I attended TBEX19 and I had the opportunity to do the Billings Brew Trail, we visited several breweries and tried craft beers and drinks in Billings, Montana.
I was invited to this fam trip with no cost as part of the conference.
This article is also in Spanish: Tour de la cerveza artesanal de Billings, Montana.
Before the TBEX19 conference, we had the chance to choose two tours, I chose Billings Brew Trail and Tippet Rise, which I will tell you about in another post.
Billings, Montana; was named one of the top 10 cities with the best craft beer in the United States.
The Billings Brew Trail is a tour you can do by yourself, walking the streets of downtown Billings. Some of the breweries are family-friendly, so you can go with your family. They have an ounce limit for serving alcohol.
Each of the places we visit has a special charm. The breweries are close to each other. Some offer only craft beer, while others offer ciders, wine, vodka, gin, and food.
CRAFT BEER TOUR AT BILLINGS, MONTANA
- Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. This place looks like a garage or mechanic’s shop. It is the largest brewery and has live music on Saturday nights. Here I tried the jalapeño beer and its famous Wooley Bugger Root Beer. It has award-winning beers such as Black Widow Oatmeal Stout, Wild Fly Ale, Numbskull IPA, Buffalo Bill, and Cody Rye Beer, among others.
- Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill. In this industrial-style pub, I tried Chardonnay barrel-aged, Flathead Cherry, and Glacier Amber Ale. It offers delicious appetizers and food to accompany your drink. I learned that it takes 12 pounds (6 kgs) of apples to make a gallon of cider!
- Uberbrew. This brewery also has beer of various flavors and very good food. I tried the German Egg rolls, the Twin Berry milkshake (with strawberries, blackberries, vanilla, and lactose) beer, and the AF Double-tap – doublé black. We were shown the crowler process, which is the process of canning craft beer in a 32 oz can to go. You can watch the video on my IGTV channel.
- Thirsty Street Brewing. I never thought a coconut-chocolate flavored beer could taste so good until I tried the Coco Cocoa German Chocolate beer. I liked it. This brewery also offers seasonal beers, they have a game room and a line of take-out wines.
This is my first time visiting this city. It may seem a small city but It has a lot to offer at any time of year. I will definitely come back soon!