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Wake Up Old Man Winter Party 2014

December 6, 2014

Wake Up Old Man Winter Party 2014

It's that time of year again!

Tamarack Brewing Company is hosting the Wake Up Old Man Winter Party

Don't miss The Bad Larrys starting at 7pm

 Get your Blacktail Mountain pass photos taken!

Tamarack Trivia Night

November 25, 2014

Tamarack Trivia Night

Which feature film actress has the most oscar nominations at 15 and counting?

 

The New Radicals had a one-hit wonder in 1998. Name the song.

 

What golfer coined the term "caddy?"

 

Think you know your trivia? Are you a pop culture whiz? Then join us for TAMARACK TRIVIA NIGHT every Tuesday at 7pm! Play as a group or as an individual, come one, come all! Prizes and laughs for everyone!

North Shore Nordic Kick and Glide Party

November 15, 2014

North Shore Nordic Kick and Glide Party

Join us for the North Shore Nordic Club's season kick off party!   Join us as the Rack Shack Event Venue is Somers from 6-10pm for The Kick & Glide Party. The Club will have a silent auction, a raffle and door prizes. Admission is free to join a gathering of great people, along with music from the Fetveit Brothers! See attached poster for ticket pricing and where to purchase in advance. 

 

The North Shore Nordic Club is a project intended to establish and provide high-quality nordic skiing and snowshoeing opportunities for residents of the Flathead Valley.  The areas maintained for nordic skiing are entirely funded by donations and manned by volunteers. 

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

November 5, 2014

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's Community Tap Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit Project Homeless Connect. Project Homeless Connect is a collaborative effort between Community Action Partnership,Samaritan House, and United Way. This year PHC will be hosting their first Winter Event in January at the Gateway Community Center. Over 60 local agencies and businesses partner to aid the homeless and impoverished in one convenient location.Homelessness and poverty are serious needs in the Flathead Valley, with approximately 500 people homeless, with 45% of this total counting for families with children. Some of the services offered at the event include free Medical and Dental Services, Employment Assistance, Haircuts, Veterans Services, Financial Education Information, Vision Services, Housing Counseling, Senior Services, Food Baskets, etc. Funds raised tonight will help cover the warm lunch that will be served at the event.

JOHN FLORIDIS LIVE AT 6PM

October 23, 2014

JOHN FLORIDIS LIVE AT 6PM

ONE OF OUR FAVORITES- COME IN AND ENJOY JOHN FLORIDIS PLAYING LIVE AT 6PM!

 

FVCC Alumni & Friends Social at Rack Shack

October 16, 2014

FVCC Alumni and Ambassadors presents the second annual FVCC Alumni and Friends Social Thursday, October 16 6-8 p.m. The Rack Shack 5480 US Highway 93 South, Somers, MT

Featuring great food and microbrews from Tamarack Brewing Company, live music by Kevin Van Dort and a 50/50 to support FVCC student scholarships! FVCC graduates, former students and friends of the college welcome. Bring your family! Get your picture with Timber, the FVCC mascot! Free FVCC giveaways! Each guest 21 years old or older will receive one complimentary Tamarack beer. Additional bar beverages will be available for purchase.

Dinner Menu:

Stout BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Beer Cheese Broccoli Au Gratin

Roasted Yukon Potatoes

Pepper Slaw

Tossed Garlic Caesar Salad

Tickets:

$10 in advance

$15 at the door

Purchase Tickets online:

https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXREPHIL/EventDetail.asp?cguid=65027840-7815-4623-B1E8-D2DAE58BD9D3&eid=50245&sid=70CCD3DD%2DEC03%2D433C%2D8F38%2D5827BEFCFC1F

or call the FVCC Foundation Office at 406-756-3632

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

October 6, 2014

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

 

This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit the Gorilla Booster Club.The Gorilla Booster Club's purpose is to support, financially assist and provide opportunities to Straight Blast Gym athletes of all ages to compete in jiu jitsu, grappling and boxing. The Gorilla Booster Club believes that diverse competition provides an array of individual and community benefits including healthy mental, physical, and emotional development.

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

September 10, 2014

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

 

This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit Kalispell Montessori Elementary and Middle School. The Kalispell Montessori Center, in concert with the families of our students, fosters the natural spirit of inquiry and thrill of discovery within each child by upholding the Montessori philosophy that learning is best achieved within a community based atmosphere that supports each individual's unique academic, physical,social and emotional development.

