Montana Brewing Company
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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by champ103:
4.3/5 rDev +11.1%
I stopped in here for lunch while I was on vacation in Montana. This is a very nice place for a beer and a meal. There is a rectangle shaped bar with some tables around it, a large dinning area in the back, and a nice patio outside. Very chill and relaxed. The service was really good. The bartenders might not have known as much about the beer as I would like, but they were very prompt and enthusiastic. The food was OK. I had a pastrami sandwich that was decent. The sweet potato chips were awesome though. I came back latter (see below) and had a pizza. That was not all that great. Nothing bad, just average.
The beer was really good. I had several beers over the course of my vacation. A great rye and stout with an above average Scottish/Amber Ale. A pretty good APA and Hefe as well (even if it was not to my tastes exactly). It was all fresh, and very high quality. Overall, a great place to have for a local brewpub. I wish I had a place like this in Houston. Highly recommended.
EDIT: I came back for lunch before my flight left from Billings. I ordered a pizza, and the cook burned it. The manager came out and told me before I even knew what happened. I did not have time to eat it there because of my flight. So they remade the pizza, put it in a to go box free of charge. No service is ever going to be perfect anywhere. All anyone can ask for is they do the best they can. The situation could not have been handled any better. This place is great.
08-27-2009 22:14:21 | More by champ103
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3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
Stopped by here right at opening. There aren't many Brewpubs around Billings open for normal hours so we ended up at MBC. Was not disappointed. Our server, Edgar, was very helpful and gave us a flight plus tasters of the other 3 beers on tap. All 11 beers were very good, with the Porter, Huckleberry Wheat, Young Dunkel, and Indian Cliff IPA being the favorites. All great, quality beers. I would come back here in a heartbeat.
05-24-2014 21:15:33 | More by Scottie_A25
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
Came here for supper on a roadtrip to Yellowstone. Stopped at three or four different brewpubs along the way, but this was by far the best. The food was excellent, especially the enchilada bites, and the beer was even better. This was the only place I've ever been able to find a pomegranate beer (and it was good, though I assume seasonal). Custer's Last Stout and their Pale ale were both phenomenal, great examples of their respective styles. I made a three hour detour just to check out the city of Billings and it this was probably the highlight.
The only negative comment I'll make is that the server, although helpful regarding the food menu, was unable to make any recommendations regarding beer as he was only 18. In fact he said he didn't even believe in the idea of drinking beer, or that it was a good idea - something to that effect. It was a little confusing. Safe to say he probably should not have either applied to or been hired by the Montana Brewing Company, which I assume has its beer firstly in mind.
Anyway, it was an overall great experience and I'd return again with the hopes that my server is a little more beer-savvy - at least with the beers he's serving.
04-08-2013 00:10:20 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.41/5 rDev -11.9%
Was driving through Montana, on my way to Oregon, and this seemed like a good lunch spot.
Located in downtown Billings, MBC is fairly sizeable brewpub restaurant, that put me in find of a Chili's or Applebee's when I came in off the street. As you walk-in from the side, you seen a fair size wrap around bar, with a good size dining area to the left. There's a few "custer's last stand" decorations around, and the red painted walls give the place a warm vibe. There were also several TV's over the bar area, this day turns to opening day baseball. There were roughly 12 tap handles this day, which I thought bode well for the selection at MBC. However, it turned out that they had just 6 or 7 beers on tap this day, along with one cider. I tried the espresso porter, custer's last stout, an IPA and the smoked rye. All were fairly decent, with the porter and smoked rye the more interesting of the options available. I'm not sure if it's the result of some ordinance or if this was intentional by MBC, but all of the beers were in the 5% range. I don't believe there was anything over 6% abv. In any event, while the beers here weren't bad, nothing I tried was so good that I felt the need for a full glass (I stayed with the sampler glasses). Service was OK. My bartender was pleasant enough, in a TGIF kind of way. This isn't the sort of place where I think you can expect a whole lot of information from the staff. As for food, I went with the Ceaser salad. It was pretty much your typical lackluster salad that you would expect to get at any large chain restaurant. It didn't help that a fair number of the romain lettuces leaves were wilted or soiled looking.
Shrug. An OK stop with OK beer, but if I'm back in Billings again, I think I'll try someplace else.
04-02-2013 12:25:56 | More by John_M
Montana Brewing Company in Billings, MT
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.