Bozeman Brewery Trail
Starting and ending in Bozeman, 4 breweries, 1 or 2 days
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Madison River Brewing
Starting in Bozeman, spend the morning visiting the Museum of the Rockies, celebrated by dinosaur buffs, but also with a full calendar of other exhibits and tours. Check the Museum of the Rockies website for details.
Leave in late morning and head down to Big Sky for lunch and some fine microbrew at Lone Peak Brewery, which opens at 11 am, and also serves tasty pub fare. After lunch, drive back to Belgrade and a visit to the Madison River Brewery, home of the fly fishing beers. If you have time, you can take a short hike or river float in the scenic Gallatin Canyon instead of just driving through it on U.S. 191.
From Belgrade, take I-90 through Bozeman and over to Livingston to visit Neptune's Brewery, where the beer is Taylor-made. If you roll into Livingston with time to spare, check out one of the local art galleries, including that of famous artist and Livingston resident, Russell Chatham. Anglers might be more interested in the famous Dan Bailey's Fly Shop or FlyFishing Discovery Center, which also serves as the national headquarters of the Federation of Fly Fishers.
After checking out Livingston and Neptune's, head back to Bozeman where you'll find a host of great eateries and, of course, finish off the Bozeman Brewery Trail with a pint at the Bozeman Brewing taproom.
Options: Although this route description suggests staying in Bozeman, you could also do it from Belgrade, Big Sky or Livingston. The logistics would be different, but the mileage the same, about 135 miles total. You can also make a two-day trip out of it by staying overnight in Big Sky or Livingston.
Your safety is important to us. Please drink responsibly. If you are drinking alcholol, please be certain to include a designated sober driver; do not drink and drive. It is against the law to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle when blood alcohol content level is at .08% or more.