Montana Beer

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Today in 1889, Montana became the 41st state.

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Montana Breweries

Montana Brewery Guides

Guild: Montana Brewers Association

State Agency: Montana Department of Revenue Liquor Control

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  • Capital: Helena
  • Largest Cities: Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Butte, Bozeman
  • Population: 902,195; 44th
  • Area: 147046 sq.mi., 4th
  • Nickname: Treasure State
  • Statehood: 41st, November 8, 1889

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  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 30
  • Rank: 21st
  • Beer Production: 993,496
  • Production Rank: 43rd
  • Beer Per Capita: 31.8 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 34.6%
  • Cans: 53%
  • Kegs: 12.3%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.14
  • Per Case: $0.31
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $4.30
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $4.30

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $41,418,747
  • Direct Impact: $307,661,400
  • Supplier Impact: $129,447,052
  • Induced Economic Impact: $178,191,531
  • Total Impact: $615,299,983

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: Closing 2am
    Off Premises:
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: ABV > 16% wine sold in state-contracted stores, ABV < 16% may be sold in grocery stores.
    Brewery tasting rooms cannot serve beer after 8 pm (10am-8pm) and can only sell 48 oz. per customer per day.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

Comments

  1. says

    I’m a little behind on these–you put out A LOT of products.
    You missed Draught Works (http://www.draughtworksbrewery.com/) that opened a couple months ago in Missoula–putting us at FOUR in town! We have a craft distillery just opening and two wineries as well. Not bad for a town of 67,000 people.
    Also, brewery tasting rooms cannot serve beer after 8 pm (10am-8pm) and can only sell 48 oz per customer per day. It’s pretty lame. We tried to pass legislation pushing it 2 hours later (12-10pm), but it was tabled, so we’re screwed it seems for another two years.

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