10th Annual Winter Brewfest Comes to Caras Park Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

February 25, 2020


The Missoula Downtown Association and TrailWest Bank will host the tenth annual Winter BrewFest on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 2-6 pm. Held at Caras Park, it will feature beer, cider, wine, food, entertainment and more. The public is invited to sample a variety drinks while experiencing a unique winter-time event in the heart of Downtown.

In addition to showcasing over 40 microbrews from 33 different breweries, there will be a wine and mimosa bar, plus water and non-alcoholic drinks for non-drinkers and designated drivers.

This year’s event will showcase Trevor Pressler as DJ for the third-straight year, as well as food from a couple of Missoula’s best food trucks: Clove Cart Pizza and River City Eats. Attendees can stay warm throughout the event with burn barrels and propane heaters.

“Come February each year, Missoulians are looking for ways to get out of the house and experience a fun and unique event,” said Winter BrewFest committee chair Ellen Buchanan. “Winter BrewFest continues to grow year after year. Folks really love the options we bring in alongside great music, local food vendors, and burn barrels to keep them warm.”

Saturday’s event also features free Carousel rides and s’mores from 2-4 pm, thanks to Farmer’s State Bank. Before or after visiting the Carousel, families are encouraged to head to the Caras Park pavilion for drinks, dancing, and food.

While Winter BrewFest is free for all to enjoy, those looking to taste beers, wine, and mimosas will need to purchase an official event glass for $20 per person, which includes five drink tokens. Additional tokens are two for $3. Event organizers encourage attendees to drink responsibly and bring designated drivers – soda and water will be available for non-drinkers.

Additionally, the MDA will welcome Think Twice DUI Prevention to Winter BrewFest. Think Twice offers a grassroots effort designed to educate the public on DUI prevention, which includes equipping people with an understanding of their own do not drive threshold. Think Twice and its volunteers will educate the general public about the difference between intoxication and BAC.

When traveling to Winter BrewFest, remember parking is free Downtown on weekends. Zero-Fare Mountain Line bus BOLT! service runs until 8:45pm out of Downtown, and the University of Montana UDASH shuttle runs 15-minute service late into the night. Check mountainline.com or the Mountain Line mobile app for routes and times. Taxi service and Uber drivers are also available as well for safe transportation home.

Official Winter BrewFest 2020 Beer List:

Killarney Red Lager                                                  Bayern Brewing                                Missoula, MT

Sky Hyzer Hazy IPA                                                  Big Sky Brewing                                Missoula, MT

Raspberry Blonde                                                    Big Sky Brewing                                Missoula, MT

Red Dread Imperial Red Ale                                 Bitterroot Brewing                          Hamilton, MT

Munich Dunkel                                                         Blackfoot River Brewing                Helena, MT

Winter Haze IPA                                                       Blacksmith Brewing                         Stevensville, MT

Ravalli Red                                                                  Blacksmith Brewing                         Stevensville, MT

Raspberry Vanilla Porter                                       Breckenridge Brewing                    Breckenridge, CO

Terroir Local Fresh Hop Ale                                  Bozeman Brewing                            Bozeman, MT

Mosaic SMASH IPA                                                  Cabinet Mountain Brewing          Libby, MT

Coconut Porter                                                         Carter’s Brewing                               Billings, MT

Drum Kick Java Stout                                            Conflux Brewing                               Missoula, MT

Fluctuation Found Belgian Tripel                        Conflux Brewing                               Missoula, MT

Blueberry Mojo Kombucha                                  Dean’s Zesty Booch                         Bozeman, MT

Hand Rolled Hazy IPA                                             Draught Works                                  Missoula, MT

Centennial IPA                                                           Flathead Lake Brewing                   Big Fork, MT

Mexican Chocolate Porter                                   Great Burn Brewing                        Missoula, MT

Tropical IPA                                                                Great Burn Brewing                        Missoula, MT

Mango Cart                                                                 Golden Road Brewing                     Los Angeles, CA

MT Hazy NEIPA                                                         Higher Ground Brewing                 Hamilton, MT

Strange Haze IPA                                                      Highlander Brewing Co.                 Missoula, MT

Montañesa Lager                                                     Highlander Brewing Co.                 Missoula, MT

Freedom Fighter IPA                                               Imagine Nation                                 Missoula, MT

Bard Immortal Olde Ale                                         Imagine Nation                                 Missoula, MT

Mountain Man Scotch Ale                                    Jeremiah Johnson Brewing          Great Falls, MT

Strong Scotch Ale                                                     Katabatic Brewing                            Livingston, MT

Shady New England IPA                                         Kettlehouse Brewing                      Missoula, MT

Flathead Cherry Cider                                             Last Chance Cider Mill                    Billings, MT

Juicy Obsession IPA                                                 Lewis & Clark Brewing                    Helena, MT

Miner’s Gold                                                              Lewis & Clark Brewing                    Helena, MT

Salmon Fly Honey Rye                                            Madison River Brewing                  Belgrade, MT

Whilsner Wheat Pilsner                                         Meadowlark Brewing                     Sidney, MT

Darby Pub Cider                                                        Montana Cider Works                    Darby, MT

Storm the Door Vanilla Porter                             Muddy Creek Brewing                   Butte, MT

Latte Milk Stout                                                        Neptune Brewing                            Livingston, MT

Vorfreude Vienna Lager                                        Philipsburg Brewing                        Philipsburg, MT

Sip and Go Naked Apricot Ale                              Tamarack Brewing                           Lakeside, MT

Queen City Pale Ale                                                 Ten Mile Creek Brewing                Helena, MT

Groovis Hazy IPA                                                    Über Brew                                          Billings, MT

The Colonial                                                               Western Cider Co.                            Missoula, MT

Ranch Hand                                                                Western Cider Co.                            Missoula, MT

Winter BrewFest is sponsored by TrailWest Bank, the Trail 103.3, Gecko Designs and Farmer’s State Bank. More information can be found online at www.missouladowntown.com/winter-brewfest, by contacting the Downtown Missoula Partnership staff via phone (406-543-4238), or email ([email protected]).

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