Happiest Hour: Hitting the road for radlers

Happiest Hour: Hitting the road for radlers

The scenario: You and some friends hatch a plan to hit all six Bitterroot Valley breweries in a single day.

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Happiest Hour: A touch of pineapple at Great Burn Brewing

What you're drinking: A pineapple American wheat concocted by Lolo homebrewer Clint Nissen and on tap for a limited time at Great Burn Brewing.

(Happiest Hour)   Aug 10, 2017

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Happiest Hour: Throwback Thursdays at Al's and Vic's

Where you’re at: Al’s & Vic’s, home of the stiff pour and favorite old-school watering hole for townies, college students and creative artists alike.

(Happiest Hour)   Aug 3, 2017

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No more pole dancing at the Union Club

Why you're there: The Union Club got itself a facelift.

(Happiest Hour)   Jul 27, 2017

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Soaking up the Cherry Sour at Plonk

What you're drinking: For most Missoulians, summertime means beer time.

(Happiest Hour)   Jul 20, 2017

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Draught Works' Blood Orange Gose: a burst of summer sour in a can

What you're drinking: If you're unfamiliar with the sour ales that Draught Works has been cranking out, it's about time you tried one.

(Happiest Hour)   Jul 13, 2017

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Celebrating Brasilience at Imagine Nation Brewing

What you're drinking: They're calling it Brasilience, which isn't necessarily the easiest portmanteau ever to trip off a tongue, but Jesus Jumping H. Christ the Redeemer on a pogo stick, it's hot out—give your friendly neighborhood portmanteauer a break.

(Happiest Hour)   Jul 6, 2017

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Espresso milkshake at Butterfly Herbs

What you're drinking: Loyal Indy readers will note from the title that, for the second straight week, this column features a cold, non-alcoholic, coffee-based drink.

(Happiest Hour)   Jun 29, 2017

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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.

(Happiest Hour)   Jun 22, 2017

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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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