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Big Sky Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big Sky Brewing CompanyBig Sky Brewing Company
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 7,102
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

5417 Trumpeter Way
Missoula, Montana, 59808-8680
United States
phone: (406) 549-2777

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bigskybrewing

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Photo of archyquaffer
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%

This brewery is prohibited by law from selling pints (too much production!)- so they give away four free half pint samples instead! I tried three different beers- Scape Goat pale, Big Sky IPA and Powerwagon "wheat wine". All were excellent, and the pale and IPA were decidedly better on tap than in the bottle (duh). The wheat wine is quite unique- I took away a 1/2 gallon to share with some Missoula friends.

The tasting room is roomy and attractive, and the bartender was friendly and attentive. The gift shop has probably the best variety of merchandise of any brewery I've visited (all within Montana, and by no means all). They have a variety of fancy and unique growlers. I bought a package deal costing about 20 dollars that included a brown glass growler with a growler-sized koozy to keep it cold, and filled with their wheat wine (the less potent beer package goes for 15 dollars). A pretty good deal when you figure two free pints into the bargain.

The brewery is easy to access- its right off Interstate 90 near the airport, so you can visit it without getting snarled in traffic. A great brewery to visit!

archyquaffer, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Lane_in_ID
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%

Great place to visit, 2 free glasses of beer per day. Most of their house brews are on tap. They have a small gift shop with really nice branded merchandise. If you go to Missoula, you should check out this brewery. I was disappointed they didn't have any of their seasonal "Ivan the Terrible" porter available when I was there.

Lane_in_ID, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

cyrushire, Aug 27, 2014
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jwenzel019, Aug 16, 2014
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Wobbly, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

ndclimber, Jul 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Kamui_2004, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Aubs723, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

david18, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

sjmad23, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Jameswoody, Mar 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Ajayloves_Beer, Jan 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Wesdrummer, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BeersAndBears, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BillRoth, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

schnarr84, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of IPAjack
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%

This is a very unique brewery. According to Montana law they are unable to actually charge cash for the beers they serve on the premises. Therefore, all the beers are free even though they are only able to serve you four, six ounce, samplers. If you want to continue to drink their beers after your four samplers you can always fill up a growler on site or purchase select six pack cans/ 22oz. bottles. The brewery is a great place to go in order to experience a true Montana beer. They have had a lot of experience brewing since their doors have been open since 1995. I love this place and will always drink their beer. My favorites include Powder Hound (only available in winter), Summer Honey (Only available in the warm months), and Big Sky IPA which is available all year round. Also, the environment is very welcoming with incredibly tall ceilings and select windows to peer through and look at the various brewing vats. The only thing that could improve this place besides being able to serve unlimited beers would be if they extended their bar out to give more room to the numerous visitors they get daily.

IPAjack, Oct 08, 2013
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Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, MT
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.