With Kalispell’s location in northwest Montana and the incredible local farms, orchards and produce within easy reach, it’s likely no surprise that Kalispell has a hearty craft beverage scene. And with so many flavors to choose from, the best way to taste the many flavors of Montana is to start sipping at one of our local breweries, distilleries, wineries or cideries.
In Kalispell, enjoy IPAs, stouts, lagers, sours and pale ales at breweries like Sunrift Beer Company, Bias Brewing and Sacred Waters Brewing Company. A short drive will also take you to Flathead Lake Brewing Co. and Tamarack Brewing Company Alehouse & Grill.
A handful of distilleries – including Glacier Distilling Company and Portal Spirits – serve craft spirits in small batches. Expect to find whiskey, rum, bourbon and more at their tasting rooms, Montana liquor stores or on the drink menu at restaurants and bars throughout the Flathead Valley.
Wine lovers will find plenty of options in Kalispell, with wineries that feature wines made from both locally grown fruits – including apricots, cherries and huckleberries – and grapes sourced from the western U.S. and around the world. After a day of shopping in downtown Kalispell, visit MontaVino Winery & Tasting Room. Sip on blended and bottled in-house wines at Water’s Edge Winery and Bistro or relax with a specialty wine at Unleashed – A Winery.
Cideries are right at home in Montana’s temperate Flathead Valley and Big Mountain Ciderworks serve an array of hard ciders in Kalispell. Kick back and relax with ciders made from local fruits like apples, pears and cherries. No matter where you choose to taste Montana, drink responsibly. Have a designated driver, or take a cab/car service.