Montana is not just a place. It’s a state of mind, a way of life. And one of the things Montanans are most proud of is their craft beer. Gone are the days of choosing between “bud light or coors light?” In Montana, the craft brewing industry has taken off, offering a diverse and complex array of flavors that combine science with enjoyment. If you were to embark on a journey to visit all the breweries in Montana, it would take you 2000 miles and 30 days. But luckily, there’s a better way to experience the best of Montana beer in one place: Montana Brews & BBQ.
A Celebration of Local Flavor
In its 13th year, Montana Brews & BBQ has become synonymous with an authentic brewfest that celebrates and supports local breweries. This year’s event, held on July 15th at Lakeside-Metrapark, promises to be the ultimate craft beer adventure. With around 70 flavors representing breweries from every corner of the treasure state, this is an exclusive opportunity to savor the best of Montana’s craft beer scene.
A Taste of Montana Communities
At Montana Brews & BBQ, you’ll not only get to enjoy the beers, but also immerse yourself in the unique subcultures that surround each brewery. From the seasonal creations to the brews made exclusively for this event, it’s a chance to explore the heart and soul of Montana’s local communities. These beers are not just beverages; they are a testament to the flavors and traditions that define each brewery and their hometowns. Exclusively kegged and exclusively Montanan, every sip is a celebration of what it means to be a proud Montanan.
Presales for Convenience
To make the most of your experience at Montana Brews & BBQ, take advantage of the presale opportunity. By visiting one of the presale locations, you can save time, skip the lines, and secure your official 2023 souvenir glass for just $25. The presale includes 10 drink tokens, ensuring you won’t miss out on any of the incredible flavors on offer. So why wait? Grab your glass and tokens early, and start enjoying the festivities right away.
- Downtown: Thirsty Street
- Heights: Cell Phone Repair / Shiptons Big R
- Westend: Canyon Creek Brewing / Shiptons Big R / Cell Phone Repair
Food Trucks Galore
No beer festival is complete without delicious food to complement the brews, and Montana Brews & BBQs does not disappoint. With 20 of Billings’ best food trucks on-site, your taste buds are in for a treat. From slow-smoked, hand-carved BBQ to exotic ethnic cuisines, the food truck assortment is as diverse as the beer selection. Whether you’re craving mouthwatering wings, refreshing acai bowls, or cheesy cheeseballs, you’ll find it all here. So come for lunch, stay for dinner, and let your senses indulge in a foodie’s paradise.
Live Music to Set the Mood
Enhancing the experience of local beer and local food is the soul-stirring power of live music. Throughout the event, you’ll be grooving to the sounds of Billings sensation, D’tective. Their electrifying performance will keep your toes tapping and add an extra layer of excitement to the festivities. Get ready to dance, sing along, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of Montana’s craft beer community.
Free Beer and More
As if the incredible range of craft beers and mouthwatering food weren’t enough, Montana Brews & BBQ brings you even more surprises. How does free beer for a year sound? Thanks to Uberbrew, you have a chance to win FREE beer for 52 weeks (2 pints per week). It’s the ultimate gift for any beer lover. And that’s not all – brewmasters will be present, ready to share their knowledge and passion, and giving away free brewery swag. So raise a glass, engage with the experts, and immerse yourself in the captivating world of craft beer.
Supporting the Community
What makes Montana Brews & BBQ even more special is that all proceeds from the Downtown Exchange Club benefit local community partners. By joining this event, you’re not only treating yourself to an unforgettable experience but also contributing to the betterment of the community. It’s a win-win situation that allows you to enjoy the best of Montana while making a difference.
So mark your calendars for July 15th – Montana Brews & BBQ awaits you. Admission is free, and the celebration lasts from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to embark on a craft beer adventure and discover the true flavors of Montana. ‘Cause nothing beats an ice-cold Montana brew!
Find out more about Montana Brews & BBQ ⟫ Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