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Join us for Beer Fest In West, taking place on October 17-19, 2014 at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone.

Beer Fest In West is an opportunity for you to try a variety of microbrews from across Montana and its surrounding states. Visit the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone October 17-19, 2014 and get ready to taste everything from smooth golden ales to bock lagers.

In Montana, brewing has been around since the state was just a territory. While the brewing process has seen several modifications throughout the years, today's Montana brewers pride themselves on producing a modern brew – using cold mountain water and locally harvested barley – that rivals the best in the country.

In terms of breweries per capita, Montana has enough to rank second among all 50 states – which is why people come from all over to attend Beer Fest In West and sample craft beers from each side of the flavor spectrum.

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*Must be age 21 or older to participate. All events take place at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone.

General Information:


Beer Fest in West is taking place on Saturday, October 18, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A special VIP hour will be available from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. In addition, we will be offering a Chef's Pairing Dinner on Friday, October 17, live music during and after the main event, "hang over" breakfast and more. Please see our Schedule of Events below for more details.

General Admission: Includes a souvenir tasting mug and 2 drink tickets. $25 per person, OR buy a package (details below) to include lodging and the rest of the weekend.

VIP Admission: Includes a souvenir tasting mug, long sleeve Beer Fest t-shirt, 3 drink tickets, and early 1:00 PM admission to the event, which also includes beer sampling and appetizers during this first hour. $50 per person, OR buy a package (details below) to include lodging and the rest of the weekend.

Chef's Pairing Dinner: The Branch Restaurant's executive chef, Jacob Tew, and Cory Dragone of Blacksmith restaurant, along with Big Sky Brewing bring you a tasteful culinary experience. Join us for a unique dinner that showcases decadent Montana Cuisine highlighted by the varied craft beers of Big Sky Brewing. Limited to 50 guests. $60 per person, OR buy a VIP Package (details below) to include lodging and all weekend activities. For advance tickets, call (406) 646-7365 or email westyellowstoneactivities@dncinc.com.

The Hooligans featuring Bill Payne from Little Feat: Onstage just for you in West Yellowstone. Tickets are $12 per person, OR buy a package (details below) to include lodging and the rest of the weekend.

Hang Over Breakfast: Put that headache to rest with a hearty breakfast and Bloody Mary bar at The Branch Restaurant on Sunday, October 19. 

Package Information:


This year we are proud to announce not one but TWO great Beer Fest In West packages!

  • Brew Master Package: includes a one night stay on October 18 (additional nights can be added), General Admission to Beer Fest on Saturday and the concert on Saturday night, and admission to the "hang over" breakfast on Sunday morning
  • VIP Package: includes two nights lodging on October 17 and 18, Chef's Food & Beer pairing dinner on Friday night, early VIP Admission to Beer Fest on Saturday afternoon, the concert on Saturday night, and admission to the "hang over" breakfast on Sunday morning

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

Newly renovated in 2014, and located in the heart of West Yellowstone, the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone is our Beer Fest in West headquarters!

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Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Opened in July of 2013, the upscale Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone provide you with modern amenities and all the comforts of home.

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Yellowstone Park Hotel

The Yellowstone Park Hotel is the next closest hotel option to Beer Fest headquarters, and the newest hotel lodging in West Yellowstone.

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Gray Wolf Inn and Suites

The budget-friendly Gray Wolf Inn and Suites is located mere blocks from the Holiday Inn, and features large suites which sleep up to 6 people.

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