Local Brews and Taprooms

By Beacon Staff

At the end of a long day of winter activity there’s nothing quite like ducking into a local taproom to chisel the frostbite off the fingers and nose. Whether it’s sitting in the sun-drenched Great Northern Brewery’s Black Star Draught House, pulling a stool up to the long bar made from a water-worn log pulled from Flathead Lake at the Flathead Lake Brewing Company, or kicking back to live music in the open atmosphere of the Tamarack Brewing Company – each place is brewing up plenty of reasons to drop in.

Whitefish’s Great Northern Brewery and Black Star Draught House is teaming up yet again with Chef Tim Good of The Cuisine Machine for another beer tasting dinner. This time around, the crew is serving up a five-course dinner inspired by Mardi Gras. Each course is paired with a brewery’s ale or lager. Make reservations at the Great Northern Brewery. The brewery has also just tapped its seasonal Good Medicine Imperial Spring Ale.

The Old Stash is back at Lakeside’s Tamarack Brewing Company. One of the locals’ favorites, the old-style porter is brewed and then aged for over 100 days in bourbon barrels. Sit back for a taste while trying your skills during Tuesday night trivia as you pit your group’s knowledge against others while competing for prizes.

Boasting one of the best views in the valley, drop by the Flathead Lake Brewing Company in Woods Bay for an award-winning beverage. Winter hours are Thursday through Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. But don’t miss out on the food from the restaurant house from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Also, if you happen to be in Missoula, check out its new taproom and restaurant downtown.

For more information and events, visit www.greatnorthernbrewing.com, www.tamarackbrewing.com or www.flatheadlakebrewing.com.

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