The Right Beer at the Right Time
When the hour strikes beer o’clock, it’s time to get your groove on. When you get that impulse to imbibe a fine-crafted adult beverage while scarfing down some tasty grub, you don’t always have the chance to scour the menu for the perfect combo. So don’t worry—we’ve done it for you! Here are our fave pairings at some of the best beer places in Bozeman.
MAP Brewing: Midas Crush + The Gonzo Salad
The crisp and spicy baby arugula, shaved radish, pears, gorgonzola and toasted almonds with a white balsamic vinaigrette in the Gonzo Salad pair perfectly with citrusy Midas Crush IPA from MAP Brewing. Those Bridger mountain views from the patio demand some lighter fare, the perfect scene for such a scrumptious salad to take center stage. With fresh summer flavors coming out from the Crush, you can get into the light crispness of the pairing under the setting sun.
Bozeman Taproom: Black Raspberry Sour + Black Bean Tacos
The rooftop patio at Bozeman Taproom only gets better when you add in their immense beer selection and tasty eats. Picking from that never-ending beer menu may seem impossible, but summer nights at the rooftop bar practically beg for a sour. The Deschutes Black Raspberry Sour Ale is the one you want to go along with black bean tacos that taste of summer freshness.
Bridger Brewing: Antilogy Black IPA + All the Pizza You Can Eat
Picking the best pizza is a killer decision at Bridger Brewing. So bring some friends along and go halfsies on a couple. How about Farm to Fig, Bison Pepperoni (named “Best Pizza in Montana” by Zagat), and the Triceratops (roasted red pepper walnut pesto, spinach, artichoke hearts, red onion, mushrooms, and roasted garlic) to go with a couple pints of Mad Mile Cream Ale or Antilogy Black IPA (that taps into the dark side of hoppy, hitting hard with plenty of malt, herb and citrus from the dry hopping).
Sidewinders: Pot Pie + Something Extra Dark
Pot pie and one of the more than 50 beers on tap is the way to go at Sidewinders. A stout or porter goes great with such solid comfort food, so find what suits your fancy, and dig in. The atmosphere here elevates relaxed to something you can really relate to, and getting a little outside of town feels great every once in a while, letting you really feel the fields and farms of the valley as you leave Main Street behind.
Nordic Brew Works: Dirty Potatoes + Coconut Porter
Get down and dirty with some dirty potatoes paired with a coconut porter from Nordic. We’re talking crispy fried potatoes smothered in a curry spice blend; making for a trip somewhere exotic and spicy. When you add in that coconutty tropical taste with the rich porter, you know you’re in for a treat. The rich brew (with hints of chocolate) could be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. But if you want more than just a starter, order up a helping of Tiramisu to help it all go down even easier.
There are a variety of other options around the BZN to get your fill when you’re on the hunt for a good craft brew. Next time you’re in town and looking for the best spots to relax, stay with us at the RSVP Hotel and we’ll point you in the right direction of Bozeman’s best.
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