In November 1875, the first beer was brewed on what would become the site of the BBCo. in Uptown Butte, Montana. Between 1880 and 1885, the BBCo. 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 BBCo. 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 BBCo. is producing high quality brews in celebration of more than 130 years of tradition.