Bozeman Breweries 101

Angie Ripple, photos by Zach Hoffman  |   Monday Apr. 18th, 2016

Craft brewing is a booming business in the US, and Bozeman & Belgrade, Montana are no exception. Each Bozeman Brewery has it's own special atmosphere, taste and history. We've listed them from oldest to newest.

Bozeman Brewing Company ("The Bozone")

Bozeman Brewing has been creating tasty brews on Broadway Ave in Bozeman, Montana since 2001. This intimate tap room is home to North side locals, weary travelers and beer aficionados looking for great tasting Montana beer. Our favorite Bozone brew is the Hopzone IPA.

Madison River Brewing Co

We can't leave MRB off the list, even though they are located in neighboring Belgrade, Montana. Madison River has been around a long time and continues to brew some of the most delicious Montana craft beer available. Regular tasting room visitors enjoy hand blown glass steins to drink from. Our favorite Mad River brew is Hopper Pale Ale.

406 Brewing

406 built their first large Bozeman tasting room in 2011 off Oak St in Bozeman, Montana. The brewery is moving to Manahattan, Montana in 2020.

Outlaw Brewing

Outlaw Brewing began brewing in 2011 with Bar 3 BBQ in Belgrade, in 2014 they created their own space in Northwest Bozeman, Montana. Old West tradition inspires the brews and ambiance of Sheriff Henry Plummer’s Outlaw Brewing. Our favorite Outlaw brew is Passive Aggressive Pale Ale.

Bridger Brewing Co

Bridger Brewing was founded in March 2013 just across from the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, Montana. Serving delicious pizza and amazing beer Bridger Brewing is a huge hit. Bridger Brewing has been voted Bozeman's Choice  in each years Reader Poll. Our favorite Bridger Brewing brew is Antilogy Black IPA.

MAP Brewing Co

MAP Brewing's mission is simple: craft and drink great beer. Since Oct 2015 folks have been drinking MAP beer in their spacious, two-story tasting room adjacent to the East Gallatin Recreation area. The views can't be beat, and the beer ain't bad either. Our favorite MAP brew is Destination Session IPA.

The Bunkhouse Brewery

Open since February 2016, Bunkhouse, near the campus of Montana State University is rooted in Montana traditions and is proud to be a part of the Bozeman community. Our favorite Bunkhouse brew is Remittance Ale.

Mountains Walking Brewery

Since September 2017 Mountains Walking has been pouring a wide variety of craft brews from their tasting room in Northeast Bozeman. They encourage visitors to "Discover the "True Nature of Beer" through the cultivation of the mystery of fermentation." A favorite of ours is the Twisted Karma, Raspberry Sour.

Nordic Brew Works

In the fall of 2018 Bozeman's first Westside Brewery - Nordic Brew Works opened in what is now called The Market. The open, bright setting creates a comfortable in-town getaway. They brew small-batch, one-of-a-kind craft beer, our favorite is whatever seasonal IPA is on tap.

Union Hall Brewery

Union Hall Brewery is Bozeman, Montana's newest brewery. Serving up craft beer and delicious food right on Main street, Union Hall's motto is “In beer we trust." Our favorite UH beer is Plow Chaser IPA.


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