these gems find their way on to a tap handle at various times throughout the year
Inspired by the mid-summer flies popular on the Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers, our bright ale is a crisp finish to the end of a victorious, summer day. Sally Bright is an Australian style pale ale that is clean and light, and an anticipated brew each summer.
Henry Plummer was the leader of the infamous “Road Agent” gang, but this beer is much more “Innocent.” The light bitterness is perhaps reminiscent of his eventual demise in Bannack, but the taste and color boasts positivity - and won’t remind you of the questionable hobbies of its namesake.
A dark beer with chocolate undertones that we hope doesn’t influence the color of the river. This brown is smooth and has a well-rounded feel that attracts even those who hesitate to try darker beers, and is a perfect match for those seeking an easy-drinking brown ale.
Malty and complemented with lager yeast, the hop to malt balance presents a dry finish. In the Snowcrest range, you have thousands of thousands of acres to search for a prized hunting ground - but you don’t have to search any further than this beer for an exceptional, easy-drinking dark beer to finish a long, adventurous day.
Dawg Red Ale
A tribute to Dillon’s weekends of festivities, Labor Day and Alumni Weekend, this beer is brewed in the fall and spring and signals the changing seasons with it’s unassuming red and copper finish. The Cascade hops and special red-x malt variety make this beer as unique as The University of Montana - Western. Proceed with caution.
Originally, the town of Dillon was the end of the line for the railroad and originally named “Terminus”. As a tribute to our heritage and that of the traditional cold-fermentation process, this Vienna-style lager blends rich malt flavor and aromas with a slight hoppiness to signal the terminus of summer. Get festive with our Oktoberfest and schnitzel and spaetzle.
The original beer, brewed by the Beaverhead Brewery prior to the prohibition, is heavy on the malt to produce a sweet traditional flavor and color. Our bock is brewed in the spring and reflects the budding sunshine and severe optimism that emerges with all the signals of brighter and sweeter weather, which pairs well with this seasonal beer.
This is the needle in the haystack you’ve been searching for when it comes to dark beers. Roasted barley, oat flakes, and caramel malts present themselves as a silky winter treat, easy to remember where to find, with a slight bite to remind you of winter outside.
Named after a local fishing access point and brewed with 36 pounds of locally sourced honey, this beer is smooth and slightly dry, delicious and delectably sweet. Pair with sunbeams and tight lines for best results.