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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Where's the cowbell? Farmhouse Ale

New on Tap this week! 
Where's the Cowbell? -Farmhouse Ale
This Belgian Saison style farmhouse ale is slighty tart, refreshingly dry, citrusy, and finishes crisp. The aroma is driven by the classic Belgian farmhouse yeast. Citrusy and bright, easy drinking and refreshing. A great summertime beer!

Happenings this week:
Monday: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait. Bluegrass Jam starts promptly every week at 6 pm.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause –Youth Dynamics $1 from every pint between 4-8 goes to them. Drink some beer and support a good cause!
Wednesday: Live Music – Tim Fast
Thursday: Gr-raffle - Enter your name to win a growler. Get it? Growler-raffle?
Saturday: Live Music – Erin Williams

Sunday: Bike to the Brewery – Use human pedal power to get to the brewery, tell a server and they will give you $1 off your first beer.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale and Triple Pearl SMaSH Pale Ale

What's New?


Well, we have a phantasmagorically awesome Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale that just came out last week. We put our awesome Scotch Ale with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, and dark fruits in to some Willie's Distillery Bourbon and Honey Moonshine barrels, aged them for 2 months, then blended all the barrels together to get one awesome sauce! Gi-normous bourbon aromas, with vanilla and toffee tones waft up when you smell the beer. Then big vanilla, oaky-tannins, leather, smoke, bourbon meld when you take a drink. This beer is pretty damn close to perfection folks, get some before it is gone. Served in a snifter.

Coming out Tuesday is Rusty Pearl, a Single Malt and Single Hop (SMaSH) Pale Ale made with Triple Pearl hops and comes in at 5.4% and 43 IBU's. Triple Pearl hops are a new USDA publicly grown hop not a proprietary variety like Simcoe, Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic, etc. In 2014 the USDA let out 4 new hop varieties. Cashmere was our first experiment from these hops, and now Triple Pearl. 

Rusty Pearl is a great sessionable pale ale. Stone fruits, ripe fruits, and white tea in the aromas, stone fruits, honey dew, and fruit-tea-like flavors are subdued and complimentary to the light malt backbone. It finishes up dry and crisp, with a slight bitterness on the finish. It is a great single hop beer, and very unique! 
If you are bored with the same old "rip your face off" IPAs and APAs, then swing on in and give this very tasty and unique little gem a try.

Happenings this week:
Monday: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait. Bluegrass Jam starts promptly every week at 6 pm.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - Montana Roots- $1 from every pint between 4-8 goes to them. Drink some beer and support a good cause!
Wednesday: Live Music - Sister Otis
Thursday: Gr-raffle - Enter your name to win a growler. Get it? Growler-raffle?
Saturday: Live Music - Neil Beddow
Sunday: Bike to the Brewery – Use human pedal power to get to the brewery, tell a server and they will give you $1 off your first beer.



Monday, May 9, 2016

Rotators on Tap:
Galaxy in the Rye - Rye IPA - delicious fruity, citrusy, and piney, with a touch of spice from the Rye malt. 
Alt-ernative Polka - Alt bier or German Amber - A german ale that inspired Fat Tire and the rest of the American Amber beers. Dryer, more crisp, and hoppier than the traditional American version.
I'm not Irish Stout - Irish Dry Stout. Like Guinness only better because it didn't come over here in a hot shipping container, it was made locally and therefore more fresh and tasty!


Upcoming New Rotators: Triple Pearl SMaSH(Single Malt and Single Hop) Pale, Honey Blonde, English Nut Brown

Happenings this week:
Monday: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait. Bluegrass Jam starts promptly every week at 6 pm.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - $1 from every pint between 4-8 goes www.touchtheskyclimbing.org. An organization that promotes youth involvement in the sport of Rock Climbing. Drink some beer and support a good cause!
Wednesday: Live Music - Catching Magpies. Check out Catching Magpies Facebook page.
Thursday: Gr-raffle - Enter your name to win a growler. Get it? Growler-raffle?
Saturday: Live Music - Sean Devine. Livingston Based Alt-Country, Folk guitarist

Sunday: Bike to the Brewery – Use human pedal power to get to the brewery, tell a server and they will give you $1 off your first beer.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

After a long awaited absence on the blog....we're back!

We have been so freaking busy making beer, that our little blog to keep you beer lovers informed has gone the way of the fallow fields for a bit. Alas, don't fret, we now have more help, we will make more beer, and we will keep you in the loop and informed.

Rotators on tap currently today May 5, at 3pm:

Galaxy in the Rye - Rye IPA - delicious fruity, citrusy, and piney, with a touch of spice from the Rye malt. 
Konichiwheat - Filtered American Wheat beer. Light, dry, crisp with a lemony finish. On sale till it's gone, $3/pint, $10/growler
German Cologne - German Kolsch Ale - An ale that drinks like a lager. Light very dry, sweet and malty, with a clean and crisp finish.
Alt-ernative Polka - German Amber - A german ale that inspired Fat Tire and the rest of the American Amber beers. Dryer, more crisp, and hoppier than the traditional American version.
I'm not Irish Stout - Irish Dry Stout. Like Guinness only better because it didn't come over here in a hot shipping container, it was made locally and therefore more fresh and tasty!


