Montana is known for its craft breweries, and that is true here in Missouri River Country, too! Stop by our charming small towns and see what hoppy fun there is to be had at these microbreweries in Northeast Montana. Sample what our region has to offer and get off the beaten path at these world-class breweries!
Blue Ridge Brewing
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Located in Malta, Blue Ridge opened its doors in 2018 and quickly became a staple to the town and the region. The taproom is cozy and and welcoming, and the staff is knowledgable and friendly, and Blue Ridge is a local establishment meaning you will get the chance to chat with the wonderful people who call Phillips County home. This family-friendly establishment hosts trivia nights and live music on a regular basis, and hosts special events like beer pairings, release parties and streaming sports events. Their patio is fantastic in the warmer months and their beer is fantastic. They offer growler fills as well as flights and pints of flagship staples as well as rotating seasonal and special brews.
Meadowlark Brewing and Public House serves up craft beer and craft food in Sidney all year round, Monday-Saturday from 11am-10pm. Enjoy trivia at the Public House on 6-week rotations (stop in any time!) and win free beer and prizes. The Public House also has poetry readings, and all their events are posted on their Facebook page. In the summer months, visitors can enjoy a beer on the upstairs patio, and the Public House is available to rent for events and parties, too!
Busted Knuckle Brewery
Busted Knuckle has been serving up craft brews in Glasgow since 2015. They have five staples all year (including the Black Nail Stout, Rusted Nut Amber, Bonnie City Scottish Ale, Dill Sickle Hefeweizen, and the Full Throttle IPA) as well as rotations seasonal selections. In the summer months, visitors from all over the world gather together for a pint, and you can see where visitors have come from on their wall map, filled with pins on the globe. Stop by during one of their Brews for A Cause, where money is raised for local sports teams, Relay For Life, and other causes. Their hours change seasonally, with winter hours being Wednesday-Saturday from 4-8pm and summers Tuesday-Saturday 2-8pm and Sunday 4-8pm. In addition to beer, Busted Knuckle serves up hard seltzer, wine, kombucha, root beer, and cream soda.
Aptly located at 1035 S Central Avenue in Sidney, 1035 is open in the evenings from Tuesday-Friday serving up an impressive (and seriously delicious) selection of local beers. The outside is unassuming, the flavors are complex and bold, and the taproom is cozy, relaxed and welcoming. The friendly atmosphere and people make 1035 well worth a stop if you are in the Sidney area. The accept online orders for growler fills and four packs, which can be handy if you are just passing through or wanting to take your brews to a picnic or adventure in the great outdoors.
Missouri River Breaks Brewing
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Located in Wolf Point, this brewery serves up just what the doctor ordered… Doc Z, that is, a family doctor in town who started the brewery. Enjoy all-American grown, harvested, and malted barley and grains. The brewery has some seasonal rotating beers as well as year-round staples and features trivia nights and seasonal special events. Hours vary depending on the season, so check their website before coming out!