Be cautious of the Billings Ale Trail maps available all over town ... it shows two Angry Hank’s locations, but we found only one. Unfortunately, we didn’t get here ’til just a short time ahead of the crazy Montana tap room closing bell of 8 pm. The staff was super friendly, and even gave us free beers because I’m a vet. The beers were really, really good, the atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable, and we left wishing we’d allowed ourselves more time in our beer-tinerary for Angry Hank’s. Brewery #769, 10/2016.
A almost converted garage with some funny and cool remnants. Service was help yourself and not that helpful. Selection was their own brews which varied from poor to average. No flights or half pours. Fun place to look at but give it a miss.
Now with two locations. This review and scores are for the one pictured. Nice big open space with the AC kicking on a warm day. Six beers on with small free samples offered. Staff is not that friendly.
The original location, in a converted auto shop. Terrifically cool. On a warm day all the garage doors were rolled up and lots of locals were dropping by. Taps were changing a bit to make room for the new location, but it sounds like they’ll be trying more special brews here in the future. The obligatory popcorn came with the option of hot sauce and the bartender was very helpful and nice to talk to. A little gem in Billings, though their beer wasn’t particularly amazing but worth the $3/pint
Great brewery. Possibly best in Billings considering value and AMAZING beer they produce. Can be a little cramped sometimes and only popcorn for munchies but hands down my favorite place for good beer.
I’m excited for Angry Hanks to move to its new location as it will be BIGGER (though parking may be more questionable). Don’t get me wrong, I love garage pubs. However, Hanks gets CROWDED, especially on Fridays. I work right across the street, and we’ve watched people lining up outside shortly before 4 with their growlers. I definitely suggest you go on an off day or early on a Friday (though wait maybe 15 minutes after opening so the growler line has gone down), OR during the summer when the patio is open. All-in-all, a decent laid back place to hang out at, with a good selection of beer, and they tend to have a few rotating seasonals besides the regulars.
Very cool setup- like an old convenience/gas station. Great atmosphere. BUT- since taprooms in Montana are only open for like 15 minutes a day- EVERYONE and their mother was there- it was PACKED TO THE BRIM and very loud. Montana has to shake the stupid laws- so you have to wear a wrist band and I believe you can only have 3 pints- lame. Had the Head Trauma IPA- not bad. I think it was only like $3/pint. Would recommend a visit to anyone.
Bars in Montana typically whenever they damn well feel like it and close at 2:00AM. Brewpubs like Angry Hank’s can only be open from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.
Walk into a bar in Montana and you can order pretty much whatever you want to drink. Brewpubs like Angry Hank’s can only serve you three pints max, and the have to have a system to make sure you only get three. Angry Hank’s uses wristbands, other places use cards.
This place is a testament to the brewer’s will to survive in the face of incredibly stupid laws. The vibe is great, the beer is tasty; and I think this is the one and only place I’ve given a 10 for service. Ironically, it is a former service station. Now if Montana could just do something about its archaic laws.