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#BZNBEERWEEK Day 7 - Cheers to Fri-Yay!

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IT'S FRIDAY!  NEED WE SAY MORE?

We're might be coming towards the end of Craft Beer Week, but the events are ramping up!  Get your workout in before the weekend, stop by a happy hour (or two) and learn everything you wanted to know about sour beers... That sounds like a Fri-Yay if we've ever heard of one! With four events, though, strategizing your Friday night might get a little tricky, so here’s what I recommend for the day:

Loy’s IF-I-WERE-YOU Friday, May 10th plan:

1) The day’s events really don’t start until later this afternoon, so if I were you, I’d make sure I’ve got my work done early so I can take full advantage of the evening. (And just a quick reminder - as you go to various events this evening, remember that Craft Beer Week is as much about COMMUNITY as it is about CRAFT, so please, take care of yourself and your community and get a safe ride home!)

2) I’d probably start over at Element Hotel for their Happy Hour with Julius Lehrkind Brewing. I’m excited to get a chance to try the beers and chat with the brewer about their work! A casual happy hour downtown seems like the perfect way to start off the evening!

3) I’m only going to have some small samples at Happy Hour, though, because at 5:30, I’m headed over to True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga for their FREE Crossfit class. I’ll admit, I’ve never tried Crossfit before (!) and I’m super curious about it - so this is the perfect time to try! Plus, let’s be honest, we’re on day 7 of beer week… I could definitely use a good work out ;)

4) On my way back into town, I’m going to stop by Stone Glacier for their Happy Hour and see if I can get entered to win one of their amazing packs. I love winning stuff, so maybe luck will be on my side today? Either way, I’m excited to see their showroom!

5) Then on my way home, I’ll stop by Backcountry Burger Bar for their Sour Beer Symposium. I’m really looking forward to seeing what beers this event’s sponsor, Bronken’s, has pulled out of their cellar for this occasion - there should be some amazing options available… and of course after Crossfit, I’m sure I could use a burger!

6) Since I live close to downtown, I’ll probably be walking home, and then get right to bed because tomorrow is not only our LAST DAY of beer week, but also the brewfest! Definitely want to be fully rested up for that!

See you out there, friends!


OFFICIAL CRAFT BEER WEEK EVENTS


HAPPY HOUR WITH JULIUS LEHRKIND BREWING
AT THE ELEMENT
5-7pm @ The Element Hotel

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Start your weekend on the patio of the Element Hotel for a Happy Hour with Bozeman’s own Julius Lehrkind Brewing. Featuring handcrafted beers from head brewer Doug Frey, come and sample something new!  


CROSSFIT & BEER
5:30PM @ TrueSpirit Crossfit & Yoga

This is a free class at True Spirit Crossfit & Yoga for everyone participating in Craft Beer Week! We are doing the Baseline, a bodyweight workout that is a great introduction to high-intensity training. The Baseline can be done by anyone! 

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STONE GLACIER AFTER HOURS
AT THE RAM'S HEAD TAVERN
5-8PM @ Stone Glacier Showroom

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Join us in our shoppable showroom (AKA the Ram’s Head Tavern) for free beer, gear discussions, and light fare. One lucky person will walk away with a NEW Avail 2200 pack. 


SOUR BEER SYMPOSIUM
5-8PM @ Backcountry Burger Bar

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Get lost in the woods with Backcountry Burger Bar and New Belgium Brewing. A night of never seen before, and never to be seen again sour beers from the New Belgium barrel cellar.


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!

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#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!

#BZNBEERWEEK Day 3 - No Need to Make Dinner Tonight!

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BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO MAKE DINNER ON A MONDAY NIGHT...

We know the situation well - you've had a busy weekend with all the Craft Beer Week events you've been attending... and it's hard enough to face Monday, let alone make dinner.  Don't worry!  We've got you covered.  Tonight's events are all about the food, so call your friends, grab your family, and head out to one of our awesome events for dinner tonight! And while today is a bit of a “rest day” if you will, I thought I’d still give you my plan…

Loy’s IF-I-WERE-YOU Monday, May 6th plan:

1) Go to one of the events below. Enjoy their incredible beer week specials.

2) Go to the other event. Enjoy their incredible beer week specials.

