This place is more than a bit out-of-the-way, tucked away in the hamlet of Lakeside Montana, and even then well-hidden behind an Ace Hardware but it’s only about 35 minutes from my favorite Montana Beer Store, Marcus Foods, so we checked it out. Totally glad we did. A beautiful spot to have a beer, one of the most beautifully situated places, with a great patio maybe 8 yards from a tiny creek, plus a not-bad looking place to boot. When we went they had 10 beers on tap, ALL of which were included in the Sample Tray we ordered, even though the tray only fit 8. Food was pretty solid, and the beers ranged from the mediocre (Blonde, Hefeweizen) to the fantastic (IPA, Bourbon-Vanilla Porter, and Wit). Servers were quick, polite, and HOT, and were basically knowledgeable about the beers,though clearly not beer geeks. Also great value, all 3 of us got pints, split some appys, and got the sample plate for under $30. A must-stop for the region.
donandres (76) Makati, Philippines | August 23, 2017| Updated September 5, 2017
Stop as we go around Flathead lake
Facility is nice and clean
Selection is not a lot
Food is usual beer fare but serving size is big and presentation is very good
Value overall is good
Overall: very good experience
Stopped here last week for the first time after hearing good things. Came directly from Kalispell Brewing (which I liked very much). Wanted to like everything about this place once I stepped in the door...great building...great ambiance (like a ski lodge)...great people...decent enough food. The problem was the beer...nothing bad mind you...just didn’t match the quality of everything else. I had both flights...8 of the regulars and 6 or the seasonals for a total of 14...which is a very impressive lineup. However, none of them were exceptional in any way. A few were good though...in particular...the Bine Hopper Fresh Hop, Headwall IIPA, and maybe the Hat Trick Hop IPA. The rest did not impress me. It’s too bad...like I said...great in every other way. Still...if in the area...check them out for all else they have going for them.
New hip brewpub meets sports bar overlooking Flathead Lake with a river running past the patio. About 12 house beers on tap. The IPA and Wit were really good. The food was good as well. Fun atmosphere. It was packed on a Tuesday evening in June.
This place is great and family-friendly. Big open space, great patio outback overlooking a small stream with a small wooden footbridge. My kids had a blast playing on the lawn and down by the creek (out of the way of everybody eating and drinking, which is perfect).
Food portions are large and what we had was pretty tasty (better than average for sure). Samples available of everything at a price that is way too cheap ($1/4oz sample for any of their beers -- they had 13 on draft while I was there, including a few barrel-aged seasonals). The beer is generally okay, mostly standard styles with a couple of adventurous brews (e.g., a wine barrel-aged scotch ale and a bourbon+rye double barrel aged imperial porter, both of which were still only $1/sample).
FWIW, we visited in the afternoon on a weekday on the tail end of the offseason -- I imagine this place gets mighty crowded, but it was perfect when we were there. Strongly encouraged to visit if you’re passing by, and makes a nice rest stop between I90 and Glacier National Park. If I lived nearby and it wasn’t crazy crowded, I’d be a regular here for sure.
Friday night and the place was packed. Everything was decent but nothing really stood out. Was also here the first year it was open. The beers have improved. Two floors with lots of windows. A few TVs. Live music.
Wow, cool ski lodge sort of looking place. I loved the big crackling fire in the fireplace against one wall, the big bar/tap area in the middle and the brewhouse in view just behind. This place has super high ceilings with exposed beam-age which somehow added to the calm relaxing feel. Great looking place with a warm vibe thanks to the fire. The service was good, the food was good and they had nearly a dozen house brews available so I’m certainly coming back here next time I’m up this way.
I really dont see the appeal of this place unless you have a family. Uber popular and was lined up, out the door by 6pm. Big, modern brewpub with lots of beers on tap. Friendly staff. The problem was delivery - the beers were bad to average. The sampler was a great deal, but even between 5 people we didnt want to finish 4 sampler trays. Everyone ate and everyone said the food was average. For us, it almost came across like a chain family restaurant, which was unappealing. Would only recommend to people looking for ticks or with a family, otherwise skip it.
This place had a great selection. I’ll go into a brewery/restaurant, and they may have 4 of their regular beers, with a special brew or two on tap, but this place had about ten beers to choose from. The pumpkin brown ale was pretty fucking good. The food poritons were huge. The staff was excellent. There are growlers to go here. It’s almost, literally, across the street from Flathead Lake. Awesome and very scenic place to visit. Had a great experience here. The ambiance was nice; the restaurant/brewery has a nice open feeling to it. There’s a nice fireplace towards the back of the establishment. Overall, a very nice place to eat some food, drink some beer, and relax.
DuffMan (345) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | March 12, 2011
Nice open pub, warm atmosphere, very welcoming to families with kids. Solid lineup of beers. The tasting tray is a great value-- 10 generous samples for $10. Food was fantastic all around, with a nice selection offering something for pretty much everyone. I’d make it a point to return in the future. Fantastic staff too.