FIVE YEARS OF FUNDRAISING FOR ICE SPORTS!
January 22nd & 23rd, 2016
The Craft Brewers Cup is a fundraiser adult Hockey tournament and community beer fest. It began a bit over five years ago and has slowly growing into a central feature of the Flathead Valley winter. The 2015 edition of the tournament included a kids skills session as well as a sled hockey exhibition. This year will be just as exciting...maybe more.
Celebrate our fifth tournament as we serve slapshots of fun and wristers of beer this coming January at the Woodland Park Ice Rink. Want to play? Want to Sponsor a team? Want to Go and Watch Fun Hockey and drink Great Beer? Of course you do!
Read on for more info, then give us a shout.
I WENT TO A HOCKEY TOURNAMENT AND A BEER FEST BROKE OUT!
New for Year 5
In order to enhance the hockey fun year five will include a tiered tournament. We will have a Rec-Division (Session Ales) as well as a Competitive Division (Imperial Pints). Pick your pace and have fun at your own level. This tournament is about a good time and competitive games.
Check out the Official Rules page for a break down each divisions requirements.
We’d still like to encourage “free agents” to sign up and play in this fun tourney. Sign up as an individual and check “Free Agent” and the desired division you would like to play in. We will do our best to get you onto a team that fits your expectations and skill level.
Don’t forget the Beer
Honestly, what goes better with Hockey than beer? Well, maybe the Stanley Cup, but none of us are ever going to hoist that . This tournament was hatched at the San Fransico Craft Brewers Conference about six years ago as a way to celebrate and combine a couple of our favorite things, fun hockey and GREAT BEER.
Western North America plays host to some of the greatest beers on the planet, and every year we have award winning breweries that donate their wares, sponsor teams and make our tournament happen! Stay Tuned right here as we update our participating breweries, beers and sponsors.
Past Brewery & Community Sponsors
These things Don’t Just Happen
The Flathead Valley really pitches in to make this tournament a reality. From the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, and the Kalispell City Council, to the Beacon, Interlake and Bear we are incredibly grateful for this great community and the support it continually shows for our fundraising.
Above are some of our sponsors from the past four years. Please take some time to thank them for supporting our efforts to improve Ice Sports in the Flathead Valley.
If you or your organization would like to become part of this great tournament please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will gladly get you involved.