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

August 27, 2014

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

 

This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit the Montana Wildlife Federation. The Montana Wildlife Federation is an organization of conservation minded people who share a mission to protect and enhance Montana's public wildlife, lands, waters, and fair chase hunting and fishing heritage.

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

August 13, 2014

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

 

This Wednesdays Tap Night will benefit the Flathead Lakers. The Lakers provide leadership through education, advocacy, and stewardship programs to protect Flathead Lake and clean water now and for future generations.

LAKESIDE community tap night

August 6, 2014

LAKESIDE community tap night

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

 

This Wednesday's tap night will benefit the Flathead Shelter Friends. Flathead Shelter Friends is a group of dedicated volunteers, committed to raising funds to meet the needs of the Flathead County Animal Shelter pets. Their mission is to increase pet adoption, to improve the quality of life for shelter animals and to promote responsible pet ownership.

TAMARACK TURNS SEVEN

July 25, 2014

TAMARACK TURNS SEVEN We're celebrating SEVEN great years of beers and cheers! Join us July 25th for giveaways, $7 burgers and beer from 11am- noon, $777 in gift card give aways, Luke Dowler Live at 7pm and much more!

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

July 9, 2014

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

 

This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit Ben Williams Tennis Courts. Love playing tennis at Ben Wiliams park as much as we do? Join us Wednesday to support the court. Funds will be used to maintain the courts and ground, and to benefit the tennis programs available to young players.

SLOW down... and get LUCKY!

June 18, 2014

SLOW down... and get LUCKY!

S.L.O.W. - Saving Lives On the West shore - is back once again with an open house fundraiser and black and white birthday bash to honor the hardest working resident on the West shore... Officer Lucky!

 

Head to Tamarack on June 18th for a Community Tap night with all the bells and whistles. All funds raised will go towards speed indicator signs in Somers... raffles, door prizes, giveaways and more fun than should be legal... good thing we have Lucky there to make sure we all behave...

 

 

LIVE... JOHN FLORIDIS

March 27, 2014

LIVE... JOHN FLORIDIS John Floridis, a Tamarack favorite, will be playing live March 27th Check out John's music at www.johnfloridis.com Music starts at 6pm... See you at The 'Rack!

Senior Mobile Home Repair Tap Night

February 26, 2014

Senior Mobile Home Repair Tap Night Drink beer for a good cause?? It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well.. Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization. This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit Senior Mobile Home Repair. The mission of Senior Mobile Home Repair is to help seniors, aged 60 and older. who own and live in a mobile home in Flathead County stay in their homes in safe and sanitary conditions by providing needed repairs.

Montana Pond Hockey Classic Kickoff Party

February 20, 2014

Montana Pond Hockey Classic Kickoff Party Join us February 20th for the Montana Pond Hockey Classic tournament kick off party here at Tamarack Brewing Company.The party starts at 5pm- live music by the Smart Alex, food, games, prizes and great brews. Open to the public and as always, free admission.

Place of Gathering Community Tap Night

February 5, 2014

Place of Gathering Community Tap Night Drink beer for a good cause?? It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well.. Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization. This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit Place of Gathering. Place of Gathering's mission is to restore wetlands and grasslands back to self-sustaining harmony. Wildlife, plant life and human life support each other in congruence and recognition of interdependence. A place of spiritual coming together in contemplation, education, exploration, ceremony of all faith, as well as artistic and playful expression, creating a supportive environment especially for children and young adults.

Lakeside Community Tap Night

January 15, 2014

Lakeside Community Tap Night Drink beer for a good cause?? It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well.. Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization. This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit the Flathead Wrestling Association. The Flathead Wrestling Association works to encourage and support Flathead High School wrestlers. Funds are used to help athletes with traveling expenses, purchase up to date training equipment and to fund activities that benefit all athletes in the wrestling program.

Luke Dowler Live at Tamarack

December 12, 2013

Luke Dowler Live at Tamarack

Don't miss Luke Dowler live.

Mixing indie rock, distinctive vocals and soulful songwriting this is a night you don't want to miss.

Music starts at 6pm....as always, no cover charge.

