Big Sky Brewing Company

Big Sky Brewing CompanyBig Sky Brewing Company
Big Sky Brewing CompanyBig Sky Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

5417 Trumpeter Way
Missoula, Montana, 59808-8680
United States

(406) 549-2777 | map
bigskybrew.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.77
Beers:
52
Ratings:
9,954
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.17
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
37
pDev:
9.83%
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Ratings by coldriver:
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Reviewed by coldriver from Texas

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
When I first got into the craft beer scene Big Sky was one of my early favorites so I was looking forward to visiting the brewery. But it just feels like they kind of got left behind with all the changes that have occurred in the industry over the past decade and it was a bit disappointing to not see much in the way of new offerings or experimental one-offs at the tap room.
Jun 28, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75
was rad to get to check this place out, ben a consumer of their beer for basically forever! pretty impressive operation, out by the airport, in a big warehouse space, all about production here, a peak through the gift shop to the brew house i was blown away by the size of the fermenters and the can bodies stacked to the deck, i knew they made a lot of beer, but the scale here kind of caught me off guard. the taproom is comparatively very small, but also very nice, lots of cool wood tables, neat montana heritage sort of art and decor, a humble bar area, a little catwalk upstairs area, and then some picnic tables outside on the side of the building, pretty substantial gift shop as well. sports on tv, but thats not the point of this place. usual suspects plus a few special offerings on tap, i had a crisp and bright blonde ale with some decent character to it, and a special version of ivan the terrible done with cherries in bourbon barrels, a rare treat to be certain! service was super friendly, really enhanced the experienced, and the place was super mellow, just a handful of folks hanging out around happy hour time. definitely an iconic brewery in this part of the world, but they have done a good job staying relevant in the modern era as well i reckon, better than others anyway, and no survey of the missoula beer scene would be complete without having a couple of pints in here!
Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina

Aug 20, 2018
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Tucked away off the highway, a good spot to settle back and check out some Montana brews. Was there June 2018. Offer all the usuals (have to get a fresh Moose Drool) with a variety of experimentals. They had a few IPA variations working while I was there. To go options, of course, and nice gift shop. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by Shy_Traveler45 from Montana

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Aug 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Edie from Oklahoma

Aug 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.82 by Ironnomad from Montana

Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by gr8fulbeerhead from California

Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by johnyb from Florida

Jun 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Apr 16, 2015
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Rated by JessicaRuth from Montana

4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Such amazing service, such amazing quality!
Mar 19, 2015
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Reviewed by sporklift87 from Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Great place we like to visit every weekend. I almost always walk away with a specialty bomber. The only way I think they could improve is to serve food. Small, fun and intimate setting with lots of stuff to look at.
Feb 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Efeezle

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75
Growing up in Montana, I have to save a small part of my heart for a home state beer. Big fan of some, not as much of others. moose Drool will always be a go to
Feb 02, 2015
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Rated by GregJ from Louisiana

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Very open feel in the tap room. Helpful staff.
Jan 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by Brandonparrent from Michigan

Dec 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by SeattleBoB76 from Washington

Dec 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Drift from California

Dec 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by TX-Badger from Texas

Nov 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by TFMyriad from Arizona

Oct 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Bru-Dog from Virginia

Oct 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Oct 05, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by jkerzman92 from Michigan

Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by stallion_air21 from Montana

Aug 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by cyrushire from Florida

Aug 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by jwenzel019 from Wisconsin

Aug 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Wobbly from Missouri

Aug 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ndclimber

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by juicebox from Kentucky

Jul 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Kamui_2004

Jul 06, 2014
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Reviewed by archyquaffer from Montana

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
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!
Jun 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Aubs723 from Maryland

Jun 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by david18 from New York

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by sjmad23 from California

Jun 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jameswoody from Montana

Mar 05, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by JMIPro from Montana

Mar 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by RusImpStoLuv from Michigan

Mar 01, 2014
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Reviewed by Lane_in_ID from Idaho

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
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.
Feb 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ajayloves_Beer from California

Jan 23, 2014
Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, MT
Brewery rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 9954 ratings