Missoula's Beer Scene Named Hidden Gem in U.S.

Missoula's Beer Scene Named Hidden Gem in U.S.

It’s no secret that Missoulians love their beer. From outdoor concerts to floating the river, locals and visitors alike can be spotted with a can in hand. Missoula’s ever-growing beer scene recently caught the eye of Thrillist, who named Missoula among the top "U.S. Destinations That Are Secretly Hiding Incredible Beer Scenes”. The folks at Thrillist started with a mission to dig a little deeper into the craft beer scene throughout the country and see what they could find:

"The big list of Great American Beer Cities has been sitting around stagnating longer than a hard-to-find stout in a beer snob’s cellar. To add a little freshness to go with our fresh hops, we tapped some of our favorite and most trusted beer writers to identify the best under-the-radar beer destinations around the US this year."

The recent expansion of Missoula’s adult beverage scene has elevated the quality and quantity of microbrews, ciders and seltzer alike, with more than 14 breweries and taphouses scattered throughout town! No matter what bubbly beverage you prefer, Missoula has something for everybody, deeming our city the perfect "hidden gem" for traveling enthusiasts. On top of the booming beer scene, we have the natural surroundings to top it all off. Thrillist writes:

"Missoula has long been a four-season outdoor recreation destination, offering river rafting, fly fishing, hiking, biking, and Nordic skiing -- with quality beer to wash down all those adventures.”

Big Sky Country’s booming microbrew industry is complimented by the outdoor recreation opportunities available year round. Whether you're enjoying a powder day on the mountain or fly fishing on the Clark Fork, there's probably a local brew to fit the moment.


Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Missoula has currently closed all dine-in services, and that includes our beloved breweries. But don't worry—you can still enjoy local brews to-go. For a full list of Missoula business offering take-out and delivery, check out our blog on enjoying Missoula responsibly while social distancing.

If you're giving dry a try this month, Missoula has plenty of spots for mocktails. Check out some of our favorites

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