24th Annual Garden City BrewFest

The 24th annual Garden City BrewFest will take place Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Caras Park from noon to 8 pm. The Garden City BrewFest again serves as the grand finale of the 5th annual Missoula Craft Beer Week. Garden City BrewFest is proudly sponsored by Bayern Brewing Company, Mclean Properties, the Missoula Independent, The Trail 103.3, and Montana Distillery.

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 2 for $3.  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.

Garden City BrewFest FeaturedThe event will also feature many of Missoula’s favorite musicians and bands. Joan Zen kicks off the event from 12:00-2:00pm followed by Gladys Friday from 2:30-5:00 pm. The John Adam Smith Band will wrap up the event from 5:30-8:00 pm.  The beer selection will be complemented by a lineup of seven local foodvendors.

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.

The official 2016 Garden City BrewFest List:

  • Bayern Brewing, Inc.
    • Dancing Trout
    • Dragon’s breath Dark Hefeweizen
    • Dump Truck Summer Bock
    • Maibock
  • 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Apocolypse IPA
  • Riding Solo Pale Ale
  • Ballast Point Brewing Co.
    • Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
    • Grunion Pale Ale
  • Beaverhead Brewing Co.
    • Pioneer Porter
    • Whitetail Wit Bier
  • Big Sky Brewing Co.
    • Shake a Day
    • Summer Honey
  • Bitter Root Brewing
    • Huckleberry Honey Ale
    • Red Dread Imperial Red Ale
  • Blackfoot River Brewing Co.
    • Biere de Garde
    • Spring Pale Ale
  • Blacksmith Brewing Co.
    • Brickhouse Blonde
    • Single IPA
  • Bowser Brewing Co.
    • Chip off the Ol Scotch
    • Jalapeno Hefeweizen
  • Cabinet Mountain Brewing Co.
    • Bull Bucker ESB
    • Yaak Attack IPA
  • Carters Brewing
    • Idaho 7 Pale Ale
  • Deschutes Brewery
    • Hop Slice Session IPA
    • Nitro Cream Ale
  • Draught Works
    • Late Bloomer Hibiscus Saison
    • My Ruca American Pale Ale
  • Elysian Brewing Co.
    • Space Dust
    • Super Fuzz
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    • Luponic Distortion No.001
    • Union Jack IPA
  • Flathead Lake Brewing Co.
    • Camp Misery
    • Two Rivers Pale Ale
  • The Front Brewing Co.
    • Headwaters Citra Pale Ale
    • Honey Weizen
  • Glacier Brewing Co.
    • Flathead Cherry Ale
  • Goose Island Brewery
    • Summer Ale
  • Grand Teton Brewing Co.
    • Lost Continent
  • Great Burn Brewing
    • Belgian Golden Ale
    • Jasmine Green Tea IPA
  • Great Northern Brewing Co.
    • Bluebird Dry Double IPA
    • Fat Morgana
  • Green Flash Brewing Co.
    • Tangerine Soul Style IPA
  • Harvest Moon Brewing Co.
    • Beltian White
    • Broken Bale Nut Brown
  • Imagine Nation Brewing
    • Good For Something Pale Ale
    • Merging Waters River Ale
  • Iron Horse Brewery
    • Irish Death
  • Kettlehouse Brewing Co.
    • Coconut Cold Smoke
    • Halfsharkalligatorhalfman
  • Kona Brewing Co.
    • Lemongrass Luau
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
    • Equinox Pale Oat Ale
  • Lewis & Clark Brewing Co.
    • Miners Gold Hefeweizen
    • Prickly Pear Pale Ale
  • Lolo Peak Brewing Co.
    • Helles Lager
    • 3 Needles IPA
  • Lone Peak Brewery & Taphouse
    • Nordic Blonde
  • Madison River Brewing Co.
    • Baetis Belgian Orange Wit
  • Meadowlark Brewing Co.
    • Harvester Cream Ale
    • Ole Gus Scotch Rye Ale
  • Missoula Brewing Co.
    • Fortress Rock Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
    • Mount Jumbo Grapefruit IPA
  • New Belgium Brewing Co.
    • Citradelic Tangerine IPA
    • Heavy Melon Watermelon Lime Ale
  • Philipsburg Brewing Co.
    • Otter Water Session Pale Ale
    • Rope Swing Saison
  • Quarry Brewing
    • Gneiss IPA
    • Open Cab Copper Irish Red
  • Redhook Brewery
    • Summer Hook
  • Samuel Adams
    • Rebel Rouser Double IPA
  • Shock Top Brewing Co.
    • Shock Top Lemon Shandy
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    • Otra Vez Gose-Style Ale
  • Stiegl Brewing
    • Radler Grapefruit Lager
  • Tamarack Brewing Co.
    • Sip N’ Go Naked Apricot Ale
  • Upslope Brewing Co.
    • Craft Lager
  • Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
    • Anthem Apple Cider
  • Wildwood Brewery
    • Organic Ambitious Lager
    • Organic Bodacious Bock
  • 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Apocolypse IPA
  • Riding Solo Pale Ale

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).