One of the poorest-kept secrets in Yellowstone Country is our expansive selection of microbrews. Montana as a whole ranks second in the nation for the number of breweries per capita—we don't just make beer, we craft it.
From Big Sky to Red Lodge, you're rarely far from a local brewery or barman who will talk your ear off about some hops, and probably invite you on a fishing trip.
We set high standards for our brews, believing they should live up to our adventures. No slope-shred or river run is complete without a post-excursion pint at a local taproom for a taste of one of the things we do best and savor the most.
Our beers win awards and our breweries themselves deserve recognition as well, equally inviting and impressive. Pick a brewhouse, pull up a barstool and taste what Montana does best. You won't regret it.
Belgrade is located on the outskirts of Bozeman, but the beer is worth the few extra minutes in the car. Madison River Brewing Company's bio says it all. "Our beers have developed an impressive following for one simple reason: they taste great." Stop by their taproom on your way to your next adventure for a true Montana experience.
Big Sky is the self proclaimed "outdoor recreationist's playground," and for good reason. Home to the biggest skiing in America, Big Sky's brew scene is equally as awe-inspiring. Beehive Basin's location offers an unparalleled view of the Madison mountain range while you enjoy your post-skiing treat.
Bozeman is a hub in the Montana microbrewing community. Just about every corner of town has a renowned watering hole. With too many to name, see below for a complete list of taphouses offering an array of award-winning beers.
While you're out and about enjoying the world-class fishing in Livingston, make sure you stop in to Neptune's or Katabatic Brewing. Their large selection of ice cold brews pairs nicely with a long day of fishing or exploring Yellowstone National Park.
Red Lodge has been home to a brewery since before the prohibition. The Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company produces great beer in a small town "By using soft, glacial water, heated by a solar thermal array, adding Montana grown and malted barley and naturally cooled by cold Beartooth Mountain air, Red Lodge Ales produces quality beer for today's discerning beer lovers." Stop in—you'll be glad you did.
Be sure to check out our seasonal brew fests, where you'll find Montana made brews from all over the state on tap.