Breweries


Breweries

Breweries in Missoula have a variety of local flavors sure to satisfy the beer-lover in you. Feeling thirsty? Come taste what Missoula has to offer. Montana ranks #2 in the nation for craft breweries per capita, and Missoulians love to celebrate their brew. Enjoy responsibly by taking a brewery tour.

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Bayern Brewing

Experience quality Bavarian masterbrews from the only German microbrewery in the Rockies for over 25 years.

Regular Offerings:

  • Pilsner
  • Amber
  • Schwarzbier
  • Montana Helles Lager
  • Dragon's Breath Dark Hefeweizen
  • St. Wilbur Weizen

Seasonal Offerings:

  • Killarney
  • Maibock
  • Oktoberfest
  • Doppel Bock
  • Dancing Trout
  • Faceplant Doppelweizen
  • Drump Truck Summer Bock

Highlight:

Dragon's Breath Dark Hefeweizen: Easy on hops, it's a darker wheat beer with mild flavor (ask to see the beer's label).


Big Sky Brewing Company

Ever wanted to Slay a Trout or see a Moose Drool? Then Big Sky Brewing is for you! Big Sky specializes in everything ale (with an occasional lager thrown in). Offering a range of great beers, this is the place to go when you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere and beer samples handed to you with no obligation except to limit yourself to the state mandated four-eight ounce glasses.

Regular Offerings:

  • Moose Drool - Brown Ale
  • Scape Goat - Pale Ale
  • Trout Slayer - Ale
  • Powder Hound - Winter Ale
  • Summer Honey - Seasonal Ale
  • Big Sky - India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Shake A Day
  • Slow Elk

Seasonal Offerings:

  • Buckin' Monk Tripel Ale
  • Biere De Noel Strong Belgian Dark Ale
  • Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout
  • Olde Bluehair Barley Wine
  • All Souls Ale Dark Tripel

Highlight:

Summer Honey: It's what to drink during the warmer months. Add a slice of lemon, and no one will ever suspect you're a tourist.


Conflux Brewing Company

One of Missoula's newest breweries is all about gathering for good?blending good beer, good food and good folks with environmentally sustainable and community-driven practices.

Regular Offerings:

  • Landi-Loo Gluten Free Ale
  • Uncle Sethe's Marmalade #1
  • Barbless Gold A
  • Chili Nelson Poblano Ale

Highlight:

Velvet Danger Hazelnut Brown


Draught Works

Featuring a variety of beers on tap, this brewery is family-friendly and has had a warm reception in its north-side neighborhood. Stop on by and enjoy live music, great beer, root beer or ginger ale, and rub elbows with the locals.

Regular Offerings:

  • That's What She Said Cream Ale
  • Clothing Optional Pale Ale
  • Gwin Du Welsh Style Tribute Stout
  • Scepter Head India Pale Ale
  • Shadow Caster Alt Beer
  • Quill Pig Czech Style Pilsner

Seasonal Offerings:

  • Citra Mafia Triple IPA
  • Flying Red Carpet Scottish Ale
  • Low Self-Esteem California Common Lager
  • Pineapple Express Tropical IPA
  • Soul City Kolsch
  • My Ruca American Pale Ale
  • Pop Gose the Weasel Blood Orange Gose

Highlight:

Clothing Optional Pale Ale: Yep, it's a fun one to order and an even better one to drink.


Gild Brewing

Missoula's hip strip recently upped its cool factor with craft beer, Mexican street food and a basement arcade.

Highlight:

Gildabeast


Great Burn Brewing

Great Burn Brewing is a locally owned, fun, family-friendly brewery.

Regular Offerings:

  • Smoke Chaser Porter
  • Pale Ale
  • Belgian Golden
  • Church Picnic Cream Ale
  • Cold Trail Pale Ale
  • Great Burn IPA

Seasonal Offerings:

  • Chai Brown Ale
  • Cold Trail Pale Ale
  • Ryed on IPA
  • The Big Red

Highlight:

Church Picnic Cream Ale: This lightly hopped beer has a satisfying nutty, creamy finish. It's great for all occasions, especially your church picnic, wherever or whatever your church may be.