3) Get home safely, do some yoga or stretches, and drink a glass of water.

See, you got this. Check out more deets about the events happening today below!


OFFICIAL CRAFT BEER WEEK EVENTS


BEER & BITES
STARTS AT 5PM @ Bar 3 BBQ & Brewing, Belgrade

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Bar 3 BBQ & Brewing is in our brand new location, so join us for a Craft Beer Week special beer and appetizer pairing!  We will be pairing a four appetizer selection with a flight of four of our hand crafted beers for $15!


PIZZA & BOZEMAN IPAS NIGHT
6-9PM @ Fire Artisan Pizza

Kick off your week with Fire Artisan Pizza!  They’ll have IPAs from Bozeman on tap, & will be offering an exclusive pizza for this event!

This event is hosted by: Culinary Storyteller Steven Shomler & Bozeman Eats

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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!

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#BZNBEERWEEK Day 2: Level up your Sunday Funday

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LEVEL UP YOUR SUNDAY FUNDAY 

It's Day 2, and we've got a full line up of events to keep the Sunday Fun going all day long!  Today's events vary from goats to fly tying... there's truly something for everyone!

And… once again, I had some people (read: one person) who mentioned they liked my post yesterday, so I thought, why not, it might be helpful if I outlined a plan you again for the today! So… here it is:

Loy’s IF-I-WERE-YOU Sunday, May 5th plan:

1) I would make some coffee, eat a little breakfast, and then promptly get over to Nordic for the Goat Races. I’ll be honest, I have NO IDEA what’s going to go on, but I am VERY intrigued, and can’t wait to see what goes down. Plus a Maibock release?!?! A perfect way to start the day!

2) Then right at 2pm, I’d swing over to Outlaw Brewing for my shot at Hop Hole (as a relatively competitive person, I’m looking forward to this competition!) and will hopefully be leaving with some sweet Outlaw schwag. Plus, I can get another pint of that County 6 IPA - have you guys tried it yet?!? It’s AM-AZ-ING.

3) At 3pm, I’d dart on over to Bunkhouse for Pints from the Past. Bunkhouse always has some super unique brews on tap, and I love hearing from the crew at Extreme History Project. That will be a nice way to wind down the afternoon.

4) Then I’d wrap up my evening as a spectator at Creek to Peak’s Brewed on the Fly fly tying competition at 406 Brewing. I’m no fly-fisherwoman, but watching these folks tie flies with BEER INGREDIENTS is INCREDIBLE. I’d probably grab some dinner there as well, and then call it an early evening, since it is only Sunday… ;)

More deets about the amazing events happening today below!


OFFICIAL CRAFT BEER WEEK EVENTS


GOAT RACES
STARTS AT 11AM @ Nordic Brew Works

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Join us Sunday May 5th at 11am for our #bznbeerweek event at Nordic Brew Works. And yes, you read that right.. GOAT RACES! Followed by a beer and food pairing- Sauerbraten, cabbage and dumpling lunch special with the release of Greg’s Maibock beer. Plus, the first 50 people to order the Maibock get a Nordic Brew Works glass!


HOP HOLE
STARTS AT 2PM @ Outlaw Brewing

Each patron will get 3 throws of the “hop bag” per pint into our specially designed “Hop Hole Board.”  Points will be added up and the top 3 highest scores will receive merchandise and/or beer from Outlaw!

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PINTS FROM THE PAST
3-5PM @ Bunkhouse Brewery

Join The Extreme History Project at Bunkhouse Brewery for a series of short talks about Montana’s beer history.  Test your historical knowledge for a chance to win free tickets to Extreme History’s summer walking tours!

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BREWED ON THE FLY
5-8PM @ 406 Brewing Company

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Join Creek to Peak at 406 Brewing Company and use your tying savvy to incorporate beer ingredients into a fly design! Entries will be judged on creativity & originality. Extra points for fishability!  Tying materials & beer ingredients provided. 

MUST BRING OWN TOOLS AND VISE. 

PRIZES AWARDED TO WINNERS!!


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!

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#BZNBEERWEEK Day 1: Start your week off right - WITH BEER!

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Bozeman Beer Fam, wait no more... 

BOZEMAN CRAFT BEER WEEK 2019 IS
FINALLY HERE!

