Ale Works is proud to partner with artisan brewers and distillers from around the state whose skill, care, local sourcing, and stewardship help ensure the survival of Montana’s craft-made heritage, rural landscapes, and way of life.

A few fun facts:

• Our handcrafted, state-of-the-art, forty-handle draft system employs a delivery system fed by insulated lines running overhead from the nearby keg cooler with every keg monitored by high-tech cartridges and foam prevention units (FOBS for beer geeks), ensuring a continuous flow of fresh brews kept in optimal condition from keg to glass.

• 95% of our draft beers are Montana-made, and most of those,
are hand-crafted in or around Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley.

• We pour 155,000 pints of Montana craft brews annually.

• Our cocktails feature over 30 Montana artisan spirits,
crafted with regional herbs, fruits and berries,
from our house infusion program.

 
 

Brews & Spirits

Our selection of craft drafts and artisan spirits is sourced from over seventy local and regional brewers and distillers, all fiercely dedicated to the liquid arts.

As the rapidly-growing craft bevs movement has exploded, it has been a challenge and a pleasure to keep pace.

We pour freshly-pulled, perfectly temp’ed local and regionally crafted IPAs, XPAs, farmhouse saisons, nut browns, Scottish ales, stouts, porters, unfiltered hefes, goses, light ambers, complex pales, sours, and more.

Our selection also includes high-quality gluten free and gluten removed beers, kombrewskis, craft-brewed root beer on tap (for the child in all of us),
and a tap handle dedicated to artisan hard ciders.

 
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Ale Works Hop Harvest

Every October, we pluck the fresh Cascade hops that climb up our exterior brick walls. We hand our harvest over to our friends at the Bozeman Brewing Co. who create a fresh-hopped Ale Works Hopzone brew exclusively for us! It couldn’t be better to contribute our own hops to our own signature brew, as well as to the Community Collaboration Terroir IPA that the brewery makes annually from a combination of hops that both grow wild across the Gallatin Valley (and are picked by our beer-geek community) and those donated by local backyard growers like us. The annual harvest party at the brewery is a highlight of every autumn, as the community pitches in to clean and pluck. Ale Works donates the food, and the beer, well, it flows….

 

Local and Regional Brewers


Bozeman Brewing
Bozeman, MT

Bayern Brewing
Missoula, MT

Beaver Creek Brewing
Wibaux, MT

Big Sky Brewing
Missoula, MT

Bitterroot Brewing
Hamilton, MT

Bridger Brewing
Bozeman, MT

Bunkhouse Brewery
Bozeman, MT

Cabinet Mountain Brewing
Libby, MT

Carters Brewing
Billings, MT

Draught Works
Missoula, MT

Flathead Lake Brewing
Bigfork, MT

Great Northern Brewing
Whitefish, MT

Harvest Moon Brewing
Belt, MT

Highlander Brewing
Missoula, MT

Jeremiah Johnson Brewing
Great Falls, MT

Katabatic Brewing
Livingston, MT

Kettlehouse brewing
Missoula, MT

Lone Peak Brewing
Big Sky, MT

Lewis & Clark Brewing
Helena, MT

Madison River Brewing
Belgrade, MT

Map Brewing
Bozeman, MT

Meadowlark Brewing
Sidney, MT

Mighty Mo Brewing
Great Falls, MT

Muddy Creek Brewing
Butte, MT

Neptune's Brewery
Livingston, MT

Outlaw Brewing
Bozeman, MT

Philipsburg Brewing
Philipsburg, MT

Red Lodge Ales Brewing
Red Lodge, MT

Ten Mile Creek Brewing
Helena, MT

Thirsty Street Brewing
Billings, MT

Uberbrew
Billings, MT

Laughing Dog Brewing
Ponderay ID

Grand Teton Brewing
Victor, ID

Snake River Brewing
Jackson, WY

Black Tooth Brewing
Sheridan, WY

Melvin Brewing
Alpine, WY

 
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Wildrye Distillery

Our staff members take regular brewery and distillery tours to learn the art, craft and inspiration behind the beverages we serve – over 70 different Montana craft bevs, including the largest selection of Montana drafts poured in a single location in the state. Here, Ale Workers soak in the knowledge, on-site and at the source, at the WildRye Distillery in downtown Bozeman.

Local Distillers


Headframe Spirits
Butte, MT

Willie's Distillery
Ennis, MT

Glacier Distilling
Whitefish, MT

Wildrye Distilling
Bozeman, MT

Bozeman Spirits
Bozeman, MT

Gulch Distillers
Helena, MT

Whistling Andy’s
Bigfork, MT

Trailhead Spirits
Billings, MT

Montgomery Distillery
Missoula, MT

Spotted Bear Spirits
Whitefish, MT

Dry Hills Distillery
Bozeman, MT

Grand Teton Distillery
Driggs, ID

44º North
Boise, ID

Montana Ciders


Last Chance Ciders
Red Lodge, MT

Lockhorn Ciders
Bozeman, MT

Western Cider
Missoula, MT

 
 
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