Hops & History

Hops & History:

Local Beer, Free History 

Now in its fourth year, MOR’s Hops & History program continues to support the Museum’s Living History Farm. Every month during the summer season, Hops & History brings a lively audience of adults to the Farm by pairing a talk on the Gallatin Valley’s brewing past and/or present with beer tastings from local breweries. Join MOR’s Curator of History, Michael Fox, for fun and educational presentations. New for 2017, enjoy the Season Celebration on the last Tuesday evening of August with many Gallatin Valley breweries!

Space is limited. Purchase tickets in advance via the below links or by calling 406.994.5257.

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Montana Ale Works May Round-Up 
May 1 – 31 | Montana Ale Works

For the entire month of May, when you dine at Montana Ale Works, round–up your bill and donate to the Living History Farm! Thank you!

MAP Brewing Community Pint Night 
Monday, May 8 | 4 – 8 pm | MAP Brewing

MAP Brewing Community Pint Night donates 50 cents of every pint sold from 4-8 PM directly back to MOR to support the Living History Farm! Thank you!

Hops & History: Brew Party at Montana Ale Works
Tuesday, May 23 | 5:30 – 7pm or 7:30 – 9pm (two sessions) | AGE 21+ only 
$40/person includes small–plate pairings and beer tasting

Join MOR and Montana Ale Works in a kick-off party to celebrate this season of Hops & History. You’ll enjoy a special selection of Gallatin Valley brews with delicious small-plate pairings. New for 2017, enjoy small discussions with brewing history expert, Steve Lozar, and see items from the Montana Brewery Museum on display that evening.

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Hops & History: Monthly Programs

Back to the Future: Montana Brewing from Mining Camps to Big Business 
with 406 Brewing Company

Tuesday | May 30 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | AGE 21+ only
$8 admission + $2 souvenir mug charge for each participant’s first event, reuse your mug!

We will explore the methods in which early brewers in Montana made and marketed their tasty product. Discover the ways in which early and contemporary brewers contribute to the social and economic vibrancy of our state.

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From Field to Glass: Barley, Hops, and Water 
with Sheriff Henry Plummer’s Outlaw Brewing

Tuesday | June 27 | 5:30 - 7:30pm  | AGE 21+ only
$8 admission + $2 souvenir mug charge for each participant’s first event, reuse your mug!

We will look at the history of agriculture in the northwest and the ways in which the brewing industry has influenced it. From field to malting house, from hop yard to the brewery, we will examine the process of manufacturing beer from the 1860s to today.

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Prohibition and Rehabilitation: The Fall of American Brewing and its Recent Rebirth 
with Bozeman Brewing Company

Tuesday | July 25 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | AGE 21+ only
$8 admission + $2 souvenir mug charge for each participant’s first event, reuse your mug!

We will look back at the history of American prohibition and how it crushed the brewing industry in the 1910s. The recovery from prohibition will be explored and celebrated through the rise of craft brewing beginning in the late 20th century.

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Hops & History: Season Celebration
with Montana Brewery Museum’s Steve Lozar
featuring tastings from many Gallatin Valley breweries

Tuesday, August 29 | 5 – 8pm | AGE 21+ only
$15 admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and beer tickets

Celebrate our Gallatin Valley brewers at this exciting event! Featuring Montana’s brewery history expert, Steve Lozar, this event includes beer tasting from local breweries, live music, and a keynote lecture on the history of brewing in Montana. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Join us for the final Hops & History of 2017 - a celebration of the Living History Farm!

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