The weather is warming up – time to hit up a patio and enjoy a meal and brew! There are so many beer breweries in Bozeman to choose from. Here’s our guide to Bozeman’s breweries
The Bozeman Brewing Company is known around town as The Bozone and is the oldest operating craft beer establishment in the Valley. The taproom serves a robust list of seasonal ales, lagers and sour suds. The tasting room is located on Bozeman’s north side (look for the Bozone sign) at 504 N Broadway on the edge of the historic brewery district. The whole family is welcome in the tasting room – there are nonalcoholic drinks and games for the kids and if you’re hungry, Follow Yer’ Nose BBQ is serving up the best BBQ in Montana (as dubbed by Time and Yelp) just next door. Grab a pint at the tasting room or look for the award-winning mainstay brews like the Bozone Select Amber Ale, Hopzone, IPA, Plum Street Porter, and Gallatin Pale Ale (as well as a variety of seasonal beers) on tap and in cans across Southwest Montana.
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Bridger Brewing was voted Bozeman Best Taproom in 2014 and takes pride in making the highest quality beer and pizza using local ingredients whenever possible. Enjoy one of the best pizzas in town on the second floor patio. There are 2 locations: Bozeman and Three Forks.
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MAP Brewing Company opened it’s doors in 2015 at the foothills of the Bridger Mountains next to the Bozeman Pond. Enjoy the amazing Bridger views while having a beer and food out on the patio in the summer!
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MOUNTAINS WALKING BREWERY & PUB
Just about a mile from Bozeman’s historic Main Street in the Bozeman Brewery Historic District is Mountains Walking Brewery. Open daily from 11:30am-8pm, you can find a full made-from-scratch food menu that often features locally grown ingredients to accompany Bozeman’s largest craft brewery tap list.
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Outlaw Brewing is located behind Target and Bob Ward’s on N 27th St. It’s one of the best north west neighborhood breweries with a great family friendly vibe. Outlaw doesn’t serve food but you’ll usually find a food truck outside and a popcorn machine along with space and games for kids (and adults!) to play. There are typically 11 beers on tap in the tasting room at all times.
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Bunkhouse is located near the MSU campus and around the corner from Bridger Brewing. They produce popular beers while also focusing on bringing back an older style of German Brewing.
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LOCKHORN CIDER HOUSE
“Lockhorn is a small, family-owned cidery. We specialize in crafting all natural hard ciders of the highest quality. Our “Bone Dry” ciders are made especially for those who crave a seriously dry, crisp and refreshing adult beverage free of added sweetness and chemical stabilizers.” Hang out in their downtown tasting room which is a remodel of a historic farm house garage with a cozy outdoor patio and fireplace.
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Inside the Market at Ferguson Farms is Nordic Brew Works. It’s more of a restaurant than a brewery but with great beer and great food, it’s a must visit! They offer a range of cocktails, burgers, pizza and more. If you’re on the west side of town and are hungry, stop here.