Monday, June 22, 2015

English Summer Ale- blowing into town in a few weeks.

Finally, summer is officially here. Here at Katabatic we take summer seriously! (Actually the only thing we take seriously here is beer, but who cares.) So serious in fact, we're making a toe-wiggling, spine-tingling, jump-in-the-lake English Summer Ale. What is a English summer ale? Well, the english mow their lawns too. One could say its a lawnmower-beer made with taste, and English malts and hops, or one could say it is a malty, yet light, easy-drinking refreshing lower alcohol beer with more taste. It is a light-bodied, refreshing, ale that has a slightly hoppy aroma, and nice malt backbone made from light malts.

Next rotator out on the taps is: Goat Effer English Pale. This is the English Summer Ale's bully big brother. Bigger than the summer ale all around, it starts off with a large malt bill, to back up the english hops. The true style of Goat Effer is an English Bitters. That confuses Americans so we just call it an English Pale Ale. Think American Pale Ale, but with English Malts, hops and an estery yeast strain. It's maltier, and not as hoppy as the american version.

This week:
Monday: Growler Monday - Get a free pint and $1 off when you fill a growler.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - Tri-county Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Drink a beer and $1 from each pint goes here.
Wednesday: Farmer's Market 4-7:30 Miles Park. Come drink a beer in the park.
Thursday: Live Music -Jeremiah and the red eyes
Saturday: Live Music - In walks bud
Sunday: Bike to the brewery and get $1 off your first pint.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Are the Irish really lucky?

New tanks arrived last week
I've always wondered where the saying "luck of the irish" came from. Well, at Katabatic we are now serving our latest Bold rotator offering:
Butte E. Call - Irish Red Ale

Been to Butte? Know anyone from Butte? Ok, nuff said. For those of you that answered NO on the previous multiple choice questions, for the record, there are a lot of Irish folk in Butte. Now the question you might wax over while sipping your new found favorite malty beer Butte E. Call,  is:
Are the Irish lucky? Or are they just good....

They are the big ones in the back!
Happenings this week:

Tuesday: "Beer for a cause" Sister Cities program. Did you know we have a sister city in Japan?
Wednesday: Live Local Music : Someday Miss Pray - Talented Livingston locals
Thursday: Gr-Raffle - Raffle for a Giraffe? Nope! Put your name and number on your last 2 drink tickets, turn them in for the raffle and you could win a growler and a fill. Get it? Growler + Raffle?
Saturday: Live Local Music : Scott Evje - One of the local favorite talents
Sunday: Bike your Damn ass to the brewery day! - Show us you brought your bike and you get a dollar off your first pint.
Ride your bike down to the brewery and you will soon get to park your bike on these Bad Larrys.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Anabatic Amber! It'll blow you away.

Well, it blew some judges away, hows that. We went down to Idaho Falls, ID this weekend to North American Beer Awards (NABA).....
And we won a gold medal for our Anabatic Amber! It was the one of the larger categories this year.

Congrats to Jason our brewer for another great win!

Friday night was the awards ceremony. Saturday was a brewfest with a lot of the medal winning breweries in attendance. Saturday night we ended up at the Republic American grill and restaurant with the brewers and representatives from Bozeman Brewing Company, Carter's Brewing Company, Uberbrew, Canyon Creek Brewery, and us. Brewer's are fun people to hang out with!

Happenings this week:

Monday: Growler Monday!! Free pint while you fill your growler, plus $1 off your growler fill.
Tuesday: "Beer for a Cause." Park County Cubs baseball team.
Wednesday: Live Music- J-bird local singer/song writer
Thursday: Gr-raffle! Raffle for a growler with your 2nd and 3rd drink tickets.
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: Bike to the Brewery Sundays! Bike to the brewery and get $1 off your first pint. Now that's motivation to go pump up the tires in that ol' bicycle.