Celebrate Dìas de los Muertas with Draught Works and Zootown Arts Community Center!
The annual Missoula Festival of the Dead has been a Missoula tradition since 1992. Draught Works is excited to be partnering with the Zootown Arts Community Center, the organization that puts on this super fun event, to release one of our favorite seasonals, Last Rites Mexican Chocolate Porter. This robust porter was brewed in spirit of Missoula’s Day of the Dead celebration. It contains over 50 pounds of South American raw cocoa nibs throughout the entire brew. We also added cinnamon to establish the true “Mexican Chocolate” style.
The Day of the Dead, or Dias de los Muertos is a tradition which began in Mexico. It celebrates the dead and is a way to honor and connect with them. Many rituals and events are part of the celebration including the building of altars, the decorating of graves, leaving food offerings for the dead and many more.
Make sure you come down to Draught Works on Tuesday, October 28 from 5:00 -8:00 P.M. for our Cheers for Charity supporting Zootown Arts Community Center and this awesome event! Fifty cents from each pint sold during that time will be donated to this great organization plus we will be debuting our Last Rites Mexican Chocolate Porter!
Look for Last Rites Mexican Chocolate Porter around Missoula, you can find it on tap at:
Finn & Porter – The Top Hat Boomers – Cafe Dolce – Golden Rose – Flathead Lake Brewery Missoula Al & Vic’s/James Bar – Silver Slipper – The Stone of Accord – The Rhino – The Depot – The Old Post
The festival involves all sorts of great activities like art workshops to create various items for the festival like Big Heads, Steamroller Print Making, and free face painting before the parade on November 2. Go to their Facebook page to get a full schedule of all the great events surrounding this festive celebration. “Sunday, November 2, 2014 will mark the 22nd year of the uniquely Missoula tradition—Festival of the Dead—an annual, all-inclusive multicultural event that honors life and death through community involvement in the arts. Inspired by the traditions of El Dia de los Muertos, the Festival includes a month of arts workshops, events, and performances, culminating in a traditional Day of the Dead processional down Higgins Avenue to Caras Park. VSA Montana, ZACC, and Hospice of Missoula are partnering to offer events and all of the events are open and welcoming of anyone who wants to participate.” – Missoula Festival of the Dead