Tap into Montana

Craft Beer Week and Brew Fest returns to Livingston

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Livingston celebrates craft brews April 3-9Photo © Erik Petersen

Back for its second year, Tap into Montana celebrates craft brews April 3-9, culminating in a brew fest 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the Park County Fairgrounds.

Last year’s inaugural event boasted 12 beer-related events, 15 Montana breweries and over 350 brew-fest attendees. Now part of Vision Livingston, this year’s celebration features more events throughout the week and a bigger and better brew fest.

Beer-related events include beer-and-cheese pairings at Uncorked, a stein-holding competition at Katabatic, bison rocks and beer at Mustang’s, a screening of the cult classic “Strangebrew” at Neptune’s, and the Beer Mile.

This year’s brew fest moves to the fairgrounds and showcases more than 20 Montana breweries including local favorites, Katabatic Brewing and Neptune’s Brewery, in addition to several new Montana beer-makers, like Map Brewing (Bozeman), Great Burn Brewing (Missoula), and Cabinet Mountain Brewing (Libby). Attendees will get a chance to sample beers and enjoy live music from Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs and Tom Catmull’s Radio Static, and food from Crazy Mountain Catering (Clyde Park) and Zac’s Montana BBQ (Livingston).

VIP tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door (limited to 100), and afford a chance to sample special-release beers and talk with brewers before the crowd arrives. General admission is $20-$25.

Visit www.tapintomt.com for event details, brewfest information and tickets.