Montana Brewers Association

2024 Montana Beer Awards


Community Brewery of the Year Award

Gallatin Valley Malt

Medium (501 – 2,000 bbl) and Large (>2,001 bbl) Brewery of the Year Award


Small (<500 bbl) Brewery of the Year Award

Propagate Lab


5280 PKG – European Light Lagers

Big Sky Hops Farm – Pale Ales

Flathead Valley Hops – India Pale Ales

Montana Craft Malt – Amber and Dark Lagers

Montana Wheat and Barley Committee – North American Light Lagers

Valley Bank of Helena – Hazy Pale Ales

Judges Lunch

Hayden Distributing

The Dive Bakery


Country Malt Group

Gusto Beverage

Intermountain Distributing


Northwestern Extract

Shine Beer Sanctuary

Sonderen Packaging

Visit Helena

Watkins Distributing


Brothers Tapworks

Lewis & Clark Brewing Co.

1517 Dodge Ave.

Helena, MT 59601

DATE: February 22, 2024 - February 24, 2024

TIME: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Helena, MT

Celebrate the best in Montana craft beer at the inaugural Montana Beer Awards! This is our state’s first ever commercial, state-wide beer competition. Enjoy Montana-made craft beer, hang out with brewers and enjoy live music from musical guests Ten Years Gone, a local Helena band that plays a huge variety, something for everyone and almost every genre.

The awards ceremony begins at 6:30 PM, with music starting at 8. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to all the breweries who entered the competition:

  • 2 Basset Brewery
  • Aprés Brewing
  • Backslope Brewing
  • Bar 3 Brewing
  • Bayern Brewing
  • Bias Brewing
  • Big Sky Brewing Company
  • Billings Brewing Company
  • Bitter Root Brewing
  • Blackfoot River Brewing Company
  • Blacksmith Brewing Company
  • Bozeman Brewing Company
  • Branding Iron Brewing Co.
  • Bridger Brewing
  • Bunkhouse Brewery
  • Burnt Tree Brewing
  • Butte Brewing Company
  • Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company
  • Conflux
  • Copper Furrow Brewing
  • Cranky Sam Brewing
  • Crazy Peak Brewing Company
  • Draught Works Brewery
  • Flathead Lake Brewing Company
  • Gally’s Brewing Company
  • GILD Brewing
  • Highlander Beer
  • Imagine Nation Brewing Co.
  • Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co.
  • Katabatic Brewing Co.
  • KettleHouse Brewery
  • Lewis and Clark Brewing
  • Madison River Brewing Company
  • MAP Brewing
  • Mighty Mo Brewing Co.
  • Missouri River Brewing Company
  • Montana Brewing Company
  • Mountains Walking Brewery
  • Neptune’s Brewery
  • OddPitch Brewing
  • Old Bull Brewing
  • Otium Brewing
  • Outlaw Brewing
  • Patriotic American Brewery
  • Philipsburg Brewing Company
  • Pleasant Prairie Brewing
  • Ronan Cooperative Brewery
  • Sacred Waters Brewing Company
  • Sawdust and Steel
  • Smelter City Brewing
  • Tamarack Brewing Company
  • Ten Mile Creek Brewery
  • Thirsty Street Brewing Co.
  • Triple Dog Brewing
  • Wildwood Brewery


December 18 – December 31, 2023: Early bird beer registration

  • All beers must be registered online on the Beer Awards Platform.
  • Entry fees are $45 per beer for MBA members and $65 per beer for non-members.
  • No single beer may be entered more than once or in multiple categories.

January 1 – January 31, 2024: Standard beer registration.

February 12 – 16: Sample drop off window

  • Samples must be dropped off at Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. at 1517 Dodge Ave. in Helena, MT between 8 AM and 5 PM on these dates only.

February 22 – 24: Judging takes place

February 24: Awards ceremony and celebration at Lewis & Clark Brewing Co., Helena, MT!

Montana Brewers Association

Montana Brewers Association

P.O. Box 8591

Missoula, MT 59807

406-948-BREW (2739)