United States > Montana > Missoula
beernovice39 (248) Montana | November 27, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great staff, nine beers on tap and $4 for a brat of your choice stuffed in a huge loaf of bread. What more could you want? Try the pretzels!
spracklinc (10) Montana | September 30, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite breweries in the state. The taproom is a nice clean, friendly place, and has been nice and quiet the few times Iíve been in. I wish they had a slightly larger selection to choose from (though I think that for everywhere I go!), especially as most of their beers are available all over the state in 6-packs.
after4ever (227) Brier, Washington | September 18, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
In short? Great staff, great setting. Disappointing beer.
In long? This is clearly a brewery on the go, and they have a few offerings that have solid local followings. Their beers are available throughout the NW, and maybe even farther afield for all I know. Theyíre making money, and they have a shiny new taproom to show for it. Itís really nice, with big windows looking in on the bottling line, a cool upstairs that has a clubhouse feel (and faux old-world-castle decorations).
Outside on the patio, thereís a giant chessboard inlaid into the cement, about 6í by 6í. 3í high plastic chess pieces await the warriors of the table, of whom Missoula can evidently boast a fair few, including a local legend said to once have given Bobby Fischer all he could handle and then some in a friendly game.
We didnít check out the food, but we did try a couple beers. Like a lot of Bayernís offerings, they seemed a little flawed, though the recipes show a lot of character and imagination. If I could get my hands on a batch that didnít taste like artichokes, Iíd be a lot more excited about their lineup.
thefixer (10) , | February 28, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite brewery in the state. Very traditional brewing practice. I believe the owner is from Germany. Great beers my favorite is Maibock.
marcus (164) Sacramento, California | July 14, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Located off the beaten track, this is a friendly German-style brewery that practices Rheinheitsgebot, resulting in a nice range of well-crafted, very clean beers. The staff and the clientele (mostly locals) are quite friendly making for a pleasant drinking experience. There is a nice bar with about 7 taps, a few tables and an outdoor patio.
Beerona97 (114) Washington | July 11, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Really cool taproom. Came here right after Germany won 3rd in the World Cup expecting a nice boisterous crowd but it was exactly the opposite. Just a few older people sitting at the bar. Nice sampler, one bad thing is that they donít really have anything on tap that they donít bottle,at least not when I was there. Still though a very nice establishment.
MissoulaBeer (9) | May 8, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Fun place to go, enjoy the beer. Due to Montana brewery laws, donít get to drink much and end up finding yourself walking out with more of a start buzz then anything.
irish1984 (4) Montana | April 11, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
this german style brewery is awesome. all the beers on tap are german. the seasonals are great beers. pilsner, amber, dragonsbreath hefeweizen, dancing trout ale, wilbur weizen are on tap year round but the seasonals are the notable ones- dopplebock, maibock. killarney, faceplant, octoberfest. the service is great and make sure you get a pretzel while your here too.a great place to relax and have a couple beers with your friends.
jenna_b1984 (9) Montana | April 5, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I love how cozy this is. I really miss the place, I need to get back "home". My friends and I made it a point every spring to visit either Kettle House or Bayern once a week. I love this place, the service is great. The beer is delicious.
jake65 (103) Williston, North Dakota | November 4, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A nice tasting room at a pretty cool little brewery. Nice viewing window of the bottling line and a modern, yet contemporary tasting area. Three samplers for free or all eight on tap for $10. 6oz pours. All were pretty good, all in traditional styles. Friendly staff. No food, but free wi-fi made for an easy hour of sipping samples and taking care of work emails. Unlike the other 2 ratings here, I happened to visit at a quiet time during which I only saw other people and heard nothing but bottiling line noises.
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