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MSU adds downtown brew fest to homecoming celebration

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Montana State University’s Bobcat Committee will host a pep rally and brew fest celebration on Main Street in downtown Bozeman on Friday, Sept. 23, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Willson Avenue.

In addition to rallying Bobcat spirit in preparation for the homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 24, a brew fest has been added to the event that will feature 25 local, regional and national breweries. Montana breweries include Big Sky Brewing, Madison River Brewing, Red Lodge Ales, Lewis and Clark Brewing, Draught Works, Uberbrew, Outlaw Brewing and Philipsburg Brewing, among others.

Regional and national breweries include Black Tooth Brewing, Snake River Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Deschutes Brewery and Stone Brewing.

The pep rally kicks off at 6 p.m. and features MSU football coach Jeff Choate and the 2016 team captains; volleyball coach J.J. Riley and players; and the 2016 homecoming royalty. The Spirit of the West marching band, MSU Spirit Squad and Bobcat mascot Champ will help rally the crowd.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Bobcat club office, The Bay Bar and Grille, Pour House Bar and Grill, Spectators Bar and Grill, Plonk, The Cannery and Burger Bob’s, Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill, and Rocking R Bar. Tickets include 10, 3-ounce tasters, a Bobcat brew fest tasting cup, and food and retail promotions at many downtown Bozeman businesses. Tickets are also available at the event.

The pep rally is free and open to the public. Ride the Streamline bus to and from the event. Visit for bus routes and schedule.

This event is brought to you by numerous local organizations including Downtown Bozeman Association, Montana State University Bobcat Club, MSU Athletics, MSU Alumni Foundation and with the support of many local businesses. All proceeds from the brew fest benefit the Montana State University Bobcat Club.

For more information contact Downtown Bozeman Association at (406) 586-4008 or visit A full list of all 2016 MSU Homecoming events and activities is available at

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