Kevin Keeter checks the brewing tanks inside Big Sky Brewing Company. Big Sky is currently the largest producer of craft beer in Montana, cranking out 36,500 barrels of beer in 2009 alone. The industry continues to thrive in Missoula, in general, as the number of taprooms is expected to double by early 2011. In addition to the city’s three stalwarts—Big Sky, Kettlehouse and Bayern—Flathead Lake Brewing Company opened a downtown taproom in November, Tamarack Brewing Company is slated to open one in February, and the new Hellgate Brewing Company hopes to unveil its Spruce Street facility by March.
Photo by Cathrine L. Walters
- Story: 2010 (December 30, 2010)
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