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ABOUT2019-01-23T18:13:24+00:00
our intention
our crew
our values
brewery FAQ
our intention
our crew
our values
brewery FAQ

tradition doesn’t suck

We love lagers but that comes at a price. We brew our lagers using the time honored decoction brewing technique. Taste our German style lagers and you’ll note the difference.

craft conquers all

We’re proud to be Kalispell’s first independently owned craft brewery. Brick by brick we’ve built a following because we love beer and don’t cut corners.

community on tap

We believe that taprooms are the original social network. Grab a beer and talk to your neighbors.

our story

Kalispell Brewing Company is the city’s first independent craft brewery located in historic downtown Kalispell, Montana. Founded in 2012 by the husband-wife duo, Cole Schneider and Maggie Doherty, the English-major, former ski racing, beer-loving couple launched their love of beer and brewery culture by resurrecting the former Hendricksen Motors building on Main Street. After a long, and often arduous renovation, Kalispell Brewing opened its doors in the summer of 2014.

our story

Kalispell Brewing Company is the city’s first independent craft brewery located in historic downtown Kalispell, Montana. Founded in 2012 by the husband-wife duo, Cole Schneider and Maggie Doherty, the English-major, former ski racing, beer-loving couple launched their love of beer and brewery culture by resurrecting the former Hendricksen Motors building on Main Street. After a long, and often arduous renovation, Kalispell Brewing opened its doors in the summer of 2014.

our crew

Cole
COLE SCHNEIDER
Owner & Head Brewer
FAVORITE BEER
Two Ski Brewski Pilsner
Maggie
MAGGIE DOHERTY
Owner & Beer Ambassador
FAVORITE BEER
Two Ski Brewski Pilsner
Amber
AMBER HOGAN
Director of Marketing
FAVORITE BEER
Core Shot Black IPA
Maggie
TYLER GLIDDEN
Lead Brewer
FAVORITE BEER
Space Quaker Oatmeal Pale Ale
Josh
JOSHUA BURNS
Assistant Brewer
FAVORITE BEER
English Major Extra Special Bitter
Margaret
SHANNON RUBOW
Taproom Manager
FAVORITE BEER
Century Brick Extra Pale Ale

our values

Make people happy with beer. After all, the difference between happiness and hoppiness is just one letter.

Support & celebrate the place where we live and play. The Flathead Valley is our home, and we like to raise a glass after a day’s worth of adventures.

Cultivate an appreciation for beer. Life is already complex enough, beer shouldn’t be.

Never compromise on taste, quality, or ingredients. If we can’t make it right, we won’t make it.

our values

Make people happy with beer. After all, the difference between happiness and hoppiness is just one letter.

Support & celebrate the place where we live and play. The Flathead Valley is our home, and we like to raise a glass after a day’s worth of adventures.

Cultivate an appreciation for beer. Life is already complex enough, beer shouldn’t be.

Never compromise on taste, quality, or ingredients. If we can’t make it right, we won’t make it.

brewery FAQ

Want to order a keg for a private event? Have some questions? Here is our FAQ.
How can I get in touch with you?2018-09-27T22:30:26+00:00

General inquiries can be made by phone at 406.756.BREW (2739), by emailing info@kalispellbrewing.com, or by mail at P.O. Box 1886, Kalispell, MT 59903. We’d love to hear from you!

Can I book a private event?2018-09-27T22:28:00+00:00

We’d love to host your event. We do book private events in our taproom. To check open dates or inquire about pricing and other information, please e-mail info@kalispellbrewing.com.

Are you hiring?2018-09-27T22:25:36+00:00

We publish current job openings on our website and social media channels.

Do you make donations?2018-09-27T22:28:40+00:00

We would love to contribute to every worthy cause, but unfortunately we are unable to accommodate every request.  The majority of our charitable efforts are focused on our Benefit Brews program. We are dedicated to supporting our local community, so we do donate to causes outside of Benefit Brews on a limited, discretionary basis. KBC always accepts donation request forms with a 30-day advance notice. Please find the form here.

Can I reserve a table for my group?2018-09-27T22:31:13+00:00

We do not reserve tables and chairs in advance outside of private events. Seating in the taproom is first come, first serve. If you do have a large group, we would appreciate knowing the group size ahead of time. The more notice we have, the better and quicker we can serve you!

Do you serve food?2018-09-27T22:32:44+00:00

While we don’t serve food, besides our free fresh popcorn of course, we don’t want you going hungry. You are more than welcome to bring outside food into our taproom. We also occasionally partner with local food trucks during taproom hours. For a schedule of food trucks, please check our calendar here, or visit our social media channels. Please note that outside beverages are not allowed.

Can I bring in a birthday cake?2018-09-27T22:33:53+00:00

Absolutely! KBC loves to be your meeting place for celebrations of all kinds. You can bring whatever makes your celebration great (within reason), including balloons and cake!

Can I bring my dog?2018-09-27T22:34:53+00:00

For the safety and comfort of all of our patrons, we ask that your pet stays home. Our brewery doesn’t allow pets except for service animals.

