In case you haven’t already noticed, breweries are a hot item in Montana. In 2013, the state ranked 3rd in the nation for breweries per capita. The number of breweries has grown since then, and the community is embracing it. Breweries offer a special experience for those who go. They also give back to the community by supporting non-profits, offer entertainment for people of all ages and gives the people of Montana a place to come together. Without further ado, here is a list of some of breweries worth checking out:
Big Sky Brewing ~ Missoula, MT
One of the largest breweries in Montana, Big Sky Brewing offers a outdoor venue for its summer concert series that includes the likes of Slightly Stoopid, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists and Greg Allman.
Beers to try: Summer Honey, Trout Slayer
Lewis & Clark Brewing ~ Helena, MT
Lewis & Clark brings a state of the art facility along with award winning beers to the Helena community. Awarded best brewery in the Best of Helena Awards, Lewis & Clark has something for everyone.
Beers to try: Miner’s Gold Hefeweizen, Backcountry Scottish Ale
Mighty Mo Brewing Co ~ Great Falls, MT
One of the newer breweries in Montana, Mighty Mo opened its doors in 2013. Since then, it has become one of the most well known breweries in the state with it’s open floor tap room. It’s also one of the few breweries that you can challenge your friends to a game of ping pong.
Beers to try: Dam Fog, Smoke Jumper
The Great Northern Brewing Company ~ Whitefish, MT
Great Northern Brewing Company is home to the tallest building in the town of Whitefish. This unique brewery churns out over 310,000 gallons of craft brew annually. Located downtown, Great Northern Brewery is right in the middle of many attractions.
Beers to try: Wheatfish, Wild Huckleberry
Bozeman Brewing Company ~ Bozeman, MT
Bozeman Brewing opened its doors in 2002 and hasn’t looked back. Located in the historic brewery district, their unique tasting room compliments perfectly with their weekly Sunday Funday events.
Beers to try: Bozone Select Amber Ale, Hopzone IPA
Ten Mile Creek ~ Helena, MT
Ten Mile Creek is an up and coming brewery that is planning on opening its doors in late Spring/early Summer 2015. The owners are some recent college graduates looking to break in to the industry.