Sip & Explore: Billings' Brewery Trail

Discover Billings' Beer Trail - People drinking beer
Camille Reddick
Camille Reddick
June 21, 2024

While Billings is known for its stunning views and enchanted nature trails, a different kind of trail attracts some visitors to The Magic City. Billings is home to Montana's only walkable brewery trail. Are you thinking of drinking in all of the beauty and adventure that this city has to offer? The Billings brew trail offers a way to enjoy downtown one step at a time and one sip at a time! Here's what you need to know about the brew trail in Billings!

About the Billings Brew Trail

People cheering with beer

The brew trail in Billings is located right in the heart of downtown. You don't have to worry about booking tickets, showing up at a specific time, or being restricted to specific breweries. The brew trail is a 100% self-guided tour that lets you choose your own destinations. It covers a 1.5-mile route full of historic sites for you to enjoy.

There's something for everyone on this journey! The Billings brew trail consists of six breweries, two distilleries, and one cider house. Here's the rundown of spots that are considered part of the trail:

  1. Thirsty Street at the Garage
  2. Lance Change Pub and Cider Mill
  3. Montana Brewing Co.
  4. Thirsty Street Brewing Co. Taproom and Bottle Shop
  5. Carter's Brewing
  6. Uberbrew
  7. Asylum Distillery
  8. Trailhead Spirits
  9. Canyon Creek Brewing
  10. By All Means Brewing
  11. Angry Hank's
Bartender getting beer from the tap

Guests driving downtown can park at the Park Two Garage on 2651 1st Avenue North to begin their brewery tours! While this is a free self-guided tour, some official ways exist to enhance the experience. The Billings Chamber of Commerce offers a no-cost mobile passport for the  Billing’s Brew Trail. The passport features several curated shops along the self-guided brewery tour that offer visitor discounts. Using the pass to check in at various spots could even help you win prizes. You don't need to download an app. Simply sign up to have the passport delivered to your phone via text or email through the Billings Chamber of Commerce website. The pass is saved to your phone for one-tap access.

Tips for Enjoying a Perfect Brewery Visit

While entry ages vary by business, all patrons must be 21 or older at all Billings breweries. Plan to drink responsibly to pace yourself to cover the entire trail. While indulging in libations at every stop is unnecessary, walking the trail to at least see each establishment is worth it! You'll also want to plan to eat before or after you've conquered the brew trail in Billings! Many of the stops on the trail do offer nibbles. You can also consider sitting down for a bigger meal at one of the famous restaurants in Billings MT. It goes without saying that the top-rated restaurants in Billings are known for their hearty portions and fresh ingredients.

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