 

 

Acoustic Thursday-Mike Murray

December 5, 2013

Acoustic Thursday-Mike Murray Don't miss Mike Murray Live at Tamarack Brewing Music starts at 6pm. Check out http://www.mikemurraytunes.com/ to listen to some tunes and read up on Mike Murray

Celebrate Movember at Tamarack

November 30, 2013

Celebrate Movember at Tamarack

Join us Movember 30th to raise awareness for men's health issues. Dress up and join the competition, prizes will be awarded for best dressed and best 'stache. The Bad Larrys will be playing at 7pm, so don't miss out!

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

October 23, 2013

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

 

This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit the Northwest Montana Historical Society. The Northwest Montana Historical Society is dedicated to cultural and educational enrichment of the community through acquisition, preservation, and display of material related to local history, and to the involvement of the public in museum programs through research, community events, and volunteer opportunities.

Festival of Flavors at 'Rack Shack with Chef Roger!

September 26, 2013

Festival of Flavors at 'Rack Shack with Chef Roger!

Flathead Valley Community College Foundation's FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS WEEK is making a stop at Tamarack's 'RACK SHACK on Thursday, September 26th! Tamarack's Chef Roger Vanlandingham will be serving up a seafood extravaganza and we're super excited about it. 

Here's a peek at the menu:

Appetizers...
Cold smoked salmon wrapped asparagus
Fresh coastal oysters on the half shell
Shrimp wontons with sweet Thai chili

Salad...
Framboise poached pear, organic spring greens, champagne vinaigrette, Cambozola crumbles and candied walnuts

Entrée...
Shrimp and snow crab stuffed halibut with citrus beurre blanc

Dessert...
Stout dipped lady fingers, mascarpone cheese, chocolate shavings and IPA caramel sauce

All courses to be paired with Tamarack Ales and Precept Wines!

To purchase tickets, call FVCC at 756-3632 or visit www.fvcc.edu/festival.html

Dan Dubuque Live

August 22, 2013

Dan Dubuque Live

Stop in every Thursday to enjoy live, acoustic music on the patio. 

This Thursday's artist is Dan Dubuque, a one man soul band playing original and cover songs on the patio starting at 7pm.

 

As always, no cover charge

TAMARACK TURNS SIX!

July 26, 2013

TAMARACK TURNS SIX!

We're celebrating six years of beers and cheers by throwing a party on July 26th..superhero style.

So throw on some spandex and a cape and join us!

Live music by 80s cover band 1985 at 8pm.

David Boone Live

July 25, 2013

David Boone Live

Check out David Boone playing live for Acoustic Thursdays. Learn more about David here: http://davidboonemusic.com/

Every Thursday enjoy live, acoustic music on the patio at 7pm.

As always, no cover charge.

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

April 10, 2013

LAKESIDE Community Tap Night

Drink beer for a good cause??

 

It's true!... your pints are doing more than just making you happy... they are supporting the community as well..

 

Join us for Tamarack's "Community Tap" Nights... every Wednesday from 6-9pm, 75 cents from every pint sold will go towards a local charity or community organization.

 

This Wednesday's Tap Night will benefit the Soroptimist of Bigfork. The mission of Bigfork Soroptimist is to improve the lives of women and girls in their community and all over the world. They are united through volunteer efforts to enable women and girls to live their dream, take control of their lives, and live according to their own values.

St.Paddy's Day!

March 17, 2013

St.Paddy's Day!

Join us for St.Paddy's day, Sunday the 17th.

First 17 people to order a pint get a free t-shirt and pint glass

Kill the keg starts at 5:17pm- we tap a keg of stout and give away pints until it's gone!

Enjoy reubens,pasties and corned beef and cabbage

So throw on something green and we'll see you there!

2nd Annual Craft Brewers Cup

March 1, 2013

On tap for March 2013 the 2nd Annual Craft Brewers Cup Hockey Challenge & Brew Fest will be slinging craft beers and firing pucks to benefit the Flathead Valley Youth Hockey Association.
The Craft Brewers Cup is open to players from all skill levels and genders, with an intent to have a great time, drink some spectacular beer, play some fun hockey and support a great cause.
Eight slots are reserved in this years bracket sign up your team today to ensure your slot in this years tournament.

 

Day two of the Craft Brewers Cup (Saturday March 2nd) will be accompanied by the Craft Brewers Cup Brew Fest. Enjoy some of Montana's greatest craft beers with your participation in the Craft Breweries Cup.

For more information go to www.craftbrewershockeyleague.com

or call

406-314-2767

The 'Stache is Back

February 14, 2013

The 'Stache is Back

Back and better than ever (is that even possible?), Old 'Stache returns to the Tamarack taps on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th.

