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Address: 2526 Montana Ave-B, Billings, MT 59101
Phone Number: 406-252-0663
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Excellent Beer In a State Full of Good Breweries

I've lived in both Bozeman and Billings for large chunks of time, and Carter's dominates both places (over 20 breweries between the 2 of them!). A striking thing about Carter's is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've lived in both Bozeman and Billings for large chunks of time, and Carter's dominates both places (over 20 breweries between the 2 of them!). A striking thing about Carter's is their experimentation. Always tons of seasonals, usually something on cask, and their standbys are truly outstanding. Truly wish they'd develop a canning operation :). Both the Derailed and the... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Carter's has the most diverse selection of rotating, hand-crafted beers anywhere in the region. On any given day there are 12 - 18 different beers on tap ranging from the hoppiest IPA's, to a variety of belgian's, bitters and sour beers, award-winning porters, and unique seasonal beers. You really won't find better beer anywhere in our area and there is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Carter's is a newer brewery located in the trail yard which gives it additional character! The brewery has a wide variety of beers on tap, some better than others, but good none the less. The brewery has great potential and will be around for a long time I am sure!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Minnesota
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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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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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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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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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