Highlander Beer - Missoula Brewing Company

Purveyors of Highlander Beer, Montana's oldest beer brand, Missoula Brewing Company offers 12 taps each featuring a different craft brew! The massive tap-room offers plenty of space to kick back, enjoy a killer beer, chomp down on a slice of artisanal pizza, and ogle at numerous pieces of beer memorabilia from the 1900's rich in Highlander history. Perfect for the solo beer-lover, groups of friends and families alike!

Regular Offerings:

  • Devil's Hump Red Ale
  • Mount Jumbo Northwest IPA
  • Bighorn Peak American Bock
  • Lost Peak Lager

Seasonal Offerings:

  • Elk Mountain Porter
  • Electric Peak India Pale Lager
  • Lava Mountain Dyr-Hopped Double Red
  • Wine Barrel-Aged MT. Baldy Belgian Golden Stong
  • Fortress Rock Imperial Stout
  • Grapefruit Mount Jumbo IPA
  • Wolf Point Wheat
  • Mystic Mountain Rye Ale
  • Thunder Mountain Black IPA
  • Strawberry Wolf Peak Wheat
  • Haystack Butte Golden Ale
  • Pintler Peak Doppelbock
  • Mount Obermayer Helles Lager
  • Boulder Peak Nut Brown Ale
  • Graveyard Hill Belgian Pumpkin Dubbel

Highlight:

Devil's Hump Red Ale: Beautiful Red Ale with complex layers of malt and light hops for a rich experience. An instant classic that will have you feeling like a Montanan in no time!


Imagine Nation Brewing Company

The INBC transcends how a brewery serves a community by being the first in the country to include a center for community transformation. Through craft beer and education, the INBC is a unique model of celebration and dialogue, envisioned to joyfully address the challenges of our time and fuel social change in Missoula, Montana, and Beyond.

Regular Offerings:

  • Lupujus 7
  • Merging Waters River Ale

Seasonal Offerings:

  • Seeking Strength Red Rye Ale
  • Luminous Folly Oatmeal Stout
  • A Field Beyond Sparkling Spring Ale
  • Horseman Pass By British Pale Ale

Highlight:

Merging Waters River Ale This extra special golden ale was designed specifically to imbibe while enjoying the neighboring Clark Fork River.


Kettlehouse Brewing Company

With two locations, Kettlehouse South (the original and fondly referred to by locals as the K-Hole) is a local foot-traffic favorite located just across the river from downtown. Kettlehouse North is located in a historic warehouse in Missoula's northside railroad district. Whichever location you choose, with Pilsners to Porters and Bitters to Bocks, the diversity is endless. The taps are always running and you're lucky to catch a seat as they are always hopping!

Regular Offerings:

  • Cold Smoke Scotch Ale
  • Double Haul IPA
  • Eddy Out Pale Ale
  • Lake Missoula Amber
  • Olde Bongwater Hemp Porter
  • Fresh Bongwater Pale Ale
  • Brick and Mortar Imperial Belgian Porter

Seasonal Offerings:

  • Gingseng Pale Ale
  • Hellgate Honey Hefeweizen
  • Festival of the Dead Very Pale Ale
  • Zula Stout aka Slow Ride Stout
  • Maibock
  • Discombobulator Doppelbock
  • Al Pilsner
  • Garden City Pale Ale
  • Hemptober Spliff
  • Joe Bong Coffee Porter

Highlight:

Cold Smoke Scotch Ale: A perfect blend of not too bitter and not too sweet, with a hint of smoke and coffee.


Tamarack Brewing

With bars and restaurants on both levels and flat-screen televisions galore, Tamarack is a great place to catch a game, taste some brews and chow down. Note: The beer sampler is impressive! On average, you taste from eight to ten different beers.

Regular Offerings:

  • Hat Trick Hop IPA
  • Yard Sale Ale
  • Switchback Stout
  • Bear Bottom Blonde
  • Sip and Go Naked
  • Wakeboard Wit

Seasonal Offerings:

  • Rye Sally Rye PA
  • Mandarin White IPA
  • Old Stache Porter
  • Badrock Black IPA
  • Buck Snort Scotch Ale
  • Smash Marzen

Highlight:

The Hat Trick Hop IPA: It's big, bold and bitter, exactly as an IPA should be.

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