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Montana Breweries Win BIG At The 2014 North American Beer Awards.

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Breweries from Belgrade, Bigfork, Billings, Hamilton, Lakeside, Missoula, Philipsburg, and Whitefish all placed in their respective divisions.

Montana is home to 46 breweries that employ more than 500 Montanans, with at least six more expected to open later this year.  Brewers use over six million pounds of malted grain, much of which is grown in Montana.  In 2013, craft beer production increased by 15%.

Below is a list of the Montana breweries that received recognition at this year’s competition:

Madison River Brewing Company in Belgrade
Bronze Medal in American-Style Barley Wine for Frostbite Barley Wine 12

Big Sky Brewing in Missoula
Gold Medal in Baltic-Style Porter for Bobo’s Robust Porter
Gold Medal in Honey Beer for Summer Honey

Bitterroot Brewing in Hamilton
Silver Medal in English-Style Brown Ale for Nut Brown Ale
Silver Medal in Oatmeal Stout for Bitterroot Oatmeal Stout

Canyon Creek Brewing in Billings
Silver Medal in Golden or Blonde Ale for One Night Stand

Carter’s Brewing in Billings
Gold Medal in Dubbel for Rob Moore Abbey Ale
Gold Medal in Tripel for The Golden Boy
Silver Medal in Biere de Garde for Biere de Mars 2014
Bronze Medal in Scottish-Style light for Switchyard Scottish Ale
Bronze Medal in Lambic for Franbeaux

Draught Works Brewery in Missoula
Gold Medal in German-Style Rauchbier for Backdraught
Bronze Medal in Cream Ale for That’s What She Said

Flathead Lake Brewing Company in Bigfork
Gold Medal in Flanders-Style Ale for Montucky Sour Brown
Bronze Medal in Belgian Style Ales for Dirty Ginger

Great Northern Brewing Company in Whitefish
Gold Medal in Hefeweizen for Wheatfish

Kettle House Brewing Company in Missoula
Silver Medal in English-Style India Pale Ale for Double Haul
Bronze Medal in English Summer Ale for Fresh Bongwater

Montana Brewing Company in Billings
Bronze Medal in Hefeweizen for Whitetail Wheat
Bronze Medal in Coffee Beers for Beartooth Espresso Porter

Phililpsburg Brewing Company in Philipsburg
Silver Medal in Coffee Beers for Corners Porter

Tamarack Brewing Company in Lakeside
Gold Medal in Hybrid Style Beers for Blue Jay White IPA
Silver Medal in Carbonated Drinks for Training Wheels Rootbeer

Uberbrew in Billings
Bronze Medal in Cascadian Style Dark Ale for Black Hops Tactical IPA

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