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Montana breweries take home hardware at national beer competition

Montana breweries take home hardware at national beer competition

Five Montana breweries brought home six medals — half of them gold — for their beers and one was named very small brewery of the year at the Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver last weekend.

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Billings brewers shine at North American Beer Awards

Billings brewers shine at North American Beer Awards

Four Billings breweries brought home a total of nine medals from the recent North American Beer Awards competition in Idaho Falls.

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Wyoming beer makers launch brewers group

Wyoming beer makers launch brewers group

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming brewers gathered last month in Pinedale to craft the state’s annual collaboration beer. Working together inside Wind River Brewing Company, they concocted a steam beer appropriately named Steamboat.

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Ron Kalvig

Ron Kalvig

Ron Kalvig, a long-time home brewer, has opened Creek Brewing at 3060 Gabel Road. 

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Construction Zone: Canyon Creek Brewery adds variety to West End

Construction Zone: Canyon Creek Brewery adds variety to West End

Ron Kalvig is no stranger to homebrews. He has been crafting his own beer for 15 years. But stirring up a batch in the kitchen is vastly different from making 10 barrels of beer in a brand new, sparkling tap room.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Montana tavern owners battling with beer brewers

Montana tavern owners battling with beer brewers

HELENA — Tavern owners faced off against craft brewers at the Capitol on Tuesday, arguing that the upstart competition has been allowed to unfairly flourish with too few restrictions.

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Guest opinion: Some breweries becoming unlicensed bars

In Montana all taverns are licensed for the retail sale of alcohol, with different privileges available depending on the license held. Breweries in Montana are licensed as beer manufacturers. Since 1999 breweries have been allowed to sell samples of their beer though a special exception to t…

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Microbrewers collaborate to craft uniquely Wyo ale

Microbrewers collaborate to craft uniquely Wyo ale

PINEDALE -- Richie Strom stretched a pair of gritty yellow sleeves over his gray Wyoming Cowboys sweatshirt before stepping up to stir the tank of bubbling grain.

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From the Editor: Distilleries hope to tap into brewing success

Can you believe that it’s been nearly two decades since the craft brewing industry first took hold in downtown Billings?

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Guest opinion: Craft beer customers support U.S. small businesses

Guest opinion: Craft beer customers support U.S. small businesses

Beer has had roots in this country for centuries. Virtually every Founding Father either made or enjoyed it. Today, thanks to the ingenuity of small and independent brewers, the United States has moved beyond offering only light American lager and now has more beer styles and brands to choos…

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Montana Brewing Co. beer wins gold at festival, Red Lodge Ales gets bronze

Montana Brewing Co. beer wins gold at festival, Red Lodge Ales gets bronze

A pair of south-central Montana breweries brought home medals from the Great American Beer Festival, held over the weekend in Denver, Colo.

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What's Pouring

Brewery: Carter’s Brewing

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What's Pouring: Juicehead Gorilla Imperial IPA

This weekly feature will run in Enjoy through Sept. 23 with beer features written by area brewers. Watch for your chance to vote on the best recipe for a new beer to be brewed in time to debut at Ales for Trails on Sept. 23.

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Weekday Sampler: 4 things to do in Billings this week

Weekday Sampler: 4 things to do in Billings this week

How are YOU spending your school nights?  A hot event each night, Monday thru Thursday in Billings.

May 09, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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Beer Man: Billings beer maker heads to Sheridan to start his own  brewing company

Beer Man: Billings beer maker heads to Sheridan to start his own brewing company

Instead of working behind the glass among the hissing and gurgling batches of stout fermenting in stainless steel tanks, Montana Brewing Co.’s head brewer Travis Zeilstra was sitting at a table in the dining room.

September 19, 2010 12:10 am Photos

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Brew Festival

Brew Festival

Beer fans sample over 130 beers from around the world at the annual Billings Brew Festival at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Concert to raise funds for wilderness group

Concert to raise funds for wilderness group

The fourth annual Music for the Wild is Saturday from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.'s Garage Pub, 2123 First Ave N. (behind Enterprise Car Rental).

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Concert to raise funds for wilderness group

Concert to raise funds for wilderness group

The Firehouse Band plays Saturday's Music for the Wild event at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

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Local brew pub is host to nontraditional church

Local brew pub is host to nontraditional church

A Bible and a beer keep someone company while attending a service for The Well at the Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company in Billings.

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