Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Danger/Danger! Double IPA, Irresponsibly Hopped

Danger/Danger Double IPA, Irresponsibly Hopped! 

The Double Danger, in all it's glory 
Double Danger is back! Yay!
No growler sales of Double Danger! Boo!
Sorry! We put a veritable sh*$-ton of hops in this tantalizingly refreshing and hoppy tasting Double IPA. It's named for a reason. Like the danger-yellow sign that pictures a guy falling off a cliff? You know the one. Yah, we need a sign like that with a beer mug in the guy's hand as he falls off a cliff. This beer is not to be trifled with. With that said if you drink it in moderation, it is AMAZING!

It's served in a snifter to bring out the stupendously aromatic pine, tropical fruits and citrus notes that come from the crazy amount hops we irresponsibly throw in there. But you know what? We think it's worth it to be irresponsible. Sometimes. Especially with hops. Like the old wise-folks would say: everything in moderation, including moderation, and hops.

BBQ and Beer at the Sport.
Thanks to all that came out for the 1st annual Tap into MT - Livingston brewfest and craft beer week. It was a smashing success! We had great community participation, local businesses really got behind the events all week long, and the brewfest went  off as it capped the week's festivities and this is just the beginning!

P-burg Brewing at the Brewfest

We heard from many people that they think this is Livingston's first brewfest ever! It will be even AWESOMER next year when it's the 2nd annual Tap into MT and Brewfest. Thank you Livingston, we love you a ton! Thanks to the Office for sponsoring and staffing the brewfest, and Vision Livingston for partnering and making this whole event possible.

On this week's police blotter:
Just kidding, we never want to be in the police blotter.

This week at Katabatic:
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - Park Co. Conservation Voters. $1 off every pint goes to them!
Wednesday: Live Music - Jameson and Sordid Seeds. Jameson and the Sordid Seeds is a bumpin’ original reggae rock and blues rock band based out of Northwest Montana. 
Thursday: GR-Raffle - Raffle + Growler Fill + GR-Raffle
Saturday: Live Music - Paul Lee
Sunday: Game Day - We moved the games, ask your server for them. Parents please play these games with kids and family, not use the games as a babysitter for your kids.

Did we mention we saw a camel in the Paradise Valley? Got info? Give it to us dangit!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tap Into Montana

Enter Livingston Buy Local's social media scavenger hunt (on Facebook here.)  

Don't miss out on Livingston Buy Locals's social media scavenger hunt for Tap into MT. Just snap a photo at any of the events that you attend this week and post on Livingston Buy Local's Facebook page with the hashtag #tapintomt. You will get one point for each event you attend (you don't have to be in the photo.) At the end of the week the person with the most points wins some great prizes including a growler & fill from us at Katabatic and a $40 gift card from the Gourmet Cellar. You can see the full list of events plus all of the contest rules and prizes at the link here.

Tap into Montana's Events Schedule


• Beer and BBQ at The Sport. Starts at 5 pm
• Dessert Beers & Chocolates at The Office Lounge. Time: 5:30-7:30 pm


• Taco Tuesday and Beer Pairing at The Mint Bar and Grill. Starts at 4 pm
• Mosaic and Beer at Neptune's Brewery. Cost: $25. Starts at 4 pm
• German Style Beers & Brats at The Office Lounge. Time: 5:30-7:30 pm


• Beer and Cheese Pairing from The Gourmet Cellar at Katabatic Brewing Company
Sample a range of beer washed cheese varieties paired with beer. Cost: $15/person. Starts at 5:30 pm
• Hoppy Humpday - IPA's for Tasting at The Office Lounge. Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
• Art on Tap at Wheatgrass Saloon
Art lesson with Betsy Hall and Edd Enders. This is for ALL LEVELS. Guides are available for beginners and anyone who needs help. Everyone will make their own finished piece on an 8" x 10" canvas. Cost includes lessons, materials, two pints of craft beer and light snacks.
Cost: $35. Time: 6 - 8 pm