WE’RE SO EXCITED TO BE CELEBRATING BOZEMAN CRAFT BEER WEEK WITH YOU ALL!

For this blog post, I thought it would be great if I outlined a plan for the week. When there’s so many choices of what you can do each day, I thought I’d help you out with a step-by-step plan to help you plan out your day. So… here it is:

Loy’s IF-I-WERE-YOU Saturday, May 4th plan:

If you’re new to Craft Beer Week, (or even if you’re a veteran) - sometimes it can be helpful to have someone breakdown a plan for the day for you. SO… here it is: if I were you, I’d structure my day like this:

1) I’d start my day by swinging by Big Brew Day first thing in the morning. I’d want to see exactly how homebrewing happens, so I’d want to be there from about 10 or so until noon, just getting the feel for my future homebrew set up.

2) Then I’d head over to MAP Brewing for the May the 4th Party (I obviously put my Star Wars costume in my car this morning so I was ready to change. I mean, a free beer for coming in costume? I’m TOTALLY IN.) I’d get a half pint of Dank Vader and a half pint of Fempire after the Star Wars themed release at 12:30 before slamming some food before my next stop.

3) Then I’d swing by Dean’s Zesty Booch and do a little custom-beer-and-booch blend, but I’d definitely can it and take it to-go so that I can save it for later.

4) Then I’d go home, get out of my Star Wars costume, and prepare for the Kickoff Party! I’d head over to The Market (across from Sidewinders) probably around 5:30 or so, to listen to Lazy Owl String Band, try the collab beer, and stock up on all my BCBW SCHWAG!!!

5) Then, I’d Uber home (let’s be real, the most IMPORTANT part of the week is being safe and taking care of ourselves and our community!), drink a pint of water, and getting well rested so I’m all ready for Sunday!

Check out more details about each of the events below!!

~ FEATURED EVENT ~

CRAFT BEER WEEK KICKOFF PARTY
5-8pm @The Market (across from Sidewinders) 

The Lazy Owl String Band!

The Lazy Owl String Band!

This is the perfect way to kickstart your Bozeman Craft Beer Week experience!   Join Fermentana & Sidewinders for this year's official kickoff of Bozeman’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Week, featuring a FREE concert with local favorite, The Lazy Owl String Band! Try the collaboration beer, get your official beer week passport and t-shirt, and raise a pint to the start of another great beer week!


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BIG BREW DAY
10AM - 4PM @ TreaT/Gallatin Home Brew Supplies

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Kick off Bozeman Craft Beer Week 2019 with the Bridger Brew Crew, the Gallatin Valley's homebrew club! The club will host live homebrewing demos of all-grain and extract beer brewing, as well as mead brewing throughout the day at Bozeman's local homebrew supply shop, Gallatin Home Brew Supplies located just inside TreaT Cafe on East Main!

This event is part of a nationwide celebration of National Homebrew Day, so what a perfect day to start the hobby! Learn about different homebrewing methods, how to get started in the hobby, and check out equipment and ingredients available at the homebrew shop while you're there! Club members will also be on hand to answer homebrewing-related questions.

The event is free and open to the public. More details on Bozeman's Big Brew Day can be found at www.bridgerbrewcrew.org.

Plus special offerings provided by TreaT Cafe and Happy Dog Beer Co.!


BLENDING BEER WITH BARREL-AGED KOMBUCHA
11AM - 3PM @ Dean's Zesty Booch

Indulge your adventurous side with blending ferments! The Dean’s Zesty Booch team will guide you through the process of creating a delicious beer & kombucha blend, using both beer and kombucha brewed in-house. Enjoy it on the spot in a glass or package it in your own 12oz. aluminum can to take home! FREE EVENT! BEER AND KOMBUCHA MUST BE PURCHASED. $1 EXTRA PER CAN FOR MATERIALS.

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MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: BEER RELEASE PARTY
TAPPING AT 12:30 PM @ MAP Brewing Company

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Star Wars fans unite for MAP’s annual IPA release party!  Starting right at 12:30 we’ll be tapping our INFAMOUS double IPA, Dank Vader as well as the second annual release of our collaboration with Fermentana - Fempire Strikes Back NEIPA.

FREE BEER IF YOU COME IN A STAR WARS COSTUME!  


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!

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