Winter days in Montana mean downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and nordic skiing. These activities are both exhilarating and tiring. One of the best ways to recuperate from a winter day spent out-out-of-doors is to step into a convivial brewery and wrap your hands around a pint of beer.
Missoula boasts a surprising number of excellent breweries for a town of its size:
- Big Sky Brewery is known by many beer drinkers on the West Coast as the creators of Moose Drool. The tap room pours tastes of other interestlingly-named brews: Scape Goat, Powder Hound, Trout Slayer, and more. You can’t sit down to a plate of food at the Big Sky Brewing Co. Tap Room, but you can sign up for a guided tour of the brewery.
- Bayern Brewery has been brewing authentic German beers since the mid 1980s. Owner JÃ¼rgen KnÃ¶ller is a German Diploma Master Brewer; he is dedicated to crafting high quality, tasty beers. The warm Tasting Room features at least six different beers on tap and some tasty treats: Landjaegers, German brats, and more.
- The Tap Room at the Kettlehouse Brewing Company features a revolving selection of IPAs, Scotch ales, porters, stouts, and more. They don’t serve food, but folks are welcome to bring in their own food to enjoy with their brews.
- Draught Works is the newest brewery in Missoula. The word on the street is that the Gwin Du Welsh Style Tribute Stout is mighty tasty, and the perfect way to conclude a day on the slopes.
After warming yourself from the inside out with a pint of local porter or stout and maybe a hearty plate of food, you’ll be ready to curl up back at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast with a book, a game, or a friend.