Great Beer and the Great Burn

By a recent count, Montana is home to at least thirty-six breweries, which, as of last year, made it the second most per capita of any state.  Missoula, alone, has four breweries in addition to two brewpubs, as well as four more breweries just a stone’s throw away in the Bitterroot Valley.  As of 2010, Phillipsburg, Montana’s population was a paltry 820, yet the Phillipsburg Brewing Company has been open nearly a year now, and by all accounts is thriving.  Continue reading