While Missoulians were enjoying the Winter Brewfest in Caras Park over the weekend, The Montana Brewers Association were judging beers from all across the state. Montana has some incredible breweries that are making some mighty fine beers and the results are some great examples of that. There are small breweries, large breweries, and community breweries that were all represented with awards.

Congratulations To the Missoula Brewers That Won Awards

Congratulations goes out to the medal winning beers and brewers from Missoula that represented some of the best of the best from Montana.

Gold Medal Winners: 

  • Bayern Brewing- Eisbock, Strong Lager category
  • Bayern Brewing- St. Walter Hefeweizen, Wheat Ales category
  • KettleHouse Brewery- Shady New England IPA, Hazy Pale Ales category

Silver Medal Winners: 

Bronze Medal Winners: 

  • Big Sky Brewing Company- Ivan The Terrible, Strong Ales category
  • OddPitch Brewing- Oakilly Dokilly, Sour/Wild Ales category
  • KettleHouse Brewery- Barrel Aged Freezeout Stout, Smoke/Wood Flavored Beer
  • OddPitch Brewing- Black Fire, Fruit, Vegetable and Spiced Beer category

Montana Had Some Great Beers from Small Breweries

Looking over the list of the winners it is great to see such a vibrant list of breweries from across the state. Seeing smaller towns like Phillipsburg, Columbia Falls, Livingston, Stevensville, Three Forks, Ronan, Ennis, and Frenchtown winning awards for brewing is something special, and something they should all be proud of.

Support Montana Brewers Responsibly

For those that want to support your local breweries and are interested in the types of beers that are now considered "award winning", give them a try. Please remember to enjoy responsibly.

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