Meadowlark Brewing Co. – Montana’s 46th – Now Open

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Montana welcomed its 46th operating brewery on Saturday, August 23, with the opening of Meadowlark Brewing Co. in Sidney. Meadowlark’s restaurant and coffee house has been open for a few months now, but the beer is now flowing as well.

On tap initially are a Cream Ale, Oat Malt Stout and XPA (Extra Pale Ale).  Meadowlark describes them as:

Cream Ale – A traditional American beer style that emulates the American Standard Lager, but is brewed with ale yeast. Light, smooth and unbelievably thirst quenching. It’s the perfect lawn mower beer for a hot summer day. 4% ABV

Oat Malt Stout – A velvety smooth nitrogenated stout made with malted oats. Pitch black with roasted coffee hints and a cocoa finish. 3.5% ABV

XPA (Extra Pale Ale) – A tangerine-gold ale, crisp with moderate bitterness and floral notes reminiscent of tropical fruit, lemons, and grapefruit. 5% ABV

Brewmaster Tim Schnars notes Meadowlark will be adding to the lineup in a couple weeks with the brewery’s Scotch Rye Wee Heavy and Raspberry Witbier, a Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with Indian coriander and raspberry concentrate.  Future plans call for a rotational Belgian-style ale series including a Belgian-style Tripel.

Meadowlark Brewing Co. is located at 117 S. Central Ave. in Sidney, Montana. Cheers to more Montana beer.

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