If you enjoy beer, you're going to love Montana. It seems like every town, both big and small, has a brewery or two. In fact, Montana may have some of the best beer in the country. It could be because of the pure water, the access to fresh hops, locally grown wheat and barley, or just talented brew-masters. Whatever the reason, the beer here is refreshing and delicious.
There's something special about filling up a growler or sipping a pint after a mind blowing hike through the mountains of Montana, a chest-deep powder day at Big Sky Resort, or a National Park road trip. Whether you like Scotch Ales, IPAs, Porters, Lagers, Ambers, Pale Ales, or something different, the vast selection of Montana Breweries have got you covered.
Are you keen to explore Montana breweries and drink Montana beer? Below you'll find a list of Montana Breweries and their location.
Let's start with our favorite Montana breweries. The two located in Big Sky:
Here are the rest of the Montana breweries:
- Madison River Brewing Company - Belgrade (Near BZN Airport)
- Harvest Moon Brewing Company - Belt
- Flathead Lake Brewing CO - Bigfork
- 406 Brewing Company - Bozeman
- Bozeman Brewing Company - Bozeman
Lone Peak Brewery
- Bridger Brewing - Bozeman
- Map Brewing - Bozeman
- Outlaw Brewing - Bozeman
- White Dog Brewing Co - Bozeman
- Bunkhouse Brewery - Bozeman
- Angry Hank's Microbrewery - Billings
- Canyon Creek Brewing - Billings
- Carter's Brewing - Billings
- The Montana Brewing Company - Billings
- Thirsty Street Brewing Co - Billings
- Uberbrew - Billings
- Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co - Billings
- Black Eagle Brewery - Black Eagle
- Quarry Brewing LLC - Butte
- Muddy Creek Brewery - Butte
- Butte Brewing Company
- 2 Basset Brewery - Columbia Falls
- Backslope Brewing - Columbia Falls
- Bandit Beer - Darby
- Elk Ridge Brewing Company - Deer Lodge
- Beaverhead Brewing Company - Dillon
- Homestead Ales Brewing - Eureka
- Mighty Mo Brew Co - Great Falls
- The Front Brewing Company - Great Falls
- Busted Knuckle Brewery - Glasgow
- Bitter Root Brewery - Hamilton
- Higherground Brewing Co. - Hamilton
- Triple Dog Brewing Co. - Havre
- Blackfoot River Brewing Company - Helena
- Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. - Helena
- Ten Mile Creek Brewery - Helena
- Kalispell Brewing Co. - Kalispell
- Tamarack Brewing Company - Lakeside
- Cabinet Mountain Brewing Co. - Libby
- Neptune's Brewery - Livingston
- Katabatic Brewing - Livingston
- Lolo Peak Brewing Company - Lolo
- Tilt Wurks Brewhouse
- Bayern Brewing - Missoula
- Imagine Nation Brewing Co. - Missoula
- Big Sky Brewing Co. - Missoula
- Draught Works Brewery - Missoula
- Great Burn Brewing - Missoula
- Kettle House Brewing Co. - Missoula
- Missoula Brewing Co. - Missoula
- Philipsburg Brewing Co. - Philipsburg
- Glacier Brewing Company - Polson
- Red Lodge Ales - Red Lodge
- Meadowlark Brewing - Sidney
- Blacksmith Brewing Company - Stevensville
- Wildwood Brewery - Stevensville
- Bonsai Brewing Project - Whitefish
- Great Northern Brewing Company - Whitefish
- Beaver Creek Brewery - Wibaux
- Missouri Breaks Brewing - Wolf Point
The craft beer revolution has changed the way that people enjoy beer. In fact, we've met lots of people who plan their vacations around visiting world-class breweries. That's why you should definitely Check out The Montana Brewers Association Trail Map online or download a PDF of the map here. It shows all of the breweries listed above.
Many of the Montana breweries market their brews locally, regionally, and nationally. We certainly have our favorites and we know that you'll find plenty that you enjoy too.
Hope you're thirsty!
Fun Facts about Montana and Beer:
- Gilbert brewing, formed in 1863, was the first brewery in Montana.
- Montana was first state to repeal Prohibition enforcement in 1926.
- According to BrewersAssociation.org, Montana has 6.5 breweries per capita. That ranks 4th in the US.
- Montana breweries employ over 500 employees and have an economic impact of over $60 million annually. (MontanaBrewers.org)