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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