Butte Brewing Co. History
In November 1875, the first beers were brewed on what would become the site of the Butte Brewing Co. in uptown Butte, Montana Territory. Between 1880 and 1885, the Butte Brewing Co. grew with the raucous 'Silver Camp on the Big Butte.' In 1886, German brewer Henry Muntzer, and later Irishman J.V. Collins, would transform the fledgling brewery into Montana's iconic leader in business, community involvement, and of course as the manufacturer of 'Butte Beer - The Perfect Brew". The Butte Brewing Co. has faithfully slaked the Mining City's thirst through world wars, mining strikes and closures, political upheavals, and martial law, corporate mining skullduggery, and national prohibition. The acclaimed Butte Beer became synonyms with the tough, independent-minded citizens, of the Richest Hill on earth. By the 1960s the brewery had closed, but the spirit of the great Butte Beer remained. The Butte Brewing Co. reopened its doors in 2015. Once again, the Butte Brewing Co. is producing high quality brews in celebration of more than 130 years of tradition.
Butte Pizza Co.
We don't just have beer.. we also have Pizza & Salads!
In 2017, Butte Brewing Co. made the decision to open up a pizza kitchen that is attached to the brewery. However, the owners didn't want just any kind of pizza in their brewery. Tony Olson (owner) studied for 3 years on Neapolitan style pizza. That is why the pizzas are slightly charred and crispy on the outside but light and airy on the inside. We use only all-natural ingredients and make our crust in the traditional old Italy way using only natural sourdough yeasts, fermented for several days. Because our pies are very thin, flash baked in just about 3 minutes, and use no dough conditioners; they are delicate and best enjoyed sparsely topped without a knife & fork. Just pick it up and fold it like they do in NYC! .... we also have a variety of delicious salads!
Come drink beer with us in
historic Butte, America!
Mon: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
DRINK IT IN MONTANA BEER & SPIRITS TOUR
Today, Montana carries on the tradition of craft beverages with nearly 100 local breweries and 25 distilleries. Drink It In Montana aims to capture the story of Montana’s craft beverage industry. This project was created by the Southwest Montana and Central Montana tourism regions to promote the local businesses across these regions.
As you travel through Montana, Drink It In. Experience Montana the way the locals do and enjoy our regional flavor.