 

We made this beautiful brew in honor of Lanny, the Original Old 'Stache

 

Hallelujah... The 'Stache is back!  Get it while you can!

Trivia...MARDI GRAS STYLE

February 12, 2013

Trivia...MARDI GRAS STYLE

FAT TUESDAY and we are ready to celebrate...

 

Beads... beverages... trivia brainiacs... what more do we need?? Ah yes... beer... plenty of that, too!

 

Cajun dinner features like crawfish etouffee, gumbo, 12 oz Louisiana strip and catfish po' boys.

 

Don't miss it!

WINTERFEST 2013

January 26, 2013

WINTERFEST 2013

It's that time of year again... the family event of the season, the 15th Annual Winterfest.

Join us at 5pm for the pig roast and

Smart Alex Live at 7pm!!

Don't miss out on all the fun. See you at the 'Rack

STEEP AND DEEP WHITE IPA NOW ON TAP!!

January 21, 2013

Steep and Deep White IPA is now on tap! If our Hat Trick Hop IPA and Wakeboard Wit had a baby, this would be it. Brewed with a heavy dose of wheat malt and five hop varieties, spiced with orange peel and coriander and dry hopped with Citra hops and candied ginger, this beer has it all.

Righteous Nitrous Now on Tap!

January 15, 2013

Righteous Nitrous is a Vienna Style Lager with a clean and malty smoothness. It was brewed with Kolsch style yeast and cold conditioned for a crisp and clean maltiness. It's slightly darker and sweeter than the Blonde, with a creamy mouthfeel that has made it one of our new favorites!

Runaround Brown On Tap

January 5, 2013

Runaround Brown On Tap

This Saturday, come in and try our newest seasonal, Runaround Brown. This winter brown ale was brewed with dark caramel and honey malts for a rich sessionable maltiness. Medium bodied, it utilizes late addition Simcoe and Perle hops for pleasant piney and herbal aromas and flavor. This beer is a well balanced warmer for the unbalanced winter season!

 

Cross Eyed Christmas is Back On Tap NOW

December 20, 2012

The much anticipated Cross Eyed Christmas is back on tap! Just in time for the opening of Blacktail Mountain! Stop by on your way home and warm up by the fire with a pint or two!

Ravenwood Summer Sendoff

August 22, 2012

Join us for a community celebration and fundraiser at Tamarack Brewing Company on Wednesday, August 24th from 5pm to 9pm.   

Live acoustic music jam on the patio, kids activities, handmade cattail-leaf duck races, raffles, auction items-- including a brand new tipi with set-up and a private overnight Ravenwood program at your home--door prizes, a mystery celebrity bartender and lots of great food and handcrafted beers from Tamarack Brewing Company make this a party to remember! 

Help give summer a big send-off and enjoy an evening of music and fun while supporting this valuable community organization with the whole family. 

Tamarack will donate 75 cents from every pint sold to support Ravenwood programs and you can help by making a generous donation too!  Visit www.ravenwoodolc.org for event and donation details.

Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center is a non-profit educational organization committed to connecting people with nature, community, and self.  All donations are tax deductible.

 

TAMARACK TURNS FIVE!

July 27, 2012

TAMARACK TURNS FIVE!

We can't believe it either... FIVE YEARS OF BEERS AND CHEERS!!

 

Join us on FRIDAY, JULY 27th for our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

 

$5 burger and beer til 5pm!
Five Figure adventure race at 5pm!
Reverend Slanky LIVE at 8pm!

AND SO MUCH MORE!!

Visit our facebook page for more details:  www.facebook.com/tamaracklakeside

 

See you at The 'Rack!

LIVE... Keegan Smith and David Gerow!

April 14, 2012

LIVE... Keegan Smith and David Gerow!

SO EXCITED!!

March Mustache Madness

March 31, 2012

March Mustache Madness

The time has come...

 

You've been growing that facial hair all month in preparation for our Mustache Madness party... the end is in sight!

 

Join us at The 'Rack on Saturday, March 31st as we pay tribute to all good things 'stached!  Shave that beard to look like your favorite mustached character, find a costume, and head to Tamarack to compete for the GOLDEN SHEARS trophy and other great prizes!

 

This year we'll be having a KIDS mustache contest at 5pm! 

 

THE BAD LARRY'S will be entertaining us with great tunes and good humor! 

