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The Compound – Update #2

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Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company: Libby, Montana

Sometimes it’s better to let someone else do the typing.  Doubly so if the typing is well done and the pictures exquisite.   Here’s my wife’s recap of our trip to Cabinet Brewing Company in Libby, Montana. Some extras from me: – As mentioned in the post, Libby is a supremely beautiful city.  It’s also    […]

Stop #3: Higher Ground Brewing, Hamilton, Montana

Higher Ground was one of those places that initially greeted me with great skepticism.  Having opened in 2012, it’s a relative new-comer to the Western Montana brewing game.  Its nearby proximity to a failing video store, Chubby Checker era patterned floor and low ceilings doesn’t exactly scream brewery either. Luckily for us, the brewers have obviously    […]

Stop #2: Bitter Root Brewing, Hamilton, Montana, USA

You could say that Brad Pitt and the Bitter Root valley have something in common besides being impossibly beautiful.  They both were the first to bring something to Montana’s Bitterroot valley.  In the case of Brad Pitt, he brought many people with money.  These people were chasing the dream of fly fishing in complete solitude    […]

Sours in the news.

Coffee, cheese, beer.  They say these items are acquired tastes.  As a child, I never understood that.  Why would you want to punish your mouth with the hopes of someday liking the product you were shoving in said orrifice? I don’t remember the day I took to the aforementioned items but I’m glad I had the fortitude    […]

Bandit Brewing – Darby, Montana

Darby.  The word and it’s ping-like finish sound more like a bi-syllabic sputter that would describe something you’d say when you stubbed your toe more than the name of a town that demands any  measurable clout. To some Montanans, it’s known as a town … though where exactly on the map is fuzzy.  To others that    […]

State of beer

I often joke that Montanan’s do everything with a beer in their hand as if intentionally misinterpreting the actual definition of the “open container” law — “‘that means you have to be in possession of an open beer at all times right?” Of course, everyone drinks at BBQs, ball games and concerts.  Afterall, your 82    […]

Gear swap in Missoula, Montana

From the fine folks that bring you mix-and-match 6 packs, homebrewing and hydroponic supplies plus outstanding customer service, comes a homebrew gear swap event this Sunday in Missoula, MT by Summer Sun and Garden.  Not only is this an opportunity to swap and sell gear, there will be a live brewing demonstration.  See you there!    […]