Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries Near Glacier National Park
You’re finally dry after an exhilarating day on the river. You’ve locked eyes with a Grizzly Bear from the safety of your raft, caught more cutthroat trout than an eagle, and conquered the mighty Flathead River! Now it’s time to relax, grab a Montana brew, and sit around the campfire sharing stories! Whatever your reasoning (and let’s be honest, do you REALLY need a reason to enjoy some great beer after a long day of adventure?), here’s some advice from us about the local watering holes, and our most recommended drinks to start with. Just remember who sent you!
Breweries Near Glacier Park
Montana seems to have a certain knack for turning out great micro beers (Moose Drool, anyone?). Don’t believe us? Take a tour of these local establishments and judge for yourself! Most breweries also feature handmade root beer for the kiddos, plus food and other non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy.
- Backslope Brewing – Columbia Falls
- Kalispell Brewing Co – Kalispell
- Flathead Lake Brewing Co – Bigfork
- Tamarack Brewery – Lakeside
One of our favorites is Going to the Sun IPA and Huckleberry Wheat from Great Northern Brewing, Co. We also like a refreshing Shandy or Pilgrim from Backslope Brewing. These are a perfect way to wind down after braving the mighty Middle Fork of the Flathead.
Glacier Park’s Local Distilleries
- Glacier Distilling Company – Coram
- Whistling Andy Distillery – Bigfork
- Spotted Bear Spirits Distillery and Tasting Room -Whitefish
Our favorite is Glacier Dew from Glacier Distilling Company. Order it on the rocks or in one of their delicious mixed drinks such as their Creamsicle or Glacier Sunrise.
The Flathead Valley’s Finest Wineries
Sip the taste of the sun as the last rays of it pass under the crown of the Rockies, blatantly showing off its master artistry of colors you never knew existed.
If you like white wines we highly recommend Mission Mountain’s Riesling. It’s got an incredible apricot flavor with honey aromas, and it pairs well with a variety of different fish dishes too! Looking for a local red? You can’t go wrong with a red from any of the three.
Please Drink and Adventure Responsibly
Whichever brewery or distillery you chose, you can’t go wrong. They are all top notch establishments with many different and delicious drinks to choose from. While we don’t allow alcohol on our raft trips, your guide would be glad to point you in the direction of their favorite local watering hole.