Recap letter from first Meeting​​

Inaugural Meeting Recap – MBAA District Northern Rockies May 29/30, 2015 

Dear Friend

 Thanks for helping make our inaugural meeting for MBAA District Northern Rockies a success. We didn’t know what to expect for attendance and were pleasantly surprised. Over forty people attended the meeting held May 29 at the University of Montana Missoula. Fifteen breweries were represented along with industry representatives from Hopsteiner and Malt Europe. We had two technical talks on quality assurance from Todd Crowell of KettleHouse Brewing and Kyle Sillars from Big Sky Brewing. We also sampled some fine pale ales and discussed dry hopping techniques with a panel of 5 brewers.  Finally we enjoyed a feast of epic proportions paired with some awesome local beers.  All in all it was a resounding success.

We hope this is just the start of even better things to come. The success of this district hinges on your continued involvement in the MBAA and District Northern Rockies.  If you are a member and have not declared your home district yet, please go to and declare District Northern Rockies as your home.  If you have not joined the MBAA yet, please consider doing so as there is a wealth of information available to its members.​

We are still looking for folks to populate the following positions so that we can build on the success of our first meeting:

  • Membership chair
  • Sponsorship chair
  • Meeting planning chair             
  • Historian/social media/web chair (e.g. updating MBAA national link)

 Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer for one of these roles.

 Finally, we are in the planning stages for our winter meeting to be held tentatively Feb 26, 2016 in Missoula.  Look for more details soon as we plan for yet another opportunity to get together to share our knowledge and love of beer.

 Thanks again for coming and please spread the good word about District Northern Rockies! 


Tim O’Leary

Co Founder KettleHouse Brewing

President MBAA District Northern Rockies.



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