United States > Montana > Missoula
laffnwolf (9) Florida | February 20, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
beernovice39 (248) Montana | November 24, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Had my first visit here and was impressed. Four free samples of choice. Eight beers on tap so bring a friend a try all eight. Great service.
luttonm (112) Belgrade, Serbia | August 25, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Larger industrial building on edge of Missoula, but opens to a nice tap room and gift shop, with some views of the brewing floor. A good handful of taps that included the staples and some in-house-only beers that the brewers are playing with. Not my favorite brewery but an interesting visit (if for nothing more than the free samples!)
GODiSSOUTHERN (20) Virginia | August 12, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
I do not know if this is the same as when I was here over a decade ago, but it was a small room with very friendly service and samples. Across the street from a great bread shop. Nice local spot to get some local beer.
bsuedekum (18) Saint Louis, Missouri | July 15, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Went here in 05 or 06, rating from a 6 year old memory so take that for what itís worth. When I went it was just a brewery with a very nice and clean small gift shop up front. No tour, no tasting samples, just a small front room. In reading recent reviews it seems some changes have take place.
Savvy1982 (70) Lethbridge, Alberta | January 2, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited the brewery, with a brewery employee. I had an awesome time, as well as a private, one-on-one tour, but I realize that this isnít typical, so Iíll try to keep my review purely on the taproom/tasting room. The tasting station is set up in a reasonably large gift shop, and they pour small (3oz?) samples of about a half dozen of their beers. Generally the big sellers like the IPA and Moose Drool, and a seasonal or two. All the samples are free, but there is a hard limit on how many you can have, and you canít pay for a full pint, or for extra samples. Not Big Skyís fault, this is just Montanaís legislation, but I think you honestly woould be better served just checking out a few of the local pubs and trying the Big Sky stuff that way, unless youíre DYING for a Big Sky travel coffe mug.
CheersMate (162) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | November 1, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great place to grab some FREE BEER. They give you four free, Iíd say, 6 oz. pours. I wouldnít have cared if it was a smaller sample, I mean shit, the beers were free. The place had a nice gift shop, but they were selling some unexpected gifts, e.g., winter coats. Some of the merchandise had their name of it, and some of it didnít. They had a special barrel-aged Slow Elk, and a Saison, on-tap only, so it was cool to try those. Also, they had their "regular" line up there to top it all off. Nothing here food-wise. Itís not too far from the downtown area, and itís surround by beautiful Missoula. Actually, itís quite beautiful out here. Overall, the value is perfect, and the beer, in my opinion is mediocre, but when youíre not paying for it, who cares? Bartenders are friendly.
after4ever (230) Brier, Washington | September 18, 2011| Updated September 19, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is very much a working production brewery, and, when you drive up, the overwhelming impression is one of the immensity of the facility. You know thereís a lot going on. When you walk in, the tasting rooms feels far more like a gift shop than a bar. You can schedule a tour in advance, but if you just show up, you can at least peek through the windows in the tasting room as well as upstairs. Downstairs you can see the fermenters; upstairs, the bottling line, barrels, and bright tanks.
The merch is impressive--in addition to the usual t-shirts, sweatshirts, and bottle openers, you get the coozies, the multitudes of glassware, coffee mugs AND Big-Sky-labelled coffee beans. Well, actually, itís Hunter Bay coffee, and you can also get bags of it ground. But you get the idea--TONS of different Big Sky schwag.
The tastes are free. 4 ounces of complimentary goodness. They will sell you growlers, growler fills, and I believe bottles to go. They have four faucets going on a given day. Itís a nice operation for a bustling regional brewery, though itís definitely not a bar--just a tasting room.
thefixer (10) , | February 28, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Nice place but to commercialized for my taste. Moose drool and summer honey are their big sellers. I wish they did more seasonals they are the best in my opinion.
rm0312 (9) Idaho | December 22, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Four free tastings Ė fairly nice sized pours too. A lot of their merchandise to shop through while tasting. The prices were decent; especially on growlers (there were several specials when we visited). I liked the majority of their beers Ė I shared tastings with my wife so I was able to taste most of their lineup. Iíd definitely visit them again if staying in Missoula for any reason.
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