23rd Annual Garden City Brewfest Scheduled for Sat. May 2, in Caras Park

The 23rd annual Garden City BrewFest will take place Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Caras Park from noon to 8 pm. The Garden City BrewFest again serves as the grand finale of the 4th annual Missoula Craft Beer Week. Garden City BrewFest is proudly sponsored by Bayern Brewing Company, the Missoula Independent, Five on Black, The Trail 103.3, Montana Brewery Tours, George’s Distributing, Grandstand Glassware, and “Oh Snap” Shot Photo Booth.

As in the past, admission to the event is free. Those who want to sample beer must purchase a 7-ounce commemorative glass, wristband, and two beer tokens for $12. Additional beer tokens are $1 each.  Designated Drivers receive free water and soda for the duration of the event and a designated driver white wristband is available at each entrance. Patrons are encouraged to park in the Park Place and Central Park structures, which offer free parking on weekends. Mountain Line also provides Zero-Fare transit service on all routes.

The event will also feature many of Missoula’s favorite musicians and bands. Jameson and the Sordid Seeds kick off the event from 12-2:30 pm followed by Zeppo from 3:00-5:30 pm. Wartime Blues will wrap up the event from 6-8 pm.  The beer selection will be complemented by a lineup of 7 local food vendors.

All of the beers in BrewFest will be again judged by the Zoo City Zymurgists – Missoula’s local home brew club. The Zymurgists will select winners in a variety of categories, from which they pick a “best in show” beer.

GCBF Logo (2)Bayern Brewing, Inc.
Angry Orchard
Bitteroot Brewing
Blackfoot River Brewing
Deschutes Brewery
Draught Works
Flathead Lake Brewing
Glacier Brewing Co.
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Higherground Brewing
Laguntias Brewing Co.
Leinenkugel’s Brewing Co.
Madison River Brewing Co.
No-Li Brewhouse
Sam Adams
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Tamarack Brewing
Traveller Beer Co.
Beaverhead Brewing Co.
Big Sky Brewing Co.
Elysian Brewing Co.
Goose Island Beer Co.
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Great Northern Brewing Go.
Harvest Moon Brewery
Iron Horse Brewery
Lewis & Clark Brewing Co.
New Blgium Brewing Co.
Quarry Brewing
Red Hood Brewing Co.
The Front Brewing Co.
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Cabinet Mountain Brewing Co.
Carters Brewing Co.
Laughing Dog Brewing
Lone Peak Brewing Co.
Neptune Brewing Co.
Selkirk Abbey Brewing
Blacksmith Brewing Co.
Great Burn Brewing
Lolo Peak Brewing Co.
Philpburg Brewing Co.
Wilwood Brewing

More information can be found online at www.missouladowntown.com or by contacting the MDA staff via phone (543-4238) or email (info@missouladowntown.com).