Lewis and Clark Brewing Company Overview
Lewis and Clark Brewing in Helena, Montana has been a staple in the community since 2005. While Lewis & Clark has become one of Montana’s largest microbreweries, it remains a family business at its core. Over the past two decades, the craft brewery has been fueled by unwavering community support; in response, the brewery has become an event center in Helena, hosting a variety of events like weekly trivia, fundraisers, live comedy and even a range of local live music and larger concerts. In 2018, Lewis and Clark Brewing Company was recognized for their commitment to excellence as the ‘Small Brewery of the Year’ at the Great American Beer Festival. This recognition speaks to the incredible craft and passion put into each and every batch.
In 2001, Max Pigman, owner of Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, embarked on a journey that would establish a craft brewery that has become a staple in the Helena community. In 2005, the brewery was proudly introduced with a name that pays homage to the iconic explorers of the Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark. The brewery’s identity is rooted in a spirit of adventure and discovery. The brewery was initially located under the Brewhouse restaurant, Lewis & Clark Brewery quickly gained popularity not only in Helena, but beyond with their canning enterprise. The unwavering support of the community has allowed the brewery to prosper in Helena, going through a number of changes and expansions as they moved to their current location at 1535 Dodge Avenue.
With all the growth and success, Lewis & Clark Brewing remains true to its roots as a family owned business. When visiting the taproom, you’ll find a variety of microbrews from their most popular Miner’s Gold hefeweizen to the Juicy Hazy IPA and everything in between. In addition to their popular beers, Lewis & Clark has crafted a great selection of hard seltzers, one being their Brewer’s H2O, a hoppy seltzer perfect for beer lovers looking for a beverage with fewer calories. In addition to incredible craft beverages, the taproom is home to Vigilante Pizza! Pizza and beer is the perfect combination; add a full schedule of live entertainment and you are sure to find a new favorite watering hole.
Staying true to their Montana roots, Lewis & Clark Brewery sources a significant portion of their ingredients locally. From wheat and barley to even sugar beets, they embrace the flavors of Montana. One of the most unique brews Lewis & Clark puts together each year is a “Neighborhood IPA” which features hops grown and donated from right in the Helena community. This unique brew empowers patrons to have a personal connection to the brewery reinforcing a sense of ownership in the brewery. In addition to sourcing locally, they provide their spent grain to local producers for their livestock.
Lewis & Clark Brewing has earned its reputation as one of the most popular breweries in Montana for several reasons including: exceptional craftsmanship, unique and diverse beer selections,embracing Montan’s heritage, entertainment and community involvement, and recognition & awards. Lewis & Clark has established itself as a destination brewery in Montana with resident and nonresident visitors seeking out the taproom to enjoy the unique experiences offered to craft beer enthusiasts.
Lewis & Clark Brewing captures the essence of Montana’s brewing culture with every pour, and visitors will have the opportunity to embark on their own journey as they explore the heart and soul of Montana’s craft brewing culture.
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Local Live music and dancing
Local live music
Delicious food at the tap room
Serving at the tap room
Most popular brew, Miner's Gold
Packaging Hard Seltzer
About the Helena area
As Montana’s Capital City, Helena is a destination rich in history. During the summer months, embark on a boat tour of the iconic Gates of the Mountains of the Missouri River noted in the Lewis and Clark journals, hop aboard the Last Chance Tour Train to explore Helena’s downtown, or take a walking tour led by the Montana History Foundation.
Keep digging into the town’s history with a visit to the original Governor’s Mansion, the Montana Capitol Building, or the Cathedral of St. Helena. While in town, consider visiting the Myrna Loy or Grand Street Theatre for a live performance or get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful community.
Whether you are looking for hiking, biking, camping, fishing or water recreation there is plenty to do in Helena!Learn More About the Helena Area