Sacred Waters Brewing is a Brewery and Tap house just south of Glacier International Airport on Hwy 2 in Kalispell.
They Have 10 or more brews on tap at any given time and has a friendly down home atmosphere. I would rate their beers above average, and at the time of this post, they have a Rye IPA that is one of the best IPA’s I have ever had (88 IBU).
If you fly into Glacier, be sure and take the short trip south to Sacred Waters and enjoy some top notch craft beer.
Located at 3250 U.S. Hwy 2 E, Kalispell, MT 5990 https://www.sacredwatersbrewing.com/
Tamarack Brewing – Lakeside, Montana
If you find yourself in Lakeside, MT visiting Flathead lake, be sure to stop at Tamarack Brewing for some great beer and great food.
This was one of the first breweries we went to in NW MT and have been back many times since.
Beer and food are always good and always worth the trip.
Located at 105 Blacktail Rd Suite #1, Lakeside, MT 59922 http://www.tamarackbrewing.com/
Flathead Lake Brewing is a must stop when down in Bigfork. Its a very cozy place with a great patio that overlooks Flathead lake. They usually have 10 to 15 beers on tap so no matter your taste, I’m sure you can find a beer you’ll like, and their food is some of the best in Bigfork..
Bigfork is a great little town on Flathead lake with a nice downtown with shops and galleries.
Put Flathead Lake Brewing and Bigfork MT on your list to visit when in NW MT.
Located at 116 Holt Dr, Bigfork, MT 59911 http://flatheadlakebrewing.com/
Backslope Brewing – Columbia Falls, Montana
Backslope is on the way to Glacier from Whitefish or vice versa. The beer is very good and so is the food, they have an interesting menu with some great stuff that you might not find at other breweries.
They only have 4 or 5 beers on tap at any given time but the beer is always good and worth a stop after a long hike in the hot sun.
Located at 1107 9th St W, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 http://www.backslopebrewing.com
Cabinet Mountain Brewing – Libby, Montana
Operating out of one of the oldest buildings in downtown Libby, is Cabinet Mountain Brewing.
The brewery is owned and run by all women and was the first all women brewery in Montana.
The beer and food are great and with a friendly vibe and a nice beer garden, this is one of the best in NW MT.
Recently I had their Scotch Ale and it was fantastic.
If you find yourself going to Kootenai falls for a hike, make sure and stop at Cabinet for an after the hike tasty treat.
Located at 206 Mineral Ave, Libby, MT 59923 http://cabinetmountainbrewing.com/