Happenings this week:
Monday: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait. Bluegrass Jam starts promptly every week at 6 pm.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - $1 from every pint between 4-8 goes to them. Drink some beer and support a good cause!
Wednesday: Live Music - none this week
Thursday: Gr-raffle - Enter your name to win a growler. Get it? Growler-raffle? MBA Spring Rendezvous Brewfest in Bozeman. Check out Montana Brewer's association website for the 911
Saturday: Live Music - Amber Ikeman


Sunday: Bike to the Brewery – Use human pedal power to get to the brewery, tell a server and they will give you $1 off your first beer.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boubon Barrel Aged Scotch, Bronze medal Scotch and Dark Rapids Black IPA

Photo of our 2015 BCBA medal for our Bier d' Garde
So, we participated in "Best of Craft Beer Awards" BCBA again this year, and guess what? WE WON A BRONZE MEDAL! For our Katabatic Scotch Ale. We won the medal in the Scottish Ale category. This was one of the four big national competitions. So I guess you could say we're proud!










We also recently drained the Willie's Distillery bourbon barrel that had our award winning Scotch ale in it. Then we blended that with a little fresh beer and what you have is a totally different complex taste bud explosion. It's rich in vanilla and toffee notes, with a heady bourbon aroma, but it's not like drinking a "Boiler maker". It's like sipping a fine wine. Except it's freakin' beer! Come try some, you will be glad I told you so.

It's okay to get caught in these Dark Rapids.
Did we also tell you that we're tapping the Dark Rapids Black IPA today? 7.1 % ABV and 65 IBU's using Galaxy, Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops. A black in color West-Coast style IPA, or India Black Ale.
Aroma- Citrusy, resinous, piney-character with a hint of toast.
Flavor- Big piney notes, followed by slightly citrusy, and melon hop character
Finish- Dry and crisp with a clean finish without the lingering bitterness

Happenings this week:

Monday: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait. Bluegrass Jam starts promptly every week at 6 pm.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - Livingston/Park County Tennis Association. $1 from every pint between 4-8 goes to them. Drink some beer and support a good cause!
Wednesday: Live Music - Ford Boozer - 
Thursday: Gr-raffle - Enter your name to win a growler. Get it? Growler-raffle?
Saturday: Live Music - Scott Tecca - info here

Sunday: Suds and Bugs 4-6pm – $10 gets you a pint and expert instruction on how to tie one type of fly each Sunday. Bring your fly tying vise, bobbin, scissors and black thread.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Beetlekill Brown is back on tap!

Beetle Kill Brown has just been transferred into the serving tanks and is rockin' on the taps right now!  This malty dark brown ale sports just a enough hops to stand up to the big malty backbone. It's balanced, roasty, and finishes with a nice crisp finish.

We are also sporting Honey Blonde, Amberdextrous Amber, and Mosaic Pale Ale. This weeks Nitro keg is Beetle Kill Brown.


Don't forget. We have really dope-ass looking old-school beanies that say Katabatic Brewing on them. They look like the ones you and your siblings had of your favorite football team back in 1983. Check 'em out!






Happenings this week:
Monday: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait. Bluegrass Jam starts promptly every week at 6 pm.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - Stafford Animal Shelter. $1 from every pint goes help feed and house animals at our local shelter.
Wednesday: Live Music - Ian Thomas - Bozeman acoustician bluesy and old-timey feeling.
Thursday: Gr-raffle - Enter your name to win a growler. Get it? Growler-raffle?
Saturday: Live Music - Aran Buzzas - Missoula honky tonk singer/songerwriter

Sunday: Suds and Bugs 4-6pm – $10 gets you a pint and expert instruction on how to tie one type of fly each Sunday. Bring your fly tying vise, bobbin, scissors and black thread.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Coffee Porter - It might give you the jittery jingles

We want to wish you a Hoppy Holidaze with our "Winter Ale" offering called Dead Rock Coffee Porter. It is a delicious medley of toasty malts and coffee bitterness, melded with dark malt mellow sweetness, that finishes dry. It clocks in at 6.5% ABV and 34 IBUs.



On tap at The Mint Bar and Cafe in Belgrade
Happenings this week:
Monday: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait. Bluegrass Jam starts promptly every week at 6 give or take a few.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - None this week
Wednesday: Live Music - Scott Evje - Local guitar picker.
Thursday: Gr-raffle - Enter your name to win a growler and fill. Closing Early @ 5pm Happy Holidays everyone!
Saturday: Live Music - John Dendy -


Guess what he's filling the barrels with!
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