For decades now southwest Montana as been a sought after destination for anglers from all over the world. The world class waterways and stunning scenery make this area a must for anyone wanting to have a truly epic fishing experience. If you’re fishing in this part of the world it’s likely you make Bozeman your home base. So after a long day of ripping lip there’s nothing better than enjoying a frosty local brew. These five breweries will provide the perfect cap on an amazing day angling under Big Sky Country.

1. Bridger Brewing

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Since 2013, Bridger Brewing has been a staple in Bozeman. Known for it’s flagship beers like the Vigilante IPA and Lee Metcalf Pale Ale, this is the place to go if you want a cold one and a hot slice of pizza.

2. 406 Brewing Company

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Located in the Cannery District on Bozeman’s northside, 406 Brewing Company is a great place to try designer beers. The spacious tap room often features live music and connected to the back of the building is a local distillery.

3. Bozeman Brewing Company

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Bozeman’s original craft brewery is the Bozeman Brewing Company. This establishment is open seven days a week and always has some tasty limited releases you won’t want to miss.

4. Outlaw Brewing

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When Outlaw Brewing moved to Bozeman in 2014 from it’s humble beginnings in the corner of a BBQ joint, it was an instant success. Officially dubbed Sheriff Henry Plummer’s Outlaw Brewing, this place is fit for any rambunctious crowd after a long day of fishing.

5. MAP Brewing

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Arguably the brewery with the best view in town, MAP Brewing is one of the newest breweries in Bozeman. Kick back and enjoy their award wining Midas Crush IPA and take in the majestic Bridger Mountains.

Next time you’re in Bozeman, be sure to check out these breweries for hand crafted beer and Treasure State hospitality.