More than a dozen Montana breweries won awards at the 2014 North American Beer Awards this month in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Breweries from Belgrade, Bigfork, Billings, Hamilton, Lakeside, Missoula, Philipsburg and Whitefish all placed in their 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 more than 6 million pounds of malted grain, much of which is grown in Montana. In 2013, craft beer production increased by 15 percent.
Below is a list of the Montana breweries that received recognition at this year’s competition:
Billings winners were:
Canyon Creek Brewing: Silver medal for One Night Stand.
Carter’s Brewing: Gold medals for Rob Moore Abbey Ale and The Golden Boy’ silver medal for Biere de Mars 2014; bronze medals for Switchyard Scottish Ale and Franbeaux.
Montana Brewing Co.: Bronze medals for Whitetail Wheat and Beartooth Espresso Porter.
Uberbrew: Bronze medal for Black Hops Tactical IPA.