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Carter's Brewery and Tap Room

2526 Montana Ave-B, Billings, MT 59101
406-252-0663
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Ranked #4 of 11 activities in Billings
Type: Breweries
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

TIP FOR OUT OF TOWNERS: Breweries in Montana close at 8pm and there is 3 drink limit per day. I found this out at Carter's, which was the third stop on my self serving pub crawl during my one night visit to Billings. This place ended being my favorite of the three stops. For a microbew, the place has a... More

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Kingston, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Small space, with brewhouse and serving area together, nice touch. Good beers, well made and true to type. Nice outside seating too. Would definately go back.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Beer is unique and always good. not very big so all you get is a great beer no food. if you are looking for Bud Light this is not the place.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We tried six of the beers, including their signature ipa, and found all but one of the brews to be pretty underwhelming. The coconut porter was very nice. Otherwise, and this comes from a true hop-head, they seem to depend too much on hops without a complexity that balances and enhances the high ibu values. Great staff.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The tap room is spacious and very comfortable. The beer at Carter's is excellent, they have a great porter and red ale that I would recommend.

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Benton City, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

When we showed up we sat down at a table and the bartender never came over, apparently you have to go to the bar to order. A sign would have been nice for some one who is not from the area, since the place seemed to be full of locals. They did have nachos which were really good and I... More

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Bozeman Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Carter's produces arguably the best micro brewed beer in Billings (at least to my tastes). I usually get my groweler to go rather than drink at the taproom because it is dark and a bit cramped.

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Billings, Montana
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148 reviews 148 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The seating is better here than other tap rooms, but still not a whole lot of room. However, I have never had to stand. You may not want to drink all three beers if you plan on checking out the other tap rooms in the area since you are downtown. These beers are more potent than you think. Bring cash.... More

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Rapid City, SD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Excellent selections of micro-brew and a fun atmosphere. This place takes grunge to a really cool level. The whole laid back, cluttered look really works for them. There are no servers, you have to walk up to the counter to get a beer, and the tables are long and meant to be shared with other patrons. They have popcorn in... More

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Billings, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

My buddy was visiting from out of town and heard about this place from someone else. I discouraged him, but we went anyway. The IPA is horrible and the Farmhouse Ale tasted like bleach. The last time I went in there (about a year and a half ago), I had a similar experience.

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