Cold brew shows its minty side at Black Coffee Roasting Company

Cold brew shows its minty side at Black Coffee Roasting Company

Why you're drinking: With the mercury steadily climbing toward "oh crap, it's July" levels, it's getting a lot harder to justify that piping hot cup of morning joe.

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Turning 21? Burn, baby, burn with Feruqi's Flaming Lamborghini

What you're drinking: the Flaming Lamborghini at Feruqi's

(Happiest Hour)   Jun 15, 2017

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Sunday brunch at Draught Works

What it is: For the month of May, Draught Works and Burns St. Bistro teamed up for Sunday brunch.

(Happiest Hour)   Jun 8, 2017

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What you're drinking: the Grapefruit Sunrise at Rattlesnake Creek Distillers

Where you're drinking: With this crazy hot weather?

(Happiest Hour)   Jun 1, 2017

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The Meagher Bar Mules

What it is: I thought I'd start the column off with the origin story of the beloved Moscow mule, but the story isn't all that interesting, really.

(Happiest Hour)   May 25, 2017

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Happiest Hour: The Forest Lounge

Why you're here: You don't want to run into anyone you know.

(Happiest Hour)   May 18, 2017

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Draught Works' Blackberry Gose takes a bow for the sours at BrewFest

The weekend couldn't have been more validating for Draught Works.

(Happiest Hour)   May 11, 2017

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Specialty espresso at Drum Coffee

What you're drinking: One of the classic Italian-style espresso shots at Drum Coffee, where the phrase "unicorn frappuccino" does not exist (though Drum owner and Fitz and the Tantrums drummer John Wicks did start his barista career at Starbucks.)

(Happiest Hour)   May 4, 2017

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Running dry, or sweet, at Western Cider Co.

Where you're at: The owners at Missoula's new cidery seem a little dazed right now.

(Happiest Hour)   Apr 27, 2017

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Jane Goodale Milkshake IPA

What you're drinking: Is it beer?

(Happiest Hour)   Apr 20, 2017

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Shine Potions

What you're drinking: Bottled beverages created by the Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place, which is run by triplet sisters in the hippie mecca of Boulder, Colorado.

(Happiest Hour)   Apr 13, 2017

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KettleHouse taps a new pale ale for dreamers

What you're drinking: Late last month, KettleHouse tapped its latest summertime brew, this one tantalizingly dubbed Dreamer Fest.

(Happiest Hour)   Apr 6, 2017

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It's Brazil on Broadway at Imagine Nation Brewing

Olá: Celebrate the warmth and energy of Brazilian culture with Imagine Nation's inaugural rendition of the festival Carnaval.

(Happiest Hour)   Mar 30, 2017

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All about the gin: Have a River Run at the Montana Distillery

What you're drinking: The River Run is one of the Montana Distillery's most popular drinks.

(Happiest Hour)   Mar 23, 2017

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Rev. Nat's Hard Cider

What is it?

(Happiest Hour)   Mar 16, 2017

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Brewers who play together...

The backstory: The crews at Draught Works and Philipsburg Brewing have grown pretty darn cozy over the years.

(Happiest Hour)   Mar 9, 2017

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Getting canned at Western Cider

What you're drinking: Poor Farmer Classic cider or Poor Farmer Hopped, the two varieties recently released in cans.

(Happiest Hour)   Mar 2, 2017

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Served up cold: The 7th annual Winter Brewfest returns to Caras Park

What you're doing: Once a year, people in Missoula try to prove their love for beer by drinking it outside in the dead of winter.

(Happiest Hour)   Feb 23, 2017

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Looking for Grandpa's Ruin? Check the easy chair—or go to Montgomery Distillery.

What you're drinking: All right, hop up on this stool here, sonny.

(Happiest Hour)   Feb 16, 2017

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Coffee and beer: two great tastes that brew great together

What you're drinking: There's a fuzzy line at the end of any given work day where you find yourself asking the question: Do I continue drinking coffee, or do I switch to beer?

(Happiest Hour)   Feb 9, 2017

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Grab a drink from the Cloven Hoof

What's on sale: Freshly butchered local pork and lamb, plus the occasional beef and/or goat.

(Happiest Hour)   Feb 2, 2017

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Happiest Hour: Meet at Katie O'Keefe's? You bet.

Where you're drinking: There's not a lot in this world more satisfying than watching a friend throw caution to the wind and risk a dance with Lady Luck for the very first time.

(Happiest Hour)   Jan 26, 2017

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Bayern Brewery does the "Inconceivable"

What they did: Better get this out of the way before the beer geeks hyperventilate: No, Bayern didn't violate the Reinheitsgebot.

(Happiest Hour)   Jan 19, 2017

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Wintry mixology at the Silver Dollar

What you're drinking: What, you want a menu?

(Happiest Hour)   Jan 12, 2017

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Shreddy Day: an IPA to chase the cold away

The backstory: Before the mercury took that first steep dive last month, Draught Works head brewer Kyle Sillars was already anticipating a chilly winter.

(Happiest Hour)   Jan 5, 2017

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Missoula Winery introduces a new William Weaver Wines line

What it is: A collection of six wines created at the Missoula Winery: merlot, malbec, red, cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio and chardonnay.

(Happiest Hour)   Dec 29, 2016

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