With more than 75 taps pouring beer and wine, the options are endless.

With more than 75 taps pouring beer and wine, the options are endless.

Bozeman bar open for beer lovers

By Taylor-Ann Smith EBS Staff

BOZEMAN – While downtown has plenty of places to grab a local beer, few have the relaxing summer feel of a rooftop patio and the expansive drink options of Bozeman Taproom & Fill Station, which opened in early August.

The main downstairs bar features 45 beers and nine wines on tap, and the rooftop deck offers an additional 13 beers and nine more wines, so it’s hard to not find something to enjoy here. Patrons can dive into full pints or choose from multiple sample sizes, while they watch sports on multiple TVs downstairs or head up to the rooftop for a relaxing evening around one of the two fire pits.

If you’d like to pair a crisp pint of beer with a plate of fresh food, Bozeman Taproom & Fill Station provides a tasty selection of bites including Sriracha fries, sandwiches, build-your-own brats and sausages, as well as salads.

The 5-ounce pours in the sample ski is the best way to try a variety of the available beers.

The 5-ounce pours in the sample ski is the best way to try a variety of the available beers.

I recently started an evening off by trying some peculiar beers and sausage bites with a choice of deli and hickory bacon mustard for dipping. The first beer I tried was a passion fruit sour ale from New Belgium Brewing Company called Fruit Fly. While I hadn’t previously been a big fan of sour beers, this one definitely changed my mind with its touch of sweetness that made it quite enjoyable.

Next I sipped on a German pilsner from De Brabandere Brewing called Bavik Super Pils. Although light in color, this beer packed a hoppy punch and a smooth finish. Meanwhile, the sausage bites kept my palette cleansed and stomach full.

Be sure to check back with Bozeman Taproom & Fill Station often, as they regularly rotate the taps to keep bringing new tastes to town. Or if you found one you love, bring your growler for a fill-up and continue to enjoy it at home.

They also serve champagne cocktails for those looking for a libation other than beer or wine.

Visit bozemantaproom.com for an updated tap list, menu and more information.