SEASONAL BEERS

In addition to our 8 flagship beers (plus our house crafted rootbeer), our brewers tap into their creativity to craft recipes for some amazing seasonal beers. Our seasonal beers often vary by brewpub.

In addition to our Tamarack brewed seasonals, each of our pub houses have a tap dedicated to a Montana-made cider or hard seltzer. Please ask your server what's on tap!

*Please note our seasonal beers change frequently and are subject to change from the listed.

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IMPERIAL IPA

10% ABV | 85 IBU

ON TAP IN: Lakeside, MT

A true northwest style imperial IPA loaded with over four pounds of hops per barrel. This beer is dripping with pine needle resin that dominate the nose of this beer, leaving the first sip assaulting your palate with hop flavor more intense than a Chuck Norris high leg kick.

As the flavor progresses, the intense pine fades a happy wave of tropical fruits, taking a ride down the middle of your palate and down into your belly, which will soon be glowing with warmth from the 10% ABV.

Growler and crowler fills available.

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ELK SNORT SCOTCH

SMOKED SCOTCH LAGER

7.2% ABV | 10 IBU

ON TAP IN: Lakeside, MT

Sweet dark caramel malt flavors with hints of chocolate smokiness. Full body complimented by a clean finish. This is the same awesome Elk Snort Scotch Ale we have done previously, just on lager yeast to drive home a more refined mouthfeel.

Growler and crowler fills available.

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MT HOMEGROWN ESB

ESB

5.5% ABV | 40 IBU

ON TAP IN: Missoula, MT

This beer was brewed as a collaboration with Montana Craft Malt and Flathead Valley Hops using 100% Montana hops, barley, yeast and water...all Montana everything. This beer highlights awesome, quality ingredients grown and harvested right in our backyard focusing on a unique malt backbone with bright hops. Cheers to drinking local, this is as local as it gets!

Malts: British Pale, Graham Cracker and Garnet

Hops: Cashmere and El Dorado

 

Growler and crowler fills available.

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MORNING DEW HARVEST ALE

FRESH HOP IPA

8% ABV | 70 IBU

ON TAP IN: Lakeside, MT

This golden straw-colored IPA derives much of its flavor from Montana grown and harvested hops from Big Sky Hops Farm (Bigfork, MT) and Flathead Valley Hops (Kalispell, MT). Locally grown Bitter Gold  hops starts off for our bitterness and is rounded out with Cashmere and El Dorado from Big Sky Hops Farm. This beer was then "wet hopped" with freshly harvested Michigan Copper and El Dorado from Flathead Valley Hops. The fresh hops were introduced into the beer within 12 hours of harvest from the fields and displays a unique wet hoppiness that can only be achieved fresh from the farm. 

Think oranges and mangoes. Go ahead, drink two, it's local!

 

Growler and crowler fills available.

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RED BUS SUMMER BOCK

DOPPLE BOCK

6.2% ABV | 28 IBU

ON TAP IN: Missoula, MT

Don't be fooled by its deep mahogany color, this is an easy drinking lager beer. The medium body lends itself nicely to a floral nose. The malt bill gives way to flavors like graham cracker and toffee with slight roasty finish. Sip on this summer bock and dream of soaking in the Going-To-The-Sun-Road mountain air while cruising in an iconic red bus, the Rubies of the Rockies.

Growler and crowler fills available.

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YELLOWSTONE AMERICAN LAGER

AMERICAN LAGER

4.2% ABV | 10 IBU

ON TAP IN: Missoula, MT

I mean, what can we say? It tastes...domestic. Have the brewers become domesticated? Don't worry, they will have plenty of lupulin riddled beers in the near future.

Growler and crowler fills available.

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LIL' HELLION HAZE

SESSION IPA

4.8% ABV | 15 IBU

ON TAP IN: Lakeside, MT

Sometimes we need beers that can be enjoyed throughout a long Montana summer day...cue Lil' Hellion Haze! This session haze explodes with piney resin, orange peel, and mango from the hop additions, but its light body and low alcohol allow for all day consumption, perfect if you're worn out from American-made macrolagers

Growler and crowler fills available.

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ALPINE LUPULINE

INDIA PALE LAGER

5.8% ABV | 25 IBU

ON TAP IN: Missoula, MT

Introducing Alpine Lupuline, our inaugural India Pale Lager. Lightly ready malt and resinous pine hop aromas treat the nose, while a bright golden color entices the eyes. This beer displays complex flavors including light biscuit malt, pine, a classic clean and dry lager finish. The grapefruit flavor will leave you thirsty for more. Carrying both citrus and tropical fruit from Idaho 7 and Amarillo hops, and grapefruit flavors and aromas from a healthy Zythos dry hop addition.

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Growler and crowler fills available.

Popular Seasonals

ALWAYS ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THESE FAVES.

OLD STACHE

Big, bold and barrel-aged, this Imperial Porter is released annually Feb 16th, on one of our favorite birthdays.

BLACKTAIL BLACK ALE

A robust Black Ale is released every winter to celebrate the slopes opening at Blacktail Mountain Ski Area.

X-EYED XMAS

This wildcard seasonal is tapped prior to Christmas; this brew style depends on the brewer's festiveness, but it's guaranteed to boast a high ABV to make the holidays more bearable. ('19-'20: Aged Imperial Porter, '17-'18: Imperial White IPA)

BIG DRIFT WHITE IPA

A local favorite, this citrus-heavy white IPA is released every winter and distributed throughout the Flathead Valley.

HEADWALL DOUBLE IPA

Our pride and joy, the Headwall Double IPA is crushable and big. The winner of the 2016 Alpha King Challenge,​ our brewer's craft this ultra-hop forward beer when they're feeling extra thirsty.

ELK SNORT SCOTCH ALE

Sip on our scotch ale every fall, released to bring the luck during hunting season...or is it beer season?

GOSE SERIES

Typically released throughout spring and summer, our Gose Series brings a punch of tart, salty, and refreshing brews to the seasonal board. Crafted with a variety of flavors including Flathead Cherry, Watermelon, and Margarita Lime. Add a shot of tequila, pour over ice, and salt the rim for the staff favorite, 'The Goserita'.

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