 

Tunes and festivities for the grown ups start about 7pm... see you at The 'Rack!

Go Braugh at Tamarack Lakeside

March 17, 2012

Go Braugh at Tamarack Lakeside

Join us at The 'Rack on ST. PATRICK'S DAY for a little... or a lot... of Stout and good cheer!

 

First 25 people in the door get a free St. Paddy's Tamarack t-shirt and pint glass! 

We're tapping a fresh keg of Stout at 5pm and giving it away free until it's gone!  So do your part, and help us set a record!  You can soak it up with some corned beef and cabbage after it's all over!

 

See all you Lads and Lassies at The 'Rack on St. Paddy's!

LIVE... Dan Debuque

March 3, 2012

LIVE... Dan Debuque

A one man experimental freestyle soul band from Montana... when Dan plays, you can help but tap your foot and dance a little in your seat.  This kid is crazy talented!

 

Dan plays a Weissenborn Slide Gitar, Ukelele, Charango, Electric and Acoustic guitar... just not at the same time. 

 

See you at The 'Rack!

Craft Brewer's Hockey Tournament

February 24, 2012

join us at Woodland Park Friday 2/24 at 8pm to watch our team face off against Glacier Brewing Company in the Craft Brewer's Hockey Tournament!

 

GO TEAM TAMARACK!

LIVE... TOM CATMULL

January 13, 2012

LIVE... TOM CATMULL

Live at Tamarack... Missoula's TOM CATMULL and stand up bass artist JOHNNY TWO BONES!

They like to call it "Urban Country"... we call it amazing!  Check it out: www.tomcatmull.com

Music starts at 7pm...

See you at The 'Rack!

TAKE OFF! TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH!

December 16, 2011

TAKE OFF! TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH!

What's our favorite movie?  Strange Brew.  So when it came time to plan our winter party, we could think of no better theme than a GREAT WHITE NORTH PARTY!  Take off, hosers!

 

Dust off that old sweater Granny knitted you and wear it proudly for our UGLIEST SWEATER CONTEST!  Don't be ashamed of it, be in it to win it!  Great prizes!!

 

Cover band SMART ALEX rocks the 'Rack at 8pm... and to top it all off, we're serving Bob and Doug's favorite beverage, ELSINORE BEER, for $2 all day!   Canadian Hockey Game lunch and dinner specials too... Poutine! Pocket Dogs!  Macs and Smacks!

 

Don't forget your touque!!!!

 

 

5th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 27, 2011

5th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Come one, come all!  The young and young at heart are invited to join us at Tamarack for our fifth annual PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00!

 

We'll be carving our pumpkins at Tamarack Thursday night... come on down and join us!  Bring your pumpkin and carving tools (or, bring your COOL CARVED PUMPKIN on Thursday at 6pm)  1st place prize wins a $50 Tamarack gift card!  More great prizes for adults and kids, too!

 

To celebrate the carving of our favorite big orange squash, we will be releasing yet another decicious fall seasonal, GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN ALE!

 

Everyone who brings in a cool carved pumpkin will get a free pint of Pumpkin Brown... and kids will get a free 'Rack Root Beer...

 

See you at The 'Rack!

 

LIVE: DAVID BOONE

October 21, 2011

LIVE:  DAVID BOONE

That's right, Missoula musician David Boone is returning to the Valley...

 

LIVE at TAMARACK on Saturday, June 18th at 7pm...

 

David Boone... as always, no cover...

 

See you at The 'Rack!

LIVE: Keith Scott

October 9, 2011

Keith Scott, blues artist from Chicago, will be playing LIVE at Tamarack on Sunday, October 9th!

Tunes start at 5pm... check it out at www.keithscottblues.com

See you at The 'Rack!

Jason Spooner Trio

August 26, 2011

Jason Spooner Trio

You've heard them on 103.1 The River... now hear them at Tamarack LIVE on Friday, August 26th... no cover!

 

"The ingredients behind northern New England’s Jason Spooner Trio read like a bizarre musical science experiment. Start with an award-winning, singer/songwriter (Jason Spooner) with heavy roots, folk & blues influences. Add a classicly-trained bassist (Adam Frederick) with foundations in jazz, a drummer (Reed Chambers) with influences rooted in funk, soul & reggae and you’ve begun to scratch the surface of this unique and energetic band.

