Pit Stop: Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, MT
We have been drinking their beers forever, so we had to take a visit to their brewery. We don't mind their flagship Moose Drool, but we actually prefered the Big Sky IPA. They have a busy tasting room that sells some of the best brewery merchandise we have ever seen.
Interestingly they don't sell pints here, they serve 4 oz samples and you can have up to 4 for free (not sure if they are really counting). And to make it even sweeter they have $8 growler fills, ($7 if you are lucky to be there on a Tuesday like we were). Now that's a deal!