3rd Annual Bozeman Craft Beer Week boasts 29 events, special collaboration beer

Fermentana releases 2019 event schedule and passport, announces County 6: The Peoples IPA

Bozeman, MT (April 8, 2018) - Bozeman Craft Beer Week is only a few weeks away and beer-loving Montanans and beer-cationers must start considering which of the 29 beer-centric events planned they should attend during the Gallatin Valley’s biggest annual beer bash. Taking place May 4th-11th, Bozeman Craft Beer Week is a celebration centered on building community in year three.

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In alignment with this spirit of fellowship, 12 local breweries worked together to create a special collaboration beer to commemorate Bozeman’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Week. Aptly named, County 6: The People’s IPA is an ale brewed for the people of the Gallatin Valley using a portion of locally-grown malt from Gallatin Valley Malt and hops from Crooked Yard Hops. A six-hop blend of old and new school varieties work together in this beer to create a refreshing, flavorful IPA perfect for spring sipping. Craft beer week attendees can expect to find the collaboration beer available on tap and in cans at Outlaw Brewing, the host brewery for the beer project, as well as at participating sponsor businesses and retailers starting in late April through the end of craft beer week.

On April 2nd, 2019 our local brewers gathered at Outlaw Brewing Co. to brew this year’s collaboration beer.

On April 2nd, 2019 our local brewers gathered at Outlaw Brewing Co. to brew this year’s collaboration beer.

Proceeds from events throughout the week, as well as the sale of the collaboration beer, will be donated to Fermentana's craft beer week nonprofit partner, Bozeman Area Community Foundation, to support their mission of connecting people who care to causes that matter to build a better community.

Fermentana rolled out the 2019 craft beer week schedule online the morning of Monday, April 8th, 2019. The following events are slated to take place during the community craft beer celebration over the course of the week:

Saturday, May 4th

  • Big Brew Day: Learn to Homebrew hosted by Bridger Brew Crew at TreaT Cafe / Gallatin Home Brew Supplies

  • May the 4th Be With You: Beer Release Party at MAP Brewing Co.

  • Blending Beer with Barrel-Aged Kombucha at Dean’s Zesty Booch

  • Craft Beer Week Kickoff Party at The Market at Ferguson Farm

Sunday, May 5th

  • Goat Races! at Nordic Brew Works

  • Hop Hole Tournament at Outlaw Brewing

  • Pints from the Past with The Extreme History Project at Bunkhouse Brewery

  • Brewed on the Fly: Fly Tying Competition with Creek to Peak at 406 Brewing Co.

Monday, May 6th

  • Beers & Bites at Bar 3 BBQ & Brewing in Belgrade

  • Pizza & Bozeman IPAs Night at Fire Artisan Pizza

Tuesday, May 7th

  • Stein Holding Competition at Bridger Brewing

  • Tuesday Night Flights at Bozeman Taproom

  • Beer Themed Trivia Night at White Dog Brewing

  • Hops & History Trivia Brew Party with Museum of the Rockies at Montana Ale Works

Wednesday, May 8th

  • The Bozeman Beer Mile at Bozeman Brewing Co.

  • Beer Pairing Dinner with Bunkhouse Brewery at Blacksmith Italian

  • The Bay’s Master Class at The Bay Bar & Grille

  • Cider & Sausage Pairing at Lockhorn Hard Cider

Thursday, May 9th

  • Dee-O-Gee's Yappy Hour with Bridger Brewing at Dee-O-Gee

  • Beers & Bluegrass, Games & Goats with Bozeman Brewing at Red Tractor Pizza

Mead Tasting & Tours at Valhalla Meadery

Friday, May 10th

  • Happy Hour with Julius Lehrkind Brewery at Element Bozeman

  • Crossfit & Beer at True Spirit Crossfit and Yoga

  • Stone Glacier After Hours at the Ram’s Head Tavern at Stone Glacier

  • Sour Beer Symposium at Backcountry Burger Bar

Saturday, May 11th

  • The 3rd Annual Beer Olympics at True Spirit Crossfit and Yoga

  • Spring Brewers Rendezvous presented by Montana Brewers Association at Haynes Pavilion, Gallatin County Fairgrounds

    • Single Six IPA Challenge with Single Six Media (during Spring Brewers Rendezvous)

    • BCBW Awards & Wrap-Up Event hosted by Fermentana (during Spring Brewers Rendezvous)

  • Rendezvous After Party at Bozeman Taproom

Along with the jam-packed events list, Fermentana has also released the official Bozeman Craft Beer Week Passport for 2019 to assist beer lovers with their craft beer week journey. This pocket-sized guide features a full schedule of events and special discounts for passport holders at select sponsoring businesses throughout the week. Additionally, the Passport serves as event-goers’ entry into the Bozeman Craft Beer Week Giveaway which consists of over $3000 worth of prizes from participating sponsors, including a brand-new kegerator and multiple Pelican Coolers each branded to celebrate Bozeman’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Week.

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Have you pre-ordered your passport yet?

Passports are available for pre-order now on our online store. Starting April 15th, passports will also be available for purchase at retail locations including Sidewinders American Grill, MAP Brewing Co., and General Distributing in Bozeman. Now head on over to our events page to view the complete event listings and ticketing info for this epic 8-day beer bash!