 
The Spooner Trio's latest album Sea Monster is currently in rotation at over 50 Triple A stations nationwide and has been featured on Sirius/XM's The Loft and The Spectrum channels, on NPR's All Things Considered and at over 11,000 Starbucks retail locations nationwide. The album's second single most recently climbed to the #18 spot on the national singles chart for all of Triple A Radio and represents the only independent album on the chart. 
 
The band is looking forward to a very busy 2011 summer schedule which includes an opening slot for the legendary B.B. King in North Carolina along with a wide range of appearances at national festivals across the US including Targhee Fest in Jackson, WY (Little Feat, The Funky Meters, Sara Bareilles, Grace Potter, James McMurtry), The Festival at Sandpoint in Sandpoint, ID (opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead and performing alongside Rickie Lee Jones, Brandi Carlile, Chris Isaak, Josh Ritter, Rodney Crowell), FloydFest in Floyd, VA (Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, Old Crow Medicine Show, David Grisman) and The River City Roots Festival in Missoula, MT (Leftover Salmon)"... and now TAMARACK!

TAMARACK TURNS FOUR!

July 30, 2011

TAMARACK TURNS FOUR!

We're celebrating four years of beer and cheer in Lakeside! 

 

Join us SATURDAY, JULY 30th  for a fun-filled, all-day fiesta!

 

Prizes in Pinatas, margaritas, and live music and dancing with SICK PONY at 8pm...

 

Wear your sombrero...  See you at The 'Rack!

 

Duck Races!

July 16, 2011

Duck Races!

Years ago, when the Blacktail Inn stood where Tamarack stands now, Lakeside held Duck Races to benefit the Lakeside Community Club... and had a little fun at the same time.

 

Tamarack is proud to be the host for the 4th ANNUAL DUCK RACES!  For "A Buck A Duck," you can join in the fun!  Stop in at Tamarack to pick your winning squares!

 

Races begin at 4:00 on Saturday, July 16th, after the Community Fair. Bring your lawn chair to get a front row seat along Stoner Creek!

LIVE... CHAD OKRUSCH

March 19, 2011

Live at Tamarack... CHAD OKRUSCH...

 

"Rocky Mountain Americana... Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Ray Lamontagne... Eclectic..."

 

Don't miss it!  Tunes start at 7pm...

 

 

Avinger and Thomas Jazz Quartet

February 17, 2011

Avinger and Thomas Jazz Quartet

Jazz comes to Tamarack!

 

Join us Thursday, February 17th for live jazz with Erich Avinger and Jay Thomas!

As always, no cover... see you at The 'Rack!

Valentines Day... 'Rack Style

February 14, 2011

Valentines Day... 'Rack Style

So, we're not exactly hopeless romantics here... so we've asked Kevin Van Dort to join us and play some wicked acoustic tunes to set the mood...

 

We're going to light up the place with a bunch of candles, as Tyson, our resident romantic, suggested that a NIGHT OF 1000 LIGHTS will help bring out our inner softie... we're not so sure, but we're gonna give it a go!

 

See you at 'The Rack!

 

 

WINTERFEST RAFFLE

January 22, 2011

WINTERFEST RAFFLE

Think local!  Support Ben Williams Park this Winterfest by purchasing a $10 raffle ticket... amazing prizes!  No prize under $100!

 

It costs approzimately $2500 per year to maintain Ben Williams Park... and Winterfest can help!  Buy your tickets at Tamarack, Muley's on Blackatail, and Joe Blogz.  100% of the proceeds benefit the Park fund...

 

Drawing will be held at 8pm at Tamarack on January 22nd at the Winterfest party... you don't have to be present to win (but you'll be missing one heck of a party!).

 

Thanks for your support!

Community Party

December 16, 2010

Community Party

Thank you, Lakeside!

 

The Lakeside Community Council invites you to join the Lakeside Neighborhood Plan Committee and your neighbors in celebration of our great community and our newly adopted neighborhood plan!

 

Join us at Tamarack on Thursday, December 16th from 5:30-8:30pm.  Enjoy $2 Lakeside ESP pints!  We're also extending our Apres Ski menu till 8:30.. 1/2 price appetizers!!

 

A portion of the proceeds from the celebration will be donated to the West Shore Food Bank and the West Shore Community Library...  think local!

 

See you at The 'Rack!

