Brewfest 2013 at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky, Mont. (June 17, 2013) - Beer, brats, brisket and bands, oh my! This isn't your run of the mill backyard bbq, it's the eighth annual Brewfest at Big Sky Resort Saturday July 13, 2013 from 3 pm to 9 pm. Ninkasi Brewery will be joined by more than 20 brewers from Montana and beyond showcasing more than 40 different beers in the Lone Peak Pavilion located in the Mountain Village Plaza. The headlining live music act will be Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers with opening acts by The Congress and Two Bit Franks.

The Goddess Ninkasi brought the miracle of fermentation and Ninkasi Brewery (Eugene, Oregon) is bringing their flagship beer Total Domination IPA and Oatis Oatmeal Stout. Newcomers this year are Stone Brewing (San Diego), Sam Adams (Boston), Goose Island (Chicago) and Elysian Brewing (Seattle). Local representation is Lone Peak Brewery, Bozeman Brewing, and Madison River Brewery along with other Montana beers from Red Lodge, Big Sky Brewing and more.

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers (, a Bay Area band, blend pop-rock with alt-country and other Americana flavors, to headline Brewfest with their popular songs "Toby's Song" and "Little Too Late." With a viral following of their video series "Van Sessions," their cover of Hall and Oats, "I Can't Go For That" has over 2 million views.

The Congress ( from Denver, via Virginia, "...draw comparisons to Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, and The Black Crowes...," according to Listen Up Denver. Two Bit Franks ( from Montana, bring creative solos, driving rhythm, hot vocals and interesting arrangements of homegrown original music and classic Bluegrass.

The Brewfest is open to all ages and will take place rain or shine. Admission for 21 and over is $20 and includes 12 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets are $1.00 each. 20 and under are free. Delicious bbq bratwurst, spectacular Montana Wagyu Cattle Company brisket, and a burger bar will all be available for purchase.

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