#BZNBEERWEEK Day 5 - On Wednesdays We Drink Beer (or Cider)

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THIS WEEK, WEDNESDAY ISN'T A DRAG

Wednesdays are usually that long day... that middle-of-the-work-week feeling gets ya' and leave you feeling a bit blah.  Well not this week!  Beat the midweek blues with the best "hump day" we've had in months! Need some help figuring out your evening? Don’t worry, I’ve got ya’ covered in today’s edition of

Loy’s IF-I-WERE-YOU Wednesday, May 8th plan:

1) I’m definitely starting my evening with the Beer Mile - I’ve got a relay team participating, but this event is hilarious and ABSOLUTELY worth spectating, so definitely plan on swinging by to watch! BUT BE WARNED if you get a bit queasy watching people… let’s say “toss their cookies”… you might want to skip this one. Last year that happened a time or two!

2) After the Beer Mile, I’m headed straight over to The Bay’s Master Class. As one of our only educational-focused events, I’m really looking forward to learning more about tasting beer - the former teacher in me absolutely LOVES events like this, and let’s be real, I love geeking out with other beer nerds and learning about beer with people!

3) After Master Class, I’d wrap up my evening at Lockhorn Cider with their Cider-and-Sausage pairing. I love Lockhorn’s low-key vibe and sipping some cider, snacking on sausage, and waiting for my sister to roll into town (yep, she’s coming to visit for the last half of beer week, and I’m super excited to have her here!) sounds like the perfect way to wind down!

Loy’s ALTERNATIVE IF-I-WERE-YOU Wednesday, May 8th plan:

You may have noticed I only have three events listed above, and our fourth event today would be my alternative plan. Our fourth event today is Blacksmith Italian’s Beer Pairing Dinner with Bunkhouse Brewery, and the menu looks ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. You should absolutely treat yo’self and go to this dinner if the beer mile isn’t your style. I just didn’t feel like showing up to a beautiful beer dinner all sweaty and bro-ed out from my run would be appropriate and certainly wouldn’t do the amazing pairing menu justice. ;) But this would be my alternative plan for the night!

Check out more about our amazing Wednesday events below!


OFFICIAL CRAFT BEER WEEK EVENTS


2ND ANNUAL BOZEMAN BEER MILE
STARTS AT 5:30 @ BOZEMAN BREWING COMPANY

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The beer mile is the next big thing for beer-loving runners!  Individual participants or teams welcome.  Whether participating or spectating, this is an event you don’t want to miss!  

$30 PER INDIVIDUAL ENTRY OR $15 PER PERSON ON A TEAM
(MAX. 4 PEOPLE)

Registration includes four Bozeman Brewing beers for the race. Must be 21+ to enter. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each category.


BLACKSMITH ITALIAN + BUNKHOUSE BREWERY
BEER PAIRING DINNER
STARTS AT 6PM @ Blacksmith Italian

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Join Bunkhouse Brewery, Blacksmith Italian, and Portland Beer Podcast host and author Steven Shomler for a unique and exclusive 5-course beer pairing dinner.

Tickets may still be available, but seating is limited!  For reservations, please call Blacksmith Italian at 406-577-2585.


THE BAY'S MASTER CLASS
6:30PM @ The Bay Bar & Grille

While sampling a menagerie of beers, local experts from the brewing industry will go over how to blind taste, what “tasting notes” even mean, and which ingredients produce what flavors in your favorite brews.

There will also be an opportunity to sign up for a beer tasting competition for prizes and glory. Spots are limited so head to The Bay’s Facebook and message us to reserve your seat for the class or the competition!

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CIDER & SAUSAGE PAIRING
7-9PM @ Lockhorn Hard Cider

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Come to Lockhorn Cider House to sip cider and taste a variety of local meats and charcuterie!  We’ll provide great pairings to complement the best flavors Southwest Montana has to offer.


AS YOU HEAD AROUND TOWN TODAY, MAKE SURE TO THANK OUR SPONSORS. WE COULDN'T DO THIS WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT.

HAVE FUN, BE SAFE, AND ENJOY THE DAY!  CHEERS!