Building Community One Beer at a Time

Third Annual Bozeman Craft Beer Week returns May 4-11

Eight-day, multi-venue event week build community one beer at a time in the Gallatin Valley

Bozeman, MT (February 4, 2018) - In 2019, the Gallatin Valley craft beer community will once again come together to celebrate Bozeman Craft Beer Week May 4-11, 2019. Now entering its third year, the eight-day, multi-venue celebration organized by Fermentana will feature 20-plus beer-centric events happening across Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana.

For the third annual event, Fermentana and participating sponsors will donate a portion of the proceeds from select events during the event week to local nonprofit Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF). Through this joint venture, the organizers will celebrate the Bozeman area’s robust and growing craft beer scene while also using this local fermented beverage as a tool to give back to the community.


“Beer isn't just beer,” says event co-founder, Jesse Bussard. “Beer brings us closer together. It helps us build community. The establishments where beer is born are focal points of the communities they serve. By partnering with BACF and incorporating their mission into our event’s theme, we're not only able to celebrate local craft beer and our breweries, we’re able to use beer as a tool to connect people with the causes they champion and build a stronger community in the process.”

BACF’s mission to connect people who care to causes that matter to build a better community plays a key part in the 2019 craft beer week theme, “Building community one beer at a time.” Additionally, 12 participating local breweries will work together to brew a single collaboration beer for the week. This beer will be brewed by host brewery, Outlaw Brewing, and available on draft and cans around Bozeman in early May with proceeds from its sale donated to BACF.

More than 40 businesses have pledged their support as sponsors of the third annual event. Furthermore, Fermentana is joined again by Sidewinders American Grill as the Co-Presenting Sponsor. Located on the rapidly growing west side of Bozeman, Sidewinders features classic American dishes with an international flare and over 75 different beers on tap, as well as wines and spirits. In addition, local beverage and welding gas supplier, General Distributing, and beer smart phone app, PintPass, are supporters of the event.


While many events are still in the planning stages, craft beer drinkers should expect more of the fun and interactive events they experienced in Bozeman Craft Beer Week’s past years, as well as the addition of several new festivities. Similar to past years, the Montana Brewers Association's Brewers Spring Rendezvous will culminate the eight days of events at week's end.

Fermentana plans to release the official event schedule in early April. More details on the schedule release and collaboration beer will be made available in the coming months.

Local craft beer fans and tourists alike are invited to join the Bozeman area community in celebrating the best the region’s craft beer scene has to offer. For more information regarding events, sponsorship, or general participation, please contact Bozeman Craft Beer Week at or visit the website,


About Bozeman Craft Beer Week:  Bozeman Craft Beer Week is a grassroots collaboration organized by Fermentana. Now in its third year, this 8-day, multi-venue beer bash celebrates the diverse and thriving craft beer culture in southwest Montana's scenic Gallatin Valley through beer-centric events at local breweries, bars, restaurants, and more. With a focus on craft, community, and collaboration, Bozeman Craft Beer Week embodies the best our region’s craft beer scene has to offer.

About the Bozeman Area Community Foundation:

Established in 1998, the Bozeman Area Community Foundation is connecting people who care to causes that matter most to them. The Bozeman Area Community Foundation serves the areas of Bozeman, Big Sky, Belgrade, Manhattan, Churchill, Three Forks, and the rural areas in between. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $2.6 million dollars to 194+ local nonprofit organizations. Learn more at

About the Organizers:

Fermentana is events promotions company focused on using fermented craft beverages to create positive change in communities. Featuring Montana-made beers, spirits, ciders, and more, Fermentana’s events not only entertain but raise awareness and funds for important social and conservation causes across Montana. Learn more at