Thursday, August 11, 2011

What Montana Brew for Night of Many Bottles?

The 2011 Beer Bloggers Conference is a week away and I'm super stoked to be headed there for some great networking, education and lots of great new beer experiences. On Friday night of the conference, after a trip to the hop fields and a dinner courtesy of the Oregon Brewers Guild, is an event called Night of Many Bottles.  All 80+ attendees are asked to bring a six pack or a few bombers of some great beer to share with the others. With beer bloggers coming from North Carolina, New England, Mississippi, the Mid-West and all up and down the West Coast, there's sure to be some great beer and quite a few I've never heard of, much less sampled.

As far as I know, I'm the only beer blogger attending from Montana. So, my beer friends, what beer should I take to best represent Montana?  I've got a couple in mind, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.  Since we can't legally mail/ship beer from Montana, it's got to be bottled and capable of fitting in my checked luggage.  Other than that, there's no criteria other than to show off Montana's talents. It's a perfect opportunity to show what we get to enjoy on a regular basis in Montana. Think we might surprise a few folks? What say you?


  1. Bring a scotch ale. Everyone in Oregon breeze an IPA and most are now brewing a dark cascade ale. Montana has some good scotch apes that will stand out.

  2. That's a good point, John, though perhaps it would be interesting to show that a Montana IPA is up to the challenge. So far, there aren't too many specialty brews (i.e. something other than the year rounders) being bottled yet in Montana, but I've got some feelers out for a couple.