Local Breweries in the Flathead Valley, Montana (Whitefish, Kalispell, Polson, Columbia Falls, and Bigfork)
Looking to try a local beer? Here is a list of breweries in the Flathead area (listed by town, including Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Lakeside, Polson, Whitefish):
Flathead Lake Brewing Company – 25008 Hwy 35, (5 miles south of) Bigfork, Montana
They have live music in the summer, good food, their deck is overlooking Flathead Lake, and of course they have the beer flowing. You can purchase kegs and growlers to go.
Desert Mountain Brewing and Draughthaus – 729 Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls, Montana
The new brewing place in town (2012), they have lots of fun beer – that accompany their fun names, such as the “Bad Marriage Blonde.”
Tamarack Brewing Company Alehouse and Grill – 105 Blacktail Road, Lakeside, Montana
The Tamarack has become a local favorite – I know many people who drive from Whitefish on a regular basis to partake in their yummy food and beer. The great thing is that it is family-friendly.
Glacier Brewing Company — #6 10th Avenue East, Polson, Montana
They offer samples, give tours, have live music, and sell apparel. Everything you need in a brewery.
Great Northern Brewing Company – 2 Central Avenue, Whitefish, Montana
A popular place in Whitefish, located downtown, items for sale and daily tours available.
I think that if you drink beer, trying the local brews are necessary while you are visiting a new place – to really get a flavor for the area!!
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