser for Vision Livingston, a nonprofit organization providing resources and support to promote the long-term vitality of Livingston’s business community. •