Are kids welcome?2018-09-27T22:36:01+00:00

Tiny humans are welcome. We pride ourselves in offering a family-friendly environment. We offer a range of non-alcoholic sodas, free popcorn, and small snacks are available for purchase.

Do you have any gluten-free beers?2018-09-27T22:37:20+00:00

We do not have any gluten-free beers. We do offer a selection of  sodas for our gluten-averse friends.

Are your beers vegan?2018-09-27T22:40:13+00:00

Most of KBC’s beers are not vegan, with the exception of our Snowslip Stout and Hole in the Wall Hefeweizen. We do not filter our beers and instead use a traditional fining process in our brewing technique that is not vegan-friendly.

Can I get a tour of the brewery?2018-09-27T22:41:22+00:00

Let us show you around. Tours are open to the public starting at 4:30 Monday through Saturday. Private tours can also be scheduled, depending on availability and production schedules. Please email info@kalispellbrewing.com for more information.

What makes your beer and brewing process special?2018-09-27T22:46:14+00:00

We’d love to tell you about it! Please visit our beer page on our website for all the details about how we brew our beer, and what styles we have on tap!

Where else can I find your beer?2018-09-27T22:47:24+00:00

We distribute our beers through Flathead Beverage. Our cans can be found in grocery and convenience stores and specialty bottle shops. We are also on tap in area restaurants.

Is the taproom handicap accessible?2018-09-27T22:48:30+00:00

Yes, the first floor of our taproom, including our bathrooms, are handicap accessible.

Do you fill other brewery’s growlers?2018-09-27T22:49:45+00:00

We are a equal-opportunity growler-fill business. We’ll take any growler that you bring us (32 and 64 ounces) and fill it with our beer! We also have a Little Free Growler Library, full of growlers from breweries around the U.S. that you can use for a fill and then return to KBC.

Can I fill a growler of the Dark Side Fermenters kombucha at KBC?2018-09-27T22:52:00+00:00

We do not do kombucha growler fills at this location. Please visit Dark Side Fermenters’ website for information on where to fill your growler with their brews.

How long is a growler fill good for?2018-09-27T22:53:40+00:00

Growlers should be enjoyed within 24-72 hours of filling for best results. Keep filled growlers cold and dark. Do not allow a filled growler to warm or freeze, due to potential shattering.

What do I do when I’m done with the beer in my growler?2018-09-27T22:55:29+00:00

Once you’ve sipped that last drop, throw away the cap and clean the growler with hot water immediately. Soap may be used as long as it is not fat or oil-based. Allow the growler to air dry. Do this, and your growler will be ready for a fresh fill whenever you are!

Where can I park?2018-09-27T22:56:19+00:00

Our parking lot is located on 4th street, on the west side of our building. There is also ample parking on the streets of downtown Kalispell. Bike parking is located in the back as well.

Do you have WiFi?2018-09-27T22:57:44+00:00

Free WiFi is available! See your friendly beertender for details.

Can I buy a keg of KBC beer for myself?2018-12-10T15:48:13+00:00

Yes you can! We offer ⅙ barrel (5 gallon) and ½ barrel (15 gallon) kegs of our flagship beers only, depending on availability. Please give us a call and we can help you with your order process. (406) 756-2739

Why do your beers come in different glasses?2018-09-27T23:01:08+00:00

Just as the selection of hops and malt play a vital role in brewing, enjoying beer from of a glass that’s intended to bring out all the nuances of flavor, color, and aroma, is just as important. Simply, a specifically designed beer glass will enhance your experience for complete craft brew enjoyment. Plus, it’s just plain fun. We’re all about fun. We serve our beers in 12 ounce glasses. With the 48 ounce serving limit for Montana tasting rooms, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy four beers during your visit.

Why can you only serve 48 oz of beer?2018-09-27T23:02:11+00:00

Serving limits are due to Montana state law governing taprooms. In our taproom, you can enjoy up to 4 craft brews served in 12 ounce style specific glassware per daily visit. Montana law also stipulates our hours, so we can not serve beer past 8:00pm. However we can fill growlers, which are consumed off premise and sell Crowlers or 6-packs until 9:00pm.

How can I get in touch with you?2018-09-27T22:30:26+00:00

General inquiries can be made by phone at 406.756.BREW (2739), by emailing info@kalispellbrewing.com, or by mail at P.O. Box 1886, Kalispell, MT 59903. We’d love to hear from you!

Can I book a private event?2018-09-27T22:28:00+00:00

We’d love to host your event. We do book private events in our taproom. To check open dates or inquire about pricing and other information, please e-mail info@kalispellbrewing.com.

Are you hiring?2018-09-27T22:25:36+00:00

We publish current job openings on our website and social media channels.

Do you make donations?2018-09-27T22:28:40+00:00

We would love to contribute to every worthy cause, but unfortunately we are unable to accommodate every request.  The majority of our charitable efforts are focused on our Benefit Brews program. We are dedicated to supporting our local community, so we do donate to causes outside of Benefit Brews on a limited, discretionary basis. KBC always accepts donation request forms with a 30-day advance notice. Please find the form here.

