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Brewery Rundown: Latest Brews & News

In the Gallatin Valley, we are incredibly lucky to have one of the highest rates of breweries per capita in the nation*.  Along with their delicious beer, our local craft breweries bring a unique spirit to our community.  

This upcoming week, while you wait for more snow to roll in, check out a brewery you haven't been to yet, or head to one you haven't been to in awhile, and help us celebrate the NINE breweries in the Gallatin Valley, all of which are proud participants in Bozeman's first Craft Beer Week happening this coming May 6th thru 13th, 2017. 

This week we are highlighting our fantastic brewery partners in #BznBeerWeek by sharing a few fun facts about what makes them special in our community! Read on below to learn more about each brewery!


406 Brewing Company

Find them: in the Cannery District on Oak St. in Bozeman
Besides the beer, what makes them awesome: They do small batches and frequently change recipes, so there’s always something new to enjoy.
This week, swing by and check out: Throwback Pale Ale or the Raspberry Berliner Weisse

Bar 3 BBQ and Brewing

Find them: on Broadway in Belgrade, near the Broadway-Main four-way stop
Besides the beer, what makes them awesome: stellar BBQ - seriously, burnt ends to die for
Don't miss: Bomber Espresso Stout or the Scotch Ale.  And if you go during happy hour, there's a discount on pints and apps!

Bozeman Brewing Company

Find them: on N. Broadway, near Simkins-Hallin
Besides the beer, what makes them awesome: They’re Bozeman’s oldest (currently operating) brewery and their logo involves pieces of historical Montana breweries.
Be on the lookout for: Pinhead Pilsner, the Hopsimilla Imperial IPA and the Red Room Red IPA, all being released in cans and on draught soon!

Bridger Brewing Company

Find them: across from the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on MSU campus  
Besides their beers, what makes them awesome: Their hand-crafted pizzas are the perfect compliment to their delicious brews.
Winter Seasonals include: 2015 barrel-aged Barley Wine, a Session IPA, and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” - an imperial brown ale infused with chilis and dark chocolate cocoa nibs!  

Bunkhouse Brewing Company

Find them: next to Jimmy John’s on W. Lincoln. next to MSU campus
Besides the beer, what makes them awesome: They do “Growlers for Good” - buy a growler with a non-profit’s logo and every time you fill it, they donate to that organization.  
Stop by ASAP: They have a “Very Limited Release” Smoked Pale Ale - get it before it’s gone!

Madison River Brewing Company

Find them: Frontage Road in Belgrade near the airport
Besides the beer, what makes them awesome: Attention fisher-folk - almost every beer is named after something related to fly fishing!
Stop in next Wednesday: $1 from each pint sold will be donated to the Central Valley Stairclimb Team, which is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

MAP Brewing Company

Find them: on Manley Road, near Bozeman Pond on the north side of Bozeman
Besides the beer, what makes them awesome: the stunning views of the Bridger Range from their huge windows
Head over on Monday: For their Valentine’s Day pop-up art show featuring four local artists for your last minute V-day gift shopping - and have a beer while you’re perusing the goods!  

Outlaw Brewing Company

Find them: on N. 27th, behind Target/Staples on the northwest corner of Bozeman
Besides the beer, what makes them awesome: You’re bound to see plenty of mustaches in this joint - and if you don’t have one (or can’t grow one) there’s some on the glassware for you!  
This Saturday, check out: Asanas and Ales - yoga in the brewery! Space is limited, so get a ticket in advance.

White Dog Brewing Company

Find them: downtown Bozeman, on Main Street between Wilson and Grand
Besides the beer, what makes them awesome: Their bar has a custom frost rail built in - a super fun way to keep your beer cold!
Stop by this week: for their Irish Stout, tapped earlier this week!  And keep an eye out next month for their Blood Orange Hefe in cans.

*This is my own statistic, done roughly using data from this Forbes article, population data from the City of Belgrade,  and population data from this Bozeman Chronicle article. Using these numbers, that would put us at about 17 breweries per 100,000 people, bringing us to 4th place.  I'll cheers to that!  (Sidenote: I am not a statistician.)