Lima to Wibaux
From south to east, all 23 breweries, 11-13 days.
- Day 1: Bitter Root Brewing(Hamilton)
- Day 2: Blacksmith Brewing (Stevensville), Bayern Brewing, Big Sky Brewing, Kettlehouse Brewing (Missoula)
- Day 3: Glacier Brewing (Polson)
- Day 4: Tamarack (Lakeside), Flathead Lake Brewing (Woods Bay), Great Northern Brewing (Whitefish)
- Day 5: Harvest Moon Brewing (Belt)
- Day 6: Blackfoot River Brewing and Lewis & Clark Brewing (Helena)
- Day 7: Quarry Brewery (Butte, America) Madison River Brewing (Belgrade), Neptune's Brewing (Livingston), Bozeman Brewing (Bozeman)
- Day 8: Lone Peak Brewery (Big Sky)
- Day 9: Red Lodge Ales (Red Lodge)
- Day 10: Angry Hank's, Carter's Brewing, Montana Brewing and Yellowstone Brewing (Billings)
- Day 11: Beaver Creek Brewery (Wibaux)
and his Jim Beam bourbon barrels.
Day Four: Lakeside - Tamarack; Woods Bay - Flathead Lake Brewing; Whitefish - Great Northern BrewingAfter another leisurely morning in Polson, perhaps with a visit to the Miracle of America Museum or the Flathead-Polson Historical Museum, head north on U.S. 93 to Lakeside, where you'll find The Rack, which is on the left at the intersection with the road up to the Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. The Rack is two businesses in the same building--Tamarack Brewing and Tamarack Alehouse and Grill. You can enjoy both some mighty fine microbrew and a great lunch without leaving your chair.
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After lunch, drive U.S. 93 six more miles north to the intersection with State Highway 208/82. Turn east (right) here and then, seven miles later, south (right) on State Highway 35. Go eight miles, through Bigfork, to find to your next brewery stop, Flathead Lake Brewing, on your left in Woods Bay, right on State Highway 35.
After a late afternoon visit to the tasting room (where you can also get some tasty pub fare), jump back on State Highway 35 and head north, through Bigfork, staying on State Highway 35 all the way to Kalispell where you can either take U.S.2/State Highway 40 or U.S. 93 to Whitefish. If you need to stop at some big box stores, take U.S. 93. If you want a faster, nicer drive take U.S. 2 and State Highway 40.
At Whitefish, after checking into your room, before or after dinner, check out Great Northern Brewing, which also has a beer and wine license, so it stays open "until it closes," usually around midnight. You can get a great view of Big Mountain and the Whitefish Mountain Resort from the taproom, which is called Black Star Draught House. You can walk a block or two from the taproom to several fine restaurants in historic downtown Whitefish.
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.