Top Beer Festivals and Breweries in Montana

Breweries in Montana, Beer festivals

With St. Patrick’s Day smack dab in the middle of the month, it’s no wonder the chat about beer is on tap throughout Big Sky Country.

Call it the luck of the Irish or just the love of the brews, finding a locally-brewed cold one is never far from home.

The Montana Brewers Trail Map confirms our residents’ passion for raising hops and raising our glasses – be it St. Patrick’s Day or any day at all!

Within the map, you will find full descriptions of each of the 57 breweries that are collaboratively connected through the Montana Brewers Association.  When you take a deep dive into the content, the map also identifies whether it’s just a Tap House, has a limited menu, or if they also serve food within a restaurant environment.

The Montana Brewers Association (MBA) represents the growing community of small breweries operating throughout the state of Montana. It was created in 2008 and is a statewide association of breweries dedicated to education, public awareness and support for their products, profession, and history while documenting their economic impact and legal responsibilities throughout the state of Montana. You can read more about this passion and progressive association on their website.


Best Breweries in Montana

Here’s another reason to toast to the Association’s mission. They are holding a special sale on their Brew Crew Card that offers 50, yes 50, FREE pours when you purchase the card for only $65.  But wait, there’s more; included in the bundle is a limited edition MBA Barry Hat.   Brew Crew members get upgraded to VIP at the MBA Sponsored Brewers Rendezvous, too.






Brewfests in Montana

Now is the time to get your calendar out to be sure you don’t miss one of the many brew festivals on tap in Montana this year.  From Glacier National Park to the Little Bighorn Battlefield and beyond, Big Sky means Big Beer Festivals throughout our great state. Below we have listed some of our favorites – which may soon be yours!

Cheers to you and yours from the entire Hollinger Real Estate team in Montana



Montana Brewers Association Rendezvous:
Spring Rendezvous Brewfest
Bozeman, Montana
Gallatin County Fairgrounds
May 13, 2023
Summer Rendezvous Brewfest
Helena, MT
Memorial Park
August 5, 2023
Fall Rendezvous Brewfest
Missoula, Montana
Caras Park
September 29, 2023
Brewfests throughout Montana:

St. Practice Day
Fargo Brewing, Montana
March 16, 2023

Run to the Pub
Bozeman, Montana
March 17, 2023

Hi-Line Winter Brewfest
Havre, Montana
March 25, 2023

Montana Brewers Spring Festival
Bozeman, Montana
May date t.b.d, 2023

Tap into Montana Brewfest
Livingston, Montana
June 24, 2023

Great Bear Beer Festival
Kalispell, Montana
August 5, 2023

Ales for Trails
September 8, 2023
Billings, Montana

Ales for Tails
September 8, 2023
Helena, Montana

The Great Northwest Oktoberfest
Whitefish, Montana
Sept. 28 – 30, 2023
October 5 – 7, 2023