• In-house Mobile Canning Demonstration from Montana Canning Co. at Katabatic Brewing Co.. Starts at 5 pm
• Screening of Homebrewd at Katabatic Brewing Co. - Watch a free screening of Homebrewd, a film about beer. Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
• Draught Works Brewery "Tap Take Over"  at The Office Lounge. Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
• Beer Trivia at The Mint Bar and Grill. Starts at 7 pm


• Strange Brews Dinner at Pinky's Cafe. Time TBD
• Brews and Burgers at The Office Lounge. Time: 5:30-7:30 pm 


Yoga at Katabatic Brewing Company Cost: Free
Starts at 10:00 am

Get Ready for BrewFest: Bloody Mary Specials at The Office Lounge Saturday Morning

Coffee Porter, Big Sky Camp Robber at The Office Lounge Sunday Morning After the Brew Fest Special

Tap Into Montana Brewfest at Miles ParkFeaturing 12 Montana Breweries, Local Food, and Live Music
1pm VIP Ticket Holders
2pm-7pm Regular ticket holders and general public

Other Events at the Brewfest Art from Art on Tap will be auctioned during the Brew Fest
Fly Tying Competition
Home Brew Demonstration
Montana Canning Company Canning Demonstration

MONDAY: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait.

TUESDAY: "Beer for a cause"- The Grizzly Encounter, "Beer for Bears" , $1 from every pint between 4pm - 8pm goes to help the sanctuary and the 5 rescue bears. Presentation & Meet and greet with Casey AndersonLive music by Paul Lee Kupfer!

WEDNESDAY: Live Music - Mathias - Check him out here.

THURSDAY: GRR-Raffle - Grrrowler and Rrraffle + Grrraffle. Get it. Put name and phone on last 2 drink tickets and you might just get one.

FRIDAY: Live Music - Kalyn Beasley -Straight outta Wyoming with a hat, a horse and a guitar. I don't know if he's bringing' his horse though.

SATURDAY: No live music this Saturday, sorry, good music Friday though.

SUNDAY: Family Fun day with board games. We have Chess, Checkers, Cribbage, Battleship, Chutes and Ladders, Rummikub, cards, Bananagrams, Jenga, Sorry, and I'm sure we're forgetting a few.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Windy Season is OVER!

Neptune's, Katabatic's, and 406's Brewers in one place!
In case you haven't checked your anemometer lately, windy season in Livingston is officially over. Does that mean the wind doesn't blow any more? Nope, it just means the Katabatic winds have left the building. Or Paradise Valley per se. Now we will be as windy as every other town East of the Continental Divide due to storms rolling through.

For those of you who don't know, Katabatic winds are responsible for shutting down the I=90 corridor coming through Livingston. They are cold downslope winds that start in theYellowstone Park area. Cold air sinks, its starts in Yellowstone Park going downslope, down valley, and the steeper the gradient the faster cold air sinks. There is a 3000 ft drop between Yellowstone Park and Livingston and a perfect natural half-pipe to funnel the winds. After late March, early April these weather patterns subside and Livingston becomes semi-normal again. WHY DOES THIS MATTER YOU ASK?

Beacause we are now open from 12 pm to 8pm seven days a week!

Now you can come have a beer at lunch or get a growler before heading out mushroom hunting for the afternoon, or gopher hunting, or wildflower hunting, or whitewater hunting or lawn mowing? Ah, whatever, we're open from 12-8 now!

Happenings this week:

Monday: Growler Monday! and Bluegrass jam. Fill a growler and get $1 off refill, and free pint.
Tuesday: "Beer for a Cause" this week is Livingston Baseball Association!
Wednesday: Live MusicJason Moreland AKA Jbird!
Thursday: GR-Raffle Thursday. Turn in tickets #2 and #3 with name and phone and you could win your very own Katabatic growler filled with delicious beer.
Saturday: Live Music - John Floridis is a modern day Steve Vai. He will melt your eardrums on his acoustic guitar. Don't believe? Come down and see.
 Sunday: Family Day, and...the sabbath, and well, it's great for playing games and drinking beer too. We have games out for y'all to play. Wanna dominate your date in a game of Chutes and Ladders? Don't worry we won't tell? Got a secret penchant for Bananagrams? You're secret is safe with us.