Bridger Brewing

Bozeman, MT My first stop while in Bozeman. Underwhelmed. I mean, the beer was not bad, but it was not great, either. These folks need to pick one or two to be good at and focus there. The setting was adjacent to the Montana State University campus and there was a nice looking rooftop. It…

Miner Brewing

Black Hills, South Dakota I hit a beer desert for about a month. I left Montana and really did not find breweries or beer while in Yellowstone. I was excited to get back to a larger city where I assumed there would be decent beer. I was sorely mistaken. I tried three breweries: two were…

Millstone

Cody, Wyoming This is one of those happy accidents. I left Yellowstone this morning and had an incredibly amazing, but really long, drive out of the Park. I wanted to take a road that I had not explored before, so I chose the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway. Once out of the West Entrance of Yellowstone….

Nordic Brew Works

Located in a newer part of Bozeman, this place reeks of fancy! The building is industrial and shared with other businesses. There is a great outdoor space and once can take their beer outside to enjoy music or friends. I called out the server on a beer that was way too cloudy, but served anyway….

Mountains Walking Brewery

Bozeman, Montana I went to this place for an REI talk. If you are not aware, Recreation Equipment Inc. is one of the most popular and well-known outdoor sports stores in the Northwest. In years past, they had a 100% return policy and would exchange any item for any reason at any time. These days,…

Bozeman Spirits Distillery

Bozeman, Montana I was on one of my tourist days. A tourist day is when I take off to a town or museum or place and just explore. I walk around, look at things or visit places, pop in and out of stores and observe. I take my time and browse around. That time I…

Northern Ale

Kettle Falls, Washington I was camped along the northern part of the Columbia River. I had passed through that area on many previous occasions. This was my first time really staying and looking around. I hit the brewery and really found a great spot with this place. The gentleman who waited on me is also…

Paradise Creek Brewery

Pullman, WA I talk a lot about home. Well, this brewery has been my “home” for the last five years. The brewery and it’s owner/operator, Tom Handy, is a consistent and staunch supporter of the local home brew club and of all things beer. One thing I know is that wherever I am, breweries and…

Ice Harbor Brewing

Kennewick, WA Touring about, I needed electricity and food. Beer never hurts, so off to a brewery I go to get all of the above. I have had Ice Harbor beer but never visited the actual facility. It was not where I expected, located next to an active train track in a quasi-industrial area. The…

Packwood Brewing

Packwood, WA This brewery is in a little town just outside of the Mr. Rainer National Park area. I was pleasantly surprised to even find a brewery here. They do not currently brew on site, but this is the only place you can get their beer. Fun fact – they are currently using the former…