Lookout Pass to Wibaux
From west to east, all 23 breweries, 10-12 days.
- Day 1: Missoula - Big Sky Brewing, Bayern Brewing, Kettlehouse Brewing
- Day 2: Hamilton - Bitterroot Brewing; Stevensville - Blacksmith Brewing; Polson - Glacier Brewing
- Day 3: Lakeside - Tamarack Brewing; Wood's Bay - Flathead Lake Brewing; Whitefish - Great Northern Brewing
- Day 4: Belt - Great Harvest Brewing; Great Falls
- Day 5: Helena
- Day 6: Butte - Quarry Brewing; Livingston - Neptune's Brewing; Bozeman - Bozeman Brewing
- Day 7: Big Sky - Lone Peak Brewing
- Day 8: Red Lodge - Red Lodge Ales
- Day 9: Billings - Angry Hank's Brewing, Carter's Brewing, Montana Brewing, Yellowstone Valley Brewing
- Day 10: Wibaux - Beaver Creek Brewery
Day Four: Belt - Great Harvest Brewing; Great Falls
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From Whitefish, head east on State Highway 40 and then U.S. 2 at Columbia Falls and onto Glacier National Park and a trip over Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Highway, then down to the east side of the park, all through the best scenery in the world, to St. Mary. If you're only spending a day in the park, turn south (right) on U.S. Highway 89 and head for Browning. If you have time and need a break, stop at the Museum of the Plains Indian on the western edge of town.
Just east of Browning, turn south (right), staying on U.S. 89. Continue on U.S. 89 along the Rocky Mountain Front, where the mountains melt into the prairie, through several small Montana towns--Dupuyer, Choteau, and Fairfield--until you turn south (right) on I-15 and reach Great Falls. Keep you eye on the clock on this trip because you need to get to Belt before the taproom at the Harvest Moon Brewery closes at 4 pm.
So, depending on the time, zoom through Great Falls, Montana's largest town without a brewery, staying on U.S. 89, 21 miles more to Belt. After seeing Harvest Moon, you can grab a bite to eat in Belt or head back to Great Falls for dinner and lodging.
This is a long day, so feel free to split it up into two days. There is a lot to see along the way, but no breweries.
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.