Bozeman Breweries: A Day of Beer Touring in the Mountains - Bozeman CVB

Bozeman Breweries: A Day of Beer Touring in the Mountains

While Bozeman doesn't have the most breweries per capita (that distinction currently belongs to Portland, Oregon), it certainly has some of the finest around. In Bozeman, our local breweries are neighborhood hubs, where families and friends gather to relax and share refreshing craft brews on the regular.

In Bozeman, local breweries are also some of the best places to eat. With an active population, pub food reigns. If you’re a beer connoisseur, you’ll be in for a treat at any Bozeman brewery, and the views and atmosphere will take your experience to the next level.

So, find a driver and hit the beer trail. If you’re interested in more breweries outside of Bozeman, check out the Montana Brewers Association Trail Map for an extensive list.

Mountains Walking Brewery

It’s hard to say whether you’ll be more impressed by the food or the craft brews at this popular spot. On the beer front, Mountains Walking is a tale of two breweries. Its namesake brewery offers beloved standards, along with experimental small batches and even slushies.

But the star of this establishment might be its so-called “phantom brewery,” New Hokkaido. Served at its Mountains Walking location and distributed at stores throughout Bozeman, New Hokkaido is fantastic beer inspired by Japanese tradition. Don’t miss the Yamabiko Japanese Rice Lager or the Daruma West Coast IPA.

As for food, Mountains Walking offer some of the best parmesan truffle french fries in town, bison chili, saucy wings, and thin-crust wood-fired pizzas, and more.

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Bridger Brewing

This college student and family-friendly spot right next to the Montana State University campus is known for its craft beers and yummy, award-winning pizzas. Its outdoor patio overlooking campus makes for fabulous people watching, and the beer goes down easy after a day outside. Locals love the happy hour deal of $7 for a beer and a slice.

For the beer nerds, Bridger Brewing offers free tours for the public and private groups, so you can see behind the scenes and do some tasting while you’re at it.

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Bozeman Brewing Company

Lovingly called, “The Bozone,” Bozeman Brewing Company has a cozy, friendly vibe. It’s a regular stop for for skiers and snowboarders making their way back into town after a day at Bridger Bowl.

Its known for its exceptional service, an awesome variety of interesting beers and, most importantly, free popcorn. While it doesn’t serve food, it frequently hosts food carts just outside.

Bozeman Brewing Company just might become your favorite neighborhood brewpub in Bozeman. This is the place to go if you want an unpretentious place to try some showstopping beer.

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Outlaw Brewing

This friendly neighborhood brewery is a favorite in the northwest area of Bozeman. Daily specials keep things fun at Outlaw, like Tough Guy/Gal Tuesday, when patrons get 25 cents of their first pint for each pull-up they can do. Or you can play pool, shuffleboard, or foosball.

Outlaw boasts a rotating menu of 40-45 seasonal and experimental beers annually. It serves an endless supply of popcorn and hosts popular food trucks on its outdoor patio.

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Freefall Brewery + Audrey’s Pizza

Beer and pizza were meant to be together, and when you pair one of Bozeman’s longtime favorite pizza places with a high quality microbrewery, good things happen.

Freefall, a brewery originally located in Billings, relocated to Bozeman and partnered with Audrey’s Pizza, a local establishment dating back to the 1960s.

Located on 7th Avenue, this large and welcoming spot is the perfect place for large groups and families to enjoy Audrey’s famous pizza and a cold brew on tap.

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Bozeman Taproom

This one isn’t exactly a brewery, but still a fantastic place to find local and global beer. Bozeman Taproom has more than 50 taps, along with cocktails, wine, and pub food.

Just a street away from Main Street, its defining feature is its summer rooftop patio with a great view of downtown Bozeman. Come for the patio, stay for the beer and curry fries.

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We’re sure you’re convinced that Bozeman is an excellent place to fill up your brewery passport. To find out more about incredible culinary experiences in the Gallatin Valley, check out our guide at

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