Garden City Community Brew & Limited-Edition Black IPA


Today, the Missoula County Tavern Owners Association (MCTOA) and Missoula’s four breweries (Bayern, Big Sky, Draught Works, and Kettlehouse) are releasing the first collaboration of the Garden City Community Brew, a Black IPA which was brewed at Draught Works on December 5.

The Garden City Community Brew Black IPA will benefit the Missoula Food Bank

The 2012 Garden City Community Brew Black IPA will benefit the Missoula Food Bank

The goal of the Community Brew project is to raise money for local non-profit organizations. Sales from the Black IPA will benefit the Missoula Food Bank. Over $4,000 has already been donated by MCTOA members and the breweries, which will be matched by an existing commitment from Town Pump, Inc.

This beer will only be distributed to the 20 member taverns of the MCTOA, and only one keg will go to each bar.

A new beer is expected to be brewed biannually by Missoula’s four breweries. Each brewery will choose and brew a beer, and a new non-profit will be chosen as the beneficiary.

Look for the new Black IPA Community Brew at one of these locations starting Friday:

  • Al’s & Vic’s
  • Bodega
  • Brooks & Browns
  • The Depot
  • Double Front Lounge
  • Eagles
  • Elbow Room
  • Iron Horse Brew Pub
  • James Bar
  • Joker’s Wild
  • The Keep
  • Montana Club – Brooks
  • Montana Club – Reserve
  • Paradise Falls
  • Red’s Bar
  • The Rhino
  • Rowdy’s Cabin
  • Sean Kelly’s
  • Stone of Accord


Thirsty for more? Missoula’s beverage expert, Ryan Newhouse, has plenty on tap: The Best in Missoula for LibationsFamily Friendly Fridays at the Top Hat, and Meet Missoula’s Serious Scotch Gals.

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Ryan Newhouse has lived in Missoula since 2002 and has tipped his glass in most of the town’s establishments. He is (in no particular order) a full-time writer, husband, and parent, and a part-time zymurgist. He makes a mean hard cider and pairs his cocktails with dishes from his blog, Cooked Animals: Recipes for Wild Game.His latest concoction is Montana Beer Finder.