By Sheila Chapman Big Sky Resort PR Manager

BIG SKY – Big Sky Resort is tapping the kegs for this summer’s 10th annual Brewfest, one of the largest events of its kind in the state. On Saturday, July 11, Lone Mountain will again become the backdrop for a day of live music, kid’s activities, and more than 35 breweries showcasing their best microbrews and national beers.

The resort plans to set up two beer garden tents near the base of Swift Current chairlift in the Mountain Village area. Good Time Travelers will perform their soul-folk sound in a nearby outdoor venue, alongside several other bands that will be announced closer to the event date.

“The Brewfest is a great way to try new beers, talk to the brewers, and enjoy being outside in the mountains,” said Brandon Bang, Sales and Marketing Director for Big Sky Resort. “With the live music and the kids activities of a bouncy house, face painting, and games, our Brewfest has really become a family fun day or weekend getaway.”

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 areas, and the tasting fee includes 10 tasting tokens and a souvenir tasting glass.

Delicious barbecue bratwurst, spectacular Montana Wagyu Cattle Company brisket, and tasty creations from a burger bar will all be available for purchase.

The roster of confirmed breweries from outside Montana includes Iron Horse Brewing and Elysian Brewing Company from Washington; Pennsylvania’s North Slope Brewing Company; New Belgium Brewery from Colorado; and California’s Stone Brewing Company.

Montana breweries from across the state are converging in Big Sky as well, and you can expect The Front Brewery; Madison River Brewing Company; Lone Peak Brewery; Lewis and Clark Brewery; Big Sky Brewing; UberBrew Brewing Company; Outlaw Brewing; and Draught Works Brewery.

Tickets are available at starting June 15.