Great Northern Brewing Company, Whitefish

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Brewery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
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Great Northern Brewing Company was a traditional “gravity flow” brewery located in the northernmost block of downtown Whitefish, Montana. The brewery opened in 1995 under the stewardship of Minott Wessinger, the great-great grandson of Henry Weinhard. It is approximately 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) and has a maximum annual capacity of 8000 barrels.

The brewery permanently closed February 17, 2020
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  • You can go upstairs where most the crowd is, and where they have a nice picture window overlooking the mountains, or you can stay downstairs and chill out in quieter atmosphere as we did. They have a....  more
    You can go upstairs where most the crowd is, and where they have a nice picture window overlooking the mountains, or you can stay downstairs and chill out in quieter atmosphere as we did. They have a....  more »
  • We enjoyed this spot so much that we went two days in a row. The Huckleberry beer was delish! The location is small so assume during peak season it might be pretty crowded. The only food item we... 
    We enjoyed this spot so much that we went two days in a row. The Huckleberry beer was delish! The location is small so assume during peak season it might be pretty crowded. The only food item we...  more »
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  • Sat at bar on first floor and did a tasting of 4, 5 ounce pours for $11. All 4 were good tasting beer. My favorite tasting brewery so far in MT. Service was fun and friendly. More seating upstairs. Lots of fun merchandise available. Walked away with a growler full of Glacier Chaser. Worth your time to stop in for a pint.
  • Wonderful atmosphere! I love having a choice of 2 stories and the deck on the second floor. Beer is amazing and you can tell they take great care in their brewing. I have been a bartender for many years in the Seattle area and have traveled all over North America including Alaska and Hawaii and make it a point to always try the local micro breweries and wineries. All this to say that I believe their beer is amazing and they don't all taste the same like some breweries. Each beer stands out from the rest and I also appreciate how they keep a good rotation of beers going along with the seasonal favorites. I believe their prices are spot on and reasonable. People that want cheap beer can always go to Safeway and get something. But the gems like this place take the time to craft exceptional beers for those who have more discerning palettes. Thank you for the great beer and atmosphere!

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