Thursday, April 1st, 2021

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

Glass of Glacier Park's finest brewery, a backslope pilgrim beer with a plate of pasta

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.

One of our favorites is 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

The finrest Distillerie near glacier park. Bottle of Glacier Dew in front of a cabin.How can you come to Montana and not drink whiskey? And yet, if whiskey just isn’t your style, these fine distillers have you covered. From gin to rum, find out what the fuss is all about!

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.


We hope you’ll consider joining Glacier Raft Company for a trip down the river. Our attention to detail along with a strong emphasis on safety, experience, and customer service make us the perfect match for your family or group whitewater rafting experience. 


One response to “Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries Near Glacier National Park”

  1. Amanda says:

    Hi there! We wanted to note that a new brewery has opened in downtown Kalispell, Montana called Bias Brewing. Thanks!

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