bigfork brewery

about the brewery

Bigfork Brewhouse: Our production facility is located in Bigfork, Montana. We have a 30 barrel (31 gallons to a barrel) Sprinkman brewhouse, eight 60 barrel fermenters, and three 20 barrel fermenters. As of April 2016 we have added one 60bbl bright beer tank and one 120bbl bright beer tank, which has increased our potential annual capacity to 5,500bbls a year. The canning line is also housed in the Bigfork production facility. We have the floor space to add more tanks, expand the canning line, and increase total capacity to 9,000 barrels a year.

In 2019 we added a sour beer room in the Cellar of the FLBC Pubhouse. This room is a temperature controlled, closed off area that will create the perfect environment to experiment with barrel aged sour beers. Our sour beer is inoculated with a wild yeast strain (Brettanomyces) that takes six months to two years to develop the desired sour and tart flavors. Stay tuned for the new and exciting sours that will be tapped in the Cellar!

Woods Bay Brewhouse: Our original 10 barrel system was located in our Barrel House Taproom in Woods Bay from 2004 to 2017, five miles south of Bigfork. This is where we brewed small batch beers, started our Sour program, and experimented with new recipes. When we brewed here, we produced approximately 800 barrels a year out of the Woods Bay facility.

meet our brew crew

Jon Hartig: Director of Brewery Operations

Hometown: The home of the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues. St. Louis, Missouri

What do you do at the brewery? Production planning, logistics, analysis, storage, canning, kegging, etc. a little bit of everything! My job always keeps me on my toes as I get to work with and coordinate everyone and everything.  But it is a pleasure, as we have a talented staff that I can enjoy my profession with.

What is your favorite style of beer? I love a beer I can chew, so Stouts, Imperials, Nitros, etc., anything dark with layers of flavor. Although I am slowly falling in love with Double and Hazy IPAs.

What brought you to Bigfork? In 2001, my wife and I vacationed in Bigfork.  By 2007, we were ready to move here and did the very next year.  We love the small-town atmosphere and the ability to raise our children in such a beautiful place with a fantastic community.


Logan Nelson: Brewer

Hometown: Grew up on Vashon Island, west of Seattle, then went to University and worked a few years in Vancouver, BC.

What do you do at the brewery? I clean. I also make sure we have the proper bacteria and the cleanest yeast going into fermenters. I watch the beers mature and record everything that happens through fermentation. I will be experimenting with new recipes though the pilot batch system and hopefully in the near future will work on bolstering the barrel aging program here.

What is your favorite style of beer? Lagers. Barreled stouts. Hefes. Occasionally a smooth Hazy.

What brought you to Bigfork? The outdoors, the fishing, being close to Big Mountain to bike and ski, the town of Bigfork itself, and being closer to my family.



Dominic Delfidio: Cellarman

Hometown: Blythewood, SC

What do you do at the brewery? A little bit of everything! Packaging, cellaring and warehousing while hoping to learn the brew process along the way.

What is your favorite style of beer? Depends on the season.  You can never go wrong with an IPA during the spring/summer with fall/winter being filled with stouts and porters.

What brought you to Bigfork? I worked in Glacier National Park during the Summer of 2022 and the rest was history! Who wouldn’t want to live in the Valley??



Sarah Peterson: Marketing Manager

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

What do you do at the brewery? I do a little bit of everything around the FLBC brewery and pub! I manage our social media accounts, help plan and promote events, order and design our beer gear, help out on the canning line and in the brewhouse, and much more. But my favorite thing to do is get behind the bar and pour delicious pints for our customers!

What is your favorite style of beer? Hoppy beers, like Pale Ales and IPAs, are always my go to choice, but I also enjoy challenging the palate with crazy styles like Farmhouse ales and Sours.

What brought you to Bigfork? My family has a cherry orchard on the east shore of Flathead Lake. Growing up, I fell in love with Montana. After coming up one spring to work on the orchard, I applied for a job serving beer in the Woods Bay taproom. That summer job never ended and now Montana is my permanent home!


Rob Robinson: Director of Planning

Hometown: Born in Coronado, California. First job in Missoula, Montana. Lives in Polson.

What do you do at the brewery? Production Planning, Forecasting and Sales Analysis, Promotion Management, HR

What is your favorite style of beer? The Centennial IPA

What brought you to Bigfork? Retired on Flathead Lake and I get to drink all the FLBC beer I want!