Why be involved with #BznBeerWeek? Our sponsors will tell you!

They say successful breweries are the mark of a thriving community and Bozeman is no different! Bozeman's first craft beer week wouldn't be possible if not for the outstanding community support and participation we've received since we hatched the idea for this 8-day beer bash a little over one year ago. A total of 28 different businesses and organizations (including our 9 local breweries) throughout Bozeman and Belgrade have signed on as sponsors at varying levels to support this event week and we couldn't be more honored to have their backing!

  Talking with sponsors at our Launch Party event for Bozeman Craft Beer Week last fall

Talking with sponsors at our Launch Party event for Bozeman Craft Beer Week last fall

This week, we'd like to share with you what some of our top level sponsors had to say about why they became involved with #BznBeerWeek! We reached out to each of our Bison Level Sponsors and asked each of them three questions. 

  • If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have a single beer style, what would it be?
  • Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
  • What's new and interesting at your business?

After you've read their responses below, we hope you'll stop by our sponsor's businesses and tell them you appreciate their support of #BznBeerWeek!

Without them, this weeklong community craft beer celebration wouldn't be possible!

Eric Cade - Owner/General Manager, Bozeman Taproom

Desert Island Beer of Choice:  Saison

Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
I think with Bozeman being one of the main hubs of craft beer in the state of Montana, craft beer week is a great way for us to connect with local breweries, the community, and other people from around the state who come to Bozeman.

What's new and interesting at the Bozeman Taproom?
Stop by and check out what Bozeman Taproom is doing for lunch! Half & Half Combos daily $8 lunch specials!

Adam Paccione - Co-Owner/General Manager, Red Tractor Pizza

Desert Island Beer of Choice:  Lager

Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
Supporting the community and local businesses are really important, especially in smaller communities like Bozeman.  That’s really our mission here, and that’s why we select only Montana beers to have on tap.  Beer is such an important part of our society, it brings people together.  That’s exactly what Craft Beer Week is doing, and we’re excited to be a part of it.

What's new and interesting at Red Tractor Pizza?
 If you think Red Tractor makes some delicious pizza, vote for Red Tractor Pizza for Best of Bozeman - voting is happening all month! VOTE HERE!

Jason Trueblood - Marketing & Operations Manager, PintPass

Desert Island Beer of Choice:  Hefeweizen

Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
PintPass decided to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week because it's going to be a great series of community-focused events that will support and bring together the Bozeman craft beer community.  The Bozeman beer community has traditionally only had a small number of events to attend or be a part of so when PintPass heard about a craft beer week in Bozeman we started to brainstorm how we could be involved.

What's new with the PintPass app?
The PintPass app is gaining traction, we now have 164 member breweries spread across 31 different states!  We recently wrapped up some development changes to the app to help app users navigate more efficiently.  PintPass also recently licensed our Text-A-Beer technology to be used in Major League baseball ballparks starting in April.  We are pumped to be a part of Bozeman Craft Beer Week and to continue supporting local craft beer.

Dash Rodman & Patrick "PK" Kainz - Owners, MAP Brewing Co.

Desert Island Beer of Choice: Pale Ale

Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
We chose to be a part of Bozeman Craft Beer Week because it helps to raise awareness about what great craft beer we have in the valley and celebrate it!

What's new and interesting at MAP Brewing?
We are getting ready for warmer weather and will have 14 beers on tap for the summer, live music twice a week, and community events frequently!

David Breck - Owner/General Manager, Bridger Brewing

Desert Island Beer of Choice:  IPA

Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
Our brewery got involved with craft beer week because we think it’s highly important for Bozeman. It helps continue to build momentum for Montana’s craft beer industry both across the state and here locally!

What's new and interesting at Bridger Brewing?
We’ve got some new beers coming out this week. The Roosevelt Red Ale is coming back for St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. We’ll also be releasing a new grapefruit-infused IPA soon called Citrusaurus. It’s an unfiltered East Coast-style IPA!

Josh & Holly Allen - Owners, Dee-O-Gee

Desert Island Beer of Choice:  IPA

Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
At Dee-O-Gee, we have a love for Montana, a love for dogs and a love for craft beer so, it was a natural fit to be involved with Bozeman's Craft Beer Week by hosting Yappy Hour at Dee-O-Gee.

What is new and interesting at Dee-O-Gee?
We recently added online shopping to www.dee-o-gee.com and launched our new subscription box service, DOG BOX, which sends monthly dog goodies to subscribers!

Brad Harris - General Manager, Montana Ale Works

Desert Island Beer of Choice:  IPA

Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
We love Montana Craft Beer and the opportunity to teach people about craft beer and the beer of Montana.  Community and regional beers are important to us here at Ale Works.

What's new and interesting at Montana Ale Works?
 
On St. Paddy's Day we're having Bayern Brewing here. They're bringing two wooden casks that we'll be tapping and we'll be having corned beef and cabbage with soda bread as a food special to celebrate!

Nicole Morgan - Business Manager, Red Chair Bar & Cafe

Desert Island Beer of Choice:  Pilsner

Why did you want to be involved with Bozeman Craft Beer Week?
Since we’re located in a more neighborhood-heavy area on the west side of Bozeman, we have a very local clientele and we know that eating and drinking local as much as possible is important to our guests.  We’ve built a big following with our craft beer program, with lots of rotating local taps and craft beer pint nights.  We’ve found that in Bozeman, beer is a great way to get more involved in and build up our local community!   

What's the latest buzz at Red Chair? 
Swing by for Happy Hour, from 2:00 - 5:30, 7 days a week, (all night on Sundays).  Come for cocktail, wine, and beer specials!