Foam on the Range
Collected by Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
...where the deer and the antelope sip frothy American pale ale, and the grizzly bear adorns nearly a quarter of all beer labels. Get a new appreciation for Mountain West suds at these Montana breweries.
119 N L St, Livingston, MT 59047, USA
Unless your understanding of American geography is outrageously poor, you know that Montana is nowhere near a major body of water or any ocean. All that makes Neptune's Brewery in Livingston more fun. The decor is seafarer-chic, the beers are...
15300 MT-35, Bigfork, MT 59911, USA
Flathead Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the western beer world, a brewery so popular in its own town of Bigfork that the owners have had to build a brand new brewing facility only a few blocks away to keep up with demand. You may have...
1445 Broadway Ave N, Red Lodge, MT 59068, USA
The Red Lodge Ales brew pub doubles as a ski lodge, despite the fact that it's located just outside town, and not quite near Red Mountain. Don't let that bother you; the atmosphere is cozy, the old-school stove is always piping hot and the perfect...
5417 Trumpeter Way, Missoula, MT 59808, USA
Big Sky Brewing makes some of Montana's most beloved beers, like the session-able Powder Hound Saison, and the ubiquitous Moose Drool brown ale, found throughout the Mountain West. Big Sky is a must if you're setting off on a Montana adventure;...
7 5th St S, Belt, MT 59412, USA
If you're looking for a conversation starter the next time you show up to a house party, swing by the Harvest Moon Brewery in Belt, Montana, and stock up on Pig's Ass Porter. Your inner child will giggle with glee every time you look at the label....
2043, 113 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101, USA
A flight of beers at the Montana Brewing Co. in Billings is sure to deliver to you a state of hoppy bliss. The brewery has been in operation since 1994, delivering liquid gold to lucky local folk in the form of Custer's Last Stout, Sandbagger...
2123 1st Ave N B, Billings, MT 59101, USA
The garage at Yellowstone Valley Brewing is a great place to get together with a group of friends to ring in happy hour, play pub games, and sample the brewery's flagship Black Widow Stout. Check the web for weekly events: MONDAYS: Darts, Table...
1507 Montana St, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
If you never thought you'd find a Bavarian-style brewery Western Montana, clearly you've never stopped in Missoula. If you want to know what that means, you'll have to drive through for yourself. Bayern brews are popular throughout the mountain...
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