Can I reserve a table for my group?2018-09-27T22:31:13+00:00

We do not reserve tables and chairs in advance outside of private events. Seating in the taproom is first come, first serve. If you do have a large group, we would appreciate knowing the group size ahead of time. The more notice we have, the better and quicker we can serve you!

Do you serve food?2018-09-27T22:32:44+00:00

While we don’t serve food, besides our free fresh popcorn of course, we don’t want you going hungry. You are more than welcome to bring outside food into our taproom. We also occasionally partner with local food trucks during taproom hours. For a schedule of food trucks, please check our calendar here, or visit our social media channels. Please note that outside beverages are not allowed.

Can I bring in a birthday cake?2018-09-27T22:33:53+00:00

Absolutely! KBC loves to be your meeting place for celebrations of all kinds. You can bring whatever makes your celebration great (within reason), including balloons and cake!

Can I bring my dog?2018-09-27T22:34:53+00:00

For the safety and comfort of all of our patrons, we ask that your pet stays home. Our brewery doesn’t allow pets except for service animals.

Are kids welcome?2018-09-27T22:36:01+00:00

Tiny humans are welcome. We pride ourselves in offering a family-friendly environment. We offer a range of non-alcoholic sodas, free popcorn, and small snacks are available for purchase.

Do you have any gluten-free beers?2018-09-27T22:37:20+00:00

We do not have any gluten-free beers. We do offer a selection of  sodas for our gluten-averse friends.

Are your beers vegan?2018-09-27T22:40:13+00:00

Most of KBC’s beers are not vegan, with the exception of our Snowslip Stout and Hole in the Wall Hefeweizen. We do not filter our beers and instead use a traditional fining process in our brewing technique that is not vegan-friendly.

Can I get a tour of the brewery?2018-09-27T22:41:22+00:00

Let us show you around. Tours are open to the public starting at 4:30 Monday through Saturday. Private tours can also be scheduled, depending on availability and production schedules. Please email info@kalispellbrewing.com for more information.

What makes your beer and brewing process special?2018-09-27T22:46:14+00:00

We’d love to tell you about it! Please visit our beer page on our website for all the details about how we brew our beer, and what styles we have on tap!

Where else can I find your beer?2018-09-27T22:47:24+00:00

We distribute our beers through Flathead Beverage. Our cans can be found in grocery and convenience stores and specialty bottle shops. We are also on tap in area restaurants.

Is the taproom handicap accessible?2018-09-27T22:48:30+00:00

Yes, the first floor of our taproom, including our bathrooms, are handicap accessible.

Do you fill other brewery’s growlers?2018-09-27T22:49:45+00:00

We are a equal-opportunity growler-fill business. We’ll take any growler that you bring us (32 and 64 ounces) and fill it with our beer! We also have a Little Free Growler Library, full of growlers from breweries around the U.S. that you can use for a fill and then return to KBC.

Can I fill a growler of the Dark Side Fermenters kombucha at KBC?2018-09-27T22:52:00+00:00

We do not do kombucha growler fills at this location. Please visit Dark Side Fermenters’ website for information on where to fill your growler with their brews.

How long is a growler fill good for?2018-09-27T22:53:40+00:00

Growlers should be enjoyed within 24-72 hours of filling for best results. Keep filled growlers cold and dark. Do not allow a filled growler to warm or freeze, due to potential shattering.

What do I do when I’m done with the beer in my growler?2018-09-27T22:55:29+00:00

Once you’ve sipped that last drop, throw away the cap and clean the growler with hot water immediately. Soap may be used as long as it is not fat or oil-based. Allow the growler to air dry. Do this, and your growler will be ready for a fresh fill whenever you are!

Where can I park?2018-09-27T22:56:19+00:00

Our parking lot is located on 4th street, on the west side of our building. There is also ample parking on the streets of downtown Kalispell. Bike parking is located in the back as well.

Do you have WiFi?2018-09-27T22:57:44+00:00

Free WiFi is available! See your friendly beertender for details.

Can I buy a keg of KBC beer for myself?2018-12-10T15:48:13+00:00

Yes you can! We offer ⅙ barrel (5 gallon) and ½ barrel (15 gallon) kegs of our flagship beers only, depending on availability. Please give us a call and we can help you with your order process. (406) 756-2739

Why do your beers come in different glasses?2018-09-27T23:01:08+00:00

Just as the selection of hops and malt play a vital role in brewing, enjoying beer from of a glass that’s intended to bring out all the nuances of flavor, color, and aroma, is just as important. Simply, a specifically designed beer glass will enhance your experience for complete craft brew enjoyment. Plus, it’s just plain fun. We’re all about fun. We serve our beers in 12 ounce glasses. With the 48 ounce serving limit for Montana tasting rooms, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy four beers during your visit.

Why can you only serve 48 oz of beer?2018-09-27T23:02:11+00:00

Serving limits are due to Montana state law governing taprooms. In our taproom, you can enjoy up to 4 craft brews served in 12 ounce style specific glassware per daily visit. Montana law also stipulates our hours, so we can not serve beer past 8:00pm. However we can fill growlers, which are consumed off premise and sell Crowlers or 6-packs until 9:00pm.