MOR’s Hops & History program supports the museum’s Living History Farm by pairing historical talks on the Gallatin Valley’s brewing past with beer tastings from local breweries. On the last Tuesday of each summer month, the Tinsley House becomes the perfect backdrop for an evening of brewing history. Now in its sixth season, enjoy a new addition of small plate dishes served alongside the evening tastings. While you’re enjoying brews, explore the history of brewing both nationally and here in Montana with short lectures led by MOR's Curator of History, Michael Fox and Executive Director, Chris Dobbs.
Space is limited. Purchase tickets in advance via the below links or by calling 406.994.5257.
Mint Café Pizza Campania
Tuesday, May 7 | Two sessions, 5:30 – 7 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m.
$45/person includes small-plate pairings and beer tasting | Age 21+ | Advance tickets required
Join Montana Ale Works, MOR, and Fermentana as we celebrate Bozeman Craft Week and kick off the 2019 Hops and History series with a trivia party. With delicious small-plates prepared by Chef Aaron Brittingham paired with local brews from MAP Brewing, this evening will feature a casual trivia game with MOR Curator of History Michael Fox. Learn something new about brewing while you compete with friends and our beer-loving community for exciting prizes, all in support of MOR's Living History Farm! With all food and service donated by Montana Ale Works and all beer donated by MAP Brewing, all proceeds benefit the Living History Farm at Museum of the Rockies.
Last Tuesday of every summer month | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Age 21+ only (this is not a family event) | Advance tickets required
$15 admission plus $3 mug charge for new participants, reuse your mug
For 2019, program participants will enjoy small plate dishes from the chefs of Pizza Campania and The Mint Café. Do you have too many Hops & History mugs? We understand! For 2019, bring any Hops & History mug or a pint from any year.
May 28 | Birth of a Beer featuring the chefs of Pizza Campania and Mountains Walking Brewery
Explore the role that beer has played, and still plays, in the development of human societies. From the ancient Sumerians to Europe and the Americas, beer has been a staple of many peoples who all share a love of fermented grains.
June 25 | Brewing Montana History: Part 1 featuring the chefs of The Mint Café and Bridger Brewing
Take a look back at Montana’s pioneer brewers. Brewmasters needed experience, good sources of ingredients and a little luck to survive in Montana’s territorial days. There was always a market for their beer however, as hard-working miners, ranchers, farmers and community builders brought a taste for beer with them!
July 30 | Brewing Montana History: Part 2 featuring the chefs of Pizza Campania and Bozeman Brewing Company
We continue our story of Montana brewers and their wares as we explore the first golden age of independent brewers, their downfall during Prohibition and their resurrection in the second golden age which we enjoy today.
Tuesday, August 27 | 5 – 8 p.m. | $20 admission includes a tasting glass and beer tickets
Advance tickets required | Age 21+ only as this is not a family event. Adults only, please
Celebrate our local Gallatin Valley brewers for this season's final celebration of the Living History Farm. Enjoy beer tasting and live music in the Farm's apple orchard, a keynote talk, and food available for purchase from the chefs of Pizza Campania and The Mint Café.
The keynote will be America: A Beer Nation. Explore the history of beer in the United States from the colonial are to the present. As we boast of some of the world’s largest breweries, we are also a nation of home-brewers, micro-brewers, and even nano-brewers. What is it about our country that makes it home to so many beer drinkers and brewery supporters?