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Carter's Brewery and Tap Room

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Address: 2526 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2313
Phone Number: +1 406-252-0663
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Third stop on Billings brewery tour

Lots to choose from and they offer a flight..... $4 for 4 pours (generous) cant beat it...NO FOOD= 4 stars. Well, fat is good when drinking (not bread, culinary secret) food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 30, 2016
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some good beer & popcorn!! Love carters & you can watch the trains drive by right out the window.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Walked into Carters and was met by aromatic treasures - the place smells like a brewery - a really, really good brewery. It's pretty small inside and when trains pass by on the tracks just on the other side of the wall, it's quite an experience. My friends each tried a flight, but I went right for the special -... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Lots to choose from and they offer a flight..... $4 for 4 pours (generous) cant beat it...NO FOOD= 4 stars. Well, fat is good when drinking (not bread, culinary secret) food should be a must. Ambience is a big plus with the trains running a few feet away. Not as "refined" inside as other places definitely outgrowing their space. Lemongrass... More 

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Oregon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Awesome beer in a very charming spot--the train comes by and you can go out and watch while drinking. Went to Montana Brewery after and that place was awful. This is great.

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This brewery sits right on the railroad tracks. Fancy and refined, it's not. But atmosphere is fun and casual. Enjoy your beer while sitting out on the patio watching the rails for trains. A wide variety of beers on tap!

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Thank Kasey W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

I been brewing beer for 30 years now and know what substandard beer taste like and this place is one of them. The ahi tuna sandwich was very very good

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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