"With more small craft breweries per capita than nearly anywhere else in the country, Montana is demonstrating that there’s no limit to
what we can accomplish when we combine our world-class work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit with some of the finest grains on the planet."
-Senator Max Baucus, from the Foreword
Montana’s brewing history stretches back more than 150 years to the state’s days as a territory. But the art of brewing in Montana has come a long way since the frontier era. Today, nearly forty craft breweries span the Treasure State, and the quality of their output rivals the best craft beer produced anywhere in the country. Maybe it’s because there’s also a little piece of Montana in every glass, as the state’s brewers pride themselves on using cold mountain water and locally sourced barley harvested from Montana’s ample fields. From grain to glass, Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country tells the story of the brewers and breweries that make the Treasure State’s brew so special.
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