9th Annual Brewfest Bellies Up at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky, Mont. (June 6, 2014) - Beers, brats, brisket and bands are back for the ninth annual Big Sky Brewfest on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Lone Peak is the backdrop for one of the largest brewfests in Montana with 35 Breweries showcasing more than 70 different beers, local food artisans, headlining music by Roadkill Ghost Choir, and kid activities.
"Last year we became the largest brewfest in Montana with over 20 brewers and 40 different beers. This Brewfest has almost doubled that. It's going to be a fantastic day for tasting some amazing beers," said Brandon Bang, Sales and Marketing Director for Big Sky Resort.

Nineteen National brewing companies have confirmed with newcomers this year from Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco), Iron Horse Brewery (Washington), Kona Brewing Company (Hawaii), Red Hook Brewery (Washington), Widmer Brewing (Oregon), Sam Smith Brewery (United Kingdom), Epic Brewing Company (Utah), and Rogue Brewing Company (Oregon).

There will be 16 participating Montana breweries with local representation from Lone Peak Brewery, Bozeman Brewing Company, Big Hole Brewing Company, Outlaw Brewing, Dog Tag Brewing and Madison River Brewing along with breweries from Missoula, Bigfork, Helena, Red Lodge, Stevensville, Hamilton, Whitefish and Belt.

Live outdoor music will be performed by Bottom of the Barrel and Hollow Wood before the headline act, Roadkill Ghost Choir from Central Florida. Roadkill Ghost Choir's music is powerful American rock described as Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. They also appeared on the David Letterman Show in January 2014 performing their standout track "Beggar's Guide."

Kids' activities will be available along with crafted Root Beer Floats. The Brewfest is open to all ages and will take place rain or shine. Guests must be 21 and over to enter the beer garden pavilion area and admission is $25.00 which includes 10 tasting tokens and a souvenir tasting glass. Additional tasting tokens are $1.00 each.

Delicious bbq bratwurst, spectacular Montana Wagyu Cattle Company brisket, and a burger bar will all be available for purchase.
Tickets are available online starting June 12, 2014 at www.bigskyresort.com/events.