our beer

the centennial ipa

Our India Pale Ale is generously hopped with the Centennial variety in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Glacier National Park. It has a floral, citrusy hop profile, and a clean malt profile that is rounded off with a dry and moderately-high bitter finish. Malts: 2-row pale, wheat, caramel, Vienna, and honey malts. Hops: Zythos and Centennial.

ABV: 7.3% | IBU: 53

AVAILABILITY: On draft, 12oz cans

bufflehead brown

Our well-bodied Brown Ale honors Flathead Lake’s small American sea duck, famous for its buffalo-like head. Roasted and caramelized malts mingle for just the right touch of sweetness. An aroma and flavor with hints of chocolate, coffee, black bread, and a little nuttiness. Malts: 2-row pale, wheat, caramel, chocolate, black, and biscuit. Hops: Goldings.

ABV: 6.2% | IBU: 20

AVAILABILITY: On draft, 12oz cans

AWARDS: 2014 Harvest Montana Brewfest- Silver Medal, Brown Ale Category

two rivers pale

Our bright, medium-bodied American Pale Ale pays tribute to the two rivers that flow into Flathead Lake: The Swan and The Flathead. The lively pine, citrus, and floral hop aroma combines with a slight malt sweetness that lingers into the finish and compliments the bitterness representative of the style. Malts: 2-row pale, caramel, carapils, and aromatic. Hops: Simcoe and Cascade.

ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 35

AVAILABILITY: On draft, 12oz cans

AWARDS: 2016 Beer & Gear Festival – Silver Medal, Pale Ale Category

White Cap Ale

Brewed as an ‘all day beer’ this lower alcohol style is not lacking in flavor or aroma! Combining the right amount of hops and malt we have created a balanced, drinkable Ale that can be enjoyed without overwhelming the senses. We used classic American Hops and Montana grown barley.   Malts: Aroma, Caramel, and Pilsner. Hops: Cascade, Willamette, and Simcoe.

ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 20

AVAILABILITY: On draft, 12oz cans

wild mile wheat

Our crisp, citrusy American-style Hefe is a toast to the brave few who annually paddle the Swan River’s Wild Mile rapids. Sweet orange peel lends a refreshing complexity to this ale. The nose is citrus and bright with a finish that is dry and light. Malts: 2-row pale, wheat, and orange peel. Hops: Horizon.

ABV: 5.1% | IBU: 13

AVAILABILITY: On draft

the imperial ipa

The Imperial IPA is a Double India Pale Ale that is fully loaded with Cascade hops for explosive grapefruit flavors and aroma, assertive bitterness balanced perfectly with a strong malt backbone, and a slow, smooth finish. Malts: 2-row pale, wheat, and caramel. Hops: Simcoe and Cascade.

ABV: 8.6% | IBU: 73

AVAILABILITY: On draft

AWARDS: 2014 Harvest Montana Brewfest- Bronze Medal, IPA Category
2016 Cool Dog Ball- Best IPA

Dock Start Amber Ale

Classic American Amber Ale that leans towards malty sweetness. A deep red color, medium body and subdued hop profile makes this a great year round brew. Well balanced and a local favorite. Malts: 2-row pale, wheat, caramel, and chocolate. Hops: Golding and Fuggle.

ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 24

AVAILABILITY: On draft

Painted Rock Porter

A Robust Porter. Full bodied with a complex and flavorful chocolate malt character and aroma. Our porter is black in color yet soft on the palate. Malts: 2-row pale, caramel, chocolate, and black malts. Hops: Cluster and Golding.

ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 26

AVAILABILITY: On draft

AWARDS: 2006 World Beer Cup- Bronze Medal, Robust Porter

Rising Sun Espresso Porter

Take our Painted Rock Porter and add a coffee blend from our local roaster and you get a rich, chocolaty, perfectly balanced ale that’s black in color and surprisingly smooth. Maybe not ideal for first thing in the morning, but drinking it does bring to mind a beautiful sunrise on the shores of Flathead Lake. Malt: 2-row pale, caramel, chocolate, and black malts. Hops: Cluster and Golding.

ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 26

AVAILABILITY: On draft

369’ Stout

American Stout. Our 369’ Stout takes its name from Flathead Lake itself – its deepest point. Creamy, malty, and full-bodied with a hint of crisp bitterness. Also served on Nitro, making it creamier and more full-bodied. Oats, caramel, and roasted malts give our Stout its deep, dark color and pronounced roasted flavor. Hops: Simcoe and Cascade.

ABV: 7.3% | IBU: 45

AVAILABILITY: On draft

AWARDS: 2006 World Beer Cup- Silver Medal, American Stout

Lone Walker Ale

An exclusive brew for Glacier National Park. Designed to be low alcohol and high in hop aroma to appeal to the millions of visitors to our closest National Park. Lone Walker is served in the Lodges in the park and at our Bigfork Pubhouse only. Splendidly aromatic with the use of Citra and Mosaic hops added late in the boil. Malt: 2-row pale, caramel, aromatic, and carapils. Hops: Simcoe, Amarillo, Mosaic, and Citra.

ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 24

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

Bluff Charge Oatmeal Pale Ale

A twist on the classic West Coast Pale Ale. Rolled Oats were used as 20% of the malt bill to give a creamy mouth feel. Citra hops are a late addition to the boil creating a citrus and tropical fruit aroma.  We also serve this on Nitro. Malt: 2-row pale, Rolled Oats, Wheat, Caramel, and Honey. Hops: Amarillo and Citra.

ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 36

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

AWARDS: 2017 Beer & Gear Festival – Silver Medal, Pale Ale Category

Ridge Rye’der IPA

Fruity hop aroma and spicy rye finish come together as a dry and refreshing IPA brewed with 13% Malted Rye. Citra and Mosaic hops create a citrus flavor and aroma that is all the rage. Look for this very popular IPA coming out in cans in the fall of 2017!  Malts: 2-row pale, Munich, Carapils, and Malted Rye. Hops: Columbus, Mosaic, and Citra.

ABV: 7.6% | IBU: 50

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

Bear Dance Black IPA

Brewed as a traditional IPA with the exception of de-bittered black malt addition which makes for a black color in the beer. It tastes and drinks like an IPA but visual appears like a stout. A mindbender indeed. Smooth, hoppy, and black. Malts: 2-row pale, caramel, carapils, and de-bittered black. Hops: Zythos, Horizon, and Simcoe.

ABV: 6.1% | IBU: 63

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

Swimmer’s Itch Saison

Brewer’s Reserve Series
Our Belgian-style Swimmer’s Itch Saison is a liquid ode to summertime on Flathead Lake. Swimming in the lake in the summer is one of the greater adventures of living in the Treasure State. The Belgian yeast strain produces loads of fruity esters, with clove and banana in the forefront. Sweet orange peel and coriander add a citrusy/spicy character that rounds out this classic style. Malt: pilsner, wheat, Munich, and Vienna. Hops: Tettnang.

ABV: 5.1% | IBU: 19

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

AWARDS: 2015 MBA Fall Festival- Best Belgian

Dirty Ginger

Brewer’s Reserve Series
Take one Belgian Strong Ale, add a subtle smooth flavor from midnight wheat malt, fresh ginger, and lemongrass. What do you get? Dirty Ginger! The aroma and flavor run complex: ginger and alcohol warming, lemongrass and ginger flavors in this black Belgian beer. Malts: pilsner, wheat, Munich, black malts, oats, and sugar. Hops: Golding.

ABV: 8.5% | IBU: 12

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

AWARDS: 2012 Garden City Brewfest- Best Belgian Ale
2014 North American Beer Awards- Bronze Medal, Other Style Belgian Ale

Treble Hook Tripel

Brewer’s Reserve Series
Nothing beats living on Flathead Lake besides fishing on Flathead Lake! So we had to name our Tripel in honor of the mighty three hook treble fishhook used by fishermen here in Montana. Our version pairs distinct Belgian yeast and mild sweetness. The aroma and flavor run complex: tart citrus, yeast, malty, apple, pear, white grape, alcohol warming, with a dry and spicy finish. Malt: pilsner, wheat, honey, and Turbinado sugar. Hops: Golding.

ABV: 8.6% | IBU: 24

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

Le Cygne Biere de Garde

The North Shore Project
Bière de Garde is a French farmhouse ale, red in color and slightly tart. Aged in oak wine casks for 9 months to bring a woody and red wine flavor to this complex, slightly tart, old world beer.  Malts: 2-row pale, Acidulated, C-60, Vienna, and Black. Hops: Mt. Hood and Saaz.

ABV: 7% | IBU: 18

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

Camp Misery Imperial Stout

The North Shore Project
Black as they come. Thick and rich with roasted barley and molasses flavor. Subtle whiskey notes are present as well as Vanilla and Chocolate. Aged in oak for 6 months to a year. Malts: 2-row, Black, Roast, Munich, and Wheat. Hops: Columbus and Horizon.

ABV: 11% | IBU: 69

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

Chateau Aeneas Barleywine

The North Shore Project
A beer that is meant to have wine attributes. Aged in red wine barrels for a year or more. The wine barrels add color, oak flavors, wine, and berry notes. A strong clean tasting big oak beer. Named for the highest peak in the Jewel Basin where views of the Flathead Valley are well worth the hike. Malts: 2-row Pale, Vienna, Pilsner, Aromatic, and Turbinado sugar. Hops: Horizon and Tettnang.

ABV: 10.2% | IBU: 50

AVAILABILITY: On draft (Seasonal)

AWARDS:  2016 Pints for Paths Brewfest, Best Beer

 

brewer’s sour series

The North Shore Project
We create a variety of sour beers, these beers are brewed with wild yeast strains and bacteria that create a genuinely unique flavor profile. The beer is aged in oak casks and inoculated with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus. Local fruit can be added such as cherries, plums, apricots, or currents. We will continue to release unique beers in this style.

ABV: Varies by batch | IBU: Also Varies

AVAILABILITY: On draft

AWARDS: 2012 North American Beer Awards- Bronze Medal, Flanders-Style Red or Brown Ale
2014 North American Beer Awards- Gold Medal, Flanders-Style Red or Brown Ale
2014 Harvest Montana Brewfest- Gold Medal, Specialty Beer Category
2014 Annual Montana Brewers Association Fall Festival- Best Sour, Best in Show, & Best of Festival
2015 North American Beer Awards- Bronze & Silver Medal, Flanders-Style Red or Brown Ale
2016 North American Beer Awards- Silver Medal, Flanders-Style Red or Brown Ale
2016 Beer & Gear Festival – Gold Medal, Specialty Beer Category
2017 Beer & Gear Festival – Gold Medal, Sour/Gose Category