Thomas Marrion Quartet

November 20, 2010

Thomas Marrion Quartet

Award winning jazz trumpeter Thomas Marriott will lead his fabulous quartet at the Tamarack Brewery, Saturday, November 20th at 7:30pm

 

Jazz Times Magazine called Marriott a first-tier trumpet player with serious chops and a luxuriant trumpet sound.

 

As always, no cover!  See you at The 'Rack!

Brewer's Dinner

November 4, 2010

Brewer's Dinner

What is a Brewer's Dinner?  A comment from our last dinner says it all... "the menu was unique, the pairings were thoughtful, and the conversation was fabulous... we can't wait for the next beer dinner!"

 

Once again, Craig and Roger have worked their magic to bring us another amazing Brewer's Dinner...

 

Making this Brewer's dinner even more meaningful is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tamarack Angels- a group of 'Rack employees and community members who collect funds to buy gifts to ensure that children of the West Shore Food Bank have gifts to open at Christmas.

 

Only 42 lucky foodies will have the chance to enjoy this Brewer's Dinner; to reserve your seats at our March 11th Brewer's Dinner, email Andra or call 844-0244 ext 4. 

Halloween Bash Monster Mash!

October 31, 2010

Halloween Bash Monster Mash!

It's time to dress up and drink up!  Why spend a day off hungover? 

 

Head to Tamarack this Halloween on Sunday the 31st for a big Halloween Party!  The Lakeside Costume Contest, with $1000 in prizes, ends up at Tamarack this year... don't miss out! 

 

Kenny James Miller Band plays the party...  $2.75 Tamarack Pints including Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Ale...

 

See you at The 'Rack!

Football Season 2010

October 30, 2010

Football Season 2010

Are you ready for some football?  We sure are!

 

We've got the NFL Package, College Game Day, and 6 screens... game time food and drink specials, too!

 

See you at the 'Rack!

BARNYARD RIOT!

October 29, 2010

BARNYARD RIOT!

BARNYARD RIOT!  Bluegrass Country at its best!

 

LIVE at TAMARACK on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th at 7pm

 

As always, no cover!   See you there!

FVCC Festival of Flavors

October 11, 2010

The Flathead Valley Community College Foundation is hosting its Third Annual Festival of Flavors Fundraiser... and we're excited to be a part of it once again!

 

As part of a 10-day FOF extravaganza, Tamarack is hosting the "Microbrew Event" on Monday, October 11th.  We're opening up the brewery floor and inviting some friends-  Glacier Brewing Company, Flathead Lake Brewing Company, and Great Northern Brewing Company-  to bring some beer and cheer for a good cause.  Enjoy brews from all four breweries as well as amazing food created by Chef Roger Vanlandingham.

 

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through FVCC by calling 756-3963 or by visiting foundationfof.fvcc.edu

LIVE: MARCO DE CARVALHO!

September 24, 2010

LIVE at Tamarack:  MARCO DE CARVALHO!

"THIS IS A BAND COMPRISED OF A WORLD CLASS BRAZILIAN MASTER JAZZ GUITARIST, A GREAT SAX PLAYER AND TWO PERCUSSIONISTS WHICH MAKES FOR A FUN NIGHT OF BRAZILIAN JAZZ.  THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE BRAZILIAN MUSIC WHEN PLAYED BY REAL BRAZILIANS..."

 

As always, NO COVER!  Music starts at 7pm... see you at The 'Rack!

 

 

LIVE: HOUSE OF QUIST

August 14, 2010

LIVE: HOUSE OF QUIST

LIVE at Tamarack... The Summer Set List continues with two amazing acoustical acts...

 

SATURDAY, AUSUST 14th:  HOUSE OF QUIST!!!!!  8pm

See you at The 'Rack!

THE TREE TURNS THREE!

July 26, 2010

THE TREE TURNS THREE!

We can't believe it either!  THE TREE TURNS THREE on July 26th, and we are throwing a party... Bikini Western style...

 

Throw on your boots and bandanas and enjoy a Blonde or three...

 

We've got an outdoor saloon, a ride-the-keg contest, barbeque specials, and more... we'll be celebrating all day, from 11am 'til the cows come home, so join us when you can!

 

Yeehaw!... See you at The 'Rack!

LIVE: Sick Pony

July 10, 2010

Live at Tamarack... SICK PONY!

