November 11th & 12th on the Outdoor Rink at Woodland Park in Kalispell and the Stumptown Ice Den in Whitefish Montana

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I WENT TO A HOCKEY TOURNAMENT AND A BEER FEST BROKE OUT!

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There are many hockey tournaments in the Northwest US/Southwest Canada. Some of them pair themselves with craft brewing, but none in such a seamless and community driven manner.

The 6th edition of the Craft Brewers Cup begins this veterans day weekend. November 11th and 12th on the outdoor rink at Woodland Park will find great quality hockey, and better quality beer. Come play hockey, or drink beer; either way you'll have a great time.

10 teams will face off and nearly 20 beers will be on tap for this fun-draiser for youth hockey.

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A Community Comes Together to Support Youth Ice Sports

After the Kalispell City Council denied the requisite alcohol permit for the accompanying brewfest, the hockey community of Whitefish Montana swooped in and partnered with the Flathead Valley Hockey Association to make certain that the 6th edition of this fundraising event could happen.

Saturday, November 12th will find a beer garden at the Stumptown Ice Den in Whitefish at 2:00PM. Stumptown Ice Den can be found at; 725 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937.

When you show up, before you check in at the beer garden for one of the fantastic brews that will be available, thank the folks at the Ice Den for their commitment to youth ice sports in the greater Flathead Valley.

Get Involved...

This is one step of many to upgrade Woodland Ice Rink and make it a hallmark outdoor hockey rink we can all be proud to call our home ice!

Did Someone Mention 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.

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Free Youth Skills Clinic

As part of the 2016 "Learn to Skate" campaign Bruce Bell of the Bruce Bell Hockey School will host a 1 hour youth skills hockey clinic at 8:00 AM Saturday November 12th.

Don't miss the official Woodland Ice Rink Learn to Skate Weekend November 5th.

These things don't just happen

The Kalispell community 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.

Below 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 craftbrewershockeyleague@gmail.com, and we will gladly get you involved.

Set it in Stone

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Flathead Valley Hockey Association has set a MAJOR goal this season to "Set It In Stone!" and install CONCRETE under our ice sheet!  The current rink has the refrigeration tubing bedded in sand, which is labor-intensive to install and can be very labor-intensive.  Our committees have put together a plan to raise $150,000 and have to date raised more than $40,000 thanks to our MAJOR corporate sponsor EISINGER MOTOR GROUP and our board and committee contributions.  Craft Brewers Cup has been a major benefactor to the Woodland Ice Center, including $10,000 toward the new Zamboni purchased in 2015, and has plans to be a major benefactor to the Set It In Stone project.

The Craft Brewers Hockey League is a joint effort among several partners in the Flathead Valley who pitch in to make this tournament a reality. From the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, and the Kalispell City Council, to the Beacon, Interlake, the Bear, and all of our brewery sponsors, we are incredibly grateful for this great community and the support it continually shows for our fundraising.  If you or your organization would like to become part of this great tournament please contact us at craftbrewershockeyleague@gmail.com, and we will gladly get you involved.