Montana Brewers Association

2024 Montana Beer Awards Winners

Posted On February 24, 2024

Community Impact Award

Presented by Gallatin Valley Malt Co.

Philipsburg Brewing Company, Philipsburg

Small Brewery of the Year

Presented by Propagate Lab

Backslope Brewing, Columbia Falls

Medium Brewery of the Year

Presented by Malteurop Malting Co.

Neptune’s Brewery, Livingston

Large Brewery of the Year

Presented by Malteurop Malting Co.

Bozeman Brewing Company, Bozeman

North American Light Lagers

Presented by the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee

GOLD: Mexican Lager, Lewis and Clark Brewing, Helena

SILVER: ERAS, Imagine Nation Brewing Co., Missoula

BRONZE: Ridge Pils, Bozeman Brewing Company, Bozeman

European Light Lagers

Presented by 5280PKG

GOLD: False Idols, Philipsburg Brewing Company, Philipsburg

SILVER: Noble Pilsner, Cranky Sam Brewing, Missoula

BRONZE: Axolager Mexican-Style Lager, Bozeman Brewing Company, Bozeman

Amber and Dark Lagers

Presented by Montana Craft Malt

GOLD: Schwartz Lake Schwarzbier, Ronan Cooperative Brewery, Ronan

SILVER: Fanny Pack Amber Lager, Ten Mile Creek Brewery, Helena

BRONZE: Rink Rat Red Lager, Blacksmith Brewing Company, Stevensville

Strong Lagers

GOLD: Eisbock, Bayern Brewing, Missoula

SILVER: Woofta, 2 Basset Brewery, White Sulphur Springs

BRONZE: Mud Lake Dunkles Bock, Ronan Cooperative Brewery, Ronan

Light Ales/Hybrid

GOLD: Sawtooth Ridge, Bitter Root Brewing, Hamilton

SILVER: Otter Water, Philipsburg Brewing Company, Philipsburg

BRONZE: Sandbagger Gold, Montana Brewing Company, Billings

Wheat Ales

GOLD: St. Walter Hefeweizen, Bayern Brewing, Missoula

SILVER: American Dunkel, Sawdust and Steel, Three Forks

BRONZE: The Patriot, Patriotic American Brewery, Evergreen

Pale Ales

Presented by Big Sky Hops Farm

GOLD: Lee Metcalf, Bridger Brewing, Bozeman

SILVER: Damsel Fly, Mountains Walking, Bozeman

BRONZE: 40 South, MAP Brewing Company, Bozeman

India Pale Ales

Presented by Flathead Valley Hops

GOLD: The BOB IPA, Sacred Waters Brewing Company, Kalispell

SILVER: Muley Buck IPA, KettleHouse Brewery, Missoula

BRONZE: (New Hokkaido) Daruma IPA, Mountains Walking, Bozeman

Hazy Pale Ales

Presented by Valley Bank of Helena

GOLD: Shady New England IPA, KettleHouse Brewery, Missoula

SILVER: Hopster Doofus, Thirsty Street Brewing Co., Billings

BRONZE: Higher Haze, Bridger Brewing, Bozeman

Amber Ales/Hybrid

GOLD: Dan Bailey’s, Neptune’s Brewery, Livingston

SILVER: Bozone Amber Ale, Bozeman Brewing Company, Bozeman

BRONZE: Anchor’s Away, Neptune’s Brewery, Livingston

Scottish Style Ales

GOLD: Katabatic Scotch Ale, Katabatic Brewing Co., Livingston

SILVER: Copper John Scotch Ale, Madison River Brewing Company, Belgrade

BRONZE: Wee Heavy, Bar 3 Brewing, Belgrade

Brown and Black Ales

GOLD: Backcountry, Lewis & Clark Brewing, Helena

SILVER: Big Bison, Thirsty Street Brewing Co., Billings

BRONZE: Whiplash, Mighty Mo Brewing Co., Great Falls

Strong Ales

GOLD: Winter Warmer, Copper Furrow Brewing, Helena

SILVER: Frostbite Barley Wine, Madison River Brewing Company, Belgrade

BRONZE: Ivan the Terrible, Big Sky Brewing Company, Missoula

Belgian and French Style Ales

GOLD: Distant Neighbor, Backslope Brewing, Columbia Falls

SILVER: Table Farmhouse, Smelter City Brewing, Anaconda

BRONZE: Nightlight, Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co., Great Falls

Sour Ales/Wild Ales

GOLD: Catalina Whine Mixer, MAP Brewing Company, Bozeman

SILVER: Vieux Bois Gueuze Inspired 3 Year Blend #3, Bozeman Brewing Company, Bozeman

BRONZE: Oakilly Dokilly, OddPitch Brewing, Missoula

Smoke and Wood Flavored Beer

GOLD: Dunkle Rauchbier, Burnt Tree Brewing, Ennis

SILVER: 2023 Cellar Series – Imperial Bourbon Porter, Bitter Root Brewing, Hamilton

BRONZE: Barrel Aged Freezeout Stout, KettleHouse Brewery, Missoula

Fruit, Vegetable, and Spiced Beers

GOLD: Opulence, Backslope Brewing, Columbia Falls

SILVER: Tangerine Squeezer, Highlander Beer, Missoula

BRONZE: Black Fire, OddPitch Brewing, Missoula

Experimental Beers

GOLD: Kind of a Big Dill, Old Bull Brewing, Frenchtown

SILVER: Just Hipster Enough, Smelter City Brewing, Anaconda

BRONZE: Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Beer, Sawdust and Steel, Three Forks

Alternative Products

GOLD: (New Hokkaido) Lychee Kozo, Mountains Walking, Bozeman

SILVER: Watermelon Lime, Triple Dog Brewing, Havre

BRONZE: Tropical Fusion Hard Seltzer, Lewis and Clark Brewing, Helena

Montana Brewers Association

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