Book: Montana Beer

If there’s one thing that will forever remain recession-proof, it’s beer. Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country (American Palate, $20) offers an intoxicating look at the microbrew industry that has bubbled up around the Big Sky state in the last 30 years. Alongside an in-depth introduction to our state’s rich brewing history, Ryan Newhouse profiles all 37 breweries in Montana, from Desert Mountain Brewing in Columbia Falls all the way over to Beaver Creek Brewery in Wibaux—and it’s clear that the author left no pint unturned in his quest for a well-researched text. As an excellent gift for the local-brew lover in your life, this book will leave you thirsty for a visit to one (or three) of these fine establishments for yourself.