Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country

Montana Beer Book

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"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.


Ryan NewhouseRyan Newhouse moved to Montana in 2002 for graduate school and has yet to find a reason to leave. He works as a full-time freelance writer, covering a wide variety of subjects, but he always prefers writing about beer. This is his first book. In his free time, he helps raise his two children and gets out to explore the woods, rivers and mountains as often as possible. Ryan has nurtured his appreciation for craft beer one glass at a time and sometimes he falls in love with a style more than once. He writes for several beer blogs, including his own, He is a co-founder of Missoula Craft Beer Week, and he thinks his German heritage has a lot to do with his admiration for beer.

Publisher: The History Press (July 30, 2013)

ISBN: 978.1.62619.021.4

Price: $19.99


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2014 events are being planned. Stay tuned!


All About Beer Magazine (July 12, 2013)

Missoulian Newspaper (7/26/2013)

Craft Brewing Business (8/2/2013)

Daily Interlake (8/8/2013)

"Voices of Montana" with Aaron Flint (8/9/2013)

Featured Beer Traveler, The Roaming Pint (8/26/13)

Montana Public Radio (8/29/2013)

Montana Kaimin (9/3/2013)

Missoula Independent (9/5/2013)

Missoulian Newspaper (9/5/2013)

Great Falls Tribune (9/30/2013)

Magic City Billings Magazine (October 2013)

Growler Fills: Craft Beer Enthusiasm (December 3, 2013)

Washington Beer Blog (December 12, 2013)

State of the Arts (March/April 2014)