 

Sick Pony is a family reunion of sorts- A musical home for many traveling musicians and friends who often find themselves back in Montana after months of touring, traveling, going to school, and starting families. Playing host to this reunion are John Sabestinas, and Kit Johnson. Friends since High School, Johnson and Sabestinas have been playing together in many different musical forms since 1999. As their music catalog grows, so do the musicians who join the Pony. Musical forms ranging from Bluegrass, Rock, Folk, Punk, and Ragtime will make their way into the set every time Sick Pony takes the stage.

 

Music starts at 8pm!

American Craft Beer Week

May 23, 2010

American Craft Beer Week

Celebrate AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK at TAMARACK!

 

We love craft beer, and we know you do too... so stop in at The 'Rack the week of May 17th - 23rd!

 

It's HAPPY HAPPY HOUR every day from 11am - 6pm during craft beer week... $2.75 pints!

 

We are also releasing two seasonal brews to celebrate Craft Beer Week...

Try Craig's CHERRY BOURBON BROWN, a big, barrel aged ale, on Monday, May 17th!

Try Joe's DRYE REIGN ROGGENBIER, a dry hopped summer rye ale, on Thursday, May 20th!

 

See you at The 'Rack!

Yard Sale at The Garden Bar

April 29, 2010

Yard Sale at The Garden Bar

It's a YARD SALE at THE GARDEN BAR! 

Tamarack's Yard Sale Ale will be on tap at The Garden Bar in Bigfork starting April 28th!

 

Join us as we celebrate with Yard Sale Ale in Bigfork! 

 

See you at The Garden...'round 7pm... we won't stop 'til we drink every drop!

Trivia... MARDI GRAS STYLE!

February 16, 2010

Trivia... MARDI GRAS STYLE!

As if Trivia needed any spicing up... but who could resist!  It's FAT TUESDAY and we are ready to celebrate...

 

Beads... beverages... trivia brainiacs... what more do we need??  Ah yes... beer... plenty of that, too!

 

Cajun dinner features like etouffee, gumbo, and beignets, and $5 hurricanes to wash 'em down with!  Beer giveaways galore! 

 

Don't miss it!

 

 

Celebrate a Child

December 16, 2009

Celebrate a Child

 

Despite a year of economic ups and downs, we have so very much to be thankful for-  our families, our health, our community. 
 
We are committed to our community, and this year, we will be committed to its children. The West Shore Food Bank has Christmas wish lists of nearly 80 children who, without generous consideration, will not have the kind of Christmas that     we all remember from our youth-  the excitement of opening gifts, the joy of receiving something wanted, the wonderment of holiday wishes come true.
 
This year, Tamarack Brewing Company, its sister establishments, and its community service group The Brew Squad, are committed to ensuring that each of those 80 children have the Christmas they are wishing for.  Some children are wishing for toys and books, others for winter boots and warm coats.  Regardless of the items wished for, all of these children need a Christmas Angel.
 
Starting Wednesday, December 3nd, please stop by Tamarack, The Grill, or Buns by the Lake to pick an angel from the tree with the name of the child and the gift they are wishing for this Christmas.  Should you prefer, you can make a donation and the members of the Brew Squad will shop for wish items.  We ask that gifts and donations be delivered to Tamarack by Tuesday, December 16th.
 

We have always believed that thinking local and acting local will help build stronger communities.  If you are a Tamarack follower yet do not live in the Lakeside community, we encourage you to look locally and give where it may be most needed this season.  Be an Angel in your local community.

Wishing us all the warmest of Holiday wishes...

 

Somewhere Down The Road

August 18, 2009

Somewhere Down The Road

 

A little bit county, a little bit rock and roll, and all good, Somewhere Down The Road blends tasty originals and quality covered material by artists such as Gillian Welch, Willy Nelson, U2, Wilco, Ben Harper, and Ryan Adams into a harmonious batch of good old music with a fresh and soulful twist.

 

Join us Saturday, August 15th at 8pm for an awesome acoustic evening...

 

See you at The 'Rack!

 

Open Mic Night

August 6, 2009

Open Mic Night

Every Thursday at Tamarack is OPEN MIC NIGHT!  Hosted by Graham, open mic is not just a jam session, it's a great night out with tunes at $2.50 Tamarack pints and well drinks!

 

Bring your band, your guitar, or just yourself, we're ready!

 

Ever heard yourself play?  You can now!  Graham records each session and can give you a recording of your Open Mic Night session!  It's cool! 

 

See you at 'The Rack for Open Mic Night!