Jim Devine

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Wibaux band rocks the Gem at album-release party


“Shut up, dude, I’m trying to listen to your song,” a friend said as we were taking a seat at the Gem Theatre in Wibaux. An extension of the Beaver Creek Brewery, the Gem is host to fine dining and an impressive stage setup. On this particular night, the band belonged to brewery co-owner Jim Devine. At 6-foot-6, his friends have been known to call him “Mighty Big,” a nickname he also uses for his band, Mighty Big Jim and the Tall Boys. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In Montana, it’s boom time for beer drinkers, barley growers


In case you hadn’t noticed, Montanans like their beer. Increasingly, they like their craft beer. At last count, there were 60 craft breweries operating in Montana, with five more scheduled to open early this year. More and more often, Montanans order their beer not by the brand, but by the type: India pale ale, Pilsner, Scotch ale, stout, wheat and dozens more. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Beer, food, fun make for big draw at Wibaux brewery


WIBAUX — In the Gem Theatre attached to the Beaver Creek Brewery, Mighty Big Jim and the Tall Boys took the stage a little after 8 Saturday night. Their opening song was “Wibaux, MT,” a defiant anthem written by bandleader Jim Devine. The chorus opens with “We’re Wibaux, Montana/Who the hell are you/We like our sky big/We like to throw down a few.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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