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Garden City BrewFest returning to Missoula after 3-year hiatus

Garden City BrewFest
Posted at 10:37 AM, May 06, 2022

MISSOULA - A popular downtown Missoula event is returning after being forced to the sidelines by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Billed as "Montana’s original and largest beer festival," the Garden City BrewFest will take place on Saturday, May 7 in Caras Park.

The event will feature over 70 beers, ciders, hard seltzers, and wines.

The Garden City BrewFest runs from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and will feature local food trucks and live music from three Missoula-based bands.

There is no admission charge, but people interested in sampling the brews can purchase a 7-ounce commemorative glass, wristband, and four tokens for $20. Additional tokens are two for $3.

Food can be purchased from vendors including Big Dipper, Clove Cart Pizza, River City Eats, and Sa Wad Dee. The Missoula Sentinel Kiwanis will also be serving brats and chips.

Tom Catmull’s Last Resort kicks off the event at 12 p.m., followed by MudSlide Charley from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Missoula’s own Joan Zen will then take the stage at 5 p.m.

The Garden City Beer Awards, which will be judged and provided by the Zoo City Zymurgists, will be presented at around 4:30 p.m.

The Garden City BrewFest— originally called BRIW Fest — began in 1992.

Organizers note it will be the first major event to take place in the newly renovated Caras Park.

For more information, visit www.missouladowntown.com or call the Downtown Missoula Partnership at 406-543-4238.

28th Annual Garden City BrewFest Official Beer, Cider, Seltzer, and Wine List

  • Bayern 35th Anniversary Pilsner Missoula, MT
  • Bayern Dumptruck Summer Bock Missoula, MT
  • Bayern St. Walters Hefeweizen Missoula, MT
  • Bayern Dragons Breath Dark Hefeweizen Missoula, MT
  • Big Sky Big Sky Hazy IPA Missoula, MT
  • Big Sky Shake a Day IPA Missoula, MT
  • Big Sky Space Goat IPA Missoula, MT
  • Conflux Alberg Vienna Lager Missoula, MT
  • Conflux My Fingers Hurt Missoula, MT
  • Cranky Sam Bon Debarras Bier de Mars Missoula, MT
  • Cranky Sam Tropical Blonde Ale Missoula, MT
  • Draught Works Hand Rolled IPA Missoula, MT
  • Draught Works Bittersweet Goodrye Honey Rye Missoula, MT
  • GILD Survey Says Mexican Lager Missoula, MT
  • GILD Nascent Seed American Pale Ale Missoula, MT
  • Great Burn Deemed Essential Hazy IPA Missoula, MT
  • Highlander Strange Haze Hazy IPA Missoula, MT
  • Highlander Strange Encounters Imperial Hazy IPA Missoula, MT
  • Highlander Wolf Point Wheat Strawberry Wheat Missoula, MT
  • Kettlehouse Fresh Bongwater Hemp Pale Ale Missoula, MT
  • Kettlehouse Montanarita Lemon Lime Beer Missoula, MT
  • Oddpitch Undiscovered Worlds Hazy IPA Missoula, MT
  • Old Bull Tree Creaking West Coast IPA Frenchtown, MT
  • Bitterroot Huckleberry Honey Ale Hamilton, MT
  • Blackfoot Hazy IPA Helena, MT
  • Blacksmith Spring Haze Hazy IPA Stevensville, MT
  • Bozeman Haze Trip Hazy IPA Bozeman, MT
  • Bridger Mad Mile Cream Ale Bozeman, MT
  • Carter’s Brewing Mas Fina Mexican Lager Billings, MT
  • Carter’s Brewing Biere De Mars Billings, MT
  • Glacier Creeper Pigeon Milkshake IPA Polson, MT
  • Higherground Black Hop Down Black IPA Hamilton, MT
  • Jeremiah Johnson Blonde Ale Great Falls, MT
  • Jeremiah Johnson Hazy Pineapple IPA Great Fall, MT
  • Kalispell Brewing Raspberry Wheat Kalispell, MT
  • Kalispell Brewing Polka Bear German Pale Kalispell, MT
  • Katabatic Honey Blonde Ale Livingston, MT
  • Katabatic IPA Livingston, MT
  • Lewis and Clark Juicy Obsession Hazy Session IPA Helena, MT
  • Madison River New Montana Pale Ale Belgrade, MT
  • Meadowlark Snowberry Raspberry Whit Sidney, MT
  • Meadowlark Magic Hobo Monkey Hazy IPA Sidney, MT
  • Mountains Walking Grazing Clouds Hazy IPA Bozeman, MT
  • Mountains Walking Twisted Karma Raspberry Sour Bozeman, MT
  • Neptune Brewing Pine Creek Pale Ale Livingston, MT
  • Neptune Brewing Siren Song Honey Rye Ale Livingston, MT
  • New Hokkaido Yamabiko Rice Lager Bozeman, MT
  • New Hokkaido Daruma Rice IPA Bozeman, MT
  • Outlaw Brewing Livin’ in a Haze Hazy IPA Bozeman, MT
  • Outlaw Brewing Blemonade Blueberry Lemon Sour Bozeman, MT
  • Outlaw Brewing Yuppie Hammer IPA Bozeman, MT
  • Philipsburg Brewing Love Tractor Wheat IPA Philipsburg, MT
  • Red Lodge Brewing Bent Nail IPA Red Lodge, MT
  • Tamarack Brewing Hat Trick Hop IPA Lakeside, MT/Missoula, MT
  • Tamarack Brewing Sip and Go Naked Lakeside, MT/Missoula, MT
  • Uberbrew Groovis Session Hazy IPA Billings, MT
  • Uberbrew Pink Slip Fruited Cream Ale Billings, MT
  • Wildwood Organic Bodacious Bock Maibock Stevensville, MT
  • Breakside Brewery Nobel Pilsner Portland, OR
  • Duvel Single Ferment Pale Belgian Pale Belgium
  • Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Tart Mango Ale Los Angeles, CA
  • Goose Island Hazy Bear Hug Hazy IPA Chicago, Il
  • Laughing Dog Brewing Huckleberry Cream Ale Ponderay, ID
  • New Belgium Juicy Haze Hazy IPA Fort Collins, CO


  • Last Chance Cider Mill Flathead Cherry Billings, MT
  • Rev Nat’s New Moon Mandarin Portland, OR
  • Western Cider Ranch Hand Missoula, MT


  • Lewis and Clark Prickly Pear Helena, MT
  • Snowmelt Pomegranate Acai/Tangerine Hop Boulder, CO
  • Quirk Cherry Blossom/Lime Kansas City, MO


  • Back to the Mother Carrot Pepper Turmeric Missoula, MT
  • Back to the Mother Triple Berry Ginger Missoula, MT