Ale Works proudly partners with over fifty Montana farmers, ranchers, and culinary artisans to offer locally-sourced, sustainably grown produce, pasture-raised meats, regionally foraged herbs, mushrooms and locally crafted cheeses.

Our commitment, curbed only by the length of the growing season in Montana, helps limit our food miles from pasture to plate.

For instance, since 2013, we’ve proudly served only Montana pasture-raised beef burgers, sourced exclusively from Montana family ranchers, and partnered since 2010 with our friends at Gallatin Valley Botanicals, an organic family operation located just down the road at Rocky Creek Farm.

Supporting local, sustainably grown, handcrafted products serves our guests and helps our local artisans and land stewards thrive doing what they love, preserving our rural Montana landscapes and way of life.

Below are links to all our valued local suppliers and partners. Check out their websites to learn more!

Our Local


Gallatin Valley Botanicals

Ale Works has partnered with Matt and Jacy Rothschiller since 2010, when we first enthusiastically invested in the growth of “GVB” at key moments when expansion capital was needed.

We helped them purchase farm equipment; they paid us back in veggies.

Our first initiative – we called it Cash for Carrots – resulted in an EcoStar award in 2014. When we next invested in 2018, it was to help Matt and Jacy purchase their neighboring Rocky Creek Farm to increase their acreage manyfold, and ensure the success of a progressive, organic family farm just 3 miles from downtown Bozeman.

The Gallatin Valley Salad, whose toppings change seasonally according to the miracles emerging from their fields on any given day, is one of our most popular items, year in and year out, In the cool seasons, GVB root vegetables - organic beets, turnips & baby carrots - show up across the menu.


Local Purveyors

Trevino's Tortillas
Bozeman & Billings, MT

Amaltheia Dairy
Belgrade, MT

Yellowstone Valley Farms
Laurel, MT

Timeless Seeds
Ulm, MT

Country Pasta
Polson, MT

Redneck Sausage
Kalispell, MT

Rockford Coffee
Bozeman, MT

Tumblewood Teas
Big Timber, MT

Wheat Montana
Three Forks, MT

On the Rise Bakery
Four Corners, MT

Montana Natural Pork
Butte, MT

Montana Wagyu Cattle Co.
Belgrade, MT

Gallatin Valley Botanicals
Bozeman, MT

Strike Farms
Bozeman, MT

Bausch Potatoes
Whitehall, MT

Garden City Fungi
Missoula, MT

Pony Produce
Pony, MT

Mountina Cheese
Belgrade, MT

Moss Farm
Rollins, MT

Tucker Family Farm
Victor, MT

Root Cellar Foods
Belgrade, MT

Summit Distribution
Bozeman, MT

Quality Foods Distributing
Four Corners, MT

Lloyd Craft Farms
Worland, WY

Purple Sage Farms
Middleton, ID

M&M Heath Farms
Buhl, ID

Sunnyside Farm
Weiser, ID

INTRO COW-Edit.jpg

Montana Wagyu Cattle Co.

Ale Works proudly eliminated commodity burger entirely from our menu in 2013 – no small feat for an establishment of our volume – by forging a mutually beneficial partnership with a cooperative of Montana family ranchers who were seeking a dependable, high-volume home for their ground beef.

Under the umbrella of the Montana Wagyu Cattle Company in nearby Belgrade, our proprietary Ale Works burger blend – 50% Angus/50% Wagyu (i.e. American Kobe) – is 100% Montana pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic-free.

It’s all about flavor and quality, while supporting small scale producers of naturally raised cattle processed in-state, just 80 miles from Bozeman in Butte, MT, further reducing food miles from pasture to plate.

Happy Trash Can Composting I.jpeg

Progressive Composting

In partnership with Happy Trash Can, Ale Works diverted over a ton of pre-consumer waste from the local landfill in just over a year’s time, by transforming it into compost! By 2019, 100% of Ale Works food waste – pre and post-consumer – will be composted, bolstering organic agriculture in the Gallatin Valley. Ale Works is proud to participate in shifting the paradigm to conservation, repurposing, and reuse.


“Walk the Walk” Staff Training

Expertise around sourcing, sustainability, culinary craftsmanship and food security is an Ale Works point of pride. Every year, up to twenty staff tours of partner farms, ranches, breweries, and distilleries connect our 140-some employees to the artisans who grow, raise and produce the food and drinks we sell.

The tours are led by the passionate farmers, ranchers and craftspeople themselves who are eager to share the motivations and methods behind what they do. Ale Workers are tested and pop-quizzed on what they know and why it matters to us, to our guests, and to the planet.

Knowledge begets passion, and passion encourages longevity.

Many veteran Ale Workers are in their second decade with us, raising families as respected professionals embedded in the fabric of Bozeman.

We believe in contributing to a resilient Montana economy by investing in our staff and our valued producers, ensuring a healthy pipeline of people and products to draw from into the future.

Walking the Walk is good for the land, good for the community, and good for the spirit.


Our Promise