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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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OLD STACHE

WHISKEY BARREL AGED IMPERIAL PORTER

10% ABV | 25 IBU

ON TAP IN: Lakeside, MT and Missoula, MT


Imperial style porter aged six months in fresh George Dickel 16 barrels. Big, bold and smooth whiskey flavors with dark chocolate covered fruit and oak, and a burnt caramel backbone.

Brewed once a year for release on Lanny’s birthday, February 16th, this year’s batch focuses on balance in simplicity. Four malts and two hops. Low carbonation level, and it is intended as a slow sipping beer, letting the beer warm up, allowing the full flavors to come through.

2-pack 16oz cans available while supplies last. Sorry, no growler and crowler fills.

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BIG DRIFT WHITE IPA

WHITE IPA

6.8% ABV | 50 IBU

ON TAP IN: Lakeside, MT

Cascade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Chinook and Citra hops present grapefruit citrus aroma and notes of apricot and pine. Orange and lemon peels, coriander and grains of paradise provide complex spicy character to balance the smooth flavor of malted wheat. Slightly tart and very thirst quenching.

Growler and crowler fills available.

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BIG EZ

HAZY IIPA

DOUBLE HAZY

8.6% ABV | EZ IBU

ON TAP IN: Lakeside, MT

Just in time for Mardi Gras! This hazy IIPA is loaded with over eight pound sof hops per barrel.

Tropical on the nose with pineapple and orange aromas compliment the velvety smooth texture with citrus and subtle pine notes that treat your taste buds to a dance. This beer has a touch of Eukanot hops and a big dose of Zythos hops, bringing a party of aroma and flavor. Rounding out the flavor profile is a generous addition of oats in the mash for that smooth finish we all crave.

Growler and crowler fills available.

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PONDEROSA

PILSNER

PILSNER

5.5% ABV | 25 IBU

ON TAP IN: Missoula, MT

Straw colored pilsner with a malty sweetness that can be perceived in both aroma and flavor. This is a crushable beer that will quench your thirst. To mix things up, instead of using traditional German Sazz hops, we utilized Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavaria (German varieties) to accentuate a slightly, yet complex, fruitless to an otherwise relatively traditional pilsner.

Growler and crowler fills available.

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SMOOTH OPERATOR

OAT STOUT

WHITE IPA

9.2% ABV | 30 IBU

ON TAP IN: Lakeside, MT

Blanton's Bourbon Barrel-Aged chocolate and oat porter with an immense amount of chocolate malt and flaked oats to give this beer a German chocolate cake flair with subtle notes of whiskey and raisin. Roasted mouthfeel with chocolate complexities. A perfect compliment to winter's embrace.

Growler and crowler fills available.

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FRUIT FOG HAZY

JUICY NW HAZY IPA

6.2% ABV | 40 IBU

ON TAP IN: Missoula, MT

This burnt straw-colored Hazy NW Ipa is loaded with hop flavors of marmalade, mango and juicy tangerine that dominate the flavor profile. We used an assertive hop bill adding a grapefruit